Tired of the harsh, unnatural chemicals in your fabric softener? Ditch the expensive store bought fabric softener, and learn to make some yourself! Here are four ways to DIY your fabic softener with common household ingredients (#3 is seriously my favorite. I swear by it!) Ideas from The Things We’ll Make.
Option #1 (With Vinegar)
1. 3/4 cup of white vinegar
2. A few drops of essential oil (I like to use Lemon or Lavender)
Pour 3/4 cup of vinegar into the softener dispenser, followed by a few drops of your desired essential oil. If you’d rather, you can pour a gallon of vinegar into a bottle and add 25-30 drops of oil. Sometimes putting it into it’s own bottle is a lot easier to manage!
Option #2 (With Baking Soda)
1.1/2 cup baking soda
2. Essential Oils (Optional)
Mix half a cup of baking soda with 4-5 drops of essential oil (Orange smells delicious!) Add the mixture to your washing machine during the rinse cycle for an easy (and effective!) fabric softener. You can store the mixture in mason jars for easy organization!
Option #3 (With Salt!)
1. 1/4 – 1/2 cups salt
2. 20-30 drops essential oil of choice (Jasmine, lavender, or peppermint work best with salt!)
This is my favorite method because I love the vintage-y feel of my shirts after they’ve been washed in salt. There’s nothing better than a perfectly worn-in t-shirt! Mix the two ingredients together in a mason jar for easy storage. Add the mixture to your wash for super soft laundry.
Option #4 (With Vegetable Glycerin)
1. 1 gallon of water (preferrably, in a bottle!)
2. 1/2 cup glycerin
Vegetable glycerin is often odorless, and a great all- natural laundry alternative. Vegetable glycerin is often made from Coconut, Soy, or Palm oil. Pour the glycerin into a gallon sized bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with water. Shake the bottle vigorously to mix the ingredients well. Pour half a cup into your washing machine during the rinse cycle. You can add a few drops of essential oil if you wanted a fresher option!
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