DIY Fabric Softener
If you were here last week you know that I made a Laundry soap that worked miracles on my husbands dirty grimy work clothes. Seriously. I’m not kidding when I said this is worked even better than the store bought laundry soap. The best part? It was only a fraction of the price! How can you beat that?
This is an easy tutorial to make your own sustainable, cost effective, and affordable fabric softener. Hint: this alone saves me close to $40 a year!
What you’ll need:
2 cups White Distilled Vinegar
3 cups Cheap Conditioner (just make sure you like the smell, I used this one)
6 cups warm water
Mason Jar or container to store it in (I used this)
In a bowl just mix your hot water and your conditioner. Be sure to stir it and let the conditioner dissolve otherwise it’ll turn out lumpy. Once your conditioner has dissolved in the hot water add your vinegar. Give it a good stir and place in your container. I used an old mason jar - but any resealable container would do. I use about 3 tablespoons per load – but use whatever works for you.
This cost me right around $10.00 to make a whole year's worth of laundry softener. On average, my hubby and I (we do a lot of laundry) will go through one of these every 3 to 4 months with an average price right around $12. Which means we will save about $38 this year on fabric softener alone!
Now that might not sound like a lot of savings but when you include laundry soap and dryer sheets into the mix as well – that adds up!
This softener will last me about 4 months and I had a ton of leftover product so my guess is that my initial purchases will last me the whole year. You can put the softener in a larger glass – I just didn’t have a larger one lying around the house. So – I just have to make it about every 4 months – which I’m not complaining about!
Happy fabric softening!