Do it yourself FABRIC SOFTENER!

After you make your own Laundry Detergent, make some fabric softener.

Instructions from Frugal Living

1 cup water
1 cup baking soda
2 cups white vinegar
20 drops of essential oil of your choice

Choose a container with ample room to ensure that there’s enough room for the chemical reaction that will occur. Combine the above ingredients, beginning with the water, essential oil and baking soda and then very slowly adding the vinegar to avoid the volcano effect.

Use 1/2 cup in the rinse cycle of your washer or wet a washcloth and throw it in the dryer with your clothes.


Alternative Recipe from eHow which actually seems easier since I don’t have any essential oils lying around the house….


Things You’ll Need
3 Cups Vinegar
2 Cups hair conditioner (any kind. helllooooooo Big Lots!)
6 Cups water

1 in a sealable container (if you have a couple old liquid fabric softener containers, those work well), combine 2 cups hair conditioner (I use a regular sized bottle- a little less than 2 cups), 3 cups vinegar, and 6 cups water

2 mix all ingredients together

3 store in air tight container.

4 use same amount you would use with regular liquid fabric softener

I’ve also heard good things about soaking a sponge in the stuff, letting it dry, and then using it in the dryer for weeks at a time to stretch it even more….  I’ll let you know how it goes!