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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Homemade Fabric Softener

   I have had many requests from people wanting to know how to make your own fabric softener.  I have previously posted how to make your own laundry detergent and how we do laundry in the country (hint:  we do not use a washing machine).  Anyway, here is how I do it.  Let me tell you, it is VERY, very simple.  I love how soft my clothes come out and they smell so lovely too.

Homemade Fabric Softener

                                  6 cups of VERY hot water                            3 c. white vinegar
                                  1 (16 oz.) bottle Suave Refreshing Waterfall Mist conditioner

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   You can use a different scent of conditioner but I have always used Suave and this scent.  

    Mix the conditioner and the hot water together and stir until the conditioner is completely dissolved.  Stir in the vinegar and mix well.  We store ours in a 2 liter bottle but you can use an old fabric softener bottle or whatever you have lying around the house.  Just be sure to mark the bottle accordingly.  
    Add the mix into a Downy ball or just add 2 T. into your rinse cycle.  

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22 comments:

  1. Stopping by from Facebook! Your blog is nice. I like this recipe. I am making our own detergent for the first time tomorrow! I am pinning this also! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Lois, thank you for stopping by. I appreciate the follow and the "pinning". Hope you will come back!
      Hugs,
      Melody

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    2. Stopping by from FB. Gonna try this for sure. I love homemade and natural things. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hi there! Following on from the link up party. You're a woman after my own heart. I don't home school but always wanted to. Looking forward to reading your blog posts. I'm your newest follower.

    Anne xx

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    1. Anne,
      Thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions, suggestions or requests please feel free to let me know. I appreciate you and each of my followers!
      Melody

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  3. Thanks so much! We go through alot of softener in this house so I will definitely try this out with Mrs.CBB! Shared it with my fans! Cheers Mr.CBB

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    1. I hope you will try it out, it really saves us a lot of money.

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  4. I am a former homeschooling mom of 4 and I wish I knew about this site and many like this one before I stopped homeschooling. I am definitely going to try this out.

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    1. I am so glad you found me and hope you are still finding interesting things on here. Did you ever have a chance to try out the fabric softener?

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  5. Just made my second batch of this...love it! I use Vo5's conditioner since it's the cheapest I can find.

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    1. Angell, I am glad you are liking it. I love the simplicity and cost effectiveness of it.
      Have a great week,
      Melody

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  6. We make our own fabric softener as well. My recipe is made up of vinegar, water, baking soda and a 100% pure essential oil of choice. Usually I use orange or lemon cause they are cost efficient. Your recipe sounds good and easy to whip up as well as inexpensive. I like that. Thank you for sharing at WJIM. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you. Where do you get your essential oils from? I am looking for a new place to get some.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Melody

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    2. I actually get my oils at the moment from Sprouts. The NOW brand is pretty affordable and 100% pure from my research. I'm looking into DoTerra as well.

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    3. Thank you for the information. I appreciate it.

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  7. Thank you for sharing this. I have made my own laundry soap for quite awhile. Now I can quit buying fabric softener.

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    1. Susanne, I am so glad you found something helpful on my blog. I hope you will stop by again sometime!

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop!

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    1. Lisa Lynn, thanks for dropping by. So glad that I could link up with you!

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  9. I'm trying to make this right now!!! Really excited about it, I live overseas so getting comfort products like fabric softener can be a bit pricey. Conditioner can be too but I think it will end up being less expensive :) Thanks for sharing! Does the vinegar smell lessen once it cools?

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  10. You might like to try what I have made for yrs now ...extremely inexpensive and good too.
    Because this is so cheap I tend to buy my favorite real softener.... but for yrs bought the cheapest softener I could find.

    Mix I large bottle of your softener of choice (approx: 3 L)
    1 large bottle of vinegar (here its a 4 L)
    Mix these 2 in a large bucket then add the equal amount of water (7L)
    You end up with 14 L ( a little over 60 cups or 3.75 gallons) of softener which you only use 2-3 TBs per load (in a machine)
    We always had soft and lightly scented laundry. No static either.

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  11. Very interesting! Vinegar has so many uses, but this is a new one to me. Like that you can control the scent too, as I have people in my family with sensitivities to strong odors, and fabric softener is one of the worst! Thanks for sharing :)

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