Sunday, April 21, 2013

Homemade Laundry Softener

I've been inspired lately to create non-toxic, environmentally and wallet friendly versions of some of my everyday house-hold cleaners.  They are inexpensive, work just as well (if not better!) than store bought versions - and I know exactly what goes into them!

This one was fun to make. Cause it smells pretty and will go GREAT with my homemade laundry detergent.  And mine turned out PINK :) Did I mention it smells pretty!??

Homemade Fabric Softener:
1 cup hair conditioner (any kind- but purists could certainly use organic and Frugal types could use White Rain or Suave) I used a little of two because they were near empty bottles
3 cups hot water
1 cup vinegar

Mix hair conditioner with hot water.  Make sure they are really well mixed.  Add vinegar.

I re-used an old laundry soap bottle (completely rinsed out) to put this in.

UPDATE: I have tried this for a couple of loads now and I can say with honesty that this does a good job of softening your clothes.  It smells a bit of vinegar when you first put it into the washer's softener tray but don't let that worry you - the scent does not linger in the clothes.  If you try this - let me know!

1 comment:

Shaye said...

Just want to point out that anyone who lives near a Trader Joe's doesn't have to choose between organic and frugal. They have several organic conditioners for 3 or 4 bucks!