Fabric Softener

You thought my homemade laundry soap was easy?  Check out my homemade fabric softener!

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First this is to know how much you want to work with first; I use a large container leftover from my days when I bought liquid laundry detergent.  I will give out two measurements for you to pick from and move forward from there.

What you need:

(1) Container

(2) Large measuring cup

(3) Funnel

(4) White Vinegar

(5) Warm tap water

(6) Hair conditioner

I use VO5 in the 12.5 oz bottles which can be bought from other stores like Wal-mart for under $1 for each bottle.  Choose whatever scent you wish!  I used raspberry for this batch but, I normally use either Kiwi or Herbal Escapes.  The Tea Blends are over $1 at the stores but, the basics do go for under.  Use ibotta and get roughly 25¢ back for purchasing two.

Recipe 1:

(1) One 12 1/2 oz bottle of hair conditioner (equates to 1 1/2 cups)

(2) 4 1/2 cups warm water

(3) 2 1/4 cups white vinegar

Recipe 2 ~ this is what I use for my big container:

(1) Two 12 1/2 oz bottles of hair conditioner

(2) 9 cups warm water

(3) 4 1/2 cups white vinegar

As for steps:  I just dump it all in the container; as you can see I angle the bottle of conditioner on one end and use the funnel on the other opening to pour in the liquids.  I do use a bit of hot water in the conditioner bottles to get the last bits out.

** Use 1/4 cup per laundry load **

Any questions or recommendations?  Please comment below!



9 thoughts on “Fabric Softener

    1. Divide by 1/2 from Recipe #1 if you want to do a small test batch 🙂 For cost ~ I get a gallon of vinegar for under $2 at Wal-Mart and Smart & Final 😀 Tell me how it turns out, would love to know!

    1. Exactly! Can get a gallon of generic vinegar for around a dollar or two plus, the conditioner for under a dollar. I love it too 😀 Thank you!

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