Make Your Own Fabric Softener

Save money by making your own fabric softener easily at home using only three ingredients. This recipe leaves your clothes smelling and feeling great!

What You Will Need To Make Your Own Fabric Softener

  • 3 Cups of White Spirit Vinegar
  • 2 Cups of Hair Conditioner
  • 5 Cups of Hot Water
  • Fabric Softener Container

How To Make Your Own Fabric Softener

Making the fabric softener is actually really easy. When choosing your hair conditioner, get the cheapest and most basic one you can. There are often large containers of conditioner available at dollar stores or discount wholesalers, these are perfect for this recipes.

The first step is to dissolve the conditioner in the hot water, mix the two together in a large bowl and stir until the conditioner is dissolved entirely, do this step with a spoon or whisk and stir it slowly to avoid foaming the mixture. Now add the vinegar and again stir or mix with an electric mixer until the mixture is smooth and consistent, the mixture should still be quite thick and have the consistency of fabric softener. If it is too thick then add a bit more hot water, if it is too thin, add a bit more conditioner.

fabric softener in spoon

Your homemade fabric softener is now complete, just use two tablespoons in your washing machine softener tray for a large load and one tablespoon for a smaller load.

The fabric fragrance comes from the conditioner so try out a range of different fragrances and types of conditioners to find one you like.

If you enjoyed this recipe, you may also enjoy making your own natural cleaning wipes, they’re cheap to make and chemical free.

Have you tried making this recipe or do you have any other recipes for homemade cleaning products which you love? Let us know in the comments section below. We love these alternate uses for baking soda around the house.

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Make Your Own Fabric Softener Easily At Home

Michael Klements
Michael Klements
Hi, my name is Michael and I started this blog in 2016 to share my DIY journey with you. I love tinkering with electronics, making, fixing, and building - I'm always looking for new projects and exciting DIY ideas. If you do too, grab a cup of coffee and settle in, I'm happy to have you here.

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