We’ve been exploring ways to cut costs by making everyday products at home from run of the mill ingredients for a lot less! So far we’ve covered homemade laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, and dog food. Today we’re tackling homemade fabric softener.
The conditioner in this recipe will leave a slight fragrance after you take your clothes out of the dryer. Save your expensive conditioner for your hair, cheap-o brands like Suave or V05 will work just fine.
- 3 cups White Distilled Vinegar
- 2 cups Hair Conditioner (this works out to about the size of a full bottle of Suave)
- 8 cups Hot Water
Mix ingredients together and pour into a storage container. (I used an empty milk jug for no added cost.) Use about 1/4 cup per load in the rinse cycle or in a Downy Ball.
- Do NOT substitute Apple Cider Vinegar for any of these recipes. You’ll end up with dingy clothes.
- Do NOT use your homemade fabric softener on loads using bleach. Mixing bleach with vinegar can produce toxic fumes. Vinegar is a natural whitener so you really don’t need bleach anyway!