Homemade Fabric Softener Recipe – If you have lots of half-empty bottles of hair conditioner sitting around the house, you can turn them into a homemade fabric softener. Take a look at this quick and easy homemade fabric softener recipe that you can make for just pennies per load.
You will need just two ingredients:
- 1/2 bottle of hair conditioner (something inexpensive from the dollar store is fine) – feel free to use a conditioner with lots of scent
- 1 cup of white vinegar
Mix the two above ingredients together. An old laundry detergent bottle is perfect for storing the mixture. You may notice a vinegar smell when you use it, but don’t worry – it will not be left behind on your clothes. Vinegar actually acts as a rinsing agent and boosts your cleaning power even more, which is particularly great if you also make your own laundry detergent.
Use 2 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon of water in the fabric softener compartment of front load or high efficiency washers. You will need to use about twice that amount in standard washers.