Conventional fabric softeners are full of toxic chemicals. Making your own fabric softener is very easy and cost effective . Additionally, using homemade cleaning products helps keep harmful chemicals away. Vinegar is cheap and nontoxic. It naturally removes soap residue, and helps with static reduction during drying. Vinegar contains small amounts of sodium and potassium, which help soften hard water. Homemade fabric softener ingredients are combined with water to make a solution you can store in a container and use each time you do the wash.
Natural Homemade Fabric Softener
1 gallon white vinegar
30 drops of essential oilMix ingredients together and pour into a storage container.
Dilute the vinegar mixture with water before being used in your laundry. For regular sizes loads, mix 1/4 cup of vinegar mixture with 3/4 cups of water. Pour the fabric softener into your washer during the final rinse cycle.