How to Make Fabric Softener!

Last week I shared my Homemade Laundry soap, and today I am sharing how I made my own Fabric Softener.

Homemade Fabric Softener

 

This is an easy recipe.  I loved how I felt like I was doing a science project when I was mixing the baking soda and vinegar together.   

DIY Fabric Softener

 

I found this Fabric softener recipe on about.com.

Homemade Fabric Softener
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup baking soda
  2. 4 cups water
  3. 3 cups white vinegar
  4. essential oil (optional)
Instructions
  1. Pour warm water into a large bowl or pan, add baking soda and stir until baking soda is dissolved. Add white vinegar slowly into water mixture. Stir until all vinegar is added. Pour into a storage container.
Notes
  1. You will have a chemical reaction when you add the vinegar to the baking soda water.
Designed Decor http://designeddecor.com/
You can read about the containers I purchased for my fabric softener and laundry soap and how I made my labels with Cameron(Silhouette Cameo) from my post last week.  

Make your own Fabric Softener

 

I have been slowly transitioning my home to be more green and making my own cleaning products was the first items on my list.  I like the fact that I will no longer be using harsh chemicals in my home, and I am saving by not adding more plastic containers to the environment.  Have you started to reduce your foot print?  If so, what are some of the things you do to be green?  

signature gradual grey

 

Fabric Softener-pinnable

 

7 Responses to How to Make Fabric Softener!

  1. Pat Jones says:

    Why the baking soda?

    • Designed Decor says:

      Pat, Since baking soda is a natural deodorizer, maintains pH balances, and neutralizes acids and bases, adding baking soda to laundry is an easy way to keep your clothes clean. Using baking soda in laundry can also help soften clothes, boost your detergent’s power, and keep whites white, among other things. Baking soda is an incredible product for cleaning! I use it in most all of my cleaning products.

  2. Scarlet says:

    How in the world do you find time to do all these things?? Seriously. I like all the things you do and cant seem to find tome for myself!! Whats your secret?

    • Designed Decor says:

      Scarlet, I only work outside of my home 1 day a week and my youngest is 17, so I have all day to be creative and organized! Although having too much time on your hands can be a bad thing, just ask Mr. DD. lol Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Britni says:

    What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi, I love this idea. How much of it do you use for each load? And do you put it in with the wash? Txs so much

      • Designed Decor says:

        I place it in my fabric softener holder in the machine. I fill it to the line, so I would say it is probably 1/4 cup. If you don’t have an automatic softener release, I would add at the end of the wash just like regular softener. Thanks for taking the time to ask your question, I hope I answered it for you! Have a great week.

Leave a reply

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Follow Me on Pinterest
  • How To: Make a Stylish, Masculine Industrial Table » Man Made DIY | Crafts for Men « Keywords: industrial, chic, masculine, furniture

    Pinned: 26 Feb 2015
  • Outdoor table (with storage!) made from terracotta pot and saucer. Simple, cheap, and effective!

    Pinned: 26 Feb 2015
  • Use Minwax Gel Stain after distressing with Black Painted furniture for that Pottery Barn look

    Pinned: 26 Feb 2015
  • Sheets for drapes! Pop of coral. living room. home decor and interior decorating ideas.

    Pinned: 26 Feb 2015
  • This spiralizer sweet potato with caramelized onion, goat cheese and pine nuts makes a killer side dish or vegetarian main dish that will knock your socks off.

    Pinned: 26 Feb 2015
  • Live Love in the Home: Today's Popular Interior Design Photos - Kitchen Collection

    Pinned: 26 Feb 2015
  • Bacon Cheeseburger Soup!

    Pinned: 26 Feb 2015
  • Top 100 Neutral Bedroom Ideas for couples master bedroom (1)

    Pinned: 26 Feb 2015
  • Lou Lou Girls : Chicken Tortilla Casserole

    Pinned: 26 Feb 2015
  • 16 Delectable #Cupcake #Recipes from some of the most talented bloggers around | Dreaming of Leaving

    Pinned: 26 Feb 2015

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • It's Instagram week for #SoMe2 come join the party!

    designeddecor: "It's Instagram week for #SoMe2 come join the party!"
    8
    0
  • #ontheblog How to refinish wood doors! Come over to get the tips and tricks on how to complete the job! #minwax #woodstain

    designeddecor: "#ontheblog How to refinish wood doors! Come over to get the tips and tricks on how to complete the job! #minwax #woodstain"
    14
    8
  • Stop over to see the before on these custom orders! #paintedfurniture #flipagram made with @flipagram

    designeddecor: "Stop over to see the before on these custom orders! #paintedfurniture 
#flipagram made with @flipagram"
    12
    1
  • Good Morning Beautiful! It only takes one to brighten your morning!

    designeddecor: "Good Morning Beautiful! It only takes one to brighten your morning!"
    16
    0
  • Last day to enter to win #pixieDust paint! @pixiedustpaintcompany Come over to the blog to enter to win! #giveaway #ad

    designeddecor: "Last day to enter to win #pixieDust paint!  @pixiedustpaintcompany Come over to the blog to enter to win! #giveaway #ad"
    8
    0
  • I am going! How about you? Enter to win a free ticket! #havenconf

    designeddecor: "I am going! How about you? Enter to win a free ticket! #havenconf"
    7
    0
  • Staining the floors today! #gelstain #minwax Cant wait to share this project!

    designeddecor: "Staining the floors today! #gelstain #minwax Cant wait to share this project!"
    19
    6
  • Come join the #SoMe2 Social Media Party and link up with Facebook! Get likes, shares and engagement!

    designeddecor: "Come join the #SoMe2 Social Media Party and link up with Facebook!  Get likes, shares and engagement!"
    12
    0
  • #ontheblog Come over to help me celebrate 3 years for Designed Decor! Celebrating with a @pixiedustpaintcompany giveaway! Come enter to win! #ad

    designeddecor: "#ontheblog Come over to help me celebrate 3 years for Designed Decor! Celebrating with a @pixiedustpaintcompany giveaway!  Come enter to win!  #ad"
    10
    1
  • How will you be celebrating MOM? Me and my mom at Dayton Beach, many years ago! Plus, @WorldMarket is giving away a $50 World Market gift card each day to celebrate mom’s in their #MyAmazingMom Instagram Contest. To enter, upload a photo on your Instagram page and tell them about your Amazing Mom. Be sure to tag @WorldMarket and include #MyAmazingMom and #WMEntry in your description. Contest runs through 5/10/15. @worldmarket #ad

    designeddecor: "How will you be celebrating MOM? Me and my mom at Dayton Beach, many years ago! Plus, @WorldMarket is giving away a $50 World
Market gift card each day to celebrate mom’s in their #MyAmazingMom
Instagram Contest. To enter, upload a photo on your Instagram page and tell them about your Amazing Mom. Be sure to tag @WorldMarket and include
#MyAmazingMom and #WMEntry in your description. Contest runs through 5/10/15. @worldmarket #ad"
    11
    0