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


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Homemade Fabric Softener
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  1. 1/2 cup baking soda
  2. 4 cups water
  3. 3 cups white vinegar
  4. essential oil (optional)
  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.
  1. You will have a chemical reaction when you add the vinegar to the baking soda water.
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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?  

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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.

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