Are you tired of chemicals in your laundry products? Are you looking to go chemical free or save money on your laundry cleaning products? Last week I shared my Homemade Laundry soap, and today I am sharing how to make Fabric Softener. This fabric softener recipe has saved me a lot of money over the years and it has also helped us be green by using fewer chemicals and plastic.
This is an easy recipe and I loved how it felt like I was doing a science project when I was mixing the baking soda and vinegar together.
I found this Fabric softener recipe on about.com.
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 4 cups water
- 3 cups white vinegar
- essential oil (optional)
- 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.
- You will have a chemical reaction when you add the vinegar to the baking soda water.
I purchased these plastic containers for both the fabric softener and laundry detergent.
I have been slowly transitioning my home to be more green and making my own cleaning products were 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 footprint? If so, what are some of the things you do to be green?
I also want to calculate the savings by making your own fabric softener. I calculate the vinegar to cost .74, the baking soda .24 cents, and I will throw in a penny for the water. It costs $1 to make 60 ounces of fabric softener with this recipe and a 129 ounce of Gain costs $9.99 at Target. So roughly $2 compared to $10 and not to mention I am not using all that plastic everytime you buy a new bottle of fabric softener. Be green and make your own!
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