Friday, May 5, 2017

dolly's Homemade Fabric Softener



I use my wool dryer balls for most of my laundry as a fabric softener. They work so well, but, I need a fabric softener for use with my hand washables.  I don't dry those.  This is a quick and inexpensive fabric softener for those times when you don't have or use the store bought.






*A quick note:
You don't need the hair conditioner and could use for scent an essential oil of your choice.  I just happen to have quite a supply of these hair conditions purchased when they were all the rage in making fabric softeners and don't want to waste them.

* Actually you don't need a scent, I just hate the smell of vinegar even though it disappears with time.

I made the small mix today because that is all I need for now.



dolly's Quick Homemade Fabric Softener

Ingredients
Hot Water
White Vinegar
Hair Conditioner


Large
6 cups hot water
2 cups white vinegar
1 cup hair conditioner

Medium
3 cups hot water
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup hair conditioner

Small  
1 1/2 cups hot water
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup hair conditioner





**  ***see notes below

**The small batch fits into a 1 quart container or canning jar with lid.  There is enough room for shaking a little before use as well.

***You can cut the hair conditioner in half as well and it still will give a lighter softening.



Laundry helpers
I used White House White Vinegar
Suave Naturals in Waterfall Mist Scent


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4 comments:

  1. Well, who knew!!!! Thanks. Dolly!! This sounds like a really quick, simple solution if you run out of fabric softener. xo Diana

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    1. Hey Diana,
      It is just something simple in an emergency. I'd start off with the least amount of hair conditioner if I were you and then move up if you need more next time. Thanks too! xo Dolly

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  2. OMG, I LOVE THIS, AND WILL BE MAKING THIS TO KEEP ON HAND, BECAUSE WE OFTEN RUN OUT OF FABRIC SOFTENER.

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    1. Hi Ivory!
      Cool, let me know how you like it. Thanks too!

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