Monday, 20 February 2012

Cheap, Easy Fabric Softener

I found this pin promising fabulous laundry results with little effort and cost.  How cheap you ask?  How Easy?   Well it is quite the commitment to take on this project.  It Took me a whole 5 mins! My math to figure out costs took longer than the making of the actual fabric softener.  We're talking about mixing 4 ingredients at a total cost of $2.62 for 44 loads.  Yep, that works out to only $0.06 / load.   CRAZY right!  How could I not try this out.  So here it is....

Homemade Fabric Softener:
- 6 cups of hot water
- 2 cups of conditioner (white / non dyed preferred)
- 3 cups of vinegar
10-15 drops of essential oils of your choice (optional if your conditioner has a strong enough scent)

 mix conditioner and hot water in large bowl till conditioner is dissolved completely - Add vinegar. 
 It will break apart and look very clumpy, I had to break out my wisk. Add you scent

 pour and store in container of choice. (I just went with a empty clean milk jug)
Now you can use your fabric softener 3 different ways. 
1 - give it a swirl and simply pour 1/4 cup for a reg load (or 1/2 cup for an extra large load) in your dispenser as u typically would
2 - you can put it in a spray bottle and spritz it on a washcloth and throw it in the dryer with your load
3 - you can soak a washcloth in the softened, take it out and let it dry.  Then use it the same as u would a dryer sheet

It leaves your clothes soft, smelling fresh, and static free.  I'm never going back

In the dryer months if you feel you still have static issues, throw in a wadded up ball of Tin foil into your dryer.   It helps dissipate the charge given off by the dryer. 
Happy Pinning!!

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