Monday, April 2, 2012

Homemade Fabric Softener and "Dryer Sheets"

This is a very simple and very inexpensive recipe for home made fabric softener
  • 6 cups HOT water
  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups of your favorite conditioner
I use Suave even though it is not an organic all natural conditioner. However, I do not have to use the fabric softener very often. Also, I noticed that Suave actually has less ingredients then most market conditioners. I am searching for a conditioner that is more natural/organic that is affordable. I will let you know when I find it.

You simply mix all the ingredients together and stir vigorously with a wire whisk until all the conditioner is dissolved.  Once it is dissolved you pour it into a container (the container shown is NOT big enough).

For "dryer sheets" I place 2 sponges in a rectangle shaped bowl as shown below.
Then I pour some of the fabric softener over the top of the sponges as shown below.
I put the lid on and let them set while the clothes wash. Then I pull out one or both sponges depending on how strong I want the clothes to smell and I throw them in the dryer. I do NOT wring them out first. Just repeat every time you want to use them. I only use these on occasion as it takes up a lot of my softener. I put some links below on other ideas for homemade dryer sheets. Hope you find something you like. Just as an added note, I do have an HE washer.






3 comments:

  1. That's great =) I tried this today, and am also searching for an alternative conditioner that's all natural.Or at least an organic conditioner at Suave prices..ha

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  2. Thanks Cheri. Let me know if you find something more natural and that doesn't cost as much.

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  3. Hi =) Just an update on my search for an organic alternative..I am going to try vegetable glycerin. From everything I've looked up on it, it sounds like it just may work =)Even so, I still think using the conditioner in the original recipe is still a much better alternative to store bought fabric softener.

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