The first time I wrote about homemade fabric softener was in this post:
At that time I said I would try the recipe and get back to you with the results.
Today was the first time since that post that I've been without fabric softener, and I also happened to have an empty fabric softener container on hand. I have a lot of conditioner on hand as well because we use more shampoo than conditioner in our house, and my mother gives us conditioner because she will open a new bottle even before her old bottle is empty. Since this is canning season I also have a lot of vinegar on hand. Therefore, this was the perfect time to try this recipe.
Pictured above are the ingredients needed to make the fabric softener. It took only a few minutes to mix up a batch.
Even if you had to buy the conditioner the cost would be cheaper than buying a bottle of fabric softener.
The results were good. I used a lilac scented conditioner, so the laundry had a nice feel and smell to it with no static cling, which is exactly what you expect from fabric softener.
What do you think? Would you be willing to give it a try or have you tried it and would like to talk about it in the comment section? Feedback is welcome. :)
© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2011.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”