Make Your Own: Fabric Softener

I have been so thrilled with your response to my “make your own” series. I have a ton of ideas I’m dying to share with you! But, I’m always looking for more, so if you have any ideas of things you’d like me to make my own version of, email me at Nat{at}

Today I am going to share how I made my own liquid fabric softener.

This is the liquid kind of fabric softener, which you will use if you have a fabric softener dispenser like I do (in the center of my washing machine). Or, if you don’t have a fabric softener dispenser, you can always just add this into your rinse cycle.

This recipe comes from Kami at Sweet Charli.

You’ll need:

6 cups HOT water

3 cups white vinegar

2 cups conditioner (mine was 97 cents at Wal-Mart)

Wisk the HOT water and conditioner together until they’re blended well. Then mix in the vinegar.

I put mine into the empty vinegar bottle, but you can use any bottle you have. Use 2 TABLESPOONS per load.

The best part about this fabric softener (besides how CHEAP it is), is that you have a lot more variety in scents, because you can choose your own conditioner.

I really love this Fabric Softener, and I hope you do too!

Pair this with the homemade Laundry Detergent {here}, and you’ll be doing laundry for pennies a load.

3 Responses to Make Your Own: Fabric Softener

  • Margaret says:

    I started out with a very similar recipe. Thinking about it as I mixed it up, I thought “Why add water to the rinse water?” So now I just use vinegar and conditioner. I don’t measure. I just put the conditioner in an empty vinegar bottle, use some vinegar to rinse the conditioner bottle, continue to add vinegar and shake until it’s the right consistency.

  • I didn’t realize you could use the downy ball if you don’t have a dispenser. Nice to know.

  • EmRuss says:

    I have to use a downy ball with my laundry because I don’t have a dispenser… still awesome!

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