3 Easy-to-Make Recipes for Natural Fabric Softener

3 Easy-to-Make Recipes for Natural Fabric Softener

There’s nothing quite like freshly laundered clothes — especially when your clothes are downy soft to the touch. These days, there are plenty of grocery store options for softening fabric, but many of them use synthetic or non-biodegradable chemicals. The good news? It’s easy to make all-natural fabric softener in the comfort of your home.

Below, we’ve collected three of our favorite recipes for natural fabric softeners. These recipes use all-natural, easily found ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, salt, and essential oils to leave laundry luxuriously soft and smelling fresh.

Vinegar Fabric Softener

Our first natural fabric softener recipe is the simplest of all, requiring just two ingredients. This natural fabric softener can be sprayed into the dryer in place of dryer sheets. The vinegar in this recipe softens fabric, and even acts as an antibacterial and antimicrobial agent.

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • Vinegar
  • Essential oils

Recipe directions:

  1. Use a funnel to pour vinegar directly into a spray bottle.
  2. For every cup of vinegar you use, add 10 to 15 drops of essential oils.
  3. Seal spray bottle and shake to mix.
  4. Lightly spritz laundry before starting the dryer.

Salt & Baking Soda Fabric Softener

Our second natural fabric softener uses Epsom salts and baking soda to create a dry fabric softener that can be added into your washing machine. If you can’t find Epsom salts, coarse sea salt can be used in a pinch.

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • Epsom salts
  • Baking soda
  • Essential oils

Recipe directions:

  1. Mix Epsom salts and baking soda together in a sealable container. Use a ¼ cup of baking soda for every full cup of Epsom salts.
  2. For every cup of Epsom salts, add 10 to 15 drops of essential oils
  3. Seal container and shake to mix.
  4. Add two to three tablespoons of this mixture directly into the washer for each load of laundry.

Vinegar & Baking Soda Fabric Softener

Our final natural fabric softener recipe combines the power of vinegar and baking soda. If you prefer a liquid softener for your washer, this is a good alternative to the Epsom salt and baking soda recipe.

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • Warm water
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Essential oils

Recipe directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix warm water and baking soda. For every cup of water, stir in ½ a cup of baking soda.
  2. Once water and baking soda are mixed together, slowly stir in vinegar. Use ½ cup of vinegar for each cup of water (there should be two parts water to one part each of baking soda and vinegar).
  3. For each cup of water in the mixture, stir in 5 to 10 drops of essential oils.
  4. Pour a ¼ cup of this mixture directly into the washer on each load of laundry.

Use any of these three natural fabric softeners your next laundry day to give keep laundry soft and fresh the natural way.

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