Make Homemade Liquid Fabric Softener

Edited by Witz Taluban, Robbi, Lynn, Christine dela Cruz

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Fabric conditioner works wonders on your clothes, after applying, it leaves your clothes smelling fresh and clean. While it makes sense to purchase commercial fabric softeners, they may not come cheap. Commercial fabric softeners contain materials which could wreck havoc on our beloved environment, and even more, most of them are not as eco-friendly as they are often portrayed in commercials. They may even cause allergic reactions and damage to skin. If you do not want any complications, you could opt for making your very own homemade liquid fabric softener. Basically a homemade fabric softener is comprised of two main ingredients, baking soda and vinegar, but you can also add a twist by mixing in some essential oils to imitate the fresh scent of the commercial ones. Now let's begin the journey and I will guide you through!

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    Mix six cups of water, three cups of vinegar, five drops of your favorite essential oil and two cups of conditioner (the ones used for your hair) in a huge bowl, preferably made of steel or tin so it can handle the heat.
    Stir the ingredients in a thorough manner, doing so until you notice that no conditioner lumps appear in the solution. Let the solution cool down, and funnel the ingredients into a tightly sealed container.

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    You will want to use a funnel for transferring the mixture into your chosen air tight container.
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  • No allergic reactions can be produced in using such solution.
  • If you want to make dryer sheets. Get a spray bottle, fill it with the same solution, then take a cloth, spray a good amount of solution on it, and rub it in evenly on the clothes for optimal output.


  • Never use bleach concurrently while using the solution. This would produce volatile vapors which can harm you.
  • Pour the vinegar in a slow and deliberate manner, as this would make fizzling appear less.

Things You'll Need

  • two cups hair conditioner,
  • three cups white vinegar
  • hot water.
  • essential oils (an example would be lavender)

Advantages of Using Fabric Softener

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    It helps make your clothes easier to manage.
    Since fabric softener makes your clothes so soft and smooth, you will notice that it will fall on your body in a nice way as well. It won't be too stiff and at the same time, it won't be too clingy as well. It will stay in good shape as it hugs onto your body.
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    It helps to remove static.
    Static on clothes is one of the most common problems, especially during winter time. Fabric softener will help reduce this on your clothes. Therefore, you will be able to avoid those embarrassing moments that your clothes just look too crumpled because it keeps on clinging on the wrong places.
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    It makes ironing so much easier.
    When clothes are washed with fabric softener, it makes ironing much easier in a way that stubborn creases and crumples do not stay that long. You will also notice that you do not need to use very high temperature just to iron your clothes. It will also take you a shorter period of time to finish one piece.
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    It gives your clothes that fresh scent.
    What's nice with most fabric softeners is that it leaves a different scent from clothes that is different from the smell of detergent. It gives you the feeling that your clothes are really clean.
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    It makes your clothes more vibrant.
    Because the texture is improved and the way it fits on your body is better, your clothes will look more vibrant. Fabric conditioner can help remove that dull look on clothes, especially those clothes which are affected by strong detergents. It keeps the threads and the linings neat. It also protects the color of your clothes.
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    It makes your clothes repel dirt.
    When you wash your clothes with fabric softeners, you will notice that dirt does not seep through your clothes fast. If it does, it will be rather easy to remove and it won't get embedded. This is because fabric softeners affect the quality of the fabric and it does not degrade the threads that make up the fabric. This is a very good advantage especially for clothes that are typical used for sports or active outdoor activities.
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