I don’t generally use fabric softener, however, when using a clothesline for drying this DIY fabric softener is a must! I love having a clothesline, not only does it save money but a great way yo get out stains is with some great old sunlight. Especially for baby poop stains on white baby clothing. Side note: Who decided white baby clothes was a good idea? Yet I still have so much white baby clothing…
When you use a clothes line, your clothes can come off feeling stiff or a little rough. I do have reusable dryer balls, that I adore. They pound my clothes into submission, and makes them so incredibly soft. However, in the summer I’m all about the clothesline because… saving money and eco friendly. Because of that, a great fabric softener is an absolute must.
I refuse to pay the ridiculous price for fabric softener when I can make it myself though.
Bonus: This takes 2 minutes to make, and you don’t need to go out and buy any fancy ingredients, yay!
Does it work?
SO along with my DIY laundry detergent, which you can check out here http://mindfulmommybear.com/diy-laundry-detergent-chemical-free/ I added in my DIY fabric softener. I not only wanted to check if the DIY fabirc softener would work, I wanted to see if it would hamper, or help my laundry detergent.
Hecking yes it works! I was surprised, since I was a little iffy about using conditioner, but to my utter shock it worked wonderfully. My clothes have a very light scent of lavender, since blowing in the wind all day isn’t the most conducive to the scent staying strong. However, that aside, I really enjoyed this DIY. It worked! I will be adding it into the routine.
How to make this DIY fabric softener
- Gather your ingredients
You will need:
Conditioner (1 cup)
White vinegar (1 1/2 cup)
Essential oil (optional)
- Mix them together!
Add all your ingredients, adding your hot water last. Add enough hot water to reach the top of the container, then stir together until fully combined. It’s completely up to you if you want to add essential oil, I’m obsessed with lavender so that is what I added.
There you go! Literally so simple! I love DIY’s that are fast, and you can immediately tell if it works. Not only that, it really does save money, because there are no random crazy ingredients you would have to hunt down. As for the essential oil, like I said it’s totally optional, but because I don’t get to add in anything scented to the drying process I enjoy adding the scent. I like my clothes to smell like I’ve just cleaned them, and lavender is my jam.
I got the idea for this DIY from http://www.lifewithlovebugs.com/diy-fabric-softener/ definitely give it a read if you have the chance! She has an absolutely wonderful blog.
Is there a DIY you want to see, or something you’ve always been curious about? Let me know!