Fabric softeners are packed with toxins and chemicals. Unfortunately, most people don’t think of making their own softener. If you don’t know how to make it, just keep reading.
Avoid store-bought softeners as their ingredients may disrupt the natural processes in the body. Have you ever considered using vinegar? It eliminates soap residue and minimizes static reduction. Potassium and sodium soften hard water. That’s pretty much everything you need to know before you make your own softener.
Vinegar is made in the second fermentation of dilute distilled alcohol from grain or starches (rice, barley, corn and potatoes). It has a lower acidity when compared to apple cider vinegar.
Make your own fabric softener
You will need some quality vinegar, 30 drops of essential oil and a clean bottle. All you have to do is combine the ingredients in a bottle, and shake.
How to use it?
Always dilute your homemade fabric softener. You need a quarter cup of softener and ¾ cup of water. Add the softener in the final rinse cycle.
The benefits of vinegar
White distilled vinegar is great for white clothes. It whitens, brightens and softens clothes. It will also eliminate any unpleasant odors, and you won’t have to use harsh chemicals to achieve that. White vinegar is safe for use in every washer, and doesn’t harm the environment. Here’s some additional information:
Restores whiteness and brightness of white fabric
Acetic acid in white vinegar is mild. In other words, it won’t destroy your clothes, but it will definitely remove stains.
Store-bought softeners have a strong scent. White vinegar will make your clothes a lot softer.
Dark clothes stay dark
Use this vinegar to preserve the original color of your dark clothes.