Monday, June 21, 2010

Homemade Fabric Softener

You'll need:
3 C vinegar
2 C hair conditioner (any kind)
6 C water

Measure 3 C vinegar

Pour into a container big enough to mix all the ingredients (11 C + bubbles).

Add 2 C conditioner.

Then add 6 C water.

End result...

My cost for 44 loads = $1.62
Dryer sheets for 44 loads = $3.45
Downy for 44 loads = $7.13

  • Read this article to make it last even longer.
  • Is the cost savings worth it? Maybe. Maybe not. But if you're in a pinch, it's easy to make from items you have at home and takes maybe 5 minutes.
  • And you can always claim you're helping the environment.
  • If you have a household member that is sensitive to store bought fabric softener, this method will allow you to control the additives.


  1. AWESOME. This is something I'm definitely going to try.

  2. Love it! I knew I had heard of doing this before, but hadn't actually tried it. (I do make my own laundry soap, though, and love it) So a quick google brought up this website: which explains how to similarly make your own "dryer sheets" by dipping a washcloth in your fabric softener solution and drying it with your clothes! I'm so excited to try this now! I even have some conditioner that I don't really like using for hair, so it'll be perfect for fabric softener. Thanks for posting this!