Homemade Fabric Softener

Have you ever made homemade fabric softener with conditioner before? IT WORKS!

With this fabric softener recipe, you will save tons of money and you can pick whatever fragrance you want!

Homemade fabric softener with conditioner. IT WORKS! This has saved me so much money and my laundry SMELLS SO GOOD! #fabricsoftener

Today we made a wild cherry blossom fabric softener. I love the way it leaves the laundry smelling! I also enjoy more tropical scents too. 

Here’s the biggest secret: you do not have to buy expensive conditioner for this DIY fabric softener. You can buy the super inexpensive kind that is about $2 for a large bottle. I like to make smaller batches so that I can switch up the fragrance depending on my mood or the season:)

Supplies and ingredients for making fabric softener with conditioner

  • 3 cups of hot water
  • 1.5 cups of white vinegar
  • 1 cup of conditioner in whatever fragrance you like (very inexpensive bottles of conditioners work great!)
  • Container for storage
  • Whisk 

Ingredients for making fabric softener with conditioner

The wild cherry blossom conditioner I bought was less than $2 and the gallon of white vinegar was just a few dollars too. I got the glass pitcher from the dollar store. I like that I can simply pour the fabric softener into the washing machine. 

Homemade Fabric Softener Directions

  1. Put 3 cups of hot water into a container
  2. Add 1 cup of conditioner
    Homemade fabric softener with conditioner. IT WORKS! This has saved me so much money and my laundry SMELLS SO GOOD! #fabricsoftener
  3. Using a whisk, stir the water and conditioner until combined
    How to make Fabric Softener
  4. Add in 1 cup of white vinegar
  5. Add about 2 tablespoons to an average size load of laundry (more or less depending on the size of the load). Or, add it to a Downey ball FOUND HERE

*Note: this can be used in an HE washer! Simply add this homemade fabric softener to your washing machine like you normally would. Some machines have a drawer or compartment for fabric softener to be used.

Homemade fabric softener with conditioner. IT WORKS! This has saved me so much money and my laundry SMELLS SO GOOD! #fabricsoftener

You could also get a sponge wet with the fabric softener (or make a wash cloth damp with it) and toss it into the dryer. The results will be the same!

There’s something about clean smelling laundry. I just LOVE it!

This homemade fabric softener will save you loads of money in the laundry room (LOLololol) and here’s everything it will do:

  • Help remove buildup
  • Remove sour/dirty smells
  • Loosen some stains
  • Brighten colors
  • Lint repellant
  • Reduce static cling

How to Make Homemade Fabric Softener

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Homemade Fabric Softener

You Will Need

  • 3 cups of hot water
  • 1.5 cups of white vinegar
  • 1 cup of conditioner in whatever fragrance you like (very inexpensive bottles of conditioners work great!)
  • Container for storage
  • Whisk 

Directions

  1. Put 3 cups of hot water into a container
  2. Add 1 cup of conditioner
  3. Using a whisk, stir the water and conditioner until combined
  4. Add in 1 cup of white vinegar
  5. Add about 2 tablespoons to an average size load of laundry (more or less depending on the size of the load). Or, add it to a Downey ball FOUND HERE

*Note: this can be used in an HE washer! Simply add this homemade fabric softener to your washing machine like you normally would. Some machines have a drawer or compartment for fabric softener to be used.

This homemade fabric softener will:

  • Help remove buildup
  • Remove sour/dirty smells
  • Loosen some stains
  • Brighten colors
  • Lint repellant
  • Reduce static cling

Looking for more fabric softener recipes? 

Check out our Lavender Laundry Sponges

Homemade fabric softener sponges

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