DIY: Homemade Fabric Softener

Fabric softener helps to keep your clothes downy soft, even after numerous wash cycles and years of wear.

Softeners and conditioners are used during the rinse cycle of the wash process. Store-bought softeners often incorporate chemicals that impart specific electrostatic characteristics to the fibers in your clothes to make them less prone to attracting dust and feeling crisp to the touch.

Fabric softener is super important for preserving clothing. However, fabric softeners can also contain a myriad of potentially aggravating ingredients and fragrances. A natural alternative could be more suitable for your needs if you are sensitive to such ingredients.

Here is the simple recipe to make your own fabric softener.

White vinegar is used to make this incredible homemade fabric softener as vinegar is one of the finest natural fabric softeners. Besides that, the other advantage of using vinegar as fabric softener is that it also helps to remove any remaining soapy residue on the fabric. It is also advisable to add a few drops of essential oil to vinegar not only for the sake of fragrance, but also for specific purposes. For example, lavender is added for calming fragrance while peppermint helps to get rid of stubborn stains.


  • 1 gallon white vinegar
  • 30-40 drops of essential oil ( any of your choice)

Homemade Fabric Softener


Simply mix together both the ingredients and use it in the rinse cycle (about ΒΌ cup would suffice) or if you are using front load machines, put the desired quantity in the respective softener compartment.

Homemade Fabric Softener

Homemade Fabric Softener

DIY homemade fabric softener is ready to use.

Homemade Fabric Softener