DIY: Homemade Fabric Softener

You must have tried a lot of home products to make various things, like moisturizers, body butters, scrubs, makeup, etc., but, have you ever thought of making a laundry detergent at home to clean your clothes? Generally, when you wash clothes, you use a normal laundry detergent and that detergent gets stick to your laundry and start destroying it by attacking its threads. Fabric softeners are used to soften the fabric and it also helps to remove soap particles from the surface of the clothes.

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 ¼ 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

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