|double batch - Fruit Loops|
I've been dying to try making my own fabric softner since the first time I made homemade laundry soap. I have used straight vinegar before, in the interest of being green. That works; your clothes are not as crunchy as they are without fabric softner. But, I missed my fresh and homey scented Snuggle. I decided that I could make my own fabric softner and add in scents.
This was very easy to make. You use about 1/8 cup of this mixture with each load of laundry in a regular machine. I use 1/16 cup in my HE washer. So, it is definitely very inexpensive per load. I made 2 batches and scented them like Fruit Loops. I'm going to use it for the kids clothes. As soon as I get another container, I will make some for the adult clothing and scent it with a fresh linen scent that I bought.
2 cups of vinegar
2 cups of baking soda
4 cups of warm water
scent - as much (or as little) as you like
I recommend storing this is a container that you can shake. I put a pic below to show that it does separate, so you will have to shake this up before using it. I ended up using a 1 gallon vinegar jug. I also recommend mixing this up in a wide container in your sink. The vinegar and baking soda will fizz up. If you mix in your sink, you won't have to worry about the over flowing. I added the water first, then vinegar then baking soda, in small amounts to minimize the fizz.
Add the scent last. Just add a drop or two and see how it smells to you. You can always add more. For reference, I made a double batch and I used 1.5ml of scent.
|everything you need|
|use your sink|
|see how it separates?|