Fabric Softener

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by tuttifrutti1

A cheaper alternative to buying liquid fabric softener at the store

Top Review by Radagast97

This recipe shows a serious lack of understanding about what fabric softeners, and more importantly, the recipe ingredients are supposed to do. Fabric softeners of this type work by binding up the calcium and magnesium in hard water. The bicarbonate in baking soda is what does this. The vinegar is neutralizing some of the baking soda, without adding any benefit. This is only working because the vinegar didn't neutralize all of the baking soda. A better recipe would be to just use less baking soda (washing soda would work better) and no vinegar. Your friendly neighborhood chemist, Glenn


  1. Carefully combine all ingredients (the baking soda and vinegar will fizz).
  2. Pour into a plastic bottle.
  3. Cover
  4. Shake.
  5. Use 1/4 cup in your laundry's final rinse.

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