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I love this recipe!!!!! My clothes look brighter after I have dried them. Please make sure you mix in bucket or pot first before transferring into containers.
I really like making this recipe. However, after a huge explosion this morning, I have a suggestion. Mix the ingredients in a bucket. I had no problem with the mixture fizzing over and no explosions - which is a good thing. Still add the vinegar slowly and stir as you add it. Then after stirring real good, just use a funnel and pour it into a gallon container.
I made this fabric softener this morning and washed a load of my husbands clothes and love this recipe! I was using plain vinegar, which also worked well but I like the idea of using baking soda. I also make my own laundry soap and love the addition of this softener! Thank you for sharing this!
Fantastic! I use an old fabric softener container and make a half batch at a time. No need to add essential oils as the container still retains the smell of the previous softener. Kids like to watch it fizzle as we make it.. One note...when storing leave the lid off:)
Love this recipe! I use it all the time. I have been using it now for 8 months and would never go back to buying it! It's so cheap to make. I use a old, well-rinsed gallon milk jug to put the recipe in. Sometimes I add essential oils, but it's not really necessary. Your clothes won't smell like vinegar if you choose not to use essential oils. It's even more economical if you don't. I have so many friends and relatives that are now using this recipe as well. Thanks for sharing!
I make this up unscented, and keep a variety of essential oils in my laundry room with a dropper to scent the laundry with whatever scent I feel like indulging with at that time. I am making my own laundry soap as well, and the two have made such a difference! This softener is very inexpensive to make, and the clothes are just as soft as they can be. I LOVE this stuff! Thanks for posting!
It's also good because the vinegar and baking soda clean all the 'greeblies' out of the washing machine and help prevent soap buildup. Good recipe, and I recommend mixing the stuff outside, less mess to clean up incase of an 'oooopsie'. Vinegar and baking soda great for bugs on roses...
I was searching for an enviro-friendly fabric softner and recipezaar was the first place I went to. I looked at three recipes and thought this one seemed the most legitimate. I'm so happy to say it ACTUALLY WORKS!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!
Nice alternative. I'm allergic to most fabric softeners so I have never used them. I made this as directed only a word of warning - it can be dangerous. :-) I was so careful when adding everything and then I capped it and gave it one swirl and immediately realized my mistake as the plastic jug swelled instantaneously and as I fumbled for the cap it exploded. It would have been a very entertaining sight to watch if I wasn't shrieking because gritty vinegar was burning my eyes. My two kids (playing underfoot) went running and screaming and my baby was cracking up in her bouncy seat at all of us running around. It was everywhere, even inside my cabinets and on my ceiling! Ha! Be careful! But it really does work nicely. What was left after it exploded anyways. I use a Downy ball by the way.
I halved this recipe to test drive it. It is FAB! DH is sensitive to any additives and I was desperate. This made our laundry soft and static free. Thanks so much for sharing.