34 Reviews

So far, so good! I've been using this for a couple weeks and have figured out how it works best for us. I only made 1/3 of the recipe just to give it a try. What I've found that works best for me is to dip a corner of an old washcloth in to the jar and toss that into the dryer. I'm not completely static free, but I wasn't with store bought dry sheets anyway. What I have noticed is that our flannel sheets are sooo much softer. Loving that! Thanks for posting this recipe!

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Lucky in Bayview June 25, 2013

Love this! Cheap and easy! I store mine in an old sun tea pitcher with a spout. Makes using it super easy!

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KakkyK July 16, 2012

This is a wonderful recipe. It works well.

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aronsinvest August 01, 2010

Made this a couple weeks ago and it worked pretty good, just as good I think as the store bought fabric softener. I need to get the ing to make some more, but for the time being I've just been adding vinegar to the rinse. Thanks

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vlynn June 24, 2009

This is the best!! I love this and so does my mother that is an avid Downy fan! My clothes are softer than with commerical and I can make for pennies!! I am never going back!! Thanks again for the recipe!!

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lhudson96 June 24, 2009

I liked the idea of homemade softener but I still had a lot of static in my clothes. Perhaps my load of laundry was too large. I used the liquid dispenser in my wash machine. I think I will give the spray bottle/wash cloth method a try as well. I did however like how fresh the clothes smelled. Thanks for sharing. Made for Spring PAC 2009

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Brenda. April 26, 2009

Awsome! Clothes come out soft and fresh smelling. Best part is you can make you clothes smell however you want just by changing the conditioner. Thank you for posting such a great recipe, I will never buy fabric softener again.

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Bridget Elaine April 26, 2009

My first time using it was great, it made my clothes smell fresh and clean, I just thought it would reduce more of the static cling Is there anything that would take the static cling out completely

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Barb G. October 26, 2013

I found this recipe on Pinterest. A 90 oz bottle works great for a single batch. I use a 15 oz bottle of cheap conditioner (like VO5). My batch of 90 oz comes out at $1.25

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dawn2701 October 14, 2013

I have been making my own softener using this exact recipe for about 6mos now. I prefer to use Alberto VO5 conditioner. Not only does a bottle of VO5 contain the right amount of conditioner, it costs me $0.97 per bottle at Walmart, and it contains no silicones (or any other

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mommascootsie August 21, 2013
Homemade Fabric Softener