Homemade (Scented) Fabric Softener

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

Your clothes will come out soft without any detergent residue and will have a nice mild scent. Make smaller batches if you prefer to change the fragrance frequently.


  1. Add the Essential Oil to the Vinegar.
  2. Shake until well mixed.
  3. Use 1/4 to 1/2 cup in the rinse cycle.


Most Helpful

The vinegar makes a wonderful fabric softener, but be careful if you have, in particular, an LG front loader. I obviously spilled vinegar when filling up the rinse cup and over time it rusted out the spring on the door and the hinges had to be replaced. So I mention this as a gentle reminder to be careful where you pour the vinegar. I am going to purchase a rinse ball to use in the future.

realdecor July 06, 2012

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