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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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

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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.