I stopped using fabric softener years ago after I discovered it actually shortened the life of your clothes. However, sometimes it’s nice to have some on hand- like for a new set of sheets you want to break in.
Since I’m trying to be a more frugal homekeeper, I searched Pinterest for softener recipes & after some math (to make less than 1 gallon), I found a good one. Our sheets came out nice & soft & they didn’t have that fabric softener smell which I personally can’t stand. Here’s the recipe:
1 1/2 cups HOT water
1/2 cup hair conditioner (they recommended a Suave rain that smelled nice, I used Suave Shea Butter ’cause that’s what we use)
3/4 cup vinegar
- Pour water & conditioner into a lidded jar (I used 2 pint mason jars, or 1 quart would be perfect).
- Shake until completely dissolved.
- Add vinegar & shake well.
Use about 2 tablespoons per load.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we are!