DIY: How to make your own fabric softener

DIY: How to make your own fabric softener

Let your clothes smell fresh with this home-made fabric softener that is easy to make.

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There are many reasons why people prefer to use a fabric softener.

It adds a nice scent to the clothes, helps eliminate static and wrinkles, and it makes the materials feel softer. 

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But what many people don’t realise is that it is super-easy to make your own fabric softener.

It requires four simple ingredients which many of us already have in the home and doesn't take much time to make. 

Let’s learn the method of making a DIY fabric softener.


2 cups of boiling water

2 cups of distilled white vinegar

1 cup of scented conditioner

1 tablespoon of essential oils


Add two cups of boiling water to a mixing bowl.

Add vinegar and mix with the water. 

Add 1 cup of conditioner and stir until it is thoroughly mixed.

Add 1 tablespoon of essential oils. 

Mix thoroughly. 

Pour into a bottle and use as desired.

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