DIY green fabric softeners

DIY green fabric softeners

  • Did you know that many fabric softeners contain toxic chemicals? Chloroform, alpha-terpineol, benzyl alcohol, and ethanol are just a few of the most common chemicals found in fabric softeners today. Most of these chemicals are on the EPA’s hazardous waste list, which makes them hazardous to our health as well.
  • Making our own fabric softeners with natural ingredients ensures that our laundry is as safe as possible.
  • White distilled vinegar helps preserve the color of clothes, gets rid of allergens and lint, and also acts as a natural fabric softener.
  • The best thing is that it is free from toxic chemicals.
  • Fabric softener recipe #1:
  • 1/3 cup of organic hair conditioner
  • 1/3 cup of distilled white vinegar
  • 2 cups of water
  • Mix all and add to softener dispenser or rinse cycle
  • Fabric softener recipe #2:
  • 2 cups of distilled white vinegar:
  • 1/3 cup of baking soda
  • Mix all and add 1/2 cup to softener dispenser or rinse cycle
  • Fabric softener recipe #3:
  • 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar
  • 4 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
  • Mix all and add 1/2 cup to softener dispenser or rinse cycle.
  • It will remove soap residue.
  • For a DIY lavender clothes starch.
  • For a DIY whitening solution.
  • For 40 baking soda uses.
  • Note: The content on our website is for educational purposes only. Please consult your health practitioner or a qualified expert.
  • 1. “Fabric Softeners Contain Toxic Chemicals.” NaturalNews. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.
  • 2. “EPA Hazardous Waste US Environmental Protection Agency, n.d. Web. 3 Mar. 2014.





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