More and more we look for ecological alternatives in our day to day. Do you want to learn how to make an organic fabric softener?
As you read, it is possible to prepare at home a natural alternative to purchased fabric softeners that are full of chemical agents that harm the environment.
These chemicals can affect our health without our realizing it, causing allergies or serious reactions on our skin.
To avoid these inconveniences, we want to tell you how to make a homemade fabric softener, which will give you the same or better results than the one you normally use.
You will see for yourself how easy it is to make a toxin-free fabric softener at home.
To begin with, you need to know that this type of fabric softener can be made from natural and very inexpensive materials.
In addition, it is extremely versatile, since it is suitable for all types of garments and for each program of your washing machine, as well as for those clothes that must be washed by hand.
Can we find out how to prepare it?
How to make an organic fabric softener?
There are several ways to make this type of product at home. Next we will show you different alternatives with different ingredients.
Ideally, you should try all of them and choose the one that best suits your needs and offers you the best results.
Before doing it, you must have an airtight container or a container to store the preparations. To do this, you can recycle the cans of your old fabric softeners and detergents or help you out of empty water bottles.
1. Homemade white vinegar fabric softener
To carry it out, the following ingredients are needed:
- ½ liter of white vinegar
- 1 liter of mineral water
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- Mix the water with the vinegar.
- Add the baking soda little by little. Let the foam dissolve and disappear.
- Once the three ingredients are well mixed, it is ready to use.
Vinegar also acts on stains as a powerful stain and odor remover.
Thus, you can apply it on the garment you want to wash, either because it has a coffee, wine or sweat stain, and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Then wash it normally in the washing machine.
2. White vinegar and essential oil softener
On this occasion, to make this organic fabric softener you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 liter of white vinegar
- 10 drops of essential oil of the aroma that you like the most
This version is very simple to make: you just have to mix the two ingredients and it is ready to use.
3. Baking soda softener, sea salt and essential oil
The third option that we offer you requires the following ingredients:
- 15 drops of essential oil of the aroma that you like the most
- 250 grams of unrefined sea salt
- 75 grams of baking soda
- First, add the 15 drops of essential oil to the sea salt.
- Stir until the oil is well absorbed by the salt.
- Then add the bicarbonate and stir again until you get a homogeneous mixture.
When everything is well integrated, you will have your organic fabric softener ready. Add 2-3 tablespoons to each wash just before rinsing.
These three toxin-free softeners are also ideal for your baby’s clothes, as they will not contain any abrasive elements.
On the other hand, if you are a person who suffers from skin allergies, you can encourage yourself to prepare these homemade softeners.
In addition, the ingredients are very easy to obtain and do not require large investments of money.
Finally, another of its advantages is that they are capable of killing the bacteria that may remain in the drum of the washing machine. In this way you will be contributing not only to taking care of your clothes, but also of your washing machine.
Go ahead and prepare an organic fabric softener at home. They are effective, quick to make and their preparation is not complex at all. They are all advantages!