If you like your clothes and towels to be soft, but you’re not totally comfortable with the chemistry of conventional laundry products, this simple do-it-yourself fabric softener will give you peace of mind.
Soften your laundry safely and effectively with two simple household ingredients plus water and an essential oil—no synthetic chemicals required. This recipe shows you how. Now, imagine bringing in that basket of clothing just off the line, and breathing in the fresh aroma of lavender and clean linen….
1. In large measuring cup or mixing bowl, mix baking soda with hot water.
2. In separate measuring cup, stir together lavender essential oil and vinegar.
3. Very slowly, stir vinegar mixture a little at a time into water mixture, allowing foam to subside between additions.
3. To use, gently stir fabric softener before adding to the water at the start of the rinse cycle.