Homemade Fabric Softener with Conditioner

Homemade Fabric Softener

I’ve always been a huge fan of making my own laundry detergent and fabric softener. I’ve been making my own fabric softener for awhile using this recipe. Recently, I’ve been adding more essential oils to the recipe in order to give it a stronger smell, this is especially true when I’m giving it away as a gift (with the recipe card attached).

{Homemade Fabric Softener}

6 Cups Water

2 Cups Hair Conditioner (You can use any kind, I did have the Suave Rosemary Mint on hand so I used that.)

3 Cups White Vinegar

Essential Oils (optional)


When you buy the conditioner at the store, keep in mind you’ll be needing 16oz. I noticed my Suave bottle was only 12oz so I had to shorten some of the other ingredients just a bit. Simply stir the ingredients together then pour them in jars or another storage container. I added Lavender essential oil (about 20 drops) to the fabric softener which gives it a much stronger scent especially since you’re likely using a scented hair conditioner too.

You can use this in your fabric softener dispenser or soak a washcloth (and then wring it out well) in it and throw the washcloth in your dryer with your other clothing.

Overall, I really liked this one because I really wanted my clothing to come out with a fresh smell and I seemed to have achieved that with this homemade fabric softener.

Keep in mind, I use it with homemade laundry detergent which I also add essential oils too. Yep, we’re smelling good around here!

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Here is a clip of the news segment where I show how to put it all together!



    • Sarah Roe says

      Your washer should have a place where you pour it up to the line, do you have one of those? Otherwise, you can get a downy ball thing at the store and fill that. You don’t want to pour it directly on your clothes. You can soak a washcloth in it and throw that in the dryer though with the wet clothes.

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