Don’t Buy Fabric Softeners Anymore – They Are Harmful! Make Yourself a Natural and Inexpensive One!

In the production of fabric softeners they use fragrances that are extremely harmful, especially for children.

Commercial softeners are known to cause allergies, and considering the fact they contain numerous chemicals, they are hazardous to our health. You’ve probably already heard of “if you can’t put in your mouth, don’t put it on your skin either”. Fabric softeners go from our clothes to our skin and through it enter the body and do the damage.

natural fabric softener

Therefore, when washing your clothes, especially children’s,  try to avoid chemical fabric softeners.

Phthalates are often used to obtain scent, and it has been proven that they are harmful for the balance of hormones in animals. By using fabric softener, therefore, we are not only harming ourselves, but also the environment.


For all these reasons it is best to turn to nature and make a natural fabric softener. The ingredients for such a softener are simple – baking soda, water, essential oils and apple cider vinegar.


  • 100 grams of baking soda
  • 15-200 ml hot water
  • 800 ml of or apple cider vinegar
  • Essential oil (optional) approx 20 drops


Get a bigger plastic container of approximately 3 to 5 L (because of the bubble reaction ). In it, combine the water, vinegar and baking soda. Be prepared for the chemical reaction of these ingredients. There will be bubbles all over the place.

When the liquid has “calmed”, pour it into a glass jar that will be your softener tank.

Add a few drops of essential oil of your choice, cap the bottle and shake well.

Additional advice:

Shake before each use. Use four tablespoons of this mixture per machine.



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5 Responses

  1. Debbie says:

    Can u use bi carb soda instead of baking soda

  2. Sue says:

    Will thos also take care of static, especially during the cold, dry winter months? Also, will the essential oils stain clothing?

  3. Diane Spriggs says:

    ml to ounces? That’s a lot of vinegar……not sure I want my clothes to smell like that!

  4. Neavear says:

    The bubbles could be a concern, can this be used in a High Efficiency (He) machine?

  5. Paola says:

    I just tried this, it smells OK and didn’t foam in the washing machine but when I took my clothes out after the final spin they were really creased up, something that doesn’t happen with my regular shop bought conditioner. I’m afraid life’s too short to do unnecessary ironing so I’ll probably switch back. Shame.

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