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DIY Fabric Softener

DIY fabric softener – No artificial stuff in this one!

This will take you about 2 mins to make.

• 1 cup salt
• 1 cup hot water
• 3 cups white vinegar
• 20 drops essential oil (I used Lavender)

Mix all together until the salt dissolves. That’s it! Ready to go straight in to the fabric softener compartment of your washing machine. Use on towels, sheets, clothes, anything. You can leave the essential oil out and just add a few drops to your machine as you go if you prefer to switch it up. This will make 1L. I’ve stored in a glass jar and printed out my own label.

More cleaning tips here. Plus more on using essential oils here.

♥ KC.


  • Sam

    Katrina, how much do you use for each load?

    • Katrina (author)

      Just a splosh – very technical!

  • Sandy

    Does the salt adversely affect the washing macine over time, especially the metal parts?

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