Everybody likes the feeling of having his/her clothes to be soft-touching, even after it was washed on the machine. However, there are times when your sheets are still not as soft as you have expected them to be even after you have used plenty of a fabric conditioner that you brought from the store. If this happens, you can try the following DIY fabric softeners that can really provide your expected rresults:
Rosemary and mint fabric softener
You can whip up this fabric softener in just a few minutes. As a matter of fact, you can create this DIY fabric softeners quicker compared to having your car out or go for a walk to a store in order to buy one. The subtle scent that it offers is soothing and lovely.
Ingredients: 6 cups of water, 3 cups of vinegar (mini bottle of rosemary and mint, apple cider, lemon juice), or mint/rosemary conditioner or both mint and rosemary conditioners.
Here’s how to do it:
In 4 cups of water, mix a few amounts of rosemary and mint by boiling the ingredients. You need to completely drain this mixture or else you may have stains on the clothes. If you happen to use hair conditioner then you can add two cups of conditioner to white vinegar and mix them. Meanwhile, you have to mix the essential oils with vinegar if ever you use such oils. Also, you have to be cautious not to shake it as you mix since there is a tendency that it will foam.
How to use:
You just have to use 2 tablespoons every wash and utilize it similar to any fabric conditioner.
Wool dryer balls softener
This is one of the easiest means of softening your laundry. You can also add a few scents to it with your most liked essential oil. You can create as many sweet and colorful-smelling woolen dryer balls as you want, but you need to notice that the color doesn’t run. In order for you to avoid this, you can either utilize white woolen balls, or you can run them through your washer separately if you wish to utilize the colored ones. This will indicate whether the color would run or not.
Baking soda softener
This type of fabric conditioner is amazingly easy and convenient. This is all great for those who are suffering from sensitive skin, while it helps in balancing the laundry’s pH levels.
Ingrredient: Water, baking soda
How to do it:
You simply add 1 cup (250 ml) of baking soda to 2 cups (500 ml) of hot water and you are good to go.
White vinegar fabric conditioner
If you don’t care too much about the scented clothes, then distilled and white vinegar is all you need. Vinegar is something that the majority of us have at home. Surprisingly, you can also use vinegars to soften your clothes apart from their usual usage.
Ingredients: ½ cup distilled and white vinegar and or resealable container/essential oil.