Fabric softeners are an essential item for any laundry room if you want your clothes to remain soft and smell wonderful.
The problem that arises with store bought and readymade fabric softeners is that they are mixed with a lot of chemicals. These softeners often tend to have an overwhelming amount of fragrance. The fragrance which is supposed to be soothing turns irritating. There is also the issue of getting only a limited range of scents.
In order to avoid these multitudes of problems, the easiest option is make your own fabric softener. There are benefits of making your softener. You will definitely be saving a lot of money, other than that you can make one that suits your preference and you won’t have to constantly worry about running out.
What You Need
For a refreshing fabric softener, you will need:
- Baking soda.
- Epsom salt.
- Essential oils.
How to Make It
This is a very basic recipe.
- First, add 2 cups of Epsom salt in a jar for the fragrance; you will have to add at least 20-30 drops of essential oils or your preferred blend. These essential oils can be of whichever scent you like, there is no specific regulation as to which scent you can add.
- Mix it gradually and keep an eye on the consistency of the solution.
- Once it turns slightly liquid-like, add half a cup of baking soda. Once a powder like element is formed, you are done! That’s how easy and basic this whole process was.
With basic ingredients such as baking soda and Epsom salts, you can get top notch and cheap softeners.
All you have to do is put in 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture and dissolve it into the water present in your machine before rinsing your clothes. The Epsom and baking soda will get rid of unpleasant odors and your essential oils will make your clothes smell as good as they were when they were new or even better!
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