Homemade Fabric Softener

Mar
21st
2011

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Homemade Fabric Softener

I finally got around to making and using the All-Natural Fabric Softener that I recently posted about wanting to try. Not only was it super easy to make, but it also might be a match made in heaven with my homemade lavender dryer sheets. The barely there scent of lemons combined with the rich lavender scent is near perfect!

Fabric Softener Ingredients

Lemon Juice, Baking Soda, & Cold Water

Making this fabric softener is as simple as combining the above ingredients in something that has a lid, like a large jar, and shaking the covered container.  Proportion-wise, you’ll need the juice of four lemons (or around two tablespoons of bottled lemon juice, which was a complete guess on my part), one teaspoon of baking soda, and two cups of cold water. Pour the mixture in with your laundry when it begins its final rinse cycle, and get ready for some seriously soft clothes/sheets/towels!

Clean Clothes

I wish you could see how they smell and feel.

Below are a few pictures that were taken this past Saturday at a party/picnic in the park. My friend Allie organized a small get-together to celebrate her dog Zeus’ birthday, and fun times were had by all!

Party/Picnic in the ParkKirby, Ben, Clementine, WinstonMyself & Allie

Zeus

Here's Zeus, the birthday boy. Isn't he cute?


by Dawn Grimes


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  • Cara

    I was just wondering about what to do with my lemons (I got a whole bag from Costco!)… so excited to try this out! :D

  • Cara

    and p.s. Zeus is pretty cute!

  • Dawn

    Let me know how it goes, Cara. And I’ll pass the compliment along to Zeus’ owner!

  • melodic23

    How much of the mixture do you use per load?

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