Life hack: homemade fabric softener

Here is a cost effective and creative way to turn general household products into quality liquid fabric softener. Even the cheaper versions of the ingredients will produce the same result as a regular store bought fabric softener!

Try it for yourself by following these instructions:



5 cups of hot water

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3 cups of vinegar

1 cup of hair conditioner (hint: you can vary the smell of the fabric softener by using different hair conditioners)

1 container (to store the mix)



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  • Mix the hair conditioner and the hot water together in a bowl (the hot water will help to smooth the lumps of the conditioner)
  • Add the vinegar into the mixture
  • Pour the mix into a container of your choice.
  • Add the normal volume of fabric softer to your wash load.


Have you ever made your own washing detergent or fabric softener? What is your favourite brand of fabric softener or detergent you usually use?