I haven't paid for fabric softener in probably 1 1/2 - 2 years simply because I stocked up during sales. Unfortunately, a few days ago I found myself at the end of my Purex Crystals with no good sales in sight.
Enter: homemade fabric softener! Who knew how easy it was to make?
What You Will Need:
1 cup baking soda
2 cups hot water
1 cup white vinegar
Mix the baking soda with the water. Stir until it is well mixed - but it's not going to completely dissolve.
Add the vinegar. It should start bubbling up. Stir until it is well mixed.
Add 1/4 cup to your rinse cycle.
Bam! You're done! You can even use it in a Downy ball if you have one of those (p.s. you can't use a Downy ball in a front loader).
I store mine in a mason jar so I can shake it before I measure my 1/4 cup.
Seriously... not buying fabric softener again unless it's free.
*Note: If you want to add essential oil to this you can. Essential oil tends to be fairly expensive but you'd probably only need 10-15 drops anyway, so it might be worth it to you. Also, I got my recipe for this from Hallee.