How to Make Homemade Fabric Softener with No Toxins!

When we are washing clothes, we often use fabric softener.  It becomes essential thing to put inside because not only they make our clothes softer, but they also leave a pleasant scent.

They’re available on the market at affordable prices. But, are they really good?

Lately, there is a concern that they actually contain harmful substances to our health and the environment.

Of course, we can’t deny that they’re very effective and leave perfect aroma. These products can cause adverse reactions on our skin and in our respiratory system.

The problem is that, just like many other cleaning products, their effects are not always immediate and often appear over time.

Luckily, there are 100% natural, healthy and ecological alternatives that offer similar results . There are no risks at all and in same time you’ll save money.  You will avoid harsh chemicals and toxins.

Why we should use a homemade fabric softener?

Why we should use a homemade fabric softener

Chemical fabric softeners available in stores actually contain strong fragrances that can linger on your clothes for days after washing. They are not the best solution for clothing care.

Despite all great advertisements which make you to believe in their effects, there are ingredients that will give you the same effect without actually damaging your clothes.

Also, chemicals in all those commercial fabric softeners are not eco-friendly and can cause skin irritation. Some of them contain substances known as pthalates. They may cause hormonal imbalances.

Scientists need to do researches in order to prove the negative effects on our body. Some experts advise not to use them. In Scandinavian countries (Norway) it is forbidden to sell these products.

Luckily, natural formulas aren’t toxic to our health. They make soft and cleaner our clothes without fading colors or degrading fabrics.

Their active compounds will additionally clean the washing machine.  There will be no soap scum, detergent residue or mold.

How to make your own fabric softener?  

How to make your own fabric softener

This type of homemade fabric softener won’t leave the risk of respiratory difficulties, sensitive skin or allergic reactions.

  • It works to protect even the most delicate baby or children’s clothing.
  • It gives great smell and makes clothes brighter without fading their colors.
  • It’s easy to make, low cost. You just need to follow a few simple steps.


  • 2 cups coarse sea salt or Epsom salt.
  • 30 drops chamomile, lavender or your choice of essential oils.
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 1 container with a lid


  • In a container mix the salt and essential oil.
  • Shake a few seconds to mix well. When finished, add the baking soda.
  • Mix again and cover.
  • It will keep for up to two months.

How to use

Use 2-3 tablespoons of natural fabric softener before the rinse cycle.

For larger loads, use up to a half a cup.

To remove sweat stains, scrub the stained area with the mixture and let work for 30 minutes before rinsing.

There it is! You can make your own natural and eco-friendly fabric softener without spending a lot of money on complicated recipes.

You’ll love how fresh your clothes smell.


Source: StepToHealth


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