Do it Yourself: Making Homemade Fabric Softener


Yesterday I picked up some inexpensive Vo5 at Fry’s.. and had some Vinegar I got a hold of just a few days ago with intent to clean the bathroom. (Notice… the word “Intent”?) :)

Did you know you can make your own Fabric Softener? You sure can – it’s really quite easy, and you might just have everything you need right in your cabinet.  I got this off of Pinterest early last year- there are a multitude of recipes on there, they are all about the same.  If you are not on Pinterest yet, you really need to join us – it’s quite fun.

Of course, the scent of the Fabric Softener will depend ultimately on what conditioner you go for – so make sure you pick something you like.  It’s a great way to put inexpensive conditioner to use.


  • Kristen Key

    Thanks! I pinned this so I can try it out.
    P.S. I always have funnels in the kitchen….gotta get the koolaid/chocolate milk/etc in those little-mouthed bottles!! :)

  • Terrie Rhoads

    Thanks Sheryl, I’m all out of fabric softener, but I have lots of VO5 conditioner, and vinegar in the house. Since I do 3 loads of laundry eveyday this will work out great…

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  • Lynn Johnson Seppala

    So, it doesn’t leave a vinegar smell behind?

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  • Nicole Seflers

    I also read a blog today that said you could make your own dryer sheets by putting a wash cloth or piece of cotton clothing into homemade fabric softner and ringing it out or putting it into a spray bottle and spraying the fabric 3-5 times and adding it to your dryer!!! Have you ever done this?

    • sherylcuevas

      Sure have. I have posted it in the past too – you can spray a rag with essential oils for the same effect too :)

      • Nicole Seflers

        awesome!!! ty!!! Just made my own laundry soap today so fabric softener is next :)

  • Janzelle Willars

    How much of the home-made mixture do you use per load?

    • sherylcuevas

      1/2 c.

      Sent from my iPad

  • Meagan Turpin

    Thanks for sharing. moving into my own place soon and will have an over stocks of V05 just for softener =)