You don’t have to spend a lot of money on expensive fabric softeners which only smell nice. You can make one at home and it won’t contain toxic ingredients.
Commercial softeners are known to cause allergies, and considering the fact they contain numerous chemicals, they are hazardous to our health. You’ve probably already heard of “if you can’t put in your mouth, don’t put it on your skin either”. Fabric softeners go from our clothes to our skin and through it enter the body and do the damage.
Phthalates are often used to obtain scent, and it has been proven that they are harmful for the balance of hormones in animals. By using fabric softener, therefore, we are not only harming ourselves, but also the environment.
For all these reasons it is best to turn to nature and make a natural fabric softener. The ingredients for such a softener are simple – baking soda, water, essential oils and apple cider vinegar.
- 100 grams of baking soda
- 15-200 ml hot water
- 800 ml of or apple cider vinegar
- Essential oil (optional) approx 20 drops
Get a bigger plastic container of approximately 3 to 5 L (because of the bubble reaction ). In it, combine the water, vinegar and baking soda. Be prepared for the chemical reaction of these ingredients. There will be bubbles all over the place.
When the liquid has “calmed”, pour it into a glass jar that will be your softener tank.
Add a few drops of essential oil of your choice, cap the bottle and shake well.
Additional advice: Shake before each use. Use four tablespoons of this mixture per machine.