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Simple and Natural Fabric Softener Recipe

With just one ingredient, vinegar, this "recipe" couldn't be easier...

vinegar In the kitchen, I love salads and recipes that include vinegar, especially natural infused vinegars. On its own, however, the harsh fragrance of vinegar is definitely not an aroma that I deliberately seek out. Despite its abrasive smell, vinegar is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-viral. It is affordable and does soften clothes well when added to the rinse cycle. Vinegar also helps to eliminate soap residue build-up on clothing.


In place of commercial fabric softener, add 1/2 cup of vinegar to laundry during the rinse cycle.


  • Avoid balsamic and other dark vinegars as they may stain clothes.
  • A lingering vinegar aroma may be left on your clothes. To minimize or eliminate the aroma, try the fragrant, essential oil Dryer Sheet Recipe.


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