Chemical Free Fabric Softener

Today’s Post is a Guest Post from Carmen over at Carmen Homemaker.

guest post carmen chem free fab softener

Since I have ventured into the “All Natural World”, I have not been fully content with the smell of all my homemade products.

I have used many ingredients/recipes suggested from One  Good Thing including this fabric softener, which I love!!


I have used homemade dryer sheets, consisting of a cloth pot holder with 10 drops of essential oil(s), but with little success. While I love the smells of various essential oils, you cannot smell them on your clothes once dried, so it really seems like a waste of oil.


Because laundry is one of my least favorite things to do I would like to have as few steps as possible AND expect a good return for my efforts.


This recipe is great!! This is the first recipe I’ve tried that left my clothes without any static cling too!!

Here is the recipe!



  • 6 cups water
  • 3 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 2 cups hair conditioner (I chose to go with an all natural, paraben-free conditioner sold at Sprouts for $7.99 for Fl Oz., see picture below)



1. Mix water, vinegar, and hair conditioner into a mixing container; stir. Do not shake it; it will cause foaming.

2. Once done stirring, pour into an empty 1 gallon container (I used an empty 1 gallon water bottle).

3. Enjoy your chemical-free fabric softener that leaves a good smelling aroma on your clothes with no static cling.


How to Use:

I shake the container one quick time to make sure the ingredients are mixed well.

  • Pour 1/4 cup into the washer during the rinse cycle.


  • Purchase a fabric softener “downy” ball to release during the rinse cycle. ( “downy” ball way is my favorite!)


  • Add to fabric softener compartment of your washer.





Nickole Perry
Hi! I’m Nickole (note the spelling. my mother did that.) I’m a domestically challenged wiper of bottoms and noses! I’m a coffee drinking, bacon eating mama who loves Jesus and has been pregnant or nursing (sometimes both) for the last 9 years!

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