Do you wish to lighten your expenses, be fed up with wasting too much, and buy softeners for the laundry? Which fabric softener to choose? These small expenses are not without effect on your budget. Or on the environment for that matter… A simple trick to save money on fabric softeners is to replace them with white vinegar. Yes, you read that right: white vinegar. Simply replace your fabric softener with white vinegar before starting your washing machine.
How to do it
1. Replace your fabric softener with white vinegar: 1/2 cup of white vinegar is enough per wash cycle. You can also use the measuring cup from your old fabric softener.
2. If you wish, you can add 4 to 5 drops of essential oil of your choice to perfume your laundry. The lavender essential oil works wonders!
3. For added effectiveness, add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to balance the mixture.
4. Run your machine as usual.
There you go, with white vinegar, you don’t need to buy fabric softener anymore 🙂
You know how to make homemade fabric softeners.
Don’t worry about it. The laundry doesn’t smell of vinegar.
In any case, increase or decrease the amount depending on the softness you get after washing.
Be aware that the amount needed also depends on the hardness of the water in your area.
The softeners you buy in the supermarket are expensive and far from economical compared to white vinegar.
As you can see, white vinegar is an amazingly smart way to soften laundry at great savings.
Don’t hesitate to buy a large bottle of white vinegar, as you can also use it as a rinse aid in the dishwasher.