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    Anyone else make homemade fabric softener? I just started and not only is it cheaper but it's sooo easy.

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    Is that the same as using vinegar?

    Will you share your recipe and tips?

    TIA

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    Paula,
    Here's the recipe that I use.
    2 Cups White Vinegar
    2 Cups Baking Soda
    4 Cups Water

    Set mixing bowl in sink and slowly combine ingredents and then using a wisk, mix together. ~Baking soda and vinegar will fizz~ Then pour in a old fabric softener bottle. Use 1/4 cup or just put in your Downey bottle.

    Homemade dryer sheets......
    I got 2 free packets of downey in that mail. I took an old crib sheet and cut it into squares about the size of my hand...maybe a little bit bigger. I put the squares into an old baby wipe container....you can use anything with a lid. Then I poured the 2 packets of fabric softener in and added about 1/2 cup of water. I used enough water to cover the squares. Then I just shook the container up. To use....Grab a square and squeeze out the excess and toss in the dryer.

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    But does it work???

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    Default Vinegar in the laundry?

    Does anyone know how much vinegar to use in the laundry? I have heard it is good as a fabric softener but I don't know how much to use.

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    Do you have a Downy ball? If so, just fill 'er up. If not, about 1/2 to 1 cup should do the trick.

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    Great tip! Thanks!

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    Thanks!

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    Smile I usually use 4 caps of Vinegar in our wash !! :)

    I usually use 4 caps of Vinegar in our wash !!

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    I use a small amount with my darks to help keep them dark. I read that tip in Marilu Henner's book!

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    justGina ... does doing it like that make the clothes smell like Vinegar?

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    Question Anyone use vinegar for fabric softener?

    I honestly haven't tried this yet, but plan to. I'd like to say bye to dryer sheets.

    Sara

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    I have always used vinegar. Except a few weeks ago I broke down and bought a bottle of fabric softner. lol But, I love vinegar. It does the job, and doesn't leave the vinegar smell on your clothes.

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    I haven't, but I only use fabric softener 'cause it makes my clothes smell good. I don't care if they're soft or not.

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    Vinegar is also good to remove the urine smell from clothes and bedsheets after nighttime "accidents"

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