How to make your own fabric softener

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  • Making your own cleaning product can be cheaper and kinder to the environment.

    While you might not use fabric softener for every wash, it’s always nice to add in when cleaning bath towels or bed sheets.

    Plus, if you live in a hard water area then it’s something that you might need to use with every wash.

    We’ve come up with a recipe that uses things that we’re sure you already have lying around at home.

    If you don’t, then you can always pick them up at your local shop for under a couple of quid. Plus you can use them again for more things around the home.

    Top tip: Try mixing essential oils to find a scent you like.

    Note: As always, do a spot test with any homemade cleaning product before using it for the first time.

    What you will need

    • 2 cups of water
    • 1 cup of hair conditioner
    • 1 1/2 cups of vinegar
    • 10 drops of essential oil
    • Large glass or plastic container