The girls have been saying they would like to use fabric softener again for the smell and the softness, but I just can’t bring my self to pay that high price for softener, so I did a little research. I found a lot of people use straight white vinegar but I wanted something that had a scent, I found one softener that uses cheap hair conditioner and vinegar. So I went to the dollar store and found some conditioner that smelled pretty good and made some, the girls love it I have to admit I like it to it makes the cloths softer ( I line dry and they tend to be a little stiff) and they have a nice scent. I Know it is not a very self-sufficient thing but sometimes you have to give a little and it is cheap to make.
Homemade Fabric Softener
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
1 1/2 cups conditioner
essential oil (optional.)
Direction: Pour all ingredients into a half-gallon container and stir. Don’t shake or it will make an extreme mess! Add essential oils if desired and stir again!
To use: Add the same amount you would the store bought kind about 1/4 cup during the rinse cycle.