How to prepare an excellent natural fabric softener for laundry, free from chemical and toxic products

By using this homemade natural laundry softener, you can effectively preserve the softness of your fabrics while avoiding exposure to harmful chemicals found in commercial products. It’s a safe and eco-friendly alternative for maintaining clean and comfortable clothes.

Natural Laundry Softener Recipe:


  • 7 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) of baking soda
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • Essential oil (optional)


  1. Dissolve 7 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) of baking soda in 2 cups of hot water in a large mixing bowl or container.
  2. Gradually add 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to the baking soda mixture, stirring continuously until well combined.
  3. If desired, add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil to enhance the scent of the softener. Popular choices include lavender, lemon, or eucalyptus.
  4. Stir the mixture thoroughly to ensure all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  5. Transfer the natural laundry softener to a clean, airtight container for storage.
  6. To use, add a small amount of the softener to the fabric softener compartment of your washing machine during the rinse cycle. Alternatively, you can add it directly to the final rinse water.
  7. Enjoy soft, fresh-smelling laundry without the use of harsh chemicals!