We all love when our clothes smell nice, but, did you know that the commercial fabric softeners are loaded with harmful chemicals and compounds? Yes, and unfortunately, these are especially dangerous for children.
Many experts around the world claim that the commercial softeners cause allergies, and taking into consideration their high content of chemicals, they are not that health-friendly. You’ve probably heard the old saying: “If you cannot put it in your mouth, do not put it on your skin either”! So, you may want to think about it next time you decide to buy a softener. Fabric softeners enter the body through the skin and cause serious damages.
We highly recommend that you should avoid using chemical-loaded fabric softeners when washing your clothes, especially your children’s clothes. Phthalates are added to obtain scent, and studies have shown that they harm the hormone balance in animals. Therefore, by using fabric softeners, you are not only harming your health, but also the environment. And we really hope that you are convinced that you should trust nature and make an all-natural softener. You just need simple and easily-available ingredients like baking soda, water, essential oil, and apple cider vinegar. This homemade fabric softener is very simple and easy to make. You just have to follow the simple instructions.
You will need the following ingredients:
- 10g baking soda
- 150-200 ml hot water
- 800 ml apple cider vinegar
- 20 drops essential oil
- Plastic container (5l)
Here’s what you need to do – first, you need a big plastic container (3-5l), because of the bubble reaction. Then, you should combine water, baking soda and apple cider vinegar together. The ingredients will cause a chemical reaction, releasing bubbles all over the place. After that, you should add essential oil of your choice, close and shake well.Once the liquid “settles,” pour it into your softener tank, and make sure you use a jar, as it works best.
Note: don’t forget to shake the softener before every use. Four tablespoons of the homemade softener are enough for one use. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family! Thank You and take care!