LifestyleSave money and the planet with DIY laundry detergent tips

Save money and the planet with DIY laundry detergent tips

How to make your own fabric softener?
How to make your own fabric softener?
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7:26 PM EDT, May 17, 2024

Can doing laundry be even simpler these days? It turns out that it can. Moreover, we can take care of our wallets and the environment at the same time. All we need to do is prepare a detergent ourselves. The results will surprise you, and you'll be delighted.

How do you prepare a detergent for washing clothes? Contrary to appearances, it's not difficult at all. Everything we need can be found in our kitchen. The product, which will be indispensable in this case, costs about $1.20 and is available in nearly every store.

Some of us often feel like the laundry in our homes is never-ending. Unfortunately, this also means spending money on special detergents that we need for this purpose. These detergents can have an impact on the condition of our washing machines and even on the environment.

We also dream of having our laundry smell wonderful. For this purpose, we reach for various fabric softeners. However, not everyone knows they can be successfully replaced with another much cheaper product: vinegar, which has been known to us all for generations.

How to make homemade fabric softener?

Just pour it into the compartment in the washing machine designated for fabric softener, then set the appropriate program. If you care about a specific scent, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the vinegar.

This way, you will enjoy beautifully scented clothes and take care of your washing machine. Vinegar helps disinfect the washing machine, prevent mold, and eliminate unpleasant odors.

Mix with baking soda. Quickly make homemade laundry detergent

To save money, it's also worth considering preparing homemade fabric softener and a detergent for washing clothes. Baking soda and soap flakes are alternatives to chemical products.

They should be mixed in a 1:1 ratio and used to wash soiled clothes. This method is safe for colorful, white, and delicate laundry.

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