Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy Homemade Money Savers

I read a blog yesterday that talked about homemade clothes softeners and laundry detergent. I don't know about you but this girl can use a savings here. I am helping to support 2 children in college and they often let the laundry go until it takes me a week to catch up or $100.00 at a laundry mat to get it all washed.
So today I went looking for the recipes!
                                                              (photos found on google)

Laundry Softener from


Makes 15 Cups:

  • cup baking soda
  • cups distilled white vinegar
  • cups water
  • 10 -15 drops orangeessential oils (optional) or 10 -15 dropslemonessential oils (optional) or 10 -15 drops essential oils , of choice (optional)


  1. 1
    You will need a one gallon container.
  2. 2
    First add the baking soda to the plastic container.
  3. 3
    Next add 1 cup of water to start with.
  4. 4
    Slowly add the vinegar to the bottle as the vinegar and baking soda will start to fizz.
  5. 5
    Then add the rest of the water swirling around & cover venting the top a few times.
  6. 6
    Last add the essential oil.
  7. 7
    Add 1 cup in your final rinse cycle for each load but give the bottle a good shake to stir up the essential oil if using.
Here is a Second one:

6 cups HOT water
3 cups white vinegar
2 cups Suave conditioner the scent of your choice
Mix conditioner & hot water well, until conditioner is dissolved completely.
Add the vinegar, and mix well.
Store in a large container {empty fabric softener container, empty large vinegar bottle, etc}
Pour into a downy ball… or use approx. 2 tbsp.