I stumbled across a blog post recently that had a recipe for your own fabric softener. At the time it was on my shopping list so I thought I would give it a try.
I found the recipe here:
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- White Vinegar x 1.5 cups
- Hot Water x 3 cups
- Hair Conditioner x 1 cup
I had the white vinegar and obviously I had the hot water. I just had to pick up a cheap bottle of hair conditioner (this is where you pick whatever fragrance you prefer - I chose apple).
It's very simple to make, just measure and mix the ingredients together in a large jug which has a spout to let you pour into your storage jars. The conditioner will look very strange when added to the water and vinegar but give it a stir to combine. Then pour into your storage container. I ended up using the empty store bought bottle.
I'm now on my second batch and have had no problems or build up on the towels (I think how the towels feel is a good indicator when it comes to trying new products).