Make Your Own Fabric Softener to Avoid Toxins
Make your own fabric softener that will delight you and make your clothes softer without using any chemical ingredients. The ingredients used in this recipe will not cause itching, or do any harm in the environment. The more delicate clothes are able to tolerate them and it includes an all-natural odor eliminator that will fully remove the smells. This recipe is very cheap and easy to be made, and you will be safe from the products that leave negative effects on your health. It is powerful, removes stains such as urine and vomit.
Homemade fabric softener
You will need simple ingredients in order to prepare this powerful natural cleanser and softener. You will need 2-3 cups of Epsom salt, or sea salt, to prepare your base. You will also need 20-30 drops of essential oils or blended scents, ½ a cup of baking soda, a marker and a container with a lid. You will need high quality lid in order to keep everything fresh.
Mix all the ingredients in the container. Add two cups of the Epsom or the sea salt in the container mix the mixture well and then you can add the essential oils. If you like you can add lemon, which has refreshing scent, or any other essential oil. Mix everything well and then add the baking soda. The baking soda isn’t necessary because you can add it separately while washing. Baking soda is very effective against stains. Whisk the mixture well and then close it with a lid. If you intend to prepare other aromas, write down all the types of essential oils that you have been used for this softener in order to keep everything organized. Use only 2-3 tablespoons before your clothes through the wash. If your softener doesn’t include baking soda, you can add a half a cup to each load you wash.
Make adaptations to double or triple the recipe’s turnout. You can adjust the amount of essential oil in order to produce a stronger or weaker aroma. By adding more Epsom salt you will make more fabric softener. Anyway, add more drops of essential oils to make up the difference.
Benefits of homemade fabric softener
By preparing homemade fabric softener you will have a fully healthy, harmless and effective product. The commercial products that you buy from the markets might sound harmless, but they are loaded with chemicals, like benzyl acetate which is related with pancreatic cancer, which can penetrate through the skin or be inhaled. They are very dangerous for the environment because they are based on petroleum, which isn’t biodegradable and is a non-renewable resource. The commercial fabric softeners include benzyl alcohol, which leads to irritations of the upper respiratory tract, and chloroform, which is a proved as carcinogenic and neurotoxin.
When preparing your own fabric softener, it will be at your will what will be added inside and what not. Unlike with the commercial fabric softeners, now you know what is inside the product. You can use combinations of different herb oils in order to make wonderful aromas, like lavender and rose.
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