A Fabric softener (also called fabric conditioner) is a chemical compound that is typically applied to laundry during the rinse cycle in a washing machine. Fabric softeners are available as solutions and solids, and may also be impregnated in dryer sheets used in aclothes dryer.
The experts say that the chemicals found in industrial conditioners can trigger allergic reactions! And the worst thing about these chemicals is that they’re found in high amounts in all fabric softeners, which implies they are not that health-friendly. You have probably heard the old saying: “If you can’t put it in your mouth, do not put it on your skin either”! So, you may want to think about it next time you choose to purchase a softener. Fabric softeners enter the body through the skin and trigger serious damages.
Fabric softener ads often portray an image of comfort, freshness and sweetness. Yet most fabric softeners contain a grim list of known toxins which can enter your body through the skin and by inhalation, causing a wide range of health problems, particularly for young children.
Here we can show you how to make at home a fabric softener:
- 10g baking soda
- 150-200 ml warm water
- 800 ml apple cider vinegar
- 20 drops essential oil
- Plastic container (5l).
Combine water, baking soda and apple cider vinegar together. The components will trigger a chemical reaction, releasing bubbles all over the place. After that, you must add essential oil of your choice, close and shake well. Once the liquid “settles,” put it into your softener tank, and make sure you use a jar, as it works finest. 4 tablespoons of the homemade conditioner are enough for one use.
Easy to make, low-cost, and totally customizable, these “crystals” will leave your laundry soft and smelling lovely.