Wednesday, May 11, 2011

simple natural fabric softener

The combination of cold weather and air-dried laundry makes for some very scritchy scratchy sheets and towels. I like my towels a little rough because it feels like they're exfoliating in preparation for moisturising, but the little ones do love snuggling up to a nice soft towel.

The most simple and natural fabric softener is of course, the Star of all natural cleaning concoctions- white vinegar.

Add 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar to the machine during the final rinse cycle

Easy and truly works wonders.

For a homemade natural laundry detergent recipe see this past post.

For directions and information about strip washing cloth nappies see this previous post.

May all your washing days be blessed with warm sunshine and a cool breeze.

xo m.


Crunchy Diva said...

White vinegar is the BEST!! that & baking soda i should buy stocks in both.

Mama maakt said...

I love white vinegar too! But it's best not to use it on bamboo (nappies or towels) because it'll harm the fibers.

Jessica said...

That sounds like a good idea, but i'm wondering do your clothes and sheets smell funny when you use it? I can't stand the smell of vinegar...Also, where did you find that awesome laundry detergent tin?

Valarie said...

My niece was saying the other day that she wanted to make her own laundry soap but didn't want scratchy clothes. I hadn't heard of this. We'll both give it a try.

Rhiannon said...

Hey Meagan, would you know what natural washing detergent I can use for woolens? I have been given a woolen underlay for the cot and considering how cold it has been it will be perfect, but want to give it a wash first.
Rhiannon x

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