Monday, April 22, 2013

make your own: fabric softener/fabric refresher

 fabric softener

this is actually more like a tip for making your liquid fabric softener last longer by using it in the dryer. i prefer liquid fabric softener because it comes in a larger variety of scents. here is a great way to use liquid fabric softner in your dryer and save money at the same time.

the formula is so simple: 

just mix 1 oz. of liquid fabric softener with 24 oz. of water in a spray bottle and spray several squirts on a rag and toss into your dryer. i actually just spray it directly into my dryer onto the clothes, but do what you like.

and, no fancy spray bottles for me! i ain't got time for that! just a regular spray bottle i purchased in the cleaning section at target. to be honest, i typically don't use fabric softener or dryer sheets because they are a bit pricey for something that we go through so quickly, but since trying this recipe out and discovering that a full bottle of fabric softener can last me months and months, i find it a little easier to accept.

i just refilled my bottle that i had been using for well over a month now. i wash one load of laundry a day. according to this bottle of fabric softener, it will last for 50 loads. i have washed at least 30 loads of laundry so far on one spray bottle. i can wash hundreds of loads on this one bottle of fabric softener!

that month included using it as a fabric refresher also. that's right, i use the same bottle to spray my furniture to freshen  it up, as well as my bed each week when i change our sheets. so much cheaper than febreze, and again, it comes in a larger variety of scents.

let me know if you try this out! i would love to know what you think!

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