Fabric Softener 1 quart glass bottle of white vinegar, add 25 drops of Lavender essential oil + 1 tsp rubbing alcohol (for emulsion). You now have a quart of naturally softening fabric softener! Good for your skin, good for your appliance and good for the planet! Pour 1/2 cup into the rinse cycle or into a fabric softener receptacle and start the wash cycle.
I boiled 2 c water and dissolved the dry ingredients with the Dawn (in a large glass measuring cup apparently I learned from earlier experience today). When cooled slightly, I poured it into my plastic bottle and added 2 c tap water and shook it. If you used 1/2 c for the original recipe, this would only require 1/8 c and would take up 75% less space on my shelf.
Homemade laundry soap for 1 cent a load! My friend showed me her bucket of this last night. She has an HE washer like I do, and said its worked great - and it smells great too! Tide gave her trouble with her towels like me - they came out all crackly and hard. She said this new homemade detergent makes them soft and very nice to use now. Definitely going to do this!