Tips&TricksHomemade laundry solutions: Cost-effective and eco-friendly tips

Homemade laundry solutions: Cost-effective and eco‑friendly tips

How to make your own fabric softener?
How to make your own fabric softener?
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17 May 2024 18:52

Can doing laundry be even simpler these days? It turns out that it can. Moreover, we can take care of our wallets and the environment simultaneously. All we need to do is prepare a detergent ourselves. The results will surprise you, and you'll be delighted.

How to prepare a detergent for doing laundry? Contrary to appearances, it's not difficult at all. Everything we need can be found in our kitchen. The product, which in this case will be indispensable, costs about £1 and is available in nearly every store.

Some of us often feel like the laundry in our homes is never-ending. Unfortunately, this also means spending money on special detergents that we need for this purpose. These detergents can impact the condition of our washing machine and even the environment.

We also dream of having our laundry smell wonderful. To achieve this, we often use various fabric softeners. However, not everyone knows they can be successfully replaced with another much cheaper product, vinegar, which has been known to us all for generations.

How to make homemade fabric softener?

Pour vinegar into the compartment in the washing machine designated for fabric softener, then set the appropriate program. If you care about a specific scent, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to the vinegar.

In this way, you will not only be able to enjoy beautifully scented clothes but also take care of your washing machine. Vinegar helps disinfect the washing machine, prevents mould from appearing in it, and eliminates unpleasant odours.

Mix with baking soda. Quickly make homemade laundry detergent

To save money, it's also worth considering preparing homemade fabric softener and a detergent for washing clothes. Baking soda and soap flakes are alternatives to chemical products.

They should be mixed in a 1:1 ratio, then wash the soiled clothes. You can safely use this for colourful, white, and delicate laundry.

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