There are a million recipes on pinterest, with a million different ingredients and amounts. A bunch use vinegar AND baking soda (my husband was NOT impressed with those people's science). Some use just one or the other with another cleaning agent that smells nice (like Purex crystals). And some use hair conditioner, which to me was like, if you're gonna buy store bought stuff, why not just buy store bought softener and avoid all this trouble?!
Well, I didn't have another cleaning agent that smells nice, so guess what I paired with my vinegar and water? My husband's hair conditioner. (Mine is a nice, name brand, ie: expensive, and his is dollar tree cheap.) Here's my list of ingredients and directions:
I hope this is cheaper than buying dryer sheets, and with a big sponge (or towel piece), I don't have to worry about the dryer sheet getting sucked into a pipe and starting a fire (or something). I do NOT feel any better about eliminating chemicals from my life, because I'm using store bought hair conditioner! I needed softener TODAY, so I didn't have the luxury of lots of research. But now that I have over a cup of this stuff, and I only use a sponge-worth every time, I will get right on that research. Hopefully, I'll have another blog post in a month or whenever this stuff runs out about homemade fabric softener that uses good science and no manufactured chemicals.