The fragrance of factory-made clothing is very dangerous, especially for children, if used continuously with the aim of becoming fabric softener.
Laundry softener is known to be one of the main causes of allergies. Given the fact that it contains many chemicals, this product is harmful to our health.
You may have heard “if you can not put in your mouth, do not put it on your skin too.
Fabric softeners do “travel” from clothes to our skin and after that, through our pores, they enter our bodies and do the damage.
Therefore, try to avoid chemical fabric softener when you wash and, especially, your children’s clothing.
Phthalates are usually used to get scent and have proven to be very harmful to the hormonal balance in animals. So, when using a softener we are not only endangering ourselves, but our environment as well.
All these reasons should be enough for you to start making natural fabric softener. The ingredients you need to make a softener are easily available: water, baking soda, apple cider vinegar and essential oils.
- 100 grams of baking soda
- 150-200 ml of hot water
- 800 ml of apple cider vinegar
- 20 drops of essential oil (optional)
Since you will cause bubbles reaction while preparing this softener, you will need large plastic containers (3 to 5 liters). Enter the water, baking soda and vinegar in a container. Be prepared for chemical reactions. You will find an endless bubble reaction.
When the mixture begins to subside pour into a container that you will use as a softening tank. Add a few drops of essential oil, which you choose, tightly close the container you use and shake it well.
Remember to shake the softener every time you use it. Add 4 tablespoons of this homemade softener per wash.