Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DIY Fabric Softener - Cost: $1.43!

The recipe below created 2 1/4 containers of fabric softener for $1.43!

I made it a goal of mine to cut out unnecessary spending this year...now, don't get me wrong, I'm sure I'll still splurge from time to time, but generally speaking I'm looking for areas I can cut back on. Laundry was one of them. Each month I found myself buying Tide, Downy and Downy Fabric Sheets. I decided that I didn't need both liquid fabric softener and fabric sheets so I cut out the liquid.

Missing my liquid Downy in each load (I really miss that smell) I started searching for alternatives...and I found this one on Frugal Girls.

I am so pleased with how easy it is to make and the savings blew me away!!!

What you'll need:

6 cups of hot water (I brought my water to a slight boil on the stove top)

3 cups of white vinegar

2 cups of Suave conditions (use your favorite scent)


Mix conditioner and hot water until the conditioner is completely dissolved.

Add the 3 cups of vinegar and mix well.

I used a whisk to start and then switched to a spatula to make sure the conditioner was mixed in well.

Once it's dissolved, you're done! It's that easy!!

Using a funnel, pour your fabric softener into a used, clean container. I used my old detergent bottles.

The original instructions state to use your Downy Ball, which leads me to believe you use the same amount you would if you were using a store bought fabric softener.

I will post my results as soon as I've completed some laundry!

Price Breakdown:

1 Family Size bottle of Suave conditioner: $1.46

1 Gallon Vinegar: $2.38

Use: 2 cups of Suave = .49/cup = .98

3 cups of Vinegar = .15/cup = .45

Total: $1.43!

Changing it up a bit...

Instead of just talking about tutus and what Little Diva Tutus is doing next I thought I'd expand this blog into some of my favorite DIY (Do It Yourself) projects and information.

We will still keep you up to date on what's going on at Little Diva Tutus, but add a few projects and information I have found helpful in as well.

I hope you enjoy our *New* blog and share it with your friends!

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