Homemade Fabric Softener DIY

DIY Fabric Softener Recipe

This DIY fabric softener is by far one of the easiest DIY projects you'll make. Save an old fabric softener or detergent bottle to make the measuring easier.



  1. Pour vinegar into a gallon container (like and old vinegar bottle).
  2. Now add the alcohol and mix well.
  3. Next, add the essential oil and mix well.
  4. Add the optional Polysorbate 80 and mix well.
  5. Top off the gallon container with water and mix well.

When it's thoroughly mixed, you should not see oils floating on the top. Use as you would any other fabric softener, at about ¼ to ½ cup per load.

Enjoy your DIY fabric softener!


If omitting the Polysorbate 80, be sure to shake fabric softener well before each use. 

Recipe by DIY Natural at