Homemade fabric softener is very easy to make and totally customizable. To top it off, it won’t harm fragile fabrics, and it’s great at removing odors. It doesn’t mask them with perfumey scents like other fabric softeners do.
I’ve been making my own fabric softener for a while using this recipe. Recently, I’ve been adding more essential oils to the recipe in order to give it a stronger smell, this is especially true when I’m giving it away as a gift. Without the essential oil, this recipe would be much cheaper. Epsom salts + essential oils for fragrance are all you really need!