The usage of fragrances by the producers of fabric softeners highly dangerous, especially for children.
Taking into account the high content of chemicals in the commercial softeners, we can realize how allergies and other disorders appear. While buying, the saying will come into your mind that you cannot put something in your mouth that is why you should never put it on your skin. The harm is done through our clothes on the skin and even in our body.
Hence, while washing your clothes or your children’s clothes, try to get away from the fabric softeners.
It has been proven that phthalates are dangerous for the balance of hormones in animals, since they is used to obtain the scent. Thus, continuous usage of fabric softeners might be harmful not only for us, but also for entire environment.
Therefore, all these reasons are enough to turn to nature and make your own chemical-free softener. What you need for this natural softener is low-priced and simple – water, baking soda, essential oils and apple cider vinegar.
- 100 grams of baking soda
- 150-200 ml hot water
- 800 ml approx. of apple cider vinegar
- Essential oil (optional) 20 drops
In a bigger plastic container approx.. 3-5 L (because of the bubble reaction) combine the water, baking soda and apple cider vinegar. Prepare for the chemical reaction which will cause bubbles everywhere. Add the essential oil and shake the ingredients. You should do the shaking before every use and pour the softener into a jar.