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Fabric Softener

No more stiff socks & sandpaper towels - using the laws of science you can keep your fabrics soft & clean


-  Citric Acid 

Optional but recommended: 

-  2-5 drops Essential Oil


-   Airtight container


Use 1 teaspoon (approx 10g) for a small load & double for larger loads.


1.   Add the Citric Acid & essential oils to the fabric softener compartment of your washing machine or t to the rinse water (not directly on clothes). 

FAQ's - great stuff to know!

Do I need to dissolve in water first?

You don't normally need to as it will dissolve easily even in cold water, but you definitely can if you wish too.

Can I use Vinegar instead?

Absolutely! You can use 1/4 cup of white vinegar as an alternative

What makes this work?

Its using a simple scientific principal & the power of pH. Vinegar & Citric Acid are 'Acidic' because their pH < 7 at around 2-2.5. Laundry Powder is an 'Alkali/Base' because its pH> 7 at around 10. When you use the acid in the rinse cycle only it will neautralise & remove any left over soap scum which causes the clothes to be stiff. It's even better than commercial Fabric Softeners as it does not cote your clothing in slime & fragrance. 

Is this safe for septic tanks?

Citric Acid & Vinegar are mild & biodegradable which should not affect the bacteria in septic tanks like harsh chemicals can.


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