This cute little RECEET FOR WASHIN CLOTHES is printed on the old-time printing press in The Ozark Mountain Folk Center at Mountain View, Arkansas. There is no name on the print to give credit to.
Nancy Jo noticed that I posted over at Country Pleasures that I make my own fabric softener and asked for the recipe. I first came across this substitute in a book called Cheaper & Better, by Nancy Birnes. I've since seen it in other publications.
2 cups of baking soda
2 cups of Herbal Vinegar or white vinegar
4 cups of water
Mix ingredients (slowly--or it will overflow!) and store in a plastic or glass container in your laundry area. Keep out of reach of children. I usually only mix up a half batch.
I've never made any Herbal Vinegar, but I've been thinking that mint or lemon thyme might be a good scent to try in this. Your fabric will not smell like Downy or any commercial product, especially, if like me, you use the plain vinegar. It does work, though, and is much "cheaper & better".
Hope you are having a nice day.
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24