Natural cloth softener using Salt

I always prefer t-shirts over anything since they are very comfortable. If your t-shirts are starting to feel a little stiff or if you just want to make sure that they never end up feeling that way, you can use salt to make or keep them soft.

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Below are several ways you can use salt to soften your t-shirt:

SALT BATH – Fill a bucket with 1 quart of water and 1/2 cup of salt. Submerge the shirt in the water and let it sit in the saltwater for 2 days. After 2 days, wash it as you normally would. When you’re done, your stiff new shirt will magically be as soft as your favourite vintage t-shirt.

SALT AND VINEGAR – You can add about a cup of vinegar mixed with 3 tablespoons of salt to the rinse cycle for top loading machines, or 1/4 cup for front-loading.  You can even add this to the fabric softener tray if you have one.

COFFEE AND SALT – This trick can be used to keep your dark clothes soft and new looking.  Mix 1 cup black coffee with 2 tablespoons of salt. Add 2 cups of this to the rinse cycle.

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