As much as I despise ironing, I hate wrinkled clothes even more! Children’s cotton summer clothes and sundresses always seem to come out of the dryer wrinkled. So I checked at a local big box retailer for some of that miracle-in-a-bottle wrinkle release spray. It was $6.99. That’s way over this KCL’s budget! Luckily, a friend offered this amazing tip to make my own spray for pennies.

You Need:

  • Spray bottle
  • Liquid fabric softener
  • Wrinkled clothes

How it works:

  • Fill the spray bottle with cold water and add one capful of liquid fabric softener.
  • Shake the bottle. The water should look slightly cloudy. Add a little more or less, but the best ratio is roughly one part fabric softener to 10 parts water.
  • Hang the wrinkled clothing up and mist it with the spray. The wrinkles smooth out on their own.

For easily wrinkled clothing, mist before the dryer, and it comes out wrinkle-free! This is a great way to use up the last bit of softener in the bottle. I even picked up a tiny bottle to bring along when I travel. What will you do with all the time you save?

This has been a guest post by Sandra from Woonsocket, RI.
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9 thoughts on “DIY: Ditch the Iron and Make Your Own Wrinkle Release Spray!”

I cant wait to try this with my work pants that wrinkle like crazy!!!


I’ve purchased wrinkle releaser at Family Dollar Stores – I think the price was $1.50 for 32oz. It lasts a long time. I think I’ve also seen a similar product at Dollar Tree. Be careful when using actual fabric softener because they usually have a warning on the bottle to be careful when adding it to your laundry as it my cause spotting. I’ve never had a problem with spotting when using the wrinkle releaser products.


That is what I wondered if this stuff might stain your clothes or leave spots on them!


 I am thinking it is so diluted that it wouldnt be a problem! :)


add a teaspoon of baking soda and shake and this makes a great fabric refresher too


Sweet! I’ll have to try this!

For years, while getting ready in the mornings [and after I’ve done my hair] I’ll run my flat iron over my wrinkled outfit! It works GREAT for cuffs, hems, shorts, and any quick items needing touch-ups from being folded and stored in drawers! :)


NOT to mention- saving you money on your energy and time!!


I have a spray bottle I use at home like this, but it’s filled with just water!  A fine misting gets out my wrinkles just fine.


Wonderful idea and clothes will smell freshly laundered.