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Homemade Fabric Softener

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Looking for a cheap alternative to commerical fabric softener? Then, look no further. Just add a cup of white vinegar to your washer's rinse cycle and your laundry will come out soft and cling-free.

The Benefits of Using Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

Vinegar Will:

  • eliminate static cling
  • remove soap residue from your clothes
  • soften your laundry
  • make your towels more absorbent

Vinegar Won't:

  • add harsh chemicals to your laundry
  • imgregnate your clothes with synthetic fragrances
  • cost you a lot of money

Tips and Warnings

1) To give your clothes a fresh scent, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the vinegar.

2) Have a fabric softener ball? Fill it with vinegar, and you won't have to watch for the rinse cycle.

3) Keep vinegar out of the reach of children and pets.

Did You Know?

Commerical fabric softener builds up on your towels over time, making them less absorbent.
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