Vinegar works as a natural alternative to fabric softener. This means you can skip an expensive laudry product and use vinegar instead. Vinegar has an added benefit of helping to fully break down laundry detergent and its residue. Your clothes can actually be cleaner and softer when you add vinegar to the washing machine. Using vinegar will cause less detergent sensitive allergies for families that struggle with sensitive skin.
How Much Vinegar to Use?
Adding 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle of your washing machine will work naturally to soften your laundry.
What About the Smell?
Don't be put off by the fragrance of vinegar. The odor disappears when vinegar dries.
Cleaning a Washing Machine?
Vinegar is a great tool to use to freshen and clean your washing machine. Add a cup of vinegar where you would normally put laundry detergent and wash an empty load on the hottest water available. This will freshen the washing machine and remove leftover soap residue.