Fabric softener

Sustainable Swap:

  • I haven't really needed it, and I've read it can accelerate the wearing down of clothing.
  • Some people make their own using 3 tablespoons of citric acid to 3 cups of water, which is then added 3 tablespoons (per load) to the fabric softener compartment. Or some people simply add between 1/4 to 1 cup of white distilled vinegar during the rinsing cycle.