Eco Friendly Fabric Rinse Alternative
(Montgomery, AL, US)
Plain old vinegar makes a great fabric rinse. I think it works better than Downy, Snuggle or any of the commercial stuff.
My clothes seem softer, and my towels become more absorbant because the vinegar rinses away the soap residue. Just add a cup to the rinse water, or put it in the fabric softener dispenser.
Heck, you can even use an old Downy dispenser ball if you have one. Don't worry that you'll smell like a pickle, you won't, the vinegar leaves absolutely no scent behind.