hartstrings...here is what the article said you could use instead of fabric softener:
• Add a quarter cup of baking soda to wash cycle to soften fabric
• Add a quarter cup of white vinegar to rinse to soften fabric and eliminate cling
• Check out your local health food store for a natural fabric softener that uses a natural base like soy instead of chemicals
For someone that has allergies this information could be very useful. I can't tolerate perfumes and many scented products. I just wanted to pass this information along to those people that might benefit by it. As I say in most of my environmental posts...you're free to choose...