Purchase a one quart glass bottle of white vinegar, add 25 drops of doTERRA Lavender essential oil + 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol (for emulsion). You now have a quart of naturally softening fabric softener! Good for your skin, good for your appliance and good for the planet!
Homemade fabric softener. One person suggested filling a Downey ball to the line with vinegar and adding some essential oils. This way you can throw it in at the beginning of the laundry without problems. Brilliant!