Ethanoic Acid as Fabric SoftenerI found that vinegar 'softens' fabrics as well as any commercial fabric softener I've ever used.
So now, I use vinegar, instead. Right? In a word, No! As it turns out, that nice, fresh smell, smells just like the vinegar it is. I refuse to 'go around' with my clothes smelling like a jar of Del Monte gherkins.