Making your own fabric softener can help you save money, and are safer choices for homes with children and pets, as 10 percent of poisoning exposures in children under 6 years of age are form cleaning products, according to Washburn.
The average American home uses 25 gallons of toxic chemicals per year, according to Carolyn Washburn, from Utah State University. Using homemade cleaning products helps keep harmful chemicals, which can lead to water contamination and health issues, away from the environment.
Slowly add 1 cup of vinegar to the bottle while stirring. Expect a chemical reaction with a fizzing sound.