Quick Tip #18: How to Soften Sheets & Clothes Without Chemicals

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Fabric softeners have a number of artificial ingredients and chemicals in them. If you want soft laundry — especially as an antidote to factory-fresh crisp new sheets — simply add a cup of BAKING SODA to the washing machine. It's simple and your laundry will come out soft as a baby's bottom.