I recommend skipping fabric softener entirely, and here’s why you should do the same. Not only is this more eco- it’s also going to save you some serious cash! Afterall, why spend your money on something you really don’t need.
- Maintains form: Fabric softener will reduce shrinkage because it gives clothes an added boost of elasticity.
- Petroleum based product: Many fabric softeners are made from petroleum, aka fossil fuels, which contribute to climate change.
- Can cause towels to become less absorbent: Over time, your towels will lose their absorbency and become relatively useless, forcing you to replace them.
- Builds up on clothes over time: Fabric softener will coat your clothes and eventually prevent water from penetrating your clothes.