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    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 19th Mar 17, 8:43 PM
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    unscented fabric conditioner
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:43 PM
    unscented fabric conditioner 19th Mar 17 at 8:43 PM
    I dont use fabric conditioner as my son won't wear the clothes due to the smell (I dont like it much either)

    He also never wears clothes when he can get away with it due to the feeling of them, I think it would help him if they were softer (ie I used fabric conditioner)

    Therefore am looking for a fabric conditioner that doesn't smell. Whilst unscented products do not smell of flowers/sea breeze etc in my experience they still smell.

    Can anyone recommend anything to make the clothes softer with no smell.

    Thanks
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    • Anne_Marie
    • By Anne_Marie 20th Mar 17, 3:59 PM
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    Wow thats unanimous, white vinegar it is then I will report back once I have tried it.

    I always use less than the recommended amount of powder by a third (due to the smell and cost saving) I find that it still get the clothes clean. I wash most things at 60 deg so that probably helps.

    How much vinegar does everyone put in?
    Originally posted by iammumtoone
    Glad that we've managed to convince/browbeat you to try.

    I just put a glug in, as been using it that long I never measure. I think a capful, as in what you would with fabric conditioner, should be about right. On occasion I have over-glugged No harm done, and no vinegar smelling clothes ever.

    I can't always get white vinegar here, so have successfully used grape vinegar, which is the local cheapest vinegar. I have also used brown malt vinegar before, when I had run out of white when I lived in the UK. Didn't stain the clothing, and worked just as well as the white vinegar, even in a white wash.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 21st Mar 17, 7:32 AM
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    Wow so that's 20 litres of vinegar that's really brilliant at that price, I will get my DD to get me some as she has an amazon account
    Originally posted by JackieO
    It's marginally cheaper than the pint bottles you can buy at any Tesco, as mentioned above, which are 69p a litre (though that is British, not Chinese, in case that matters). And only then if she can combine it with other 'qualifying purchases' to take it over £20, when it's free delivery. Then it's only 64p a litre. If it's a one-off purchase, though, the addition of carriage is going to make it 88p a litre.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 21st Mar 17, 1:33 PM
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    She bulk buys quite a lot of stuff from Amazon so when she next has an order I will get her to get me some, every little helps plus it saves me carting it back from the supermarket which I do my best to steer clear of if I can
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    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 21st Mar 17, 7:22 PM
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    But aren't they different things? Calgon, for example specifically say it's not a descaler, whereas you say Tesco describe theirs as limescale remover. That suggests they aren't the same thing.
    Originally posted by Biggles
    Sorry, it is Limescale Prevention Powder, water softener like Calgon although not the same chemical. https://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=261360732
    • wort
    • By wort 23rd Mar 17, 10:10 PM
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    I have used the eco egg which is used instead of powder to clean your clothes that states on the box that you don't need to use softener. It's a plastic egg filled with pellets something to do with ions I think. It washes for ages before the pellet s need topping up too ,so is economic.
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    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 27th Mar 17, 5:56 PM
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    UPDATE

    I have started to use white vinegar. going by the scientific measurement recommended by Anne Marie, a glug I also got some soda crystals and put them in as well to help soften the water with the main wash (I live in a very hard water area).

    There is a smell when you take the clothes out but as promised this goes once they have dried.

    I have noticed a bit of a difference, the clothes are softer but its not a major difference I will carry on as hopefully the more I use it the softer the clothes will get.

    I have tried an eco egg but didn't like it, unfortunately it didn't get the clothes clean I'm not sure if I kept it, I will have a look maybe I could try that as well as normal powder.
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