The combination of cold weather and air-dried laundry makes for some very scritchy scratchy sheets and towels. I like my towels a little rough because it feels like they're exfoliating in preparation for moisturising, but the little ones do love snuggling up to a nice soft towel.
The most simple and natural fabric softener is of course, the Star of all natural cleaning concoctions- white vinegar.
Directions:Add 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar to the machine during the final rinse cycle
Easy and truly works wonders.
For a homemade natural laundry detergent recipe see this past post.
For directions and information about strip washing cloth nappies see this previous post.
May all your washing days be blessed with warm sunshine and a cool breeze.