My poor guy. Recently I switched over to using a biodegradable laundry detergent. I stocked up on the stuff as the store where it is available at is located far from my house. I realize it is a bit risky stocking up on a product one has never used before but it was recommended by the people from organic food Co-op from which I recently joined. "It's made with real essential oils" they said. Anyway, after a few weeks of laundering his clothes in this stuff my hubby asked me why his clothes smell funny, and not in a good way. So I bought some biodegradable fabric softener in hopes of hiding the smell. The problem is that it comes in a tiny bottle and is expensive. Yesterday I ran out of the stuff and after a bit of research learned that 1/2 cup vinegar can be added to the final rinse for a homemade version of fabric softener and it will also remove the detergent smell. I tried it on 3 loads yesterday and it was great.