DIY Laundry Softener /// 6 cups hot water, 2 cups white vinegar, 1 bottle of conditioner ||| In a bowl mix the hot water and full bottle of conditioner. Stir until completely mixed & dissolved. After that pour in the vinegar and mix it all together. Pour your laundry softener into the container of your choice.Use about 6 table spoons, but you can use the amount that works for you.
crock pot air freshener - water and baking soda then add cinnamon, vanilla, lemon or an essential oil, put on low with the lid off (all day to acheive max. benefit), it will absort odors and make the house smell great.
Dishwasher soap: Mix together equal parts baking soda, borax (available in the laundry aisle). Use 1-2 Tbs. per load. Each load will cost pennies. Also, use vinegar in the jetdry well instead of the expensive stuff.