Is Citrate/Citric Acid as good as Phosphates for water softening?
Just wondering if anyone has any experience/expertise to share in this regard.
Cheryl Mendelson recommends avoiding non-precipitating softeners for hard water conditions. I believe this would include borax (which I use), baking soda and washing soda.
Another poster recommended citrate or citric acid as a possible non-precipitating water softener. This is intriguing to me -- could either of these, either together, or separately, work as well as phosphates to soften laundry water?
Thanks for any help with this!