I keep being reminded, almost daily, because the weather is lovely and my windows are open just how many people use dryer sheets. The nasty smell of the dryer sheets goes out the exhaust vent of the dryer and into the air. I know this because my neighbors at my apartment complex use those VERY toxic sheets thinking they’re benefitting themselves and their laundry.
If they make you sick too – post a comment on my blog about it, we want to hear your story too.
What many don’t realize is not only are those toxic chemicals getting into our air and environment, buy they’re also being absorbed into the skin of the people who wear the clothing or sleep on the bed linens of laundry dried with those dryer sheets.
So, here’s a recipe to make your own dryer sheets! It’s fast, easy, inexpensive, 100% nontoxic (ONLY if you use therapeutic-grade essential oils though!), smells terrific, and they are beneficial for your laundry, you and the environment.
MAKE YOUR OWN DRYER SHEETS RECIPE
Take a dampened washcloth with 10 drops of lavender, lemon, melaleuca (Tea Tree), bergamot, or other essential oil Therapeutic-grade essential oils can be found here. While the oils will not reduce static cling, they will impart a lovely fragrance to the clothes.
A NOTE ABOUT STATIC CLING:
Static cling is the DIRECT result of “over-drying” your laundry.
To stop static cling, experiment a little – either turn the temp down a little or shorten the length of time, or a little of both. You CAN prevent static cling by following this tip. My laundry never has static cling simply because I practice this. I also do not use laundry detergents, bleach or fabric softeners – click here to discover what I use and swear by!
Learn more about making the switch to safe solutions.
A safe, scented solution to toxic dryer sheets make your own dryer sheets using Young Living essential oils!
CAUTION: I cannot vouch for any ther brand of essential oil in regards to whether or not it will stain your laundry. Too many companies extend their low quality essential oils with greasey oils and those are quite likely to stain your laundry and I do NOT recommend them. Also, if the essential oil is not therapeutic grade you will be putting toxins into the air, environment and your laundry.
An update to this post: If you want to see something funny, visit this blog – someone thought that using dryer sheets to remedy “stinky shoes” was a good idea. I was happy to see their readers posted comments to the contrary!
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Yes, you can use Young Living essential oils to rid your shoes of that stinky shoe odor!