5 Ways to ditch those dryer sheets!

Why, you ask?  They are notoriously full of ingredients that are bad for us..and we wear our clothes all. day. long….unfortunately we can’t control everything we are exposed to in todays times. That’s why it’s more important than ever to control what we can…manufacturers aren't even required to list all ingredients! 

Go ahead and google 'dangers of' some of the ingredients that they do list, and if your anything like me, you’ll kiss your dryer sheets goodbye.. 

I know, I’m not a fan of static either, but thankfully we can still control it and not endanger our health…

Here are my top 5 ways to get rid of it and upgrade your laundry:

1: Line dry synthetic fibers such as polyester and nylon or dry separately..they are the fabrics that cause static.

2: Don’t over dry your laundry..dry just until done..this helps a lot…

3: Invest in wool dryer balls…4-6 minimum…they keep moisture in the dryer and you can add essential oils to have the best smelling laundry out there with out using known carcinogens or hormone disruptors…I like to add 4-6 drops of essential oil per dryer ball. I also like to use the citrus oils as they are inexpensive and have a very uplifting aroma! Give Lemon or Orange a try! Or add Lemon to half of your dryer balls and Orange to the other half for a refreshing burst of sunshine aroma for your clothes! You can also make up a DIY Dryer Ball Spray so it's ready to go and then just spritz your dryer balls as you add them to your dryer...

Dryer Ball Spray Recipe
4 oz. glass spray bottle
Distilled water
20 drops Lemon essential oil
20 drops Orange essential oil
10 drops Lavender essential oil

Add the essential oils into your glass spray bottle, then fill the remainder of the bottle up with distilled water. Shake well before you mist each dryer ball!

4: Put some white distilled vinegar into a spray bottle and lightly spritz your clothes as they go into the dryer…the vinegar aroma will dissipate and not remain on your clothes… you can also add a cup of vinegar to your rinse cycle of the wash…

5: If ya still have static, add a couple of safety pins to each dryer ball! Easy Peasy!

Ta -da…no static and no toxic chemicals :) 

Want more simple tips to get you on your way to a healthier home? Jump into my group Inspired Wholistic HERE and check out the "5 Days To A Healthier Home Challenge' in the guides section!


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