Filed under: environmental issues
I noticed when I was in Bed, Bath, and Beyond this past weekend a product that seemed like a reasonable idea. It was a dryer ball. This pack of two nubby baseball sized objects are supposed to replace the need for dryer sheets and thus be another way to help the environment.
I didn’t realize that dryer sheets contain carcinogines that are bad for the environment. I must say I am a big dryer sheet fan. I love the clean smell it’s honestly one of my favorites and I have a hard time wanting to give up the emotional connection I feel when I smell clean (dryer sheet smell) load of laundry. I checked into some other ideas for a healthier housedhold changes that include.
-Aromatic satchels. These can be placed in the dryer and will leave your clothes with a scent of lavendar or herbs whichever you’d like
-Cloths with essential oils. A few drops on a small cloth can also be thrown in with laundry when it is dried and will come out smelling like your choice of essential oil.
-1/2 c. Vinegar in the wash. This provides clothes with the softening factor of a normal dryer sheet and also the static cling protection.
I still am interested in trying the dryer balls and perhaps adding in a fragrance satchel. The dryer balls will run about $10.
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