Thursday, February 16, 2012

Homemade Dryer Sheets

Good Morning! Today's post is leaning away from the usual food topic and focusing on a way we can scent our clothes in the dyer without using dyer sheets, which have been linked to problems.

According to

"America has a love affair with artificial fragrance and products that contain it. The amount of fragrance that goes into the average household in America is absolutely astounding. It’s found in all sorts of products but one of the most common is dryer sheets. As it turns out, dryer sheets are absolutely loaded with artificial fragrance. In fact, they serve more of a function of perfume sheets than any other practical function in the dryer.

When people use dryer sheets, they are coating their cloths with a thin film of artificial chemical perfumes. Just like other perfumes, a person’s sensitivity to these perfumes decreases over time to the point where they don’t even notice how potent these artificial fragrance chemicals are."

WHO KNEW!?! So here is a great alternative:

Here is how I scent my clothes in the dryer:

Put four to five drops of an essential oil (I like lemon or lavender) onto a clean washcloth and throw it in with your wet clothes. HOW GREAT IS THAT? :) I use the Aura Cacia brand, which is calming and smells lovely.

Have you ever tried this? Please tell us what scent you prefer!

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