Laundry on the long weekend?
It’s Day 11 of our Lifestyle Detox Challenge – let’s ditch those dryer sheets and fabric softeners. These contain unwanted chemicals that can affect our air quality and endocrine systems. Consider wool dryer balls – our friends from @nudemarket have put together a lovely gro laundry promo and will have these for purchase on May 22 at our CREATIVE Collective event.
In the meantime, try this DIY recipe for dryer static eliminator – thanks to Wellness Mama for the recipe and inspiration!
Dryer Static Eliminator
Natural dryer sheets are a great way to remove static, and they can be reused.
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 25-30 drops essential oils of choice (geranium, citrus, lavender, mint or a mixture)
- 24 cloth baby wipes or old scraps of clean cut cloth cut into 8-inch squares
Mix together the vinegar with essential oils of choice in a bowl or jar.
Fold the wipes and place in your storage jar. Slowly pour in the vinegar-essential oil mixture. You want to moisten, not saturate, the cloths. Extra mixture can be stored in a capped bottle.
To use, add 1 wipe per dryer load to freshen laundry and reduce static. The vinegar smell will evaporate during drying and essential oil scent will remain.