Day 28: Ditch The Dryer Sheets

I get a lot of kickback when I ask people to part with their dryer sheets.  “I don’t want static.”  “I love the smell.”  “I don’t care what is in them.”  “My mom always used them.”  “I just bought an economy sized box.”  “Pinterest has a bunch of alternative uses for them.”  Really?  Why the attachment?  Before you start thinking I am judging, I am not.  I once had a lot of those same sediments come out of my mouth about my dryer sheets, BUT then I had my first daughter and I started researching and what I found wasn’t worth it anymore.  It is the single, most impactful, and easy thing I can ask you to do that can really improve your health in the long run (in my opinion).  So, for Day 28 of the Small Changes, BIG Impact Challenge, I would like you to look up your dryer sheets on ewg.org and review the ingredients.  If you are inclined to ditch them (can I encourage you to!?!!?!?!), here are a few alternatives:

  • Dryer Balls
  • Shorter Drying Time
  • Vinegar
  • Line Drying
  • Adding an Essential Oil

Here are a few links to get you started:

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