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Monday, June 2, 2014

Natural Alternative to Dryer Sheets

Cara was provided product to review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed are 100% her own.

Do you know that regular dryer sheets are full of all kinds of toxic chemicals? Some of these toxic chemicals include Benzyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Chloroform and Linalool; none of which are good for the environment - or you. And some of these compounds are known carcinogens. Aside from the chemicals in the sheets winding up in your clothing and therefore on your skin, when heated, the fumes are also toxic. Yikes!! Time to get rid of those dryer sheets!

One great alternative to dryer sheets are wool dryer balls like the ones from the Maple Hill Naturals. Their wool dryer balls are 100% wool, reduce drying time by up to 25%, soften your laundry naturally, and are good for 1,000's of loads of laundry. Economical and safer? Yes! Yes! Yes!

 
I bet you are asking yourself, "Where have these wool dryer balls been all my life?" That is the same question I asked myself before I started using them. I love this natural option, which is great for your health and the environment. And they are super easy to use. You simply toss 2-3 balls in your wet dryer and start. No need to remove them from the dryer, just reuse! And if they happen to escape from the dryer, children love to play with them too.

I love that they really do perform the job of a dryer sheet, but they are way better! They softened my clothes wonderfully and there was no static in any of my laundry. I also think that they did cut my drying time down. I tried to cut the time in half, but most times my clothes were a little damp. So, I would say they probably cut the drying time down by a third, which is awesome! That will save you some money on electricity, since dryers are electricity hogs.

Check out all the dryer ball options Maple Hill offers on their website. While you are there, also check out the All Natural Laundry Powder, which is a great nontoxic substitute for regular laundry detergent. It is very safe and very effective! Use code yourworld to get 25% off your entire order from now until July 2, 2014.

6 comments:

  1. I would love to try this alternative. This is a good money saver.

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    1. Yes, it is! Who doesn't love saving money?

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  2. I want to try the Wool Dryer Balls. I really like the fact that they are better for your health as well as the environment.

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    1. You should! You'll never go back! :-)

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  3. I never use dryer sheets and worry about chemicals in my wash. I use natural detergents too. I have used Wood Dryer Balls and I love them.
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