Introduction: How to Soften Sheets & Clothes Without Chemicals
You want baby-skin soft sheets, but without irritating chemicals that take a toll on your skin and the environment. Understandable. Studies prove that most dryer sheets contain dangerous pollutants, including carcinogens, which have been directly linked to causing cancer.
But don’t throw in the stiff-itchy towel just yet. Here are the top 3 best products you can use to soften your sheets and ease your mind - no harmful chemicals included. Check them out.
1. Baking Soda
Yet another use for this ecumenical product! Just add a 1/2 to a cup to water, let it dissolve, then put your laundry in, and presto! Instantly softer fabric.
Add a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle of your wash to not only soften fabric, but enhance bright colours as well as the cleaning process. The acetic acid found in vinegar won't harm your laundry, but it will eat away soap residue which can dull your duds.
3. Soap Nuts
Never heard of them? Well, spread the word, because just four or five of these magical dried fruit shells softens your sheets while also providing an eco-friendly alternative to harsh detergents. Double score!
You may hear that aluminum foil or a tennis ball in the dryer can work wonders to soften your wash, but these methods don’t hold a candle to the power of our top three, so save yourself time and spare your sheets that rubber-ball smell - stick to what really works.