The Biggest Laundry Mistake You're Probably Making...

If my home is anything like yours on Sunday, it's typically laundry day. When doing laundry we want our clothes to smell fantastic and be as soft as anything. Well, If there's only one thing you take away from my blog it should be that dryer sheets are the most toxic item in your entire home.

Many dryer sheets contain fragrances and other chemicals that can trigger asthma and other hormones. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, researchers tested 5 name brand dryer sheets, the findings showed that the dryer sheets emitted 15 endocrine-disrupting compounds and chemicals associated with asthma.

But why are they exactly so unhealthy? It's mostly the added fragrance. These added fragrances release a large number of chemicals. Unfortunately, the Consumer Product Safety Commission doesn’t require manufacturers to disclose the ingredients used in their products on the label.

There are dryer sheets without fragrance or even fabric softener but these products aren't regulated and the negligent disclosure of ingredients makes it difficult to find a safe option.


My personal go-to is 100% wool dryer balls. they are a clean way to pick up lint, dry your clothes faster and they help reduce static! Plus, if you are an essential oil lover like me, you can easily add a few drops of your favorite scents and have a clean natural way to make your clothes smell fantastic!

I have linked the dryer balls that I recommend here:

(I do get a small compensation if you use that link)

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