Instead of buying a box of disposable dryer sheets, make your own! Just take an old kitchen towel and soak it with liquid fabric softener. Wring it out, let it dry, then throw it in with your laundry the next time you dry some clothing. This "fabric sheet" will be good for at least 40 loads of wash!
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This week, we're offering a fabulous Fabric Care Kit: a set worth $52 that includes four packages of method Dryer Cloths, made from renewable plant oils, and four bottles of HE Compatible Laundry Detergent, a concentrated formula that works in high-efficiency washers.
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For the longest time I didn't use fabric softener because my dermatologist told me the chemicals can cause breakouts on your skin. Seeing as how I'm a side sleeper (anyone else raise your hand?!), and I end up burrowing my face in my pillow by dawn, I avoided fabric softener for years.
The pioneer when it comes to good-for-the-planet cleaning products has enlightened me to these method Softener Infused Dryer Cloths, $5. I am already a devoted method fan so if I was to attempt fabric softener it would be via them. Most dryer sheets contain animal tallow (ew) that leaves a gummy residue. These wet cloths infuse plant-based softeners right into the fabric as it dries. I have been using them for about a month now and I am happy to say I am break out free, well, mostly. They come in four flavors: water lily + aloe, lavender + juniper, sweet water, and nectarine blossom (the Fab fave).