The Case Against Dryer Sheets

   Do you ever pass by a house when jogging or bicycling and know they are in the midst of doing their weekly laundry by the mere fact of the odor that is emanating from their outside dryer vent?  Sure you have.  And most likely it is one of the major producers of dryer sheets be it “Bounce” or any of its counterpart knock-offs.  Here is the case against such dryer sheets that should make you shudder.  Most commercial dryer sheets are impregnated with all sorts of toxic chemicals including Benzyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Chloroform and Linalool; none of which are good or safe for the environment or you!  Some of these compounds are well known carcinogens (cancer causing agents).  Aside from the chemicals in the sheets themselves winding up in your clothing and therefore next to your skin, when heated, the fumes also are toxic as well as flammable!  Is it not interesting that our skin is our largest body organ, but yet we never think to use products in our weekly laundry cycle that will keep us from skin irritations and rashes and the like.  What we wash and dry our clothes in will be absorbed into our skin.   Is that not a cause for concern?  I would surely hope so be it infant, child, teenager, adult, senior citizen.     When using Selestial Soap Natural Laundry Products for your wash cycle and then using toxic dryer sheets defeats the entire purpose of keeping your clothes residue free.  What you have just washed your clothes in naturally which has removed the harmful chemicals, you have just placed back in by utilizing again those toxic dryer sheets.  Question then arises:  “how can I get my clothes smelling fresh and clean, eliminate static cling,  and given them a softness without using harmful products?”  Glad you asked.  Here is a simple recipe.  When desiring a “natural” scent to your clothes take 1/2 cup of water, add about 8 drops of essential oil (your favorite flavor) available at you favorite health food store, and soak it up with a sponge, toss into the dryer along with a balled up sheet of aluminum foil and you have natural scent and no static cling without adding back chemicals into your clothing!  We further recommend using “Selestial Soap Softening Rinse”  for its softening, whitening, anti-fungal, anti-microbial. and anti staph properties.  This product is a great protection against the cold and flu virus season and all done naturally.  This product contains Colloidal Silver and acetic acid, both of which are awesome against germs and Mersa Virus.