It’s a lovely late summer evening, I have the windows open to enjoy the beautiful night air while working, and… Ugh! About 10 minutes ago I started getting a headache from the smell of a neighbor using a dryer sheet. My throat and eyes are feeling irritated and are burning too. Dryer sheets have got to be the nastiest things on the market… well, that’s not entirely true, there are far more toxic things sitting on store shelves for unsuspecting consumers to buy. But dryer sheets rank right up there with all those other toxic products for unsuspecting shopper’s.
It is so easy to get scented clothing in the dryer and not expose everyone and the environment included, to those disgusting toxic chemicals.
Here’s what is required to make GREAT smelling non-toxic dryer sheets…
One bottle of your favorite superior quality essential oil, such as Young Living (you don’t want to buy anything less than superior because they contain toxic chemicals too) and a damp cloth (like an old wash cloth).
You add 2-4 drops of your chosen essential oil to the dampened washcloth and toss it in the dryer with your clothes.
That’s it! It literally takes 2 seconds to make your own non-toxic dryer sheets!
The environment will love you for it, your neighbors with open windows will love the scent – they’ll even get the benefits of aromatherapy, you’ll be eliminating the toxic chemicals that get absorbed through your skin while you’re wearing your clothing, the factory making the toxic dryer sheets will be putting fewer chemicals into the air and environment (hopefully they’ll even stop creating them because people will stop buying them!), and your clothes won’t have that nasty synthetic artificial scent that smells disgusting when you’re out and about in the world.
If it sound like I hate dryer sheets… you’re right, I do. With a passion. I cannot wait for the day when those disgusting things are no longer a consumer choice! Apologies to those of you who are not aware that there are better options… I’m just feeling sick to my stomach from the smell.
Good essential oil choices for making your own dryer sheets:
Thieves, Citrus Fresh, Peppermint, Lavender, Joy, Peace & Calming, Sacred Mountain, Sensation, Inner Child, Into the Future, Harmony, Gentle Baby, Believe, and Clarity.
For pennies, you could be using something that smells good and is good for all living things. I highly recommend using essential oils instead. And provided you use Young Living essential oils to make your own dryer sheets, you’re not going to stain your clothing – other brands put all kinds of extender oils in them which can stain clothing.
Additional Recommendation for Those Who are Going ‘Green’ / Eco-friendly
Try using 1-2 teaspoons of Thieves Household Cleaner in place of all laundry detergents and all laundry products – you’ll save money, won’t be polluting the environment, your clothes will smell better, and again you will not be absorbing toxic chemicals in laundry detergents. The Thieves Household Cleaner can also be used to replace every single cleaner currently in your home. Check it out and try some, you’ll be glad you did!
Learn how to go all-natural in your home at wholesale prices…
Articles by Evelyn Vincent, Young Living Independent Distributor #476766
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