Over the years, you’ve probably come to love fabric softeners. You may use liquid fabric softeners in your wash cycle. You add a little to your washer and your clothes and towels come out soft and wrinkle free. While this is true, there are other things going on at the same time. Do you know what’s really going on when you add the fabric softener to your laundry? If not, read on and find out why you should avoid fabric softeners altogether. Once you decide fabric softeners are not the best choice try purchasing a wool dryer ball set as a replacement. They will do everything your fabric softener did and then some!
A Big Waste of Money
On average most Americans do about six to eight loads of laundry per week. That includes clothes, towels and bedding. If you did six loads of laundry, fabric softener included, each week that averages out to one bottle of fabric softener every three weeks. Most fabric softeners average out to about six to eight dollars per bottle. So, if you did six loads per week, using fabric softener, you would be spending almost three hundred dollars a year. That is a lot of money spent on a simple laundry aide and can easily be replaced by something better and cheaper. You can invest in a wool dryer ball set to save big. Your set of wool dryer balls will last for up to two thousand loads. That’s two to five years, depending on how much laundry you do each year. So, next time you are at the store, put the bottle of fabric softener down and back away slowly. You’ll be able to save money and use it on something more important.
Full of Harsh Toxic Chemicals
You may have noticed a slightly filmy residue on your clothes, if you have used liquid fabric softener on your laundry. This is especially true on your towels. The liquid fabric softener you are using is full of toxic chemicals, which can be harsh on your skin and create a film in your washer and dryer. So, not only are you putting you and your family at risk, which is the most important thing, you are also damaging your washer and dryer over time. This thick film will stick to your clothes and may cause rashes or allergic reactions. It also clings to the inside of your washer and dryer. This can cause your washer and dryer to malfunction and no longer work properly. It coats the heat coils in your dryer and makes your dryer work harder to dry your clothes. This film is especially noticeable on towels. You may get your towels out of the dryer and love how soft they feel because of the fabric softener. Yes, they may be super soft, but the fabric softener will take away the natural absorbency of your towels and wash cloths. This will make your towels ineffective in the drying category and will leave your towels feeling oily when you try drying off after a shower.