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Buy This Not That: Conventional vs Eco-Friendly Dryer Sheets

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in For Your Home, Green Clean | 0 comments

Buy This Not That: Conventional vs Eco-Friendly Dryer Sheets

One easy way to green your laundry routine is with eco-friendly dryer sheets.

I never gave much thought to dryer sheets until, during a particularly bad allergic reaction, my doctor recommended giving them up because the artificial fragrances could further irritate my skin. I later learned that chemicals used in conventional dryer sheets have also been shown to emit toxins into the air. Of course, all of these unnatural fragrances and chemicals end up on your clothes and can be absorbed through your skin.

After giving up conventional dryer sheets, I had a static problem. Luckily, a friend turned me on to Gaiam’s chemical-free dryer sheets. They perform as well as conventional dryer sheets and last 500 uses – that’s $0.03 per use.

What have you done to green the laundry routine in your home?

Nicole’s 2ยข

I bought a dryer bar thinking I was eco-friendly because I wouldn’t be throwing away dryer sheets but they still contain toxic chemicals. These Gaiam’s chemical-free dryer sheets are definitely a better option.

Kim is an eco enthusiast who tries to make small changes that will add up and make a difference.

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