Buying Fabric Softeners -
Beyond being super expensive, fabric softeners leave an oily coating on clothes,
which doesn't really leave them softer or fluffy.
This chemical coating does smell good to some people, and is intended to make your clothes feel better, but the actual results are not that impressive, and the downsides can be quite eye opening. The oil left behind when you add softener to your load builds up on the fibers and takes the absorbency
out (oil repels water), so if used on towels and other items, it will have a negative effect on usability. In the dryer, fabric softener (dryer sheets)
leaves a sticky residue on all the components of your machine as well as your clothes. Parts like
the moisture sensors and drum of the dryer get thoroughly coated over time, and most of us do not perform the occasional maintenance necessary to remove this coating. The resulting
residue is highly flammable, and related to why some fabric softeners encourage you not to use
on towels, terrycloth or fleece. The number one cause
of house fires is the dryer and the use of traditional softeners only increases these odds. Fabric softeners most people use will even
take the fire retardant out of baby's clothes. When
you buy 2 boxes of brand name fproducts, you
spend almost $20 in most cases, and this results in hundreds of wasted dollars
over the course of a year. Our Dryer Balls
are highly affordable when compared to a single purchase, but they are reusable, so you will end up saving money quickly, and it will pile up over time as you stop buying dryer sheets or liquid softeners because they are no longer needed.
Soften Fabrics Naturally - Dryer Balls soften fabrics naturally instead of layering them with toxic chemicals. The little
tips protruding from the balls retain the heat
from your dryer, and massage the fibers in your clothes. They will be soft and flexible when cold and not in use, but as your dryer heats, these little nubs flex and bend even more. As the drum tumbles, the balls will roll around to soften fabric, but also lift and separate it in order to make air flow more efficiently.
This action opens up the fabrics, making them soft
and fluffy without the use of chemicals.
Dryer balls can be used on any kind of fabric, and they will work in any type of dryer. Use
them with confidence on your delicate garments, your
jeans, your towels, bed sheets, and all other laundry.
Reduce Drying Time - Because they lift and separate clothes as they are massaging to increase softness, clothing will tumble in a more separated manner. This will result in a better pattern of airflow, so more surface will be heated and dried in the same amount of time. In this way, a set of dryer balls will easily reduce the amount of time it takes to get things dry, no matter what type of clothing it is. You will save money
on your energy bill and spend less time doing laundry, which will leave you more time to do the stuff you love. A single set will result in a 15%-25% reduction in time needed, and when the dryer is not running, it does not cost you money. Shorter laundry cycles will save on energy costs, but also allow you to accomplish more in the same amount of time.
Reduce Lint and Need for Ironing -
Because they lift and separate clothes, allowing
air to flow more efficiently, more lint will be removed
from your clothes and you will notice less wrinkles.
Also, the gentle massaging action scrapes off loose lint, and beats out light wrinkling. Just 10 min. in the dryer on medium
heat will push wrinkles right out of your clothes in order to rejuvinate them when they sit for too long, or when washing is not an option.
Clothes will no longer be all balled up when they come
out of the dryer. Instead they will be separated and layered for a better looking end result. You won't need lint brushes either because the normal amount you are accustomed to will be greatly reduced when you use these balls. Instantly notice more in the trap, and less on your shirt.
Non-Toxic and Allergy Free - Unlike
fabric softeners dryer balls are completely
non-toxic and allergy free! They will
never melt because they are made of PVC plastic which can
withstand extremely high temperatures. This is the
same plastic that your hot water pipes are made from
in your house. No chemical fumes will be emitted, no melted plastic will be released, and no perfumes will coat your clothes. Although this material is safe and will not introduce toxic compounds, it is also safe for your dryer phyisically too. No denting or marking will occur as they tumble.
A recent study from Anderson Laboratories gives a
clue as to why fabric softeners have been recognized
as being harmful. Anderson Laboratories chemical analysis
of the airborne emissions of five different kinds of
commonly available fabric softeners was reported in
the May, 2000 issue of the Journal of Toxicology and
Environmental Health. Their study revealed that the
fabric softeners emitted toluene, styrene, phenol,
thymol, xylene, and trimethylbenzene, among other chemicals,
many of which cause acute respiratory tract irritations
and inflammation. Fabric softener chemicals are made
to stay in clothing fibers and slowly release for a
very long time. That slow release of chemicals into
the air affects the health of those wearing the clothes
and people around them.
Babies, children, older people, and people who are
already sick are especially susceptable to these chemicals.
Damage can be permanent, causing longtime illness.
Babies often react with rashes, frequent crying and/or
diarrhea. Disinfectants can have the same effects.
Experts suggest a possible connection between Sudden
Infant Death (crib death) and the use of these products
for washing babies cloths and crib sheets and blankets.
Some symptoms caused by fabric softener fumes are:
tiredness that is not cured by resting, difficulty
breathing, nervousness for no known reason, difficulty
concentrating and remembering, dizziness, headaches,
sick stomach, feeling faint, rashes and/or difficulty
controlling body movements.
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