September 10, 2011

Dryer Sheets/ Fabric Softeners Toxic!

This is one that is close to my heart for a few reasons...

1) Years back a person told me that if you wrap a dryer sheet around your belt/belt hoops on your pants that bugs won't "bother" you. Also if you don't want bugs in your tent or RV while camping put a few dryer sheets around. Well I tried it and it works....then I thought to myself .....WHY does it work????
You guessed it there are many toxins in dryer sheets! They're not good for people either ! I haven't used dryer sheets or fabric softeners for many, many years now.

2) Also there are so many people in my neighborhood that drench their clothes in smelly stuff. I smell the horribly strong fabric sheet scents eminating from their dryer vents of their is so strong that I can only imagine what it is doing to me, and my family, especially my kids and the environment. People equate clean with a fresh scent, but clean means no scent. Your clothes shouldn't smell unless you want to make a natural sachet of cedar,(cedar shavings can cause respiratory issues if inhaled... use carefully) lavendar or some other natural scent that is pleasing to you and place it in the drawer/closet where your clothes are stored. Please use real all natural scents if you want your clothes to have a pleasing scent for your health and your family's health as well.

Please read the article below from Care 2 to find out about the many toxins that are found in dryer sheets and fabric softeners.


  1. Thanks for posting this Toni. I learned this several years ago from a very astute doctor. It's hard to believe something so seemingly innocent could be so toxic, but true.

  2. Love your blog! Great info here, thank you.

  3. thank you for sharing i never new that. i hope you don't mind if I share on my blog thanks again i really appreciated it