Dryer Balls | No More Toxic Sheets

dryer balls Dryer Balls | No More Toxic Sheets

Laundry is just one of those things you can’t avoid. Sure, you can ignore it for a while, but the pile will continue to grow, and eventually you’ll be faced with an emergency situation. No matter how you look at it, the laundry will win out in the end – which means you’re better off facing it head on.

Part of my problem is the seeming waste of resources: all the water that’s used up, the gas that heats the dryer, the electricity, etc. But as they say: baby steps. Even one simple change can have a big impact. I do have to admit, though, that I’m a user of dryer sheets. And I also have to fess up to the fact that until recently – despite all my moaning about resources and waste – it never occurred to me that after I throw them away, those seemingly innocuous sheets end up in a landfill – and coat my clothes with carcinogens like benzyl acetate, limonene, and chloroform.

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Soap Nuts | Laundry By Nature

soapnuts laundry Soap Nuts | Laundry By Nature

What is it with my recent laundry obsession? And what’s with these catchy testicle-evoking names for environmentally friendly washing alternatives? First there were dryer balls and now I’ve been turned on to Soap Nuts. (“Turned on” is a poor choice of words, but you know what I mean.) Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

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