According to the Allergy and Environmental Health Association, dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners are among the most toxic daily-use items found in a household. Traditional softeners tend to contain neurotoxins, which are toxic to your brain and nervous system. Luckily, there are natural options you can turn to that will still soften your clothes and reduce static cling.*
A ½ cup of vinegar poured into your washer can stand in as a natural substitute for fabric softener. Remember to never combine vinegar and bleach in the same load, as this combination can produce toxic fumes.
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