Over the past couple years I have been researching ways that I can cut down on the amount of toxins in our home. Recently I have switched to a more natural laundry detergent and fabric softener. I thought I would share what I am using now and how that is going. (Note: I purchased these at Amazon, but I noticed the price of the laundry detergent I talk about below is higher than when I bought it. So, you may want to do some research to find it cheaper somewhere else!)
First, I want to talk about these Wool Dryer Balls from The Willow Store. I was a little skeptical to try them, but I used some of my Swagbucks Amazon Gift Cards so I got them at a discount. I figured I would give them a try to see how they work. This set comes with 3 wool dryer balls. You use 2-3 balls in your dryer in place of any fabric softener in your washer or dryer sheets in your dryer. I have to say that I am impressed! I won’t say that it totally takes care of the static…some of our clothes still have a little static, but not bad! The clothes are soft and I do believe the drying time is cut down too. What I like about these, too, is that you just leave them in the dryer and reuse them…they are supposed to last for years. I have been using them for about a week now and really like them. I do have some natural fabric softener I can use in the washer if needed, but so far I haven’t needed it. I love it! Why don’t you give them a try too!
The laundry detergent I am using right now is the ECOS brand shown above. I bought it through Amazon in a 4-pack…and I should note that it was quite a bit cheaper than the prices are now. I think I bought the 4-pack for around $30. Each bottle does 100 HE loads, so I thought that wasn’t a bad price. You may need to shop around for a better price though. I love this detergent too. It does a great job and leaves the clothes smelling so fresh and clean.
How about you? What kind of detergent and fabric softener do you use?