Fabric Softener:

Why You Shouldn't Use It

I recommend skipping fabric softener entirely, and here’s why you should do the same. Not only is this more eco- it’s also going to save you some serious cash! Afterall, why spend your money on something you really don’t need.

Should I Use Fabric Softener?

Fabric softener isn’t needed in your wash. It doesn’t wash or clean your clothes, so it’s better left out entirely. It’s not going to remove stains or lingering odors.

Pros and Cons

PROS: - Removes static: Fabric softener reduces static by lubricating the fibers of your clothes, so there’s less friction as they tumble.

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- Maintains form: Fabric softener will reduce shrinkage because it gives clothes an added boost of elasticity. CONS: - Petroleum based product: Many fabric softeners are made from petroleum, aka fossil fuels, which contribute to climate change.

- Can cause towels to become less absorbent: Over time, your towels will lose their absorbency and become relatively useless, forcing you to replace them. - Builds up on clothes over time: Fabric softener will coat your clothes and eventually prevent water from penetrating your clothes.


What To Use Instead Of Fabric Softener: - Lavender or Rose Water - Scented Wool Dryer Balls - Baking Soda - Vinegar

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