As you make the switch from toxic dryer sheets you may find yourself battling static cling. With just a few simple changes in your laundry routine you’ll finally win this battle without having to continue to use conventional dryer sheets; especially during fall and winter when static is the worst!
Did you know that fleece, rayon, microfiber, polyester and other synthetic blend fabrics actually produce the most static? We find that there is less static when we line dry or dry these items for shorter periods of time. Since over-drying is often to blame for static cling, instead, after 5-15 minutes pull them out of the dryer and hand them to dry the rest of the way.
Reduce your drying time! The dry heat will actually increase the static (and your energy costs) so it’s best to stop the dryer a few minutes early or allow clothing to line dry if they are a little damp. This is why you notice the most static during the fall and winter months when humidity and moisture in the air is low.
Distilled white vinegar can act as a natural fabric softener and will aide in reducing static. We recommend using ½ cup of distilled white vinegar to your rinse cycle or by placing it in the fabric softener dispenser. As an added bonus, it can help reduce germs during cold and flu season and keep your machine drum clean.
Adding 2-3 large metal safety pins to your Wool Dryer Balls (or to an old sock or washcloth) will help break the bond of the static electricity and keep your clothing shock-free!
Finally, you can add a damp washcloth to the dryer during the last few minutes to break the static bonds.
With these practical tips and Molly’s Suds natural laundry detergents, you can be assured that you are only using products without carcinogens or known human toxins. Our products are Always Safe for people & the planet.