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What kind of fabric softener do you use?

I've used the dryer sheets for a long time but recently read where they can cause a harmful build-up on the dryer drum. I mainly use them to counteract static electricity. So I am wondering if there is some natural substance that I might be able to substitute for the dryer sheets.


Asked by NannyB. at 4:54 PM on May. 16, 2013 in Home & Garden

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  • Vinegar

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 7:10 PM on May. 16, 2013

  • I use both liquid and sheets. I've been looking for natural ways too but haven't found anything good. Without fabric softener by clothes are rough and scratchy

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 5:00 PM on May. 16, 2013

  • Fabric softener is not really good for you clothes. It is basically coating them in a thin film of oil to get them to feel softer. I am a little bit of vinegar into the rinse if I feel something is a bit stiff. It helps some.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:55 PM on May. 16, 2013

  • In the dryer,you can use balls of aluminum foil
    I use vinegar in a Downy ball

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:08 PM on May. 16, 2013

  • The water here is so disgustingly hard that I use the tide with downy in it as well as the vanilla lavender downy.

    I'm not savvy enough to do anything homemade.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 5:12 PM on May. 16, 2013

  • The cheapest one usually.


    Answer by louise2 at 6:08 PM on May. 16, 2013

  • Downy liquid.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 6:10 PM on May. 16, 2013

  • I use blue unstoppables and regular downy with gain sheets

    Answer by funlovinlady at 6:17 PM on May. 16, 2013

  • Downy or vinager.

    Answer by skinnyslokita at 6:27 PM on May. 16, 2013

  • Downy liquid in the washer with the detergent.

    Answer by 3libras at 6:33 PM on May. 16, 2013