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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.

 
NannyB.

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

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Answers (11)
  • Vinegar
    virginiamama71

    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
    LostSoul88

    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.
    But_Mommie

    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
    butterflyblue19

    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.
    Izsarejman

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

  • The cheapest one usually.

    louise2

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

  • Downy liquid.
    QuinnMae

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

  • I use blue unstoppables and regular downy with gain sheets
    funlovinlady

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

  • Downy or vinager.
    skinnyslokita

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

  • Downy liquid in the washer with the detergent.
    3libras

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

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