We have talked about fabric softener and dryer sheets ad nauseum on this site. We’ve talked about how fabric softeners can make your towels less absorbent. How some of you hate the smell of vinegar in the laundry.
We know that dryer sheets have a few serious problems:
- Many are made from polyester (yes, like the leisure suits) or polyethylene and are generally not recyclable or compost-able. (I’m kind of a slacker when it comes to composting, if it’s not passive composting, I’m not even going to try).
- Polyester and polyethylene are typically made from petroleum products, don’t like paying a lot for gas? Try reducing the amount of petroleum products in your life. Reducing consumption takes a conscientious effort.
- Hey vegetarians, have you checked to see if your dryer sheets are veggie friendly? Many brands use tallow (animal fat) to improve the feel of your clothing.
- Dryer sheets are well known for causing public humiliation. With no actual sheet, there’s no chance you’ll find one sticking out of the leg of your jeans or peeking out from the hem of your skirt.
Method has a new line of dryer sprays and as you would expect I’m a happy person. Those of you begging me to give you an alternative to vinegar as a softener, HERE YOU GO. You can have your non-headache causing scented towels and eat it, too. As with the scented laundry detergent, I’m happy to report that I can use Method’s products headache free. (For those of you that don’t know, I really can’t stand strong chemical scents, many leave me with a headache.)
How do you use the Method Dryer Spray?
Throw your clothes (wet or dry -since sometimes you just want to get rid of the obnoxious smoke smell -I work in a pub- from your reasonably clean shirt -I wear an undershirt, thank you very much, you may quit judging now) into the dryer and spray four times. Yes, Method likes the number 4 for some reason, four pumps of detergent, four squirts of dryer spray, you have no reason to get confused.
So now you don’t have to rely on home dry cleaning kits (which contain some really special chemicals -the scare quote kind, not the I’m going to mislead you with scary science terms kind)
Oh and I have been using this product for a couple of weeks and thankfully no bunnies have jumped out of my dryer, velvet or otherwise. . .
You’ve got two scent choices, Fresh Air (my favorite) and Lavendar Lilac (I’m just not a flowery kinda gal). I had to laugh, last night as my eldest was getting ready for his football game, I caught him sniffing his jersey. I assumed it was because it smelled terribly (yes, we’ve already had to have the deodorant discussion and I’ve been incredibly busy and couldn’t remember if I had actually washed it or not) turns out he was just really enjoying the Fresh Air scent. There you go, an endorsement from a very persnickety 8yo. (And yes, Mom, I used that word on purpose, you win, I had a kid exactly like myself, stop gloating. /side eye)
While you’re at it, check out the Method Facebook Fan Page to keep up with the brand, they do some really cool things. (I can’t wait to tell you about some of it later this fall.)
This post has been sponsored by Method, all opinions are my own, and the 3 giveaway prizes were not provided by Method.
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