Dryer Sheet Usage

Dryer Sheets- To Use or Not to Use

We do not recommend using dryer sheets, as they have been linked to leaving a film/oil on the lint screen and vent that could lead to a hazard.  If you do choose to proceed with dryer sheets, we recommend cutting them up into halves or fourths to diminish their overall affect.  

If you do use dryer sheets and wish to check if your lint screen has film build-up, take your screen out and run some hot water over it.  If it pools up, take a small brush and scrub with hot water until the water flows through properly.  We recommend doing this procedure once every 6 months if you use dryer sheets.

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We discovered a very enlightening article called 7 Toxic Reasons to Ditch Dryer Sheets.  The article written by Vanessa Romero on April 3, 2013 and it starts like this: 

Why I Decided To Ditch Dryer Sheets

My mother has a form of dementia called Lewy Body Disease (LBD). It is neurological in nature, with no known cure. Most research suggests those who are inflicted with the disease live 8-12 years post-diagnosis. This is not a new disease, but a disease, not commonly diagnosed until post-mortem. Due to the worsening of her symptoms and test results that continued to come back “negative”, my mother had a frontal lobe biopsy, wherein, she was diagnosed with LBD.

I have routinely challenged her neurologist for insight into the cause of the disease and have never been given much to hang my hat on, except for one thing. With certainty, he has repeatedly said, “the only thing we know for sure, is, environmental toxins contribute to dementia.” You mean like pesticides, herbicides, pollutants, chemicals, heavy metals and stuff like that? Yep.

That is all the motivation I need, to do my very best to lessen the toxic load not only for myself but for my husband and children as well. As a family, we made a commitment to remove toxins from our food, by going “organic“. It was the first step in our journey. We started with food and then I found the best in natural cleaning products and gave my make-up a make-over.

As I delved further into how toxins relate to dementia, I came across the book The Brain Wash. This remarkable book explores how exposure to toxins are being linked to not only neurological disease but how they impact our overall health and what we can do to reduce our exposure to every day toxins...

To continue reading this very interesting article go to her website called Healthy Living How To by clicking here