June 26, 2014 2 min read
As you might know, I am a Mom of 3 (read my story here) so laundry is my 2 nd most important activity and workload after running bebemoss.
Doing baby laundry might be a bit tricky, as we all want to avoid chemicals in detergents and other laundry-related products. First thing first, choosing a natural, preferably organic detergent is a must. Newborn skin is very delicate, prone to allergies and can be easily irritated. In that department, you have a large choice of organic baby detergent brands, or if you wish, using any unscented natural soap works well too. I just scrape natural olive oil soap into flakes and done! ready to go.
If you are a mom already you will know that once you have your little bundle of joy at home your laundry load will skyrocket and that besides feeding the little one, you will spend the rest of the time well let's be honest doing laundry.
For those those living in cities like me, drying this tone of laundry under the sun is simply not an option. Here in Istanbul the air pollution from traffic, the nearby construction site, all the dust we experience in general in big cities makes the freshly washed stuff dirty before even it has the time to dry.
There is no other option than using a dryer! Saves you time and makes the baby gear more hygienic. Now there is an amazing natural way (no chemicals no harmful fabric softener involved) to keep that laundry fluffy, soft, static electricity free: natural felt dryer balls! Add 3 or 4 of the wool balls to your drying machine with each load of laundry and that is it!
Wool dryer balls are not a new concept they have been used for years as an eco-friendly alternative to dryer sheets and liquid fabric softener. But wool dryer balls can do so much more than just eliminate chemicals from your laundry:
Dryer balls help to soften clothes naturally
Dryer balls are made from a renewable resource, gentle on the planet!
They decrease drying time also gentle on the planet
Commercial fabric softeners and dryer sheets are filled with harmful chemicals and perfumes that coat your clothing, eventually ending up on your skin. These chemicals can be especially harsh on sensitive skin. There are no chemicals in wool dryer balls!
100% wool dryer balls increase fluffiness and reduce static as dryer loads tumble.
To sum up it is an amazing natural way to keep your laundry less wrinkled, softer, static electricity free.
It works wonders on cloths diapers, lots of echo conscious moms use those days instead of the disposable ones.
And for those who love the fresh scents on their clothes, just add a few drops of a natural oil (lavender for example) on the ball before stuffing the machine and all the load will be amazingly scented!
So go get find your favourite brand look for organic wool or organic felt dryer balls!
Are you an echo conscious Mom? Have a look at our handmade organic cotton toys right here