Summary of “The biggest laundry mistake you’re probably making”

You love how your laundry smells and feels after you use fabric softener or dryer sheets.
Dryer sheets are woven sheets of fibers coated with stearic acid or fatty acids, scents and a cocktail of various chemicals.
In the dryer, the stearic acid melts from the heat, coating the clothes to make them soft and reduce static.
The film from the dryer sheet also coats your entire dryer.
Avoid using dryer sheets when washing bath, kitchen, microfiber or cleaning towels or rags.
If you have children, avoid washing their pajamas with dryer sheets.
Fabric softener doesn’t have all the problems that dryer sheets have.
Once they’re made, all you do is toss them in the dryer with your wet clothes.

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