Daring Noses, We Hear: Changing the Softness of Sheets Without Having to Replace
If you’re tired of laundry being dusty, mildewy, and hard to hang dry, then we suggest you read these tips to improve your clothes. You’ll learn how to make your clothes smell better without using any chemicals, fragrances, dyes, or preservatives. This article will give you some great advice on how to make cleaning a chore that can be made easy.
First, remember not to re-use the dryer sheets that you’ve washed
Some manufacturers recommend not to re-use less than three-ply sheets, which are all fine for normal wear and tear. The reason this is important is that dryer sheets accumulate filth over time. Over time, the sheets can start looking worn and faded. This may help reduce wrinkles, but it won’t help to prevent them.
To fight wrinkles in particular, try using a product called Less static or Floralyte. Less static is a liquid laundry detergent that acts like a static charge to reduce wrinkles. Floralyte is a natural “breeze fabric” that provides a cooling effect while fighting frizziness. Use less than two cans of liquid laundry detergent (or less than half a cup) to apply to a load of washing and drying clothes. This will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and keep your clothes looking fresh and clean.
Dryer sheets act differently if you add some more detergent
Test a small amount of detergent on a tiny spot of your sheet to see if it gives off a scent that attracts you. Some people can smell the scent of Detergent directly from the sheet. However, some people find that even the subtle aroma of the detergent is too much. Instead, they apply less detergent to their sheet and try again. If the scent still appeals, the sheets should be softer without losing any of its softness.
Most people find that the scent of Detergent evaporates rather quickly when they use less detergent. This is because many manufacturers use the word “detergent” to describe products with very little detergent. Because fewer drops of detergent are needed to produce a very soft surface, manufacturers save money by using less sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), which makes the sheet softer. Sodium lauryl sulfate is a petroleum plastic that produces a greasy film on fabric. Other chemicals commonly added to laundry detergent cause a greasy residue that some people find makes the sheets sticky and unpleasant to wear.
Other people find
That the scent of Detergent fades with use of other fabrics in the bedroom, but does not affect the softness of their sheet. They then make the logical step and switch to another fabric softener, such as chenille, cambium, or microfiber. The chenille softener is actually more expensive than the others, but people find that it gives them a softer feel while keeping the sheets dryer longer. Microfiber and cambium have also been designed specifically to eliminate more moisture, thus making the sheets softer and drier. These softeners are much more expensive than most fabric softeners.
For those who want a very distinctive scent
They may want to experiment with a scent that is not readily recognized as being “perfumed”, such as the scent of vanilla or lavender. For example, orange blossom has a very distinctive aroma, but it has been conditioned to be unisex by the addition of a “fragrance”. Some people find the smell offensive, but those who enjoy it find it pleasant. Manufacturers often add a small amount of orange blossom to perfumes and deodorants and use the word “orange” to describe it. In fact, the orange blossom scent is not usually described as smelling at all, but as a more complex and powerful aroma.
There are many ways to change the softness of a sheet without having to go through the process of replacing the old with the new. Changing the type of detergent or fabric softener that was used will not only remove a strong initial scent, but will make the sheet more resistant to absorbing and spreading body sweat. It is important to note that many brands of stain protectors contain fragrances. Many people find that using a non-fragrant detergent or fabric softener when the original scent is no longer available changes their opinions of the fragrance. Daring noses, we hear, have changed the softness of sheets for good!