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Simply Fab: method Softener Infused Dryer Cloths

For the longest time I didn't use fabric softener because my dermatologist told me the chemicals can cause breakouts on your skin. Seeing as how I'm a side sleeper (anyone else raise your hand?!), and I end up burrowing my face in my pillow by dawn, I avoided fabric softener for years.

The pioneer when it comes to good-for-the-planet cleaning products has enlightened me to these method Softener Infused Dryer Cloths, $5. I am already a devoted method fan so if I was to attempt fabric softener it would be via them. Most dryer sheets contain animal tallow (ew) that leaves a gummy residue. These wet cloths infuse plant-based softeners right into the fabric as it dries. I have been using them for about a month now and I am happy to say I am break out free, well, mostly. They come in four flavors: water lily + aloe, lavender + juniper, sweet water, and nectarine blossom (the Fab fave).

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queenmarie queenmarie 10 years
can anyone tell me if i can find these at any Target store? i'm planning a trip to concord, nh, almost only to buy this, and i hope i will not be disappointed (i live in canada... no target stores, no method!) thanks!
SU3 SU3 10 years
I use them all the time and haven't had any problems with it - but I will keep a watchful eye on it just in case. The water lily scent is fantastic - not too strong.
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
animal tallow? seriously? so grossed out. glad i read this before i started my laundry today.
JKe895 JKe895 10 years
I prefer my allergy/scent free ones. I have super-sesitive skin so right now I'm not going to take anymore chances.
running-home running-home 10 years
i have a stainless steel fridge and its fine. Maybe there was a reaction with residue from a previous product, because most of their products are water based. I guess you'll take the test in an inconspicuous space warning seriously. I think method cleaners are pretty good, especially because they're some of the few you can find that aren't antibacterial. I took a microbiology class and there was a whole lecture devoted to not using antibacterial products because they create "super germs" because those cleaners still leave a small percentage of germs with whatever mutation that allowed them to survive the cleaning, they reproduce, immune to said cleaning product, and now you can't clean things. And if you have kids they don't exposed to as many pathogens as they normally would (exposure doesn't always mean getting sick) so they don't get the immunity and have weaker immune systems as a result because similarities between germs aren't recognized and no immune response takes place, making you get sick. Its a bit more complicated than that, but you get it. Its like the MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph. Aureus) thing, which is why you should never not finish your antibiotics. Its scary, google it!
mom2 mom2 10 years
method is gross
mallomar mallomar 10 years
Normal dryer sheets have animal tallow in them?! Seriously? Thats so gross.
lorioz lorioz 10 years
I'll keep an eye out for these. The scents sound really nice.
mom2 mom2 10 years
here i was trying to be nice
mom2 mom2 10 years
you know what guys - youre right - try it! :) :)
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
i have never had a problem with method products i am using their laundry soap right now and its great, hmmm it would be odd that something would be strong enought to mess up stainless steel but not strong enough to clean something slowly but surely they will take them away
mom2 mom2 10 years
thats weird that you didnt have a problem - have you tried the stainless steel? maybe yours isnt real stainless steel - maybe it's a blend or just looks like stainless....
mom2 mom2 10 years
no it's a top of the line subzero stainless steel fridge. i dont have a look a like nor a blend. its 100% stainless steel and method is 100% crap - i read reviews and did research, it's the worst brand. hopefully i can save others from making mistake. you may not have had a problem but it doesnt clean and it can ruin things. BUYER BEWARE!
mommie mommie 10 years
Gee, thats a surprise. I've had no problem, ever. Maybe the fridge wasn't really stainless steel but a look alike or blended with something else that doesn't take to cleaners.
mom2 mom2 10 years
ok i have to issue a WARNING here. i used method stainless steel cleaner and it RUINED MY FRIDGE - RUINED IT. so i have been doing research on the method brand bc i was upset. turns out everyone complains it smells good but it does not really clean nor work. STAY AWAY FROM METHOD PRODUCTS - they smell good but they dont clean and they RUIN things
LaLaLola LaLaLola 10 years
Wow, I've got to try these!
DailyCrush DailyCrush 10 years
I agree! I ran across those at Target and tried the water lily ones. They're fantastic, and the scents are so pretty!
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