These are all chemicals that are in fabric softener. You’ll be astounded by what kind of damage they can do!
1. Alpha-Terpineol – This harmful chemical can cause health issues like dizziness, headaches, memory loss and even numbness in your face and pain in your neck and back.
2. Benzyl acetate – This is a toxic chemical that has actually been linked to pancreatic cancer. The fumes that come off it can cause irritation to your airways and eyes.
3. Benzyl alcohol – Benzyl alcohol can cause a big number of health problems, like central nervous system disorders, headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and extreme drops in blood pressure.
4. Chloroform – Chloroform is a powerful carcinogenic neurotoxin that can cause a lot of health issues such as losing consciousness, nausea, headaches, vomiting and/or dizziness and drowsiness.
5. Linalool – This is a sedative that has been known to cause respiratory problems as well as the loss of muscle coordination.
All of these horrible chemicals can be found in fabric softener! And as if that isn’t enough reason to stop using it, the stuff is also super expensive and terrible for the environment.
Of course, we totally get that you still want clean clothes that are fresh and soft. Fortunately, there’s a very good, natural alternative…