We are exposed to a plethora of toxins every day, and while we can’t remove every toxin from our life, we can take measures to lessen our exposure, as well as enhance our bodies’ ability to detoxify.
Many of the toxic substances in these sheets are released into the indoor air from our laundered bed linen and towels. They can cause respiratory allergies and asthma.
Some of the chemicals are carcinogens; they can accumulate in tissues over time and trigger malignancies.
Nervous system disorders could be another fallout of these chemicals. In mild cases they may appear as irritability, confusion, loss of coordination and memory loss.
Here’s a short list of the toxic substances commonly found in dryer sheets:
Benzyl acetate – Mainly used for its pleasant fragrance, this organic compound is combustible below the boiling point of water. Exposure to it may cause dizziness, drowsiness and confusion, red eyes and dry skin. Inhalation of its vapors is known to cause a burning sensation in the airways and cause a sore throat and labored breathing. People handling this chemical are advised to use protective clothing, gloves, and goggles and to wash contaminated clothes in soap and water. Paradoxically, this chemical continues to be used in laundry.
Dichlorobenzene – This industrial chemical commonly used in pesticides is electrophilic, which means it has a great attraction for electrons. This property makes it useful as an anti-static agent in fabric conditioners. However, it is a toxic chemical known to irritate skin, eyes, and throat on exposure. Long-term exposure adversely affects the central nervous system, liver, and the kidneys. Experimentally proven to cause liver and kidney tumors in mice, EPA considers it a possible human carcinogen.
Ethyl acetate – This chemical has a softening effect on clothes. Although considered relatively safe, concentrations above 400ppm can irritate nasal passages, throat, and eyes. It can cause skin eruptions in some people.
Camphor – Since it is derived from pine oil, it is generally considered safe for humans although its insect repellant property is well known. It has a history of being used in moth balls, skin medications and as a food flavoring agent, but FDA has discouraged its use since 1980. Even small doses of camphor are known to increase heart rate and suppress breathing and appetite.
Larger doses may affect the central nervous system, producing lethargy, disorientation, irritability, stomach cramps, and vomiting. It has the potential to cause convulsions and seizures too.
Chloroform – We know this chemical as an anesthetic that has gone out of use due to its toxicity and fatal outcomes. However, it still has many industrial uses. Anti-static products like dryer sheets use it for its capacity for hydrogen bonding. Chloroform gets absorbed rapidly through mouth, skin, and airways and cause central nervous system and respiratory depression, skin sores, eye irritation etc.
Alpha pinene, alpha terpineol, linalool, limonene are some of the other additives in dryer sheets. These aromatic compounds occur naturally in many essential oils, but their synthetic versions are more commonly used. Constant exposure can cause nervous system disorders, including depression.
A better alternative – White Vinegar with Grapefruit Essential Oil, soak a cotton cloth in the liquid. Grapefruit Essential has a particular synergy with the vinegar that helps to bring out colors. This does reduce static. You are not coating clothes so you will not notice a scent but your clothes will be odor free.
Our Candles are Created from an Natural Soy Wax
we use pure essential oils and fragrances that are Phthalate Free
(contain none of the bad stuff)
These 3 things are what make our candles different that the ones you find in the store.
Our candles are priced like one you find in the discount stores BUT we are providing a quality handmade clean burning candle.
Aesthetic Candles founded in 2011 by Roberta(Robie) Waterworth
Our Mission has not changed, we continue to find ways to offer new and interesting scent candles. We have never increased our prices. We offer value and quality, plain and simple, no gimmicks.
Our intent is to provide you the soothing and relaxing experience; what candles are known for, but also provide you all these benefits in a much healthier way (without adversely affecting our environment.
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