Don’t fall for the scam!
After reading this you will never fall for the scam of fabric softeners again. Instead, you’ll know how to get your clothes to feel soft, smell great, and last longer.
Manufacturers want you to believe that, by the name – fabric softener, these products should actually soften the fabric. Well, here is a myth that we are about to bust. The stunning majority of fabric softeners actually do not actually soften your fabrics. They’re chemically engineered to leave a synthetic film on them (towels, bedding, pillows, etc.) to give you the perception of softness.
They do this by leaving silicon or other types of synthetic-chemical film. So your hands just slide off your clothes.
If you ever used a conventional, store-bought, goopy, slimy fabric softener you probably remember this…
That time you got out of the shower and grabbed a brand new, dry towel from your linen closet. You put the towel on and it almost seems to slide off of you. You’re really not getting dry, and you’re wondering why you’re not getting dry. The reason? The pores of your towels are completely clogged.
This happens a lot even at hotels. If you’re at a hotel and the towels smell super fragrant but you’re not getting dry? Well, it’s because those towels are drenched in synthetic chemicals.
How those synthetic chemicals work
The conventional fabric softener chemicals are designed to:
- Give the appearance of softness by creating a silicon barrier on the fabrics, and
- Leave ultraviolet light brighteners behind. That’s why they’re typically blue or green. To trick your eyes into believing that your fabrics are actually brighter than they really are, and
- Leave a film of fragrance and toxic perfumes. This is to trick your nose into believing your clothes are cleaner than they really are.
The un-friendly ingredients in conventional softeners
Here is what you’ll usually find in your store-bought softener. I’ve also listed some of the known health and environmental concerns associated with them:
Cationic Surfactants – respiratory effects, general systemic/organ effects, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects;
Fragrance – Skin irritation/allergies/damage, acute aquatic toxicity, respiratory effects, biodegradation;
Dimethyl Siloxanes And Silicones – developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects
Diethyloxyester Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride (DEEDMAC) – respiratory effects; acute aquatic toxicity, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects;
Benzisothiazolinone – acute aquatic toxicity; skin irritation/allergies/damage, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects, biodegradation
Formic Acid – skin irritation/allergies/damage, respiratory effects
Okay, you surely get it by now…using fabric softener is extremely unsafe. Never use this around children, considering almost every ingredient in the leading brand has the side effects of developmental/endocrine/reproductive damage. Stop before it’s too late!
A breeding ground for bacteria
Ever wonder why after one use, your recently washed, fabric-softened towel has a funky, nasty smell? The pores of your fabrics are drenched and clogged with these toxic chemicals. That creates a breeding ground for chemically resistant bacteria.
This is a perfect example of the cleaning industry literally CREATING the problem they are offering to solve. Just so they can sell you more products. I think that’s pretty evil!
We decided we needed to do something about this, so we created Truly Free Final Rinse.
Why do we call it a rinse and not a softener? Because our products are created using plant-based ingredients. This helps to literally rinse away hard water deposits. Those deposits are the main contributor to crunchy or scratchy towels.
They also rinse away any remaining stains or organic material. As well as any chemical residue left behind from prior washes. Residue which can prevent your clothes from being soft or smelling clean.
Additionally, it lowers the pH of the water. Which will totally neutralize hard water deposits, and leave the fibers of your clothing, towels, and bedding naturally soft. It softens your fabrics naturally by creating the perfect environment to soften and clean. And it won’t leave a chemical film on them like all of our store-bought, toxic, goopy competitors.
You can’t fight chemicals with chemicals, you simply need to rinse them away.
You won’t believe how soft your clothes can be without the use of synthetic chemical coatings or other dirty tricks.
Keep your fabrics in better health, and smelling fresh for longer than you thought possible.
Choose the synthetic-free formula – Truly Free Laundry Rinse.
1 – EWG – Cationic Surfactants
2 – EWG – Fragrance
3 – EWG – Dimethyl Siloxanes and Silicones
4 – EWG – Diethyloxyester Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride (DEEDMAC)
5 – EWG – Benzisothiazolinone
6 – EWG – Formic Acid