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Natural Remedies For Static Cling To Keep Things From Getting Too Charged!

During the winter static cling can become quite a nuisance. From pants attached to your legs, to a rogue pair of underwear sticking to your back, static electricity is a real drag.  But, what can you do?

Dryer sheets are some of the most popular solutions to keep clothing from putting out a little charge but, they’re toxic and can actually make you sick!  Best not to go that route.  Instead, we’ve gathered up this list of natural remedies for static electricity to help you keep away the static cling and the icky chemicals!

Vinegar

1/4 C Vinegar can be added to you wash and/or rinse cycle to get rid of static cling (and whiten whites, get rid of odors and so much more!).

Borax

Add 1/4 C of Borax to your load during the wash cycle and your clothes won’t stick to you or anything else anymore!

Natural Fabric Softeners

There are a few companies that make natural fabric softeners out of ingredients that are much safer for you and the environment than traditional fabric softeners and dryer sheets.

Body Lotion

If you run into a problem where you have static cling issues and you’re already dressed, just head back in and put some lotion on the affected area – the cling will be gone instantly!

clothes line drawing 300x143 Line Drying

Using the dryer is the main source of static cling, line dry and it’s gone.  Drying your clothes on the line is a lot easier said than done in the winter though. Try stringing one up in your basement and see how much less static cling you have to deal with – and how much less your electric bill costs!

Avoid Over Drying

If line drying isn’t possible, try drying your clothes less.  Take them out when they’re just a bit wet and you’ll eliminate static cling.  Setting the dryer on “less dry” can help a lot.

Dampen Things Up

If the clothes are already full of static electricity when you remove them from the dryer or when they’re already on, try wetting your hands.  Then rub them on your clothes, or  keep your hands wet while folding the laundry out of the dryer.

Metal Hangers

If you have a metal hanger it can help you get rid of static cling just by rubbing it all over between you and your clothing.  The metal helps discharge the electricity and get your clothing hanging properly again.

We’re sure that with these natural remedies for static cling you can quit the toxic fabric softeners and dryer sheets and get rid of static electricity naturally instead.

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4 thoughts on “Natural Remedies For Static Cling To Keep Things From Getting Too Charged!”

  1. Just what I needed when I needed it – THANK YOU for these natural remedies for static cling! I haven’t used dryer sheets – I don’t think ever or fabric softener but my static cling this year has been horrendous! I needed something as all the dog hair in the entire house was being electrically magnetized to our clothing! I decided to try the natural fabric softener you mentioned though and it worked like wonders! No more static cling. Thanks!

    1. Hey Karissa,

      So glad this helped you be static free! Static Cling can be such a problem and so many a used to chemical filled answers. We’re glad to have these natural remedies for static cling ourselves and even happier to share with our natural living friends : )

  2. I just learned recently that if you have a known static-ey item that you plan to wear, then you should put a safety pin on an undergarment (under the item that is always static clinging) and it will break the static! Add that to your list and thanks for the great post!

    1. Thanks Mitra! That’s a great one. We really appreciate you sharing your own natural living tips, and hope you stop by again soon!

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