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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!


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!).


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!

drawing of clothes on line for natural remedy for static clingLine 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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What Natural Medicines Do You Rely On?

You never know when someone’s going to need some type of remedy to fix them up; the probability of something happening is even higher when you’ve got a family.  Now, I’m definitely no boy scout – I’m not always prepared, it’s actually quite the opposite – but, I do keep around a few staples in the medicine cabinet that we’ve come to rely on for our natural health care.

Arnica Montana Flower for Natural HealthArnica

The homeopathic remedy Arnica is definitely the first medicine I think of when I consider natural medicines we rely on here at our house.  It’s amazing for bruises; we’ve avoided many a black and blue mark by taking Arnica after injuries.  And, it’s just as good for sore muscles and trauma.


Garlic oil for natural healthGarlic and Mullein Oil

Garlic and Mullein oil (or just garlic oil if you can’t find it w/the Muellin) is excellent for curing ear infections.  In fact, I’ve known people to say they just stick a clove of garlic in their ear if it is achy and have avoided antibiotics that way too.   The oil form is a bit more comfortable to put in the ear than the clove and is highly effective in our experience; especially if you catch the ear infection/ache right at the start.


Tea tree oil plant and natural healthTea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil has multiple uses in our home because of it’s antibacterial properties.  For natural health care we’ve used tea tree oil as a soak for particularly nasty scrapes (just a few drops in a bowl of water and soak for a bit) and you can make a light antibiotic spray the same way just put into a bottle w/a spray nozzle.


Natural Medicine Valerian Root with Bottle Valerian Root

I keep Valerian Root around as we all have difficulty sleeping from time to time either because of illness or sleeplessness.  A touch of Valerian is excellent for getting the sleep needed to heal and rejuvenate and it doesn’t make you “need it” or feel “groggy” in the morning.  There are even formulations w/out alcohol made for children too.


A spoonful of honey for natural healthHoney

We all love honey!  Even when we’re not sick but, especially when we’re not feeling well.  Honey too has anti bacterial properties so is quite beneficial in many ways.  The kind of honey is somewhat important – organic honey is great, there is raw honey and that has even more health benefits and then there are certain types of raw honey that have more beneficial properties than others.  Any type of honey can be healing inside and out though.

Some of the ways you can use honey include taking spoonfuls to help coat a sore throat, in warm water to sooth a cough/respiratory illness, and on a bandage to help heal, fight infection, as well as to prevent the bandage from sticking to the wound.


What are your favorites?  Are there natural medicines you always keep stocked?  Some you can’t stand?

Of course we all have to make different choices about our health care from time to time and there have been quite a few situations in my life where I’m exceedingly grateful that allopathic medicine has been there to help return someone I love back to health too.  Maybe there are some medicines you rely on that might not be described as exactly natural but are totally essential.

Please, come share about what you’ve got in your medicine cabinet so we can all stay healthy and heal our families as naturally as possible.