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No go with the tennis balls. I tried it Monday on our sheets/duvet cover...wrinkly as ever. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
I did check our Ecover bottles though. The liquid detergent, fabric softener and the lemon washing-up liquid are all fine, they even have the Vegan Society logo.
 

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I know some of their washing up liquid contains whey (not the lemon and aloe vera but the other one) but where do you see milk in the fabric softener or detergent?</div>
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Ecovers non-bio laundry liquid and washing powder and the large 25L bottles of softener are not marked as Vegan on the suma catalogue. I know that quite a few shops allow you to refill your bottles from their large 25L bottles. Sorry for the generalization, should have looked in the catalgoue first before making sweeping remarks.
 

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Ecovers non-bio laundry liquid and washing powder and the large 25L bottles of softener are not marked as Vegan on the suma catalogue. I know that quite a few shops allow you to refill your bottles from their large 25L bottles. Sorry for the generalization, should have looked in the catalgoue first before making sweeping remarks.</div>
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No biggie! I just went into panic mode thinking "I swear I read the label. How could I have missed that?????"
 

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I have tried them and use them. But I haven't done any "scientific" comparison tests. I don't have much static in my clothes, but I usually set my dryer to "damp dry" anyway, then hang things to dry for the final drying. Also, I bought these things in Bed, Bath and Beyond for $9.99, so the cost was incidental.<br><br><br><br>
Adding a cup of white distilled vinegar to the final rinse in your washer also acts as a "softener" for clothes.
 

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We have been using the dryer balls since our baby was a newborn - about 9 months ago. We stopped using dryer sheets because a) all those chemicals are dangerous for babies and b) they are bad for the environment.<br><br><br><br>
I would say the balls work about 70% as well as dryer sheets for static cling removal and 100% as well - or better - for fabric softening. I will keep using them, as I figure a little static cling is a small price to pay for the safety of my baby and the health of our earth!<br><br><br><br>
ps: we bought them at Linens & Things using a 20% off coupon - they ended up costing about $7.
 

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I just did my laundry without them as an experiment. I didn't notice any difference, but I don't have a static problem to begin with.
 

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Joe - do the clean clothes smell at all like vinegar?<br><br><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I have tried them and use them. But I haven't done any "scientific" comparison tests. I don't have much static in my clothes, but I usually set my dryer to "damp dry" anyway, then hang things to dry for the final drying. Also, I bought these things in Bed, Bath and Beyond for $9.99, so the cost was incidental.<br><br><br><br>
Adding a cup of white distilled vinegar to the final rinse in your washer also acts as a "softener" for clothes.</div>
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I tried a load of sheets/pillowcases with vinegar, since I've seen this posted a couple of times now. The sheets were a good bit less wrinkly. I thought they smelled a bit funky, but IS says that he thought they were okay, and that it smelled *better* than the usual detergent smell. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I use vinegar rinse when I wash towels and cloth menstrual pads and I add about 10 drops lavender essential oil and that helps with the "salad" smell.
 

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Oh! That's a good idea.<br><br>
<<says to herself "why didn't I think of that?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
I hate lavender, but I could throw in some other oil.<br><br><br><br>
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I just did my laundry without them as an experiment. I didn't notice any difference, but I don't have a static problem to begin with.</div>
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I take that back. I've been getting shocked all day. Maybe the dryer balls do help.
 

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Joe - do the clean clothes smell at all like vinegar?</div>
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I don't think so. One cup of vinegar in gallons of rinse water is so dilute as to not leave a noticeable smell.
 
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