Back in November I had posted about DIY dryer balls and dryer sheets. I also shared why they were a great replacements for toxic commercial dryer sheets. I've been loving my dryer balls and the sheets. I tend to use them together because the vinegar is supposed to be a natural static killer.
But Colorado is really, really, really dry
I mean really! My brother came to visit over the holidays and went through enormous amount of water in the humidifier because he felt like he couldn't breathe. Crazy. It's nice in that my hair stays pretty darn straight majority of the time. It sucks because my skin is super dry
and I get shocks every time I go to turn on a light
and my clothes stick together when I take them out of the dryer
So here is my random quick tip. Himalayan rock salt.
Salt you say? Yes, salt. I looked into static cling and found that “Static cling is when light objects, such as clothing, have opposite static charges. Our clothes have static cling because they were touching in a dry environment (the dryer) and they exchanged electrons. The object that lost electrons became positively charged while the object that gained electrons became negatively charged. And opposites, as we all know, attract.” (source)
So, if we can eliminate that "opposites attracting" phenomenon, we shouldn't have static. Perhaps the combination of the Himalayan Salt with the moisture of the damp clothes does just that.
The best way to add salt to your dryer? A small, 100% cotton, drawstring bag. Place a few tablespoons inside, then draw the stings and knot. You'll probably have to play around a bit with the amount of salt you need.
Is it only Himalayan rock salt that has this effect? I'm not totally sure. It's worth experimenting to find out. I only know that it works :) But, I think any rock salt may have this same effect, even epsom salts, which are much less expensive.