HIMALAYAN SEA SALT BAG FOR LAUNDRY
- 3-6 tablespoons Himalayan rock salt, depending on how much static you have (this is what I used)
- small 100% cotton drawstring bag (find it here)
1. Place salt inside the bag and seal it. I was a little worried that the bag would open in the dryer so I tied the drawstrings together around the neck.
2. Place himalayan salt bag in with wet clothes and dry as normal. Remove laundry from dryer and set sachet aside for use with future loads.
WHY DOES IT WORK?
We know 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)
Now I’m just guessing, but here’s my theory: When heat and moisture are present, Himalayan salt releases a negative charge. Maybe the presence of salt causes the overall atmosphere of the dryer to be primarily negatively charged, thus reducing or eliminating the “opposites attract” effect.
However it works, the important thing to know is that IT WORKS.