I have always been a big user of dryer sheets by such makers as Bounce and Snuggle. Recently, however, I discovered a more natural alternative to the traditional ordinary dryer sheet while shopping at Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s offers lavender sachet dryer bags intended for use as a replacement for ordinary dryer sheets. My wife and I purchased these Trader Joe’s Lavender Dryer Bags a while back, and we have been nothing but pleased with the results.
To begin with, the lavender in the Trader Joe’s Lavender Dryer Bags imparts a relaxing lavender scent into the fabric of the clothes while drying. While some people might think of lavender as a tad too flowery for use with men’s clothing, I have found that the scent of lavender is significantly musky to be suitable for use with a man’s clothing in addition to a woman’s clothing. One must really like the smell of lavender, though, in order to be happy with the Trader Joe’s Lavender Dryer Bags, since the lavender scent is actually rather powerful.
According to the package, the Trader Joe’s Lavender Dryer Bags (which come four to a package) are good for five to ten dryer cycles each. My wife and I have found, though, that the Trader Joe’s Lavender Dryer Bas are actually good for significantly more dryer cycles than ten, as long as one doesn’t mind a slight reduction in the potency of the resulting lavender scent over time.
The Trader Joe’s Lavender Dryer Bags are also suitable of a moth repellent, according to the packaging. This is not surprising to me, as my grandmother used to make homemade lavender sachets with fresh lavender from her garden to repel moths from her old fashioned Pendleton wool suits. Lavender has been well known for a long time to have the ability to repel moths, so while I have not tested this product personally as a moth repellent, the history of lavender as a repellent will vouch for this claim by Trader Joe’s.
I have found that the Trader Joe’s Lavender Dryer Bags are as effective as regular dryer sheets in reducing static cling, so one need not worry about the performance of the Trader Joe’s lavender Bags in this regard. I have an absolute hatred for all things ironing, and I have been quite pleased with my ability to avoid ironing when using the Trader Joe’s Lavender Dryer Bags as a replacement for Bounce or Snuggle dryer sheets.
Trader Joe’s suggests that after five to ten uses, you empty the lavender buds from the sachets, sprinkle them on the carpet, and vacuum them up to freshen up your carpet. As above, though, we have found that the Trader Joe’s Lavender Sachet Dryer Bags last much longer than this, and I would recommend against it so that you do not waste money buying more of the lavender dryer bags that you really need to.
In conclusion, Trader Joe’s Lavender Dryer Bags are a natural alternative and replacement for ordinary brand-name dryer sheets. The lavender scent that they impart into the clothing is soothing and relaxing, and they are effective in reducing static cling from the electric dryer.