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By Cyndi Prince (bio below)
Chances are, you or someone you know, suffers from eczema. The condition is a chronic and reoccurring inflammation of the skin; extremely itchy and usually resulting in patchy rashes on different parts of the body. Sufferers often experience heightened sensitivities to scents and irritants found in soaps, lotions and other products that come in contact with skin.
And what contacts our skin most? Clothes! Most families use laundry detergents, softeners and dryer sheets that are chemically scented. These chemicals are soaked into fabrics that you wear and the sheets that you sleep on, which can be a source of extreme irritation for an eczema sufferer.
A few changes in how you do your laundry may make a big difference and lessen skin irritations. Many eczema sufferers may have already switched to chemical free, scent free laundry detergent for eczema and natural stain remover and alternatives, but have you considered changes in how you dry your clothes? Using dryer balls in place of dryer sheets and fabric softeners helps to soften clothes naturally. And most importantly, they contain only one ingredient. Wool. No chemicals, no artificial scents – just wool. A simple small change to make for soothing results!
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LooHoo was formed shortly after our son was born. After learning about the harmful effects of the chemicals in dryer sheets and fabric softeners, I discovered wool dryer balls, a natural alternative that would soften clothes and is safe to use with all laundry including cloth diapers and works great with laundry detergent for sensitive skin and other natural solutions.
The inspiration to create our own Dryer Balls came from a love and passion for creativity, a mission to make doing laundry fun and safe, and a desire to create a consistently high quality wool dryer ball from local resources that was durable enough to last for hundreds of loads.
LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls are a reusable, energy-saving alternative to dryer sheets. Using several LooHoos in your clothes dryer will help circulate your laundry more efficiently so you can reduce your dry time. Unlike most dryer sheets and fabric softeners that contain harmful chemicals, LooHoos will naturally help to soften clothes and will last for hundreds of loads.
Bio: Cyndi Prince is the founder of LooHoo, LLC, maker of LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls. These reusable, energy-saving alternatives to dryer sheets protect your family’s health and the environment.
Cyndi is a WWC New VenturesTM Entrepreneurship Training graduate, an MTI Seed Grant Award recipient, and receives steady national attention. She is the SBA’s 2014 Home-Based Business Champion for Maine and New England; a 2014 grantee of the Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant, was a SPANX by Sara Blakely “Leg Up” Promotion winner and featured entrepreneur; has received recognition in Woman’s World Magazine, Chicago’s WCIU-TV’s Earth Day segment, and more than 35 “mommy approved” blogs.
She resides in Camden with her husband and their son.