Everyone loves nice smelling clothes, so people usually buy expensive fabric softeners which may or may not work. Furthermore, they even contain many toxins and chemicals which can enter your body through your skin and cause numerous diseases. Here’s a list of the most common toxic materials in fabric softeners:


This chemical causes a wide range of problems such as headaches, dizziness, hunger, memory loss, neck and spine pain and numbness in the face.

Benzyl acetate

Benzyl acetate is a dangerous chemical linked to pancreatic cancer which can enter your body through the skin. Its vapors are particularly dangerous as they can irritate the eyes and airways.

Benzyl alcohol

This hazardous chemical causes headaches, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, significant drops in the blood pressure as well as more serious central nervous system disorders.


Chloroform is a carcinogenic neurotoxin which can cause nausea, loss of focus, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness and headaches.


This chemical is a known narcotic which can cause respiratory issues and loss of muscle coordination.