Not only are dryer sheets full of chemicals that get released into the air, residue from these chemicals are left on your clothes, which then come in contact with your skin. Thankfully, dryer sheets are one of the easiest laundry products to make yourself. Start by placing cut up fabric squares in a container with a tight seal, such as a mason jar. Pour 1 cup of vinegar and, if desired, 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil over the fabric squares, then seal and shake. Add 3-4 squares with each dryer load to give laundry a natural fabric-softening boost while keeping static at bay.
Another top pick from Dr. Kahn, this lemon-like fruit grows on trees on one region of Southern Italy. Bergamot has been shown in a 2015 study published in the journal PharmaNutrition to improve erectile dysfunction in men who also have diabetes mellitus. According to Kahn, such findings may be the result of bergamot also supporting healthy blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol, while also having powerful antioxidant properties known to improve endothelial function—the lining of your blood vessels and key to cardiovascular health.