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How to Reduce Static Electricity

Don't walk around looking like you stuck your finger in a light socket. Get the static out of your day with these simple tips.


  • Step 1: Stop hair from rising Stop your hair from rising by using a natural bristle hairbrush or rubber comb.
  • Step 2: Rub a dryer sheet Rub a dryer sheet on your clothes and hair to remove static cling.
  • TIP: You can also use a dryer sheet on your pet, but check with your veterinarian regarding safety issues.
  • Step 3: Add baking soda to wash Reduce static electricity by adding baking soda to the wash cycle.
  • Step 4: Raise the humidity Raise the humidity in your house with a humidifier.
  • TIP: Keep a dish of water in a dry room to evaporate and moisturize the air.
  • Step 5: Trade old shoes Trade in your old shoes for shoes that have leather soles.
  • Step 6: Add liquid softener and water Fill a spray bottle with water and add 1 tablespoon liquid fabric softener. Spray your carpets and furniture.
  • Step 7: Moisturize your hands Keep your hands moisturized with lotion in the winter months when static electricity is prevalent.
  • FACT: People will usually feel a shock from static electricity when the discharge is between 2,000 to 4,000 volts.

You Will Need

  • Natural bristle hairbrush
  • Rubber comb
  • Dryer sheets
  • u00bc c. baking soda
  • Humidifier
  • Shoes with leather soles
  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • 1 tbsp. liquid fabric softener
  • Hand lotion
  • Dish of water (optional)

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