Homemade Dryer Sheets

Homemade Dryer Sheets

Making your own dryer sheets is very easy and the great thing is, the sheets can be used over and over and over again making this a cheap eco-friendly solution. Even better, you can make these with your favorite scent! Along with leaving your clothes feeling soft and fresh, they’ll smell clean and ready for wear. And once you try them, you’ll wonder why you never made them from scratch in the first place.

What You’ll Need (If You Want to Make Your Own Fabric Softener in the Process):

  • 6 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Hair Conditioner
  • 3 Cups White Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Baking Soda
  • 20 Drops Essential Oil
  • Sealabe container
  • Cotton cloths

What You’ll Need (If You’re Just Making Dryer Sheets):

  • 1/2 cup of vinegar
  • 10 drops tea tree or other essential oil
  • Sealabe container
  • Cotton cloths

Directions:

  1. Start by cutting the cotton cloths into smaller sections, approximately 3″ x 5″ strips. You can use inexpensive dish towels, old t-shirts, linens or just about any other type of cloth.
  2. If you’re making your own fabric softener then check out my previous post. If not, then just mix together the vinegar and essential oil in a small bowl. Either way, after you’ve made either mixture, you’ll want to pour over the cloths until they are dampened but not soaked. If you’ve mixed with your own fabric softener, you’ll want to lay out the strips to dry first. Either way, you’ll want to keep in a securely closed container.
  3. Leave sealed for about 2 – 3 days. Use one load per strip and squeeze out excess if needed (assuming you only used vinegar and essential oil then strips should just be damp).

Make sure that you keep the container sealed at all times. After you use the strip, just wash it, and then reuse when you plan to make your next batch of dryer sheets.

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