Homemade DIY Dryer Sheets

10 Minutes
Easy

Do you know how many awful chemicals are in commercial, store bought dryer sheets?!? Way too many. It's SO easy to make your own, and they work great! You can even customize your own scent!
Here's what you'll need:
- Fabric scraps / old dishtowels / old sheets / old t-shirts (basically any cotton fabric)
- Vinegar
- Sealable container
- Essential Oils in your favorite scents (or combination of scents)
Cut squares out of fabric. Use a pinking shears if you don't plan to sew edge.
Mix vinegar and oil ...
Add your fabric squares
Allow to squares to soak up the liquid. When ready to use, ring out the excess liquid and throw into dryer with clothes!
Read more about WHY it works and WHY you should never, NEVER use the store bought dryer sheets ...

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3 of 11 questions
  • Jacki
    on Jan 23, 2019

    Does this help with static?

    • Becky Place
      on Oct 19, 2019

      If you are still having static build up attach a metal safety pin to the cloth. It works great!

  • Sharon Lilly
    on Aug 14, 2019

    What are the measurements of vinegar, oil, and essential oil? What type of oil? Will it leave oily spot on my clothes?

    • Becky Place
      on Oct 19, 2019

      I use my doTerra essential oils. They are 100% pure so no oil stain. You can use lemon oil from doTerra to treat a stain also.

  • Sara
    on Sep 24, 2019

    What does the vinegar do? You say mix oil and vinegar? Is that essential oil and vinegar? Why not just dabs of essential oil?

    Much better than stuff you buy!

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  • Susann Rinehardt
    on Nov 11, 2018

    I get Apple scent hair conditioner at Dollar Tree, mix with half water & pour half a cup in washer to soften water & smells good. Then I use an old washcloth dampened with this mix to toss in dryer. Works for me.

  • Susann Rinehardt
    on Nov 11, 2018

    I pour white vinegar in dispenser on washer to soften & disinfect laundry.

    • Pic29235415
      on Oct 17, 2019

      I have done this for a while now and it works great. I just fill the dispenser. No soap or softener buildup in my towels, either!

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