Store bought dryer sheets are gross. They’re filled with chemicals that get into our clothes and onto our skin. I don’t know about you, but I’m not into that.
I started using dryer balls not too long ago and I like them a lot. However, they’re pretty loud thumping around the dryer. I was looking for an alternative and a friend (thanks, Kel) recommended that I make my own dryer sheets.
Now this method involves vinegar, which I HATE the smell of. Hate is probably an understatement. As you can imagine, I was apprehensive about getting vinegar anywhere near my clothes. Surprisingly, you can’t smell it at all after you pull them out of the dryer. I’m hooked!
The best part is that you probably have most of the stuff to make your own dryer sheets already.
Supplies needed to make your own dryer sheets
- white vinegar
- essential oils
- glass jar/container
- 1/2 measuring cup
If you need/want essential oils, you can get a great starter pack on Amazon of lemon, lavender and mint. I like doTerra oils.
Step 1: combine vinegar with essential oils
First, pour half a cup of vinegar into the jar.
Then put about 10 drops of essential oils into to jar. 10 drops per oil.
Mix the liquids together.
Step 2: cut the fabric scraps
Cut your fabric scraps into rectangles. I didn’t measure, as you can see. But the shortest one is about 6 inches tall.
Step 3: soak the fabric sheets
Fold your scraps in half and place them into your jar.
Put the lid on and shake it so the vinegar and essential oil mixture soaks the fabric sheets.
These are a great substitute for those yucky dryer sheets.
When you’re ready, wring out one of the fabric sheets and throw it in the dryer with your clothes. Turn on the dryer and your good to go.
I’d love to hear what you think. Have you tried this before? Are you thinking about it? Leave your thoughts/feedback in the comments.