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Homemade Dryer Sheets

Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Dryer Sheets

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Not only is this laundry solution seriously smart, it is also awesomely eco-friendly. For only pennies, you'll have dryer sheets that can be used over and over and over again. What makes these dryer sheets better than their store-bought counterparts is they can be personalized with your favorite scent and are free of any toxic additives. 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:

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


  1. Start by cutting your cotton cloths into smaller sections. I used inexpensive dish towels from the dollar store, but old tee shirts or linens would work wonderfully too.

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  1. Mix together the vinegar and essential oil in a small bowl. Vinegar is a natural softener, and the essential oil gives your clothes a gentle, natural scent. Pour the mixture over the cloths until they are dampened but not soaked. Keep in a securely closed container.

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  1. To use, simply remove a sheet from the container, squeezing any excess liquid back into the jar, and toss into the dryer. To reduce static cling in clothes, reduce the heat temperature of your dryer. When clothes are dry, simply place the sheet back in the jar for use later.

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff

Join The Conversation
TanyaLankford30771 TanyaLankford30771 3 years
I would think the vinegar would supply a sour smell? I want to try this but don't want to get everything only find out the vinegar adds to much of a strong smell.
how many times should you be able to reuse the cloths before redipping?
dchoromanski dchoromanski 4 years
I'd think that warming oils probably have extra things added to them that might end up staining your clothes. I'd check the label or the manufacturer's website first. Also, essential oils can be found pretty cheaply on the internet. Amazon is probably your best bet - they offer free shipping quite often. Good luck!
CoMMember13627192041243 CoMMember13627192041243 4 years
Can I use warming oil instead of essential oil ...I cannot find any in our rural community
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