Introduction: DIY Lavender Dryer Bags

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My mom sent me some amazing dried lavender from her garden in Colorado this weekend. While brainstorming ideas of how to use her lavender in everything from baked goods to beauty products, I stumbled on a post about using it as a dryer sheet substitute. It's a quick, simple DIY that will make your laundry smell heavenly!

Step 1: Prepare Your Supplies

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Supplies: 1/4-1/2 cup of dried lavender, small cloth bags and optional lavender essential oil

Measure out 1/4-1/2 cup of dried lavender and pour it into your small cloth bag. You can also add a few drops of lavender essential oil to strengthen the scent.

Step 2: Place in Dryer for the Best Smelling Laundry

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Tie your pouch tightly at the top and place it in your dryer. You can use the lavender pouch around 10 times, rubbing it in between your palms or adding essential oil to increase the scent in between cycles.

This same concept can be used with other herbs and scents so please experiment!


curious liz (author)2017-09-24

Great idea! I do not have lavender, but will try my rosemary now.

Heyup (author)2016-10-11

Really cool but simple idea, thank you

John... :)

BLASTFEMI (author)2016-10-10

Great idea! I'm going to try it!

OneBirdieMa (author)2016-07-17

My experience is -- just throw in some dried lavender buds! The screen will collect them as the dryer runs, then they can be brushed off into the trash with the rest of the lint. BUT I don't use this for fragrance so much as to eliminate static (and therefore cling) on certain fabrics. What I've also done in the past is take the stems from the lavender, trim them even at one end and angled at the other and use apiece of twine or raffia or string to bind the stems together to be used as a brush for the screen. I'm planning for a craft fair to do a small container of lavender buds with a brush like this for dryer assistance (or some such name) . . .

asergeeva (author)OneBirdieMa2016-07-18

That's a wonderful tip! Thanks for sharing and best of luck at the craft fair :)

beanybaby (author)2015-08-24

I can use this recipe for our Christmas Bazaar as we have several ladies with lavender plants and we all sew and can make decorative bags. Thanks!

asergeeva (author)beanybaby2015-08-24

Awesome!! Would love to see a photo when you do :)

emilyvanleemput (author)2014-09-19

Cute! Oh, I can already smell the lavender : )

grannyjones (author)2014-09-15

Cute little bags. They remind me of my dad. He "rolled his own" and smoked Bull Durham. Of course he was a cowboy.

asergeeva (author)grannyjones2014-09-16

Haha glad these bring back good memories :)

seamster (author)2014-09-15

Great idea! I love the smell of lavender. Thanks!

asergeeva (author)seamster2014-09-16

Thank you! Lavender is one of my favorite scents :)

em loves crafting (author)2014-09-15

This is amazing!

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