Intro: Homemade Dryer Sheets
Save money with these quick, easy, and effective
homemade dryer sheets!
Step 1: What You'll Need
100% Cotton Fabric (I used an old flannel crib sheet I had already started cutting up, you could use an old flannel shirt, or whatever cotton fabric avail to you)
Vinegar (I used 1 & 1/2 cups for a large glass jar)
Essential Oil of your choice* (*optional, I used Lemon)
Something to put your sheets in (Mason Jar, Coffee Container, old diaper wipe container, etc)
You'll need a measuring cup, stir spoon, and fabric cutter/scissors
Step 2: Fabric
Cut the fabric into squares, I cut mine about 5x5" but I free formed it a bit.
Place inside storage receptacle of your choice. I rolled mine for a neater look but you can fold & stack or just shove them in there & move on!
Step 3: Finish
Pour Vinegar in measuring cup, For a small jar 1/2 cup for a large Mason Jar 1 1/2 cups or so.
Add your essential oil and stir, I used 12 drops but you can add more or less to your liking (optional).
Slowly pour over fabric and close it up. You're ready to go!
Pull one out & toss into the dryer with your wet clothes. When the load is done you can smash the sheet back into your container or do like me and have a separate receptacle for the used ones. After I use the last one I'll reroll and start again. Not smashing them in leaves less vinegar on your fingers when you're pulling one out!
* So far I'm impressed. I dried a whole load of fleece blankets that would normally be full of static coming out of the dryer and they had very little overall. Also felt just as soft as usual. I did my kids clothes next, it was a large load so I threw 2 sheets in and was happy with the results. Keep in mine that my biggest issue in dry Colorado is static, I don't need my clothes to feel super soft. I'll update if anything changes with my opinion of this diy.