DIY Dryer Sheets

 

After already DIY-ing my laundry soap and fabric softener – I figured I shouldn’t stop there. I’m on a roll you guys. Making all the things DIY and chemical free. Heck yes! If you didn’t already know, I’m on a kick to clean out all the chemicals from my home and use all natural products for two reasons.

  1. Because it’s better for you (obiv)

  2. Because I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease and part of the Autoimmune Protocol is to eliminate all chemicals from your house

So, I had twice the motivation to get rid of those nasty chemicals from my home.  It might be more expensive from the start - with buying all the supplies - but in the long run it’ll save you tons of money. I’ve collected the basics over the years – when we’ve had a bit of extra cash at the end of the month and put it towards buying supplies that could make 2 or 3 times the amount that you purchase the product at the store.

These DIY dryer sheets are SUPER cheap and cost effective. I mean – you’ll have the supplies to last you several years and save you tons of money on dryer sheets. Plus – dryer sheets last forever anyways.

Here’s what you need:

1 Jar (I used one similar to this)
1 set of flour sack towels
½ cup Vinegar
12 drops of your favorite essential oils (I used lavender and cedarwood)

You’ll want to cut up your flour sack towels into right around 6x6 squares. I only used one towel for about 6 sheets and that left me with 5 towels left over to keep in the kitchen and use for other projects.

Note: you might want to use some sewing skills (if you have them) and sew the edges so they don't fray. It’s not a required, if you don’t mind straggly ends. That happens to drive me up the wall so I quickly sewed the edges and called it good.

Add the vinegar and your favorite essential oils. Mix it up in the jar a little bit and then add your new awesome dryer sheets to the mixture. The fabric will soak up the liquid. Simply throw in your dryer sheet into the dryer and don’t worry about the vinegar smell. I don’t smell it at all on our clothes. I promise.

Once you’re done with the dryer sheet – toss it back into your jar and the liquid in there should last about a month before you need to replace it.

Walah! It’s a super simple process and super cost effective. Let me show you how much I saved this year.

We generally buy a box of dryer sheets about every 3 months at $4.74. So, by making my own dryer sheets, I’ve saved about $16 over the course of the year! AND they’re eco friendly AND there’s no chemicals that are getting all over your clothes and into the air. Trust me when I say that your neighbors will thank you!

Happy drying!
Ashlee