I’ve shared my homemade laundry detergent AND my homemade dryer balls both on the blog and my Facebook page before but this is the first time I’ve ever shared my homemade dryer sheets! As I’ve mentioned before, we had some sensitive skin issues in our family so I shied away from using dryer sheets. Then one day I found this bolt of birdseye pique fabric in a local thrift store. Yes, the WHOLE bolt was $4.99! Of course I bought it, not knowing what I was going to use it for… that’s my MO. It sat in my craft room closet for a couple of years until one day I realized it would be perfect for homemade dryer sheets!
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Supplies for Homemade Dryer Sheets
- birdseye pique
- pinking shears
- large mouth mason jar – I used one of these vintage Crown canning jars.
- white vinegar
- essential oils – I used
FYI, I order Young Living essential oils for DIY projects I put straight on my skin or if I’m going to ingest them. But I feel very comfortable using essential oils from Amazon in this project.
Cut the birdseye pique fabric into squares.
Fill the jar about 3/4ths full with a 50/50 mixture of water and vinegar. Then add about 20 drops of lavender plus a few citrus and 10-20 tea tree.
Wad up the fabric squares and put them into the jar one at a time.
That’s all there is to homemade dryer sheets! And the best part is you can control the amount of scent or don’t add any at all if you’re extra sensitive.
Pull one out and throw it into the dryer with your clothes or linens.
These are reusable for many years. Just keep adding them back in the jar.
If you enjoyed this alternative to dryer sheets, you might also like these DIY projects:
- How to Paint a Washing Machine and Dryer
- Homemade Laundry Detergent
- Homemade Wool Dryer Balls
- Small Laundry Room Storage Ideas
- The Only Guide You Need to Decode Laundry Symbols
- 5 Gorgeous Laundry Rooms That Will Make You Want to Wash Clothes
My own laundry room makeover is coming along and will be on the blog March 31! Sign up for my Home DIY emails below and I’ll let you know when it’s done.
‘Til the next project,