Fabric Softener can become pricey if you do a lot of laundry! So why not make your own reusable dryer sheets?
This eco-friendly DIY project is not only inexpensive to put together– but can be used over and over again with an added bonus of NO toxic additives!
- Air tight container (I purchased this jar at Hobby Lobby using a 40% off coupon)
- 3/4 cup of Vinegar
- Cloths (or reusable wipes you can find in the cleaning aisle of most supermarkets)
- Tea Tree oil or any other scent of essential oil
First, you’ll want to cut your cloths into smaller pieces (see my picture above). I chose to use the Clorox Handi Wipes. I ended up cutting them into four pieces per sheet, making them a little smaller than the size of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.
Next, create your mixture of vinegar and whatever oil you choose to use. I chose an essential oil that smells like spring (I am seriously ready for winter to be over with). However, you can choose any scent you’d like. The vinegar is used to help soften your clothing.
Put your cut pieces of cloth into the air tight jar and add your mixture to dampen the cloths. Just make sure you keep your container securely closed and that’s all there it to it!
A few tips to keep in mind:
When removing a sheet from the jar, make sure you squeeze out any excess liquid back into the jar, then just toss in the dryer as you would a dryer sheet.
You can use old t-shirts or washcloths in replace of the store bought Clorox Handi Wipes, which were $1.99 at Meijer. With the Handi Wipes, I had more than enough sheets with some to spare.
Using these sheets can help you save a few bucks or more a month while making your clean and dried clothing smell amazing. It’s truly a win-win.
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