Make Your Own Natural Dryer Sheets

The video below gives you a quick tip for how to make your own natural dryer sheets.


It is really quite simple -- take an unbleached piece of muslin cloth and add 2 drop of essential oils to it.

The video specifically says to use tea tree oil, but in my opinion you can add whatever fragrance that you want.

Some suggested essential oils and combinations of fragrances appropriate for laundry supplies can be found in my article about essential oil recipes for homemade laundry products.

Add 1-2 more drops of essential oil to the cloth after each load of laundry that you use it with, and wash the cloth occasionally.

Here is the video for full details:



Here are some links for places to purchase the bleach free muslin, and also some of my favorite essential oils to use with laundry.

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Please note that these natural dryer sheets will only give your clothes a nice fragrance, but won't really effect, either way, any static cling issues you have with your clothes from the dryer.

The scent you choose can be used in combination with any homemade laundry detergent and homemade fabric softener you use, if you want to coordinate scents.

Do you have a favorite blend of essential oils that you like to use for your homemade laundry products? If so, share them in the commments.

In addition, you can share your uses for essential oils around your home here, or read other uses already submitted.

Further, you can submit your own homemade dryer sheets recipes and instructions here.

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use a white cloth napkin sprayed with softener
by: Rebecca

I use a much worn white cloth napkin as a fabric softener cloth. I fill a spray bottle (recycled) with liquid softener. Put the cloth in the dryer after spraying real good with liquid softener. Put clothes in and dry!

peppermint essential oil
by: Denise

Now we use essential oils added to an old pair of socks, rolled and balled up to put in the dryer. Peppermint is awesome.

substitute for Downy Unstopables
by: Colleen

A good substitute is Epsom salts mixed with essential oil.

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