DIY Dryer Sheets

Commercial dryer sheets are some of the most toxic things that we use in our household.  Chemicals like camphor, ethyl acetate and chloroform can all be found in some dryer sheet brands.  Those don’t sound like fun things to me!  Making your own is so easy and eco-friendly since you can reuse them.

Things Needed:

  • Reuseable glass container (best to use glass when using essential oils as they can eventually eat through the plastic)
  • Fabric squares
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 6 – 8 drops of tea tree oil
  • Several drops of your favorite fragrant essential oil


  • Choose your glass container.  I found mine at Michaels Craft Store
  • Cut your fabric into squares that will fit into your jar.  Probably around 5×7.  I just used an old t-shirt.  Once cut, stack them on top of each other and put them into the jar.


  • Pour 1/2 cup vinegar into a bowl.  Vinegar is great because it’s a natural deodorizer and will help with static(thought doesn’t help a ton with static). Add 6-8 drops of tea tree oil.  Tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant and will kill the bacteria and germs in the laundry.
  • Add a few drops of your favorite fragrant essential oil. I like lavender.  Mix all together
  • Pour the mixture over the fabric sheets.


  • Throw one in your dryer whenever you are drying a load of laundry.  Put the fabric square back into the bottom of the jar to absorb the mixture once more.

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