Since I usually line dry our clothes, I just add white vinegar to the rinse cycle to soften the fabric and reduce static cling. But sometimes, line drying isn’t an option. So here’s how to make your own dryer sheets to save money, including one all-natural recipe.
How To Make Your Own Dryer Sheets With Fabric Softener
Soak an old wash cloth in liquid fabric softener and wring it out, then let it dry completely. Toss it into the dryer with your clothes and it’ll work just as well as the other kind. Bonus: you can re-use the same cloth for 10-12 loads.
How To Make Your Own Dryer Sheets With Non-Toxic Ingredients
Fill a jar with white vinegar and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. (The essential oil is optional, but it gives a nice scent. I like peppermint and orange.) Cut an old sheet or t-shirt in squares and store next to the vinegar. Before drying a load, soak a fabric square in the vinegar and toss it in with the load. Once dry, wash the square to remove any buildup and re-use.
[UPDATE: Lately, I've just been keeping the squares of t-shirt stored in the jar of scented vinegar. It works just as well.]