Here’s a great way to save money: make your own dryer sheets!
Now, I have to admit: I don’t like dryer sheets. They’re covered with chemicals that I don’t feel great about having in long-term contact with my skin, and their scent makes my allergies go crazy. I usually just add white vinegar to the rinse cycle, and that seems to get rid of static clean just fine. But there are plenty of other uses for dryer sheets around the house besides laundry, so now and then I make my own dryer sheets just for those things.
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. Soft cloth baby diapers are particularly wonderful for this purpose! To use, just toss a sheet 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 Hair Conditioner
Cheap hair conditioner is a pretty decent substitute for liquid fabric softener. To use it for these dryer sheets, combine 3 parts hair conditioner with 1 part white vinegar and shake well. Make your own dryer sheets using this method by following the instructions above.
How To Make Your Own Dryer Sheets With Non-Toxic Ingredients
Fill a container with white vinegar and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Since this is straight vinegar, which is highly acidic, be sure to choose a non-metallic container and lid. As for the essential oil, it’s but it gives a nice scent. Cut an old sheet or t-shirt in squares and stuff them in the jar with the vinegar. Shake well so the squares get fully saturated. To use, just grab a square and pop it into the dryer with your clothes. Return the squares to the container of vinegar after each use.
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