Make Your Own Dryer Sheets With Fabric Scraps

Make Your Own Dryer Sheets With Fabric Scraps
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Dryer sheets make for fresh, fluffy loads of laundry. They’re rather more an American phenomenon than an Australian one, but it’s easy enough to make your own. All you need are a couple of ingredients and some scrap fabric.

Photo by Sean Freese

The San Francisco Gate’s Home Guides has a simple recipe for DIY dryer sheets. You’ll need a container — a baby wipes box, for example — and some fabric. Cut the fabric into sheets and stack them in the container. From there, all you need is a little vinegar and some kind of essential oil:

Pour 1/2 cup of white vinegar into a large glass bowl; its naturally deodorizing properties will freshen duds, combat static cling, and preserve the intensity of clothing pigments. Next, whisk 6 to 8 drops of grapefruit seed or tea tree oil into the vinegar; either essential oil will work synergistically with the vinegar to kill the bacteria and germs found in laundry, as well as impart clothing with a subtle yet pleasant scent. Pour the thoroughly blended mixture directly onto your stacked fabric sheets, making sure to saturate them evenly.

Easy enough, and it’s also eco-friendly, as you can simply wash and reuse the sheets. For the full post, click the link below.

DIY Eco-Friendly Dryer Sheets [SFGate]