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Homemade Dryer Sheets

February 16, 2015
Why use the TOXIC store bought dryer sheets?!? These DIY Homemade Dryer Sheets only require a couple ingredients and are SO MUCH healthier for your family! From View From The Fridge

I like fluffy soft towels.  And good smelling shirts.  A. LOT.

I love the smell of ‘fresh’ laundry.

But then I learned what that ‘fresh’ scent on my clothes was … and it’s no longer so appealing.  Especially when clothes in that same load of laundry were going on my little kids and my baby.

Fabric softener and dryer sheets are full … FULL … of chemicals.  Chemicals that are toxic, cancer causing  (*see sources below) … AND absorbed into your bodies from your ‘fresh’ smelling clothes.

So, I’m begging you … just ditch ’em!

Ditch that fabric softener and those store bought dryer sheets … and try this instead:

Why use the TOXIC store bought dryer sheets?!? These DIY Homemade Dryer Sheets only require a couple ingredients and are SO MUCH healthier for your family! From View From The Fridge

 

Let me tell you FIVE great reasons for using these Reusable DIY Homemade Dryer Sheets:

  1. They are FREE of toxic chemicals (check out some of the links below to see all the chemicals found in commercial dryer sheets … even some of the fragrance free variety).
  2. They are eco-friendly.
  3. They are more cost effective than the store bought kind.
  4. They use up all those fabric scraps you have lying around (or that old dishtowel that you’ve been dying to ‘repurpose’ / throw away).
  5. You can create your own ‘personal scent’  … you know, like those fancy celebrities.  Eau d’ YOU infused into your clothes!  A little cheesy (sorry!), but true and sort of fun!

Are you on board?!  Are you ready to just give this a try when your store bough dryer sheets run out.  Or, even better … right now?!? {If you’re not sold … scroll to the SOURCES section below to do more reading.  I guarantee you’ll be sold after reading those}

SUPPLIES

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  1. Vinegar*
  2. Sealable Glass container*
  3. Fabric Scraps (or old dishtowels, old sheets / bed linens, t-shirts, or any cotton fabric …)
  4. Your favorite Essential Oil … or combination of oils for fragrance.

PROCESS

Let me tell HOW you make these … then I’ll tell you WHY they work (and why they’re a MUCH better idea that those other dryer sheets):

So … here’s how easy it is to make these:

  1. Cut some squares out of your fabric scraps or old dishtowels.  Use a pinking shears if you don’t plan on sewing or serging the edges.  This will prevent most of the fraying.DIY Homemade Dryer Sheets  |  View From The Fridge
  2. If you have a sewing machine … and/or if you feel like zig zag stitching the edges … do so.  (and if not … your dryer sheets will not be quite as pretty after 20 loads … but they’re dryer sheets)DIY Homemade Dryer Sheets | View From The Fridge
  3. Mix up your DIY Softening Solution:
    • 1/2 cup of Vinegar
    • 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil(s).
      Why use the TOXIC store bought dryer sheets?!?  These DIY Homemade Dryer Sheets only require a couple ingredients and are SO MUCH healthier for your family!   From  View From The FridgeI used 6 drops of Lavender and 4 of Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil):Why use the TOXIC store bought dryer sheets?!?  These DIY Homemade Dryer Sheets only require a couple ingredients and are SO MUCH healthier for your family!   From  View From The Fridge
      Why use the TOXIC store bought dryer sheets?!?  These DIY Homemade Dryer Sheets only require a couple ingredients and are SO MUCH healthier for your family!   From  View From The Fridge
  4. Pour your ‘personalized’ scented softening solution into the resealable container:
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  5. Add your fabric squares and let them absorb the vinegar/oil mix:
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  6. Flip the container over to mix it up if need be (if you want to use right away):
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  7. Grab a couple squares, ring out the excess liquid, and throw ’em into the dryer with your clothes (I use about 4-6 per large load):

Why use the TOXIC store bought dryer sheets?!?  These DIY Homemade Dryer Sheets only require a couple ingredients and are SO MUCH healthier for your family!   From  View From The Fridge

And the best part is .. after the load is dry, just pull out your squares, throw ’em back into the container (there still should be plenty of liquid), and let them absorb the vinegar / oil mix again!  No need to wash, no need to mix up any more each load …

Easy Peasy …

And you say this works, huh?

So … here’s why it works:

  • Vinegar is a natural softener and a natural static reducer.  And your clothes won’t smell vinegar-y when they come out … I promise.
  • Your ‘personalized’ scent of Essential Oils will give your clothes a very subtle (and all natural) scent.  One that’s all your own and not overwhelming.

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Skip all the bad:

And let me tell you what you’ll be avoiding by using your own DIY Homemade Dryer Sheets:

  1. Contaminating your body (and all your families bodies) with these nasty, cancer causing chemicals.
  2. Contaminating the air with these chemicals (your neighbors downwind of the dryer vent will thank you!).
  3. Finding those annoying dryer sheets floating all over your house!

And you will me saving money by the dryer load!

Thrifty, healthy, AND good smelling … what’s holding you back??

Get your oils HERE and email me with questions about the other scents available, this post, other ideas, etc!

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Sources:

What … you’re not sold?  You don’t believe me?  Well … here’s some backup info:

For more reading about why you should ditch the dryer sheets, check out these:

My friends … My fellow moms … I’m really, really begging you to just ditch those dryer sheets!  I was such a fan of the ‘fluffy soft’ laundry these provided, but now will never, never go back!

These DIY Homemade Sheets work great … and I feel good about dressing my baby in clothes from these loads!

Why use the TOXIC store bought dryer sheets?!?  These DIY Homemade Dryer Sheets only require a couple ingredients and are SO MUCH healthier for your family!   From  View From The Fridge

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173 Comments

  • Reply Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods February 16, 2015 at 8:08 am

    I have been wanting to make these! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

    Safety pins? Who knew?
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    • Reply Katie February 16, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      okay … so these are absolutely AWESOME, but I just edited the post to take out the safety pin part. While they do work … they also rust a bit after a couple weeks. Rust on clean clothes is NO GOOD, I hear! Instead, if you still have a bit of static, you can pin a safety pin just inside a pant leg or bottom of a skirt in kill the static charge while you’re wearing it! But these dryer sheets work great at reducing most of the static! Thanks for stopping by, Ashley!
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    • Reply Jessa April 4, 2015 at 8:23 am

      Love this idea but I’m finding my clothing with spandex holds the vinegar scent: ie. All my daughter’s tights and my workout clothes. Any suggestions?

      • Reply Amy July 3, 2015 at 6:46 pm

        This happened to my towels too. Since I dry my hands they get wet and release the vinegar smell. Help! I even doubled the oils.

    • Reply Val April 6, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Or you could make yarn balls made out of wool and soak them in the same solution to throw in your dryer. I love using these.

  • Reply Lindsay Eidahl February 16, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Love this! Thank you for sharing!
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    • Reply Katie February 16, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      Yes! They’re great!! Thanks, Lindsay!

    • Reply carol February 19, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Can you omit essential oils? Scents cause allergic reactions.

      • Reply Katie February 19, 2015 at 11:15 pm

        Absolutely! If you have a sensitivity to a particular scent, don’t use it! Just use the vinegar and you’ll get the softening and static-free benefits without the scent!

  • Reply Karen February 16, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Color me confused today…but what do the safety pins do? I LOVE this! I’ve recently begun making our own laundry detergent and am so glad to be do e with the chemicals. I gave up fabric softener/dryer sheets years ago – I can’t stand that overpowering artificial fragrance stuff. I’m making these today – right now – my sheets are just about ready for the dryer. I’ll be using lavender. Many thanks for sharing, Katie!

  • Reply Andi Hamilton February 16, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Love this thank you! What is the purpose of the safety pins?

    • Reply Val March 4, 2015 at 10:21 am

      So, it looks like the question about the safety pins still needs attention:) I believe Katie was suggesting a safety pin to be attached to any piece of clothing that has that annoying static and won’t go away after using her diy dryer sheets. If you pin on a safety pin like on the leg of your pants or bottom of the skirt, on the underside of course, it will help to cancel that electric charge that’s causing the static in your pants or skirt.

      • Reply Katie March 4, 2015 at 7:48 pm

        Hi VAl! Thank you!! I’m so sorry, I couldn’t get a couple of these questions answered in a timely manner. Yes … I’ve tried the safety pin trick on a skirt, actually, and it worked perfectly!! Thanks for your help and for stopping by! Hope you’re having a good week!
        XO,
        Katie

  • Reply Erin February 16, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    This is a great idea! Those dryer sheets are such a pain. Pinning :)
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    • Reply Katie February 16, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      They are a pain … I agree! These are so much easier! Thanks for stopping by, Erin!
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  • Reply Marti @ SewliciousHomeDecor February 16, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    I love this idea because you can pick out whatever scent you want your clothes to smell like!! Thanks for the tutorial! :)
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    • Reply Katie February 16, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      Totally! I’m playing around with our ‘signature’ scent, but lavender seems to be my favorite. I also love the citrus and eucalyptus scents, too! Thanks for stopping by, Marti! Happy Monday!
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      • Reply Anna February 25, 2015 at 5:22 am

        Hi Katie =)
        Omgoodness you have made my year .. I have been wanting to start using more organic type things for washing and drying, but I do have a question about the Essential Oils.. how do they make those? And do you have a better way to wash clothes with out chemicals too? =)
        I love smelling all the different kinds.. and this is idea of yours is the best ever!! It also can be used in so many different kind of ways. I was also thinking of putting this DIY EO Fabric’s in a small container with holes in the lid and using in the car.. =) ,,ideas are endless.. =) thanks again !!

        • Reply Katie February 25, 2015 at 7:52 am

          Thanks, Anna!! Wow … your comment just completely made my day!! So … I don’t have a post with the recipe for washing clothes, but here’s a link to one I’ve been playing around with: http://wellnessmama.com/27059/diy-laundry-detergent/.

          Essential oils are made from distilling or pressing the plants to get the ‘essential’ oil from them. They’re very concentrated and have SO many wonderful properties and benefits. It seems like all the rage right now, but they’ve been around forever! If you’re interested in more information about the oils, just let me know! I’m happy to answer more questions or direct you to where you can purchase!

          Thanks again for your note!! Oh … and our car could use some EO right now, too!

  • Reply Alice & Luci @ Mums Make Lists February 16, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Great post … love any way in which we can get rid of chemicals we just don’t need from the house.

    • Reply Katie February 16, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      Thank you, Alice and Luci! Yes, I’m slowly trying to clean up our act … with our food and everything else we use around the house! So glad you stopped by! Hope you have a great week!

  • Reply Stella Lee@ Purfylle February 16, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Dryer sheets are crazy expensive too. This method is so much nicer on the wallet.

    • Reply Katie February 16, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      Totally! Non toxic, eco-friendly, and THRIFTY!! Basically … you can’t go wrong, right? Ha! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Monday!

  • Reply Jess February 16, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Oh wow! This is SUCH a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

    PS – I’m now following your blog! :)
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    • Reply Katie February 16, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      HI Jess! Yes … these are absolutely amazing! I love them, and totally wish I would have started using them sooner! Thanks for stopping by and for following along (and for your party today)! Hope you’re having a great week!
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  • Reply Amanda February 16, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I’ve always been a little intimidated to make my own dryer sheets, but this actually looks do-able! And kinda fun to create your own essential oil scent :) Thanks for sharing!
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    • Reply Katie February 18, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      Totally do-able! I swear it’s easier than using the regular sheets that fly around the house everywhere (at least ours did)! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’re having a good week!

  • Reply Shirley Wood February 17, 2015 at 8:32 am

    I am intrigued. Pinning so I can give this a try. I actually like the way dryer sheets smell but my personal favorite is just line dried freshness. Stopping by from Do Tell Tuesday.

    • Reply Katie February 18, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Well … lined dried sounds fantastic! It’s 23 below here right now, so my clothes would be frozen stiff! Ha! This is a good substitute, and SO, SO much better than those nasty drier sheets! Thanks for stopping over! Hope you’re having a great week!

    • Reply Sandy graham February 26, 2015 at 4:24 am

      If anyone is still having a problem with static cing. A ball or two made from tin foil will definitely do the trick.

      • Reply Katie February 26, 2015 at 7:34 am

        I’ve heard that, but have yet to try it! Thanks for the tip!

      • Reply Stephanie March 2, 2015 at 12:49 pm

        Do you put the aluminum foil balls in the dryer with the clothes? Thanks!

        • Reply Katie March 2, 2015 at 8:45 pm

          Yes … if you want to do both (vinegar/oil dryer sheets and aluminum foil balls), throw them all in the dryer together. The balls can also be reused. Great double whammy against static!

  • Reply Sarah J February 17, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Popping over from Turn It Up Tuesday =) Great post! I’ve been meaning to do something more natural for my laundry AND use essential oils. Maybe I’ll give this a try. Be sure to share your crafts & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 11pm EST to Fri 11pm EST, Link Up 17 is a month long!) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don’t already!
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  • Reply Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness February 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Love this, Katie!! I already make our own laundry detergent, but I have been using dryer sheets on my husband’s and my clothes (not my daughters). Such good info, and I love how cute these are, too! :) Thanks for sharing this, pinned!! :)
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    • Reply Katie February 18, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      These are great, Amanda!! I wish I had made these sooner. I’m feeling guilty about using dryer sheets on my kid’s clothes for the past years. Ooops. Live and learn. Now, I’ll never go back! Hope you’re having a great week!

  • Reply Kalyn Brooke | Creative Savings February 17, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Who knew there were so many bad chemicals in dryer sheets? Yuck! Going to use up my fabric scraps and make these ASAP. Thanks for sharing!
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    • Reply Katie February 18, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      Totally, right?!? You know how many times I’ve tried to search Pinterest for good ideas for fabric scraps!?!? Well … this happens to be the best use yet! I’m absolutely loving these DIY dryer sheets (it’s hilarious that I’m that excited about laundry, right??!). Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’re having a good night!

  • Reply Kim @ hunt and host February 18, 2015 at 8:55 am

    LOVE this – I love that you can personalize your scent and be safe! thanks for sharing on work it Wednesday!

    • Reply Katie February 18, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Kim! I feel so much better about our laundry now! After doing this research, I will NEVER be able to go back to regular dryer sheets. These are easier … cheaper … non-toxic … and eco-friendly. It’s really a no-brainer! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’re having a good week!

  • Reply Marie@The Interior Frugalista February 18, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Katie I came over here from Erin’s blog to see your wood shim St. Patrick’s Day Art and was distracted by this awesome post. I’m pinning this and making these for sure. Currently I’m using those noisy dryer balls as an alternative to toxic dryer sheets. Thanks for a great tutorial and solving my drying dilemma!

    • Reply Katie February 18, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Ha! Thanks for stopping over, Marie! These dryer sheets are my answer to all my laundry woes! They really do work great, and our clothes smell fresh, clean, with just a little fragrance (which is currently lavender, but I’m thinking of playing around with some different ones, too). Glad you stopped by and left a note! Happy Wednesday!

  • Reply Sarah Nenni Daher February 18, 2015 at 10:19 am

    What a great post, Katie – I love the resources you have for additional reading on this.

    We haven’t used dryer sheets in years (after I made my own). When we were thinking about having little ones, I did some research and wow – you’re right about the junk that they can throw in there.
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    • Reply Katie February 18, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Hi Sarah! So … I knew they were bad, but I didn’t realize HOW bad they were (even the ‘green’ ones). I will never go back, now. I actually like the smell of our clothes better now. It’s subtle and not perfume-y. Smells clean, fresh, with just a hint of lavender!

      Thanks for your comment and for stopping by! Hope you’re having a great week!

  • Reply Lynn Setty February 18, 2015 at 11:56 am

    could you use sponges instead of dish towels? Thank you for your wonderful ideals.

    • Reply Katie February 18, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Totally, Lynn! I was just thinking that would be smart. You’d want to make sure to ring most of the liquid out, but sponges might be easier to keep track of?? I’ve also heard of just spraying your wet laundry with a vinegar mixture before throwing it in the dryer. That might work too!

  • Reply Jasmine A February 18, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I found this post on the link up party on Smart Schoolhouse. I LOVE THIS!! I make my own laundry detergent and have ditched the dryer sheets, but didn’t replace them with anything else that smells yummy. I use dryer balls which help fluff, but not remove static. I am soo excited to do this!

    • Reply Katie February 18, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      Hi Jasmine! I am absolutely LOVING these! I gave up dryer sheets awhile back, but gave in recently because I missed the good smell. Then I did some more reading on how bad they are and I will NEVER go back!! These are a great alternative. I’ve also heard that throwing in some aluminum foil balls can help will static even more. So far, I haven’t noticed a lot of static will just these DIY sheets (and it’s SOOO dry here!). I keep the temp a little lower, but for the most part these work GREAT! So glad you found these and dropped me a note! I’d love to hear your thoughts when you try ’em out! DIY laundry detergent is next ….

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    • Reply Katie February 19, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Wonderful, Pat! I’ll sign you up. It comes out about once every two weeks! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Liz February 19, 2015 at 11:26 am

    It’s a good idea, I don’t have dryer ’cause I use a dry line in my backyard but I think I can use this for homemade fabric softener (vinegar and essential oil). Thank you for post this. I’m stopping by from The Creative Circle.
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    • Reply Katie February 19, 2015 at 11:57 am

      Hi liz! You’re lucky to be able to line dry in your backyard! I’m sure that’s the best way!! Vinegar and essential oil would be wonderful as a softener, though! Thanks for stopping over! Hope you’re having a great week!

  • Reply Laura Sue Shaw February 19, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    I’m so excited to find this tutorial! The artificial fragrance in dryer sheets bothers me so I haven’t used them in quite a while because I know how bad they are for us too. I have everything I need to make these already so I’m going to get it done ASAP. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Katie February 19, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      Awesome!! Seriously … you could just go cut up an old shirt or an old dishtowel and get started! I honestly don’t know why I didn’t make these earlier. I’m feeling guilty now!! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Debbie February 19, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Love this tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Katie February 19, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      Yes! Thanks for stopping by! Who knew it could be this easy to make your own dryer sheets?!? I should have done this long ago ….

  • Reply Jennie February 19, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    What a wonderful idea!
    I would love if you would stop by and share on my Friday Favorites linkup!
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  • Reply Lynn February 19, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks! These look great and easy and a good way to use those scraps up.
    Saw this on LWSL -Thrifty Thursday. Nice to have found you!

    • Reply Katie February 19, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      Hi Lynn! So glad you stopped by! I’m always looking for good ideas to use up fabric scraps, and this just might be my favorite! Have a good weekend!

  • Reply Heather February 20, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I hate using dryer sheets, I even buy the unscented ones. I don’t get them for the sneak but because my house already has so much static cling, anything to help reduce it helps. I have wanted to ditch dryer sheets for years but every time I try something else, sure my clothes are soft, but they are still static-y… I’m going to give this a try, I haven’t tried vinegar before, so I hope this is finally what I have been missing!

    • Reply Heather February 20, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Smell*

      • Reply Katie February 21, 2015 at 8:20 am

        HI Heather! These have worked great for us, so I’m hoping this works for you, too! I’d love to hear what you think! I’ve also heard just throwing in a ball of aluminum foil into the dryer helps, too. That seems easy enough, too! Good luck, and thanks for the note!

  • Reply Louann February 20, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    ABOUT HOW BIG SHOULD EACH PIECE OF FABRIC BE?

    • Reply Katie February 20, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Hi Louann! It definitely doesn’t need to be exact, but mine were about 6″ squares. Hope that helps! These work great!

      • Reply Stephanie March 2, 2015 at 12:54 pm

        Katie, You mentioned that you use 4-6 of your 6″ square homemade dryer sheets per large load. Just wondering if I made these using old washcloths or something that size would I need to still use 4-6 per large load. I really don’t like the chemicals, but I don’t like the static either so this sounds like a good solution to both issues!! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

        • Reply Katie March 2, 2015 at 8:44 pm

          Hi Stephanie! So … if you used thicker and more absorbent cotton squares (like washcloths or thicker dishtowels), you could probably use less per load! I just kind of played around with the number of squares to figure out what worked best. Thanks for stopping by! I love, love, love these diy sheets!

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  • Reply Jennie @ Little Girl Designs February 21, 2015 at 7:47 am

    LOVE this idea. I didn’t realize that making your own dryer sheets was this easy. Two ingredients?! I’m tweeting and sharing this. Thank you! :)
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    • Reply Katie February 21, 2015 at 8:17 am

      Yes! It’s so easy! Who knew, right?!? The more I research, the more I’ve decided Vinegar really is the wonder product! Thanks for stopping by and for sharing!!

  • Reply laura@notatrophywife.com February 21, 2015 at 8:36 am

    hi Katie
    This is awesome. I stopped using dryer sheets about 9 months ago (my husband just asked “where are the dryer sheets?” when he did a load of laundry! Hey, would love for you to link this to Friday Favorites! Based on comments you have hit on a new trend! http://notatrophywife.com laura
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  • Reply Jacque February 21, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Hi, I have a question. I have a steam washer and dryer so I am unable to use regular dryer sheets and I use fabric softener in the wash cycle. Would these be safe to use in a steam dryer?

    • Reply Katie March 4, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      I am not sure, but I don’t see why not. They won’t leave a residue like dryer sheets, so I don’t see why you couldn’t use them in a steam dryer. Sorry … I’m not an expert!! Thanks for the question, though!

  • Reply Sheri M. February 21, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I was wondering how long the solution lasts. Will it go bad after a certain amount of time?

    • Reply Katie March 4, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      I don’t think it goes bad, but ours doesn’t last more than a week. I’ve started making double now (1 cup of vinegar and about 15 drops of oil) and it lasts about two weeks. I do have three little boys that produce a LOT of laundry, though! Thanks for the question!

  • Reply linda February 21, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Does the oil transfer to the clothing?

    • Reply Katie March 4, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Hi Linda,
      I haven’t had any trouble with oil spots on my clothes and I’ve been using these for 3+ months (and my husband is very particular about his shirts). I think as long as you ring out the excess liquid before tossing into the dryer, you should be good! Thanks for the question!

  • Reply Kristie February 21, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Hi! I have been wanting to try this for a while. I have been using vinegar in the wash instead of liquid fabric softener but just on towels and sheets. I read somewhere that it could discolor/stain. So I have been afraid to use it on our clothes. Have you ever had that problem? Thanks

    • Reply Katie February 25, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      I haven’t had that problem. Our clothes seem to be just as before … only they smell better and have less static!

  • Reply Aria February 22, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I am definitely going to try these! I also like to avoid the chemicals in dryer sheets but the natural ones I have purchased are either overly scented or don’t remove the static.

    • Reply Katie February 25, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      I love them!! I’d love to hear what you think after you try them! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Meaghan | Cook. Craft. Love. February 22, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I love these! I am going to be trying wool dryer balls soon but my mom would love these, too!
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  • Reply Jamie February 22, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Hi Katie-these look great! I am wondering, though about the oils on clothes. I know that we have gotten oils on our clothes in the past and they do stain. Has that happened to you yet or do you feel that the vinegar maybe dilutes them? Thanks for the great post.

    • Reply Katie February 25, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Hi Jamie … I haven’t noticed any oil spots on our clothes. Maybe the vinegar dilutes them? There are only a couple drops and I squeeze out most of the moisture before throwing them in. Works great!

  • Reply Lou Lou Girls February 23, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    This looks incredible! Awesome idea. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls
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  • Reply Barbara Bianchi February 24, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Glad I found your post on Inspiration Monday. I ditched the dryer sheets years ago, but I never replaced them with a DIY. Great idea. I’ll try this. Thanks.
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    • Reply Katie February 25, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      awesome!! let me know what you think!

  • Reply Alyson M February 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    We haven’t used dryer sheets in years, and always use the plain balls. But I love this idea! And, especially love the idea of using our favorite essential oils for the scent. Pinning for sure!
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    • Reply Katie February 25, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks, Alyson!! I’m still playing around with the oils to find our ‘signature scent’! Ha! Thanks for the note and for stopping by!

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  • Reply Jessica M February 24, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    This is a great idea! We’re almost out of dryer sheets and this will be at the top of my DIY list.
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    • Reply Katie February 25, 2015 at 8:03 am

      Awesome!! You’ll feel so much better about using these! Thanks for the note!

  • Reply Susan the farm quilter February 24, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    I don’t like dryer sheets just because of the residue they leave on the dryer vent – incredible plugging power of whatever is in them. I do use the Bounce dryer sheets in places I don’t want mice – the mice HATE them! So they are in my trunk, under the car seats, in my pantry, just lying there helping to keep the mice away (because I really do live on a farm). Now, Katie, I have a challenge for you…a homemade softener that I can use in my washer because I just love hanging my laundry out on the line when the weather is nice. Much less expensive then the dryer and the great outdoors leaves its own wonderful fragrance! I will give the vinegar and oils a try with my dryer. If you don’t want to have to use four pieces of fabric in each load, just try using a larger piece of fabric :) I used to use old wash clothes in a wide-mouth quart canning jar with diluted liquid softener – just wring it out and toss in the dryer.
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  • Reply Allie February 24, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    I’ve been seeing your sheets all over Pinterest! I’m featuring them on Worthwhile Wednesdays! http://www.craftyallieblog.com/2015/02/worthwhile-wednesdays-57.html

    • Reply Katie February 25, 2015 at 7:57 am

      You’re so sweet, Allie!!! Yay! I’m headed over to check it out! Made my Wednesday!

  • Reply laurilli February 25, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Hi, I love your ideas. I have a couple questions. What does the tea tree oil do? And why can I only see part our your posting? The right hand side is covered by ads on my screen. Thanks, looking forward to more great ideas.

    • Reply Katie February 25, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Hi there! The tea tree oil is added because I love the smell AND because it’s naturally purifying. Perfect for laundry, right? With adding the oils, basically it’s all up to your preference. You could leave I’m not sure why the ads are overtaking the post!! They are supposed to stay off to the side so they don’t interfere. I’ll have to look into that issue! Shoot! Thanks for the note, though!!

  • Reply Donna Leonard February 25, 2015 at 7:42 am

    I wondering, does the vinegar take the color out of the clothes?

    • Reply Katie February 25, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Not one bit (that I’ve noticed, at least). Doesn’t seem to affect the color at all! Thanks for the question!

  • Reply Emily @ Two Purple Couches February 25, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Clever idea! Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark. Hope you’ll join us again today :)
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  • Reply Kelley February 25, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Katie,

    Thanks so much for this post. I stopped using dryer sheets when I started cloth diapering. I tried the wool balls, which I still use occasionally to beat some softness into some things, but you have to be careful with velcro, which when you have kids is a very common part of laundry. I can’t wait to try this out.

    Kelley

  • Reply Maria Elisabete Alexiades February 25, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Katie
    Your post is wonderful, but I have a doubt. Here in
    Portugal we don’t have dryer sheets. I use liquid softner in my washing machine and then I throw only the clothes into the dryer. With your cloth sheets shall I use the liquid softner in the washing machine?
    Thank you
    Xoxo
    Betty

    • Reply Katie February 25, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      These dryer sheets should help soften your fabric in the dryer (without having to use the liquid softener in the wash). If you’re still looking for a bit more softness, try just adding a bit of vinegar to the wash in place of liquid softener. This should help, too. Good luck, and thanks so much for the note! If you try it, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

      • Reply Nathalie June 25, 2015 at 9:41 am

        Hi!
        I just looove your idea! And I will use it, it’s sure!
        But as we hanging cloths in summer, have you a recipe to make a liquid fabric softener?
        Thanks a lot :)

  • Reply Frederica February 25, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Love love love all the tutorial that they list on here thank you all of you from the bottom of my heart.

  • Reply Linda J February 26, 2015 at 1:00 am

    New [first] grandbaby, so going to try this & give to my daughter especially to use on the baby clothes. I may try the vinegar in the washing machine for some other things because some of my clothes are washed & then dried on racks or hangers not in the dryer. I wear a lot of black and dark colored pants and tops and have decided that the dryer sheets are the culprits in leaving little white ‘threads’ on the dark colors – especially if 1 or 2 of them get left in the dryer and run through a second time. Tea tree oil is not one of my favorite scents, but I know it is supposed to be a healthy & clean oil. I will get some & then add another scent. Do you know if any of the aromatic, refresher oils can be used in place of the essential oils? I have used them in cleaning solutions for floors & countertops, but would not want to use them in these dryer sheets if they would be harmful.

  • Reply Denise February 26, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    This is such a good idea! Healthier and much more economical! I think that cute fabric is a great touch too!! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!! Featuring you this week :)
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  • Reply Rhonda Davis February 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Easier still: pour 1/4-1/2 cup white distilled vinegar into wash rinse cycle. No tactic!

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  • Reply Dana March 2, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Hello Katie,
    What a great idea, i can’t believe
    I was using harmful dryer sheets for this long. I need help my family is complaining about the vinager smell on the clothes. I must be doing it wrong. Do you mix up new vinager/ oils every time the container runs out?

    Thanks Dana

    • Reply Katie March 2, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      HI Dana! I mix up the vinegar/oil mixture in a separate bowl when the solution runs out, and then pour into the container with the dryer sheets. I haven’t noticed a vinegar smell (except on my hands after ringing out the sheets before throwing into the dryer). Hmmmm. Shoot! I’m not sure what’s different (or maybe my family just can’t smell?!?).

  • Reply andrea March 2, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Could you not sew 4 or 5 layers together so you could just throw one square into each load?

    • Reply Katie March 2, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      Yes … that would probably work great! And they wouldn’t get lost as easy. See … live and learn! Thanks for the idea!

  • Reply carissa garabedian March 5, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    I love this idea.. I never knew you could do this! Totally trying!
    Thanks

  • Reply Megan @Sensitive Mommy March 5, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I am really excited to try these. I am glad I just joined the Mom Blog Party this week. Eco-friendly dryer sheets are a great idea on my journey to a “greener” family . THANKS!

  • Reply Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab March 8, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Definitely going to have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Reply Rachel @ {i love} my disorganized life March 8, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    What a fabulous idea!
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  • Reply Sarah L March 9, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I use wool dryer balls that I make myself. I take 100% wool yarn and wind it into a ball the size I want, then I take and put them into stocking and tie the balls apart, machine wash with hot water and dry on high heat. After that I have dryer balls that help cut down on drying time. You can put a drop or two of essential oil on each dryer ball to add fragrance to your laundry. It helps with static because your clothes aren’t being over dried. The wool also pulls moisture out of the clothes. Depending on the load size, I use anywhere between five and twelve tennis ball size dryer balls.

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    • Reply Bonnie June 23, 2015 at 9:42 am

      How long does the liquid last…approximately?

      • Reply Katie June 23, 2015 at 8:53 pm

        Hi Bonnie,
        Ours lasts about 2-3 weeks … with laundry for a family of 5. :)

  • Reply Johanna March 22, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Do the essential oils leave greasy spots on your clothes. That’s what I would be worried about.

    • Reply Katie March 23, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      I haven’t had any trouble with this! I make sure to ring the excess liquid off the sheets before throwing them in, and I haven’t seen any oils spots on our clothes! Thanks for the question!

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  • Reply Jessa April 6, 2015 at 6:59 am

    I loved making these and they worked great – but with one glitch I was wondering if you could help me with. I found that the vinegar smell was only noticeable in clothing that had spandex in it, ie. tights, most of my daughter’s clothes. Is there a recipe adjustment or tip for helping with this? Thanks so much!

  • Reply liz April 8, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    great idea but the oils r very expensive

  • Reply Natalie April 13, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I love this concept. How many loads do you get before you have to re-mix the solution again? Essential oils are expensive, but I have them on hand for the all purpose cleaner I make.

    • Reply Katie April 13, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Hi Natalie: If I make this with a 1/2 cup of vinegar, I usually remix it every 3 weeks or so (with a family of 5). Thanks for the question! Have a good day!

  • Reply Angela April 16, 2015 at 6:32 am

    A tip regarding static in the dryer….I use foil. I loosely ball some up and toss it in. Works pretty well. But if I leave a dry load in and have to run the dryer again, I have to use new foil. Cheap foil works :)

  • Reply Jamie @ Southern Revivals April 26, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    WHAT?? Pretty dryer sheets! What a fabulous idea!
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  • Reply Leesa April 27, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Quick question, does the oil in these make oil spots on clothes?

    Have a great day.

    • Reply Katie May 13, 2015 at 10:29 am

      Hi Leesa,
      Sorry for the delay in responding … Jeez!! No … I haven’t had any problems with oil spots on my clothes. Just make sure to wring out the sheets before throwing ’em in!

  • Reply Jodi May 1, 2015 at 8:22 am

    I just stumbled onto your blog and I’m So glad I did! I’m eager to try this. Can you tell me the brand of EO that you use? I’m new to this and am looking for a recommendation.
    Thank you and i LOVE your blog!

    • Reply Katie May 1, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      Hi Jodi!! So glad you found this (and also that you like the blog!). You’re so sweet … thanks for the comment! I use Young Living oils for everything, and I love, love, love them! And there’s so much I am still learning about what they can be used for.

      If you’re interested in learning more you can check out this page: http://viewfromthefridge.com/young-living-starter-kit/

      Or just send me whatever other questions you might have at katie@viewfromthefridge.com.

      Thanks for stopping over! Have a great Friday and weekend!!

      XO,
      Katie

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  • Reply Cheraine Agoff May 5, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I must have too many dryer sheets. I have run out of liquid twice in two days, or the fabric is too thick. I used left over flannel from Christmas. But the clothes I have done smell fantastic. I used Young Living’Living’s Joy and Lavender.

    • Reply Katie May 5, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Awesome!! I’m so glad that you love the smell! Thanks for the comment!!

  • Reply linda May 8, 2015 at 1:51 am

    I was wondering if I could use j clothes or would I need to find something that would hold the vinegar better??

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  • Reply sue May 18, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Glad to see people are changing to vinegar. Please remember if you add essential oils you may like the fragrance but you could make someone with chemical sensitivities sick…vinegar is enough..and it works in the rinse cycle of the washer too

  • Reply Jessica T May 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Are these cloth diaper safe?

    • Reply Katie May 20, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Hi Jessica,
      I would think so.

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  • Reply Stacey K June 2, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    If you want a real treat, find the The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Worwood. It’s the complete package, you can look up what ails you and find specific recipes along with other oils that can be substituted. She also has cleaning recipes and beauty. I’ve been using essential oils since I was about 15 and they are so worth it. Check it out, it’s a fun book!

    • Reply Katie June 4, 2015 at 7:19 am

      Awesome tip, Stacey!! I’ll check it out for sure! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Angela June 5, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    I made a batch last week and my clothes smell like vinegar. I followed the recipe exactly. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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  • Reply Sandi Campbell June 8, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I was wondering if you could pour some of the solution in the washer before the rinse cycle just as you would a fabric softener??? If so how much of the solution would be used???

  • Reply Erin June 11, 2015 at 8:19 am

    wonderful idea, one i will use, but people need to be careful when using essential oils if they are unaware of their uses and potential outcomes, lavender for instance, may have estrogenic effects that causes gynecomastia in young boys, still ongoing scientific studies taking place over that issue. One I am willing to wait on definitive results before using on my sons washing and indeed my husbands, although i do use the oil for medicinal purposes on myself. Just a word of caution, I am surprised no one mentioned before now

  • Reply Cheryl K June 23, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you so much for this. I have really bad allergies to fragrances and I’ve quit using dryer sheets a long time ago but I hate the static cling. Now I hope all my neighbours quit using them. I have to close up the house any time they’re doing laundry and run my air filter.

  • Reply kim June 26, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    I’m so glad to see young people…I’m 52 lol looking for alternatives to all the chemicals we are overwhelmed with. Both my girls make soaps lotions even toothpaste so I will definitely be sharing this with them. We are gently educating my new daughter in law. Like most people she didn’t have a clue about the dangers of all the “good smelly” things she was using. I work with the public (95%male and alot of them smell like the same fabric softener!) I sometimes have to go to another part of the store because the smell is so strong. I manage an auto parts store and was getting angry one morning because I thought someone had sprayed an insecticide (which I don’t allow -bug poison is people poison). I finally found the source…the freshly washed and dried jacket of one of my delivery drivers. It was the fabric softener his wife uses. I didnt mention it to him because Im quit sure he and his wife would take offense. I haven’t tried the homemade dryer sheets yet but I always pour about 1/4 c vinegar in the rinse water of each load of clothes. Even my husband who hates the smell of vinegar doesn’t notice.

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  • Reply Clifton September 14, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Smells like vinegar

  • Reply Amy October 7, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    What size squares do you use and how many do you put in each jar….have you found one fabric to work better than another?

  • Reply Bev October 7, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Another reason to ditch the dryer sheets is that the chemicals also build up in your dryer lint catcher and virtually clog it up, capable of causing your dryer to catch on fire. If you’re going to use dryer sheets, take the time to pull out the vent and scrub it or run it through the dishwasher (top rack) to remove the chemicals at least monthly.

  • Reply Connie October 17, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I was eager to give this a try after seeing a pin so made some today and used it. I went with a lavender and lemongrass essential oil combo and thought it was quite pleasant. I think it is maybe just a tad weak on scent so added a few more drops to the jar/cloth squares for next time. Only little issue I have is that I noticed some static in the non cotton items where the traditional dryer sheets normally take care of that. Has anyone else had this problem (not that I would really consider it a problem) and if so, any remedy for that? Will share this “recipe” with friends and family, overall, I think it is a keeper!

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  • Reply Heather D November 10, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    I am curious as to the requirement for a glass container. Is it not OK to use the plastic containers with the snap shut lids? Just to prevent the possibility of breakage.

    • Reply Katie November 13, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Hi Heather! Thanks for the question. I used glass because a lot of plastic containers will breakdown overtime with the oils in them. As long as you’re not drinking the solution (obviously, you probably won’t be), you could use plastic just knowing that they may need to be replaced over time! Good luck!

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  • Reply Dedra February 2, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    What would some other good oil combinations be for the dryer sheets? My husband doesn’t like lavender. I am going to try orange. What would go with that or just straight orange? I have the starter kit plus a few other oils that I have gotten.

    • Reply Katie February 5, 2016 at 7:22 am

      Orange would be great! I also love lemon or any other citrus oil because they smell so fresh and clean!

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  • Reply Katy Blevins March 2, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Great idea, this is something i would have never thought of! Might try it out one day when I have nothing to do.

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