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How to Make Homemade Reusable Dryer Sheets

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Laundry is one of those chores that is part of every homemaker’s day. Learn how to make homemade reusable dryer sheets with just a few inexpensive materials. You’ll save money and it’s a great way to be kind to the environments. This is a simple way to use your homemaking talents in a simple way.

These Homemade Reusable Dryer Sheets are amazing! Choose Lavender (my favorite) , or any scent that suits you and save money with these DIY Dryer Sheets.

Replacing disposable items you frequently use in your home with low waste reusable items is a great way to be a good steward of the resources and the environment that God has blessed us with.

Simply Living Well by Julia Watkins

I recently purchased the book Simply Living Well by Julia Watkins. It’s a beautiful book full of smart wisdom and easy ways to create a low waste home.


About the book:

In this timely and motivational guide, author Julia Watkins shares rituals, recipes, and projects for living simply and sustainably at home. For every area of your household—kitchen, cleaning, wellness, bath, and garden—Julia shows you how to eliminate wasteful packaging, harmful ingredients, and disposable items.

Practical checklists outline easy swaps (instead of disposable sponges, opt for biodegradable sponges or Swedish dishcloths; choose a bamboo toothbrush over a plastic one) and sustainable upgrades for common household tools and products.

Projects include scrap apple cider vinegar, wool dryer balls, kitchen bowl covers and cloth produce bags, non-toxic dryer sheets, all-purpose citrus cleaner, herbal tinctures and balms, and more, plus recipes for package-free essentials like homemade nut milk, hummus, ketchup, salad dressings, and veggie stock.


This recipe for Homemade Reusuable Dryer Sheets is similar (but different) from the one in her book. And it’s such an eash DIY homemaking project!

related: Homemade Dryer Balls

To make these Homemade Reusable Dryer Sheets you’ll need:

  • Vinegar
  • Lavender – or your favorite scent! Change it up in the Spring to Citrus, Lemon, Orange, etc.
  • Jar with a sealable lid
  • Fabric Scraps

Just a few simple steps to making your own homemade reusable dryer sheets!

Take the fabric or napkins and cut them into squares.
Take your glass jar and pour approximately ½ cup of vinegar.
Add your favorite essential oils and carefully swish to mix.
Roll your fabric scraps and place them into the jar and seal to save freshness and scent.
  1. Take the fabric or napkins and cut them into squares.
  2. Take your glass jar and pour approximately ½ cup of vinegar.
  3. Add your favorite essential oils and carefully swish to mix.
  4. Roll your fabric scraps and place them into the jar and seal to save freshness and scent.
  5. Make sure to change up the scraps when fraying occurs if you do not seal the edges.

Please Note:

These will 100% fray over time unless you take a serger or sewing machine and seam up the edges. You can also “cheat” and use a liquid sealer which is much faster and easy to grab at the fabric store if you don’t have a serger or a sewing machine. Something like Liquid Stitch or No Fray Spray would work.

Homemade Reusable Dryer Sheets

You can print out the instruction card below and place in your home management binder for future reference.

How to Make Homemade Reusable Dryer Sheets @ AVirtuousWoman.org

How to Make Reusable Dryer Sheets

Tools

  • Vinegar
  • Your favorite essential oil scent
  • Jar with a sealable lid
  • Fabric Scraps

Instructions

  1. Take the fabric or napkins and cut them into squares.
  2. I used linen napkins and cut them into quarters, about 6”x6.”
  3. Note, these will 100% fray over time unless you take a serger and seam up the edges. You can also “cheat” and use a liquid sealer which is much faster and easy to grab at the fabric store if you don’t have a serger or a sewing machine.
  4. Something like Liquid Stitch or No Fray Spray would work. - I did not do that, but thought I would mention in case you would like to offer those options to your readers.
  5. Take your glass jar and pour approximately ½ cup of vinegar.
  6. Add your favorite essential oils and carefully swish to mix.
  7. Roll your fabric scraps and place them into the jar and seal to save freshness and scent.
  8. Make sure to change up the scraps when fraying occurs (otherwise you will have fun frays in your clean clothes, but that’s probably not the worst thing as a parent that I’ve found in my dryer before!)

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