Supplies and ingredients:
Container with lid
Disposable dish cloths or other cloths
8 drops essential oil
Here’s what happens: we start out using some common product: A manufacturer introduces a new product to replace that one, and then we start using it. Over many years, there are more and more products, and the cost gets higher and higher. We forget that we know a different, cheaper way. For instance, you could spend fifty bucks or more in a single year for dryer sheets because you might not remember that your grandparents had a different way. Put that money in your pocket, spend about five bucks – if that – and make your own dryer sheets. They’ll last all year long, and maybe even longer, because the dryer sheets that you make can be used over and over again. I’ll tell you how to make them and, when you try them, you’ll never go back to the expensive way again!
Sure, some products make our lives easier, but some are actually more hassle than they’re worth. With dryer sheets, you have to order them online and pay shipping, or buy them locally and pay for gas. But when you make your own, you need just one trip to the store, and you’re all set for a year or more. You can’t beat that deal!
Purchase Handi-Wipes, or a similar type of disposable dish cloth, and use them as dryer sheets. Most dollar-theme stores sell them so they won’t cost much. One of the wipes is much larger than a dryer sheet so you can cut each cloth down, and make many dryer sheets.
Vinegar is the way clothes were softened many years ago and it still works. Don’t worry; it won’t make your clothing smell like vinegar. Put a half-cup of vinegar in a jar or a container that has a lid. Buy your favorite aroma of essential oils, such as tea tree oil, lavender, or another. The great thing about making homemade dryer sheets is that you get to choose the scent. Put eight drops of the essential oil in with the vinegar and mix it well.
Fold the cut cloths to make them a little smaller, create a stack of them, and stand the stack sideways in the jar. Turn the jar up and down to disperse the liquid on the cloths. If needed, dump out excess liquid and leave the cloths dampened but not wet. Put the lid on it and tighten.
To use one of the homemade dryer sheets, open the jar, pull one sheet out, squeeze out any liquid, and toss it in the dryer. The dryer sheet will not only leave clothes smelling great but it softens them, too. To get the clothing to be static-free turn the heat down on the dryer. When you’re finished using the dryer sheet simply put it back into the container to use again.