So far, I’ve done homemade laundry detergent & fabric softener – so it was about time that I dabbled with homemade dryer sheets too! A while back, I bookmarked an idea I saw over at One Good Thing & decided to give it a shot. After all, it seemed simple enough! The ingredient list was super short, & that’s always a plus in my world!
Here’s what you need:
The original recipe called for store bought fabric softener, so I used that since I had gotten some for free with a coupon – but I see no reason why you can’t use homemade fabric softener here instead.
You will need 1 part fabric softener to 1 part of water. It’s not rocket science, people
Pour your fabric softener into a resealable container. I used a Rubbermaid container.
Now, fill the other half with water. You can fill up the fabric softener bottle with water if you want to be precise, but I just eyeball it.
Throw in some washcloths. Or sponges. Or old (clean) socks that you no longer have the matches too. All of them will work, I chose the washcloths
When you’re ready to use, pull out a washcloth & wring it out good. Then just throw it into the dryer with your wet clothes & run the dryer as normal. Once your clothes are dry, throw the washcloth back in the container for the next time.
I know a lot of you may ask if the soaked cloth leaves any stains on the clothes. Well, I’ve thoroughly tested this for the past 6 weeks now & not a spot has shown up on my clothes.
Some of you may not want to get your hand wet by wringing out the washcloth, so for those of you that fall into that category – here’s a simple solution. Pour the finished product into a spray bottle, & when you’re ready for a dryer sheet, simply give your washcloth a good spraying.
I’ve found that these DIY Dryer Sheets last a really long time. They also eliminate static issues, & leave my clothes and towels feeling soft and smelling fantastic! I call this ‘recipe’ a success!
- 1 part fabric softener, store bought or homemade
- 1 part water
- resealable container
- clean washcloths, sponges, or socks
- Place one part fabric softener & one part water into a resealable container. Stir or shake to combine. Toss in your washcloths, or other fabric of your choice. Or, pour the solution into a spray bottle & spray on washcloths right before using in the dryer.