After making my own laundry detergent and fabric softener at home, I was on a quest for homemade dryer sheets. I was thinking it was impossible, then I started researching. I tried a couple of different methods, but this seems to work best.
- Fabric (of any kind) – I used washcloths, cut into fourths
- Fabric Softener – homemade or store bought
- Container for storage
Put the fabric pieces into your desired container. I put these in first, so that I don’t overflow the container. Then I fill the container with ¾ fabric softener and ¼ water. Then stir or shake it up depending on your type of container.
When you are ready to dry a load of laundry, just grab a square, wring it out, and throw it in the dryer. When the load is dry, just toss the square back into the container. No need to wash them.
I use store bought fabric softener for this because I like the smell better than my homemade version. The bonus is that I cut the amount with the water and I squeeze the excess back into the container, so I actually use very little for each load. I used to use 2 dryer sheets in every load to get a stronger scent, so 1 bottle of liquid fabric softener for this DIY method lasts much longer than 1 box of dryer sheets.