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DIY Chemical-Free Dryer Sheets
Vegan Street, we prioritize compassionate living but also living a life
that is as low on chemicals and unnecessary waste as possible. Dryer
sheets, typically loaded with petroleum-based chemicals as well as
being yet another product created for single-use disposability, are
often used to soften laundry and reduce static cling. With just some
old cotton t-shirts, kitchen towels, washcloths, or bath towels,
though, you can get all the benefits of conventional dryer sheets
without any of the harm. Storing them in an air-tight container, these
are sheets you can use again and again. With just a couple of household
items, you’ve got a thrifty, natural laundry aid that you can use over
and over to impart softness and reduce static. Whenever the fluid gets
low, simply replenish and you’re good to go! As long as the fabric
holds up, you have dryer sheets.
You will need:
One air-tight container
Large measuring cup
1/2 cup white vinegar
Several drops of your favorite essential oil (we used Sweet Orange this time)
Cut up some rags or ready-to-be-retired clothing (cotton works best) into roughly 7"-8" squares.
Put your squares into your container.
Mix together the vinegar and essential oils in your measuring up. Pour
the liquid over the squares, seal the container, and you’ve got dryer
you've used a sheet in the dryer, just put it back in the container to
soak. Refresh or replace the vinegar and essential oil as needed.
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