Do-it-Yourself Dryer Sheets

Do-it-Yourself Dryer SheetsThese dryer sheets eliminate static cling and keep your laundry soft and smelling wonderfully fresh!

Cut cotton cloth into five-inch squares ( old cotton t-shirts work great).

Add five drops of your favorite essential oil and toss the cloth into the dryer.

After a few loads, add a few more drops of essential oil ( lavender, grapefruit, and lemon are all great options).


Lavender Laundry Soap

Lavender Laundry SoapThis leaves you clothes super clean and smelling great!

2 cups very hot water

1 cup baking soda

⅓ cup salt

1 cup castile soap

10 drops lavender essential oil


Add the two cups of water to a saucepan and warm.

Add the baking soda and salt. Stir until dissolved

Pour into a clean gallon container.

Add the castile soap.

Add the essential oil

Use about ¼ cup for each load. Be sure to shake well before use.

Dry Detergent for Clothes

Powdered Detergent

4 lb box Borax

3 lb box Washing Soda

4 lb box baking soda
3 lb container OxyClean (optional….but I have messy toddlers)

2 bars Fels Naptha soap (Dove is another soap I use

1.Grate bars of soap using a fine grater.  I use rubber gloves so that I don’t grate my fingers as well.I don’t grate my fingers as well.

2. In a large 5 gallon bucket, layer all ingredients and mix.  I put the lid on and rolled the bucket around and then used my rubber gloved hands to mix this all up.  It was a workout.

3. Use 2 Tbsp per load.  Sprinkle directly in drum on top of clothes.

*This works great in top loading, front loading, regular, and HE machines.

Inshaallah I will post a recipe for the liquid kind soon