An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Disposable Dryer Sheets


The simple task of buying dryer sheets is never a pleasant experience. None of the scents available appeal to my taste, and I agonize over the fact that these disposable essentials are anything but green or healthy.

Thankfully, you can settle both of these dilemmas with one easy solution. Just moisten a clean washcloth, apply several drops of your favorite essential oil (floral, herbal or otherwise) and throw in a tennis ball to soften each load. And, this isn’t your only eco-friendly option. In A Static Cling Solution, Kim tells us how to make aromatic herb sachets that last up to six months and can add fragrance to your drawers once their shelf life is up.

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4 thoughts on “An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Disposable Dryer Sheets

  1. You know, I don’t think that using “green” dryer sheets is going to offset the kilowatts upon kilowatts that you use drying clothes in a dryer rather than hanging them up and drying them in the old fashioned way.

  2. As an alternative, how about just hanging up your clothes to dry? Dryers use huge amounts of electricity to do something just as easily done by hanging clothes on a line. The dryer sheet is the least of your eco-worries.

  3. Such a lovely and informative site. Very important. Found you through my good friend Sandy Guerrriere on Twitter.

    I use pieces of old t-shirt instead of washcloths because washcloths put a lot of lint on other clothing. They are okay with a load of towels or sweat pant, etc, but not a a nice sweater, And the T-shirt seems to work just as well.

    Thank you so much for the work you are doing.


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