Non-Toxic Dryer Sheets

Commercial dryer sheets are loaded with toxic chemicals, synthetic fragrances, and hormone disruptors. By making your own non-toxic dryer sheets, you can avoid those chemicals and reduce your waste. 

All you need is scrap fabric – cotton or flannel are ideal, distilled white vinegar, essential oils, and a large jar with a lid. 

Don’t worry the vinegar smell doesn’t stick around. It will dissipate during the drying process and help with static.

Use caution when adding the essential oils, as some essential oils can be flammable. Use no more than 20 drops of any oil for this recipe. 

Ditch and switch to reduce your toxic load happens one small step at a time. Replace items in your home as you use them. Try out this recipe for homemade laundry detergent and natural laundry boost to fully replace your laundry needs. Switching out your laundry items is a huge leap to reducing the toxic load for yourself and your family. 

Don’t have time to make your own homemade laundry detergent? Try out this Thieves Laundry Soap recipe. 

Non-toxic dryer sheets

Non-Toxic Dryer Sheets


  • Approximately 6x6 scrap fabric, doesn't need to be exact
  • 1 cup of distilled white vinegar
  • 15 drops of essential oils (lemon, lavender, or eucalyptus are great!)


  1. Cut your scrap fabric into squares
  2. Add vinegar and essential oils to your jar
  3. Soak your squares in the mixture for several minutes
  4. Remove squares and squeeze out excess liquid.
  5. Fold and store squares in a jar with a lid.
  6. Add one square to dryer load, I like to add two to bedding
  7. Once the squares are used, soak them again!