Natural Laundry Soap and Dryer Sheet Recipes
These dryer sheets use vinegar and essential oils to make your clothes smell clean and feel soft.
  • Small Hand Towels (or other pieces of fabric)
  • About 13 oz. White Vinegar
  • 5 mL Lemon Essential Oil
  • 6 mL Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
  1. ONE: If necessary, cut your hand towels or fabric into small pieces. My towels were 15x25 inches and I cut them down to 15x12.5 inches. The exact size of the towels is not important, but the larger the towels, the more vinegar and essential oils you may need. Depending on the fabric, you may also want to sew the seams to ensure they don't unravel in the dryer.
  2. Roll the towels and place them into the container you plan on storing them in. Then, mix the lemon and lavender essential oils with the vinegar in a small container. Depending on how big your towels are, you may need more liquid to fully saturate the towels. You can also add more essential oils depending on your personal preference. With the amount listed above, I found them to not leave a strong essential oil scent. If you would like it to leave a stronger scent, feel free to add more.
  3. Pour the vinegar and essential oil mixture over the towels, making sure to saturate each one. You don’t want the towels to be dripping with liquid, but they should be damp to the touch. I recommend storing them in a large container that has a lid. That way, they won’t dry out before use. Once you’re ready to use, place one towel into the dryer and dry as normal.
Recipe by Soap Queen at