By now you know I'm a little obsessed with laundry, particularly with making my own frugal, natural options for cleaning and drying. I've been using those rubbery, nubby balls for the dryer, which work great, but I thought, why not make my own dryer sheets?
Simple enough. Just take some leftover fabric and cut out two, roughly 6 inch squares. Flannel works great, and those extra receiving blankets that worked so well for my homemade baby wipes can be used for dryer sheets too.
Sew the fabric together around the edges (leaving a small opening for stuffing) and then turn it inside out. Fill the bag with lavender buds, flax and/or other fragrant herbs like rosemary or thyme. Sew the opening shut, and voila, a dryer sheet. I made up about 6 while I had the machine out and since a small piece of fabric goes a long way. For more power, put a few drops of essential oil on the cloth as well. You'll need to reapply this every few washes.
For an even easier dryer sheet, just sprinkle 4-5 drops of essential oil on a piece of fabric and toss it in the dryer with your clothes. Don't use too much oil or you may stain your clothing. My camera battery is dead at the moment, or I'd take a photo for you. But you can guess how they look.