Homemade Dryer Sheets
2 cups of water
1 cup of vinegar
2/3 cups of any hair conditioner
Mix in spray bottle and stir. Don’t shake, this will cause foaming. Soak a cloth rag and ring it out until slightly damp. Then throw it into the dryer with your load of clothes.
This can also be used as a liquid fabric softener in the rinse cycle.
I use dollar store conditioner so this mixture costs me just a bit over a dollar to make. I've been able to get almost 50 loads out of one batch. I keep this stored in a tupperware container by my dryer with the rag already in it so all I have to do is squeeze and add it to the load in the dryer.
Simple and cheap with none of the wax from the store bought sheets that wear your clothes out.
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***this is a tip from a previous post.
Update: I had a couple of readers ask if this controls static and the answer is yes! Absolutely. Another question was how long does this stay for? I'm not quite sure what they meant by this but if you were wondering if its effectiveness wears out over time the answer is no. There is no chemical reaction that keeps it working and can wear out. It lasts until it's used up.
I also refigured my cost. Since I only use about half of the dollar store conditioner rather than the whole bottle the cost is closer to 50 cents per batch, not a dollar. Good news, right?