Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Dryer Bags

Making your own dryer bags is really easy.

You first need to find a bag. If you have any small cloth bags with a drawstring closure on hand, these would be great to use.

You could also cut up some old t-shirts. Simply sew three of the four edges together, leaving the top open to put in the herbs. You might want to do a doublestitch to make sure no buds or herbs escape into your dryer.

You also need herbs to put in there, which is why right now is such a great time to be thinking about making your own dryer bags.

So, what can you grow to put in these dryer bags?
  • Lavender
  • Lemon balm
  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Rose buds or petals
  • Lilac buds
  • Geranium
  • Thyme
  • Any other flowers or herbs you like the smell of
Devote a small corner in your basement, or dark closet, to drying these herbs. Simply hang them upside down and leave them alone for a month. Once they’re completely dried out cut them into pieces small enough to fit into your bags.
Tip: Try to break your flowers and herbs as little as possible. Every time they’re broken or crushed, some of their scent is released. They’ll get broken in crushed in the dryer (which is how your laundry gets scented), so leave them in the biggest pieces you can when putting them in the bags.
Most dryer bags will give you 10-20 dryer loads of scent. You can “refresh” them as you go along by adding a few drops of essential oils into the fabric before throwing it into the dryer.

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