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Subject: Make Your Own Dryer Sheets Using Essential Oils &Toxic free air freshener
Date Posted: 11/16/2010 5:23 PM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2010
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You can take an old towel,shirt or wash cloth and sprinkle about 2 drops of essental oils on it and throw it in the dryer. I wouldn't use tea tree or neem oil because the scent is unbearable to me and my eyes.

Some suggested scents include pine, lemon,lilac, sandalwood, orange.

Also if you have a problem with any kind of bugs,essential oils, eucalyptus, or lemongrass will deter bugs. Use the oils on the cotton cloth you put in the dryer and bugs will be not climb in bed with you. You can also take a cloth and sprinkle some oils on it like lemongrass,eucalyptus,peppermint oil or other bug repellent essential oil and put it your closet or drawer that you store your linens.

As a dryer sheet,use a different cloth for different scents because the heat will bring out the original scent and their aromas many not be ones you want to combine. 

Leave your dry towel hanging as a nice non toxic free air freshener or you can purchase Citrus Magic essential air fresheners at iherb.com and soap.com


You can purchase some great essential oils at http://www.iherb.com and if you're a new customer you can get $5 off any order with coupon code TAW742 plus select 2 free samples from the free link at the top of their page (the discount is only valid for one person per household)

Or you can search soap.com for essential oils  New soap.com and diapers.com customers can recieve up to 20% off everthing with ongoing coupon code MYBABYLOVE 


Last Edited on: 3/10/11 9:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 6
Date Posted: 11/29/2010 4:32 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2008
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this is a great idea, thanks for posting it! i gave up the commercial dryer sheets some time ago because of the bad press on them being both a fire hazard and the coating they give your clothes being a health hazard long term---but i have always missed the smell!

Date Posted: 3/10/2011 9:53 PM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2010
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you're welcome

Subject: Mice and chipmunks in my car!!!
Date Posted: 5/31/2011 6:00 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2010
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Hi, I've been putting dryer sheets in my car because it seems to deter mice, which have done considerable damage in my car.  What would you suggest for deterring mice and chipmunks?