August 15, 2011

Lavender Dryer Bags

Posted by Laura

Excerpt from my old blog
In an effort to minimize the use of chemicals around the house, I've decided to ditch dryer sheets all together and turn to some natural alternatives. Not only are they bad for your dryer (over time), but they are filled with heavy chemicals that coat your clothes and can absorb into your skin. Yuck.

I came across this fabulous article on tipnut about natural alternatives to laundry boosting. One option to replace dryer sheets is to add vinegar to the rinse cycle of the wash. This will reduce static and boost your laundry naturally. Another one that caught my attention is to use lavender dryer bags. I've made tons of lavender sachets in the past but never thought to throw one in the dryer. It's as simple as sewing a small pouch 3 1/2 sides around, stuffing it will dried lavender and hand stitching up the rest. It provides your clothes with a perfectly subtle scent that is clean and fresh.

I have a small obsession with laundry
baskets full of linens
Interested in using all natural lavender vinegar cleaner for your home? Check out Kristin's post here.


  1. Trader Joe's high efficiency laundry detergent adds lavender essential oil. The effect is super subtle, but lovely. Thought you might like to know!

  2. Oo good to know. I love lavender essential oil!

  3. Willam Sonoma also has lavender water you can put in your flat iron. Very very nice!