I started this journey several years ago to save money, and stay at home with my children. Then, I realized that spraying and using chemicals around my special needs son who had respiratory issues was not helping him. (see study at the bottom of post) Plus, more and more studies reveal that too many chemicals in your home can cause cancer. So, I did what any mom would do, I went natural!
Gather old sheets or clean and unused dish towels (you can purchase these cheaply at Dollar Tree). Cut them into large squares or rectangles. You can even store them in a plastic container.
Fill up a spray bottle with about 1/3 vinegar, 2/3 water, and about 20 drops of essential oils of your choice. Spray the sheets thoroughly with the spray, even until they drip with each use.
Another way is to take an old diaper wipes or other plastic container and place the sheets into the container. Pour the ratio of 1:3 mixture of vinegar and water, along with essential oils on top. Store with the lid on and use single sheets when you need them.
Toss the wet sheets into the dryer with your wet clothes, and dry according to the manufacturer’s directions. Your clothes will come out smelling fresh and free of static. The vinegar smell evaporates as the clothes dry.
In my experience, some nylon fabrics still get static cling, but I learned that with nylon items you can spray the fabric directly and throw them back into the dryer with the other clothes. This will remove any further static.