Are you a do-it-yourself kind of person? Consider making your own laundry care products at home! Natural detergent and dryer sheets are easy to make. Here's how you can mix up your own natural detergents and softeners.\nWhy Use Natural Products for Clothing Care?\nFirst of all, why would you want to give up store-bought laundry detergent and dryer sheets? There are a number of reasons, actually. Store-bought dryer sheets and detergents tend to be expensive, so you can save quite a bit of money by making them yourself. Some people are sensitive to fragrances or other ingredients in store-bought laundry care products, while natural products like doTERRA products are pure. Homemade laundry care products also tend to be much more environmentally friendly than their store-bought counterparts. And since homemade detergents and dryer sheets work just as well as the commercial versions, there's no good reason not to make the switch!\nHow to Make Your Own Dryer Sheets\nTo make your own dryer sheets, you will need:\n\nSeveral squares of fabric\nWhite vinegar\nEssential oils for fragrance\nA resealable jar or container\n\nMix 1\/2 cup of vinegar and 10 drops of essential oil in the resealable container. If you like, you can create your own scent blend with two or more types of essential oil. Add your fabric squares, seal the container, and shake gently so that the fabric absorbs the vinegar mixture. Use two to three sheets for a medium-sized load of laundry. Refresh your dryer sheets after each use by putting them back in the jar with the vinegar mixture. No worries — these sheets won't leave your clothes smelling like vinegar.\n\nHow to Make Your Own Laundry Detergent\nYou can make your own natural, mess-free powdered laundry detergent with just a few simple ingredients:\n\nBar soap of your choice\nWashing soda\nBorax\nEssential oil (for fragrance, optional)\n\nGrate the bar of soap finely. If you don't have a grater on hand, you can put the soap into a food processor to grind it up. Using a ratio of two parts washing soda and two parts Borax to one part soap, mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. If you like, add six to ten drops of essential oil for scent, and mix well. Store your detergent in a tightly sealed container. Use two tablespoons of detergent for a medium-sized load of laundry.\nWrapping Up\nIf you want to avoid harsh, unnatural ingredients and save money, make your own laundry detergent and softener! Making natural laundry products couldn't be easier, and you can even get creative by mixing your own scent blends with essential oils.