Clothes Dryer Fragrance Pad

Clothes Dryer Fragrance Pad

These dryer fragrance pads are great. When you place it into the dryer the fragrance will come wafting through and penetrate through all your clothes.

What you need

Desired cotton fabric
Sheet wadding
Sewing Machine access
Fragrance oil or essential oil of choice
Lavender is nice and so is lemon scent


Start by cutting out what size pads you want, approx. 5 cm X 5 cm is suitable.

Cut your fabric into the size you require allowing for stitching.

Sew 3 sides of your fabric closed and slip in the sheet wadding through the last opening.

You will need to either begin hand sewing or machine sewing this end closed.

Just before you complete the closure sprinkle some lavender oil into the project or sprinkle your drops of oil onto the wadding prior to placing it inside.

And when the fragrance decreases add some more drops of essential oil

You can use essential or fragrant oils for these mats. Fragrant oil is much cheaper and can be bought from good craft supply stores.

Tip: If you have old quilts cut them up for wadding.


  1. You could add a zipper at the end to replace wadding and rescent

  2. I’ve had these before (that I bought…. didn’t think about making them myself… duh) and to help with musky smelling clothes chamomile works absolute wonders. No need to rewash and waste water : )

  3. I agree with whisky1375 it seems almost as wasteful to make a new one every time the fragrance runs out..

  4. Joanna Simmons says

    What is wadding?

    • Wadding is used to stuff quilts with. Batting is not the same thing as is not absorbent. You could use anything you have about as long as its absorbent. Piece of fleece or flannel or even an old washcloth or cut up towel.

  5. This worked well and was so cute.

  6. whisky1375 says

    Great idea! I use dryer balls because I don’t like using chemical dryer sheets on my families clothes. I’m going to make one of these, but I might add snaps on one end to easily add more lavender oil when needed.

  7. good idea

  8. coffeejunkie says

    great idea. easy to follow directions too. and i bet alot safer for clothes than commercial dryer sheets. question, how long does the fragrance last and do you need to add more fragrance from time to time?

  9. This is a great idea. I will try it. Thank you. Pat

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