Aromatherapy, Dryer Sheets and Essential Oils
Essential oils are flammable. It's safest to avoid making or using dryer sheets scented with essential oils.
Instead of making your own dryer sheets, consider this alternative combination:
Use White Vinegar in Place of Fabric Softener
As "smelly" as that may sound, white vinegar is a wonderful and cost effective natural way to soften clothing. Once your clothes are dried, the vinegar smell disappears. See AromaWeb's Fabric Softener Recipe for more information.
Use Wool Dryer Balls
Wool Dryer Balls help to soften clothing while simultaneously reducing the length of time it takes for your load to dry, thus saving energy. I've been using them for many months now and love them. See AromaWeb's Wool Dryer Balls page for more information.
Scenting Clothing After It Has Fully Dried
Instead of taking the risk of using flammable essential oils to wash or dry your clothing, wait to scent them until after they are washed and dried. Making your own aromatic sachets is a wonderful way to naturally fragrance your clothing without incurring the risks of using essential oils in the dryer. AromaWeb's Wool Dryer Balls page describes making your own aromatic sachets.