Chris left a load of wet clothes in the dryer for 5 days when we were gone and he was in Canada. You can pretty much guess what that smelled like. Death.
And this picture has nothing to do with dryers, but it is in a laundry room plus it's funny. I'd have to be real tired to fall asleep on that.
Anyway, we just got home from almost three weeks away and I had a ton of clothes to wash, and a nasty dryer to clean first. I was going to use vinegar/water to clean it, but I don't really like the smell of vinegar and it just seemed like a lot of work.
So instead I grabbed a towel, got it soaked and wrang it out, and then put my Purification oil from Young Living (you can use whatever brand of oil you want, they almost all have a Purification blend of some type)all over the towel, probably a total of 20 or so drops, popped it into the dryer and ran it for a full cycle.
And it totally got rid of the smell. I was a happy, happy camper. I've also used the oil to get rid of the pee smell in the kidlets room after unfortunate night incidents. I also use Purification when Chris cooks fish and I want to get rid of the smell real fast.
Here are a couple of Purification oil options:
Native American Nutritionals: Purify $17 The cheapest but I don't like this smell the best.
Young Living: Purification $25 What I used
doTerra: Purify $24 another option