all dryer balls are not created equal! i recently discovered these wool dryer balls after using the traditional blue plastic dryer balls for years. i love my wooly balls..
Say goodbye to dryer sheets and hello to dryer balls..but why?
- dryer sheets use toxic chemicals to soften your clothing.
- dryer sheets can actually lessen the effect of flame-retardant in children’s clothing.
- dryer sheets are an unnecessary addition to the land fills, consider how many dryer sheets you’ve used in your lifetime and multiply that times millions of households.
- dryer sheets actually add a coating to your towels, making them less absorbent.
- dryer balls are earth-friendly, and save the land fills from unnecessary toxins.
- dryer balls cut down on drying time, and energy costs; by lifting and separating clothing, increasing air flow.
- wool dryer balls are quiet vs plastic dryer balls, which is helpful when you have children napping in your household.
- dryer balls will not only soften, but your towels will be fluffier, and more absorbent.
..and if you’re still not convinced, consider this, dryer sheets can actually make your clothing dirtier.
a dryer sheet coats your clothing with chemicals, making you think your clothes are fresher, when in fact, this chemical coating traps your body oils into your clothing, which regular washing may not remove, yuk!
the best way to get clean, fresh smelling laundry and linens is to line dry them. check out my tips for a greener, cleaner laundry routine, including DIY recipes for laundry soap, stain removal and more.
tip. for a pleasing and calming scent, mist essential lavender oil onto your laundry when you remove it from the line or dryer!
Which wool dryer ball is best? i based this article on the Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls that i purchased for my home use.
How many dryer balls do i need? typically 3-4 dryer balls for a small/medium load of laundry, and 5-6 for larger loads.
My wool dryer balls are pilling, is that bad? not at all, that’s normal for wool dryer balls, it does not affect their performance.
How long do they last? i haven’t had my wood dryer balls long enough to determine, but i’ve had plastic dryer balls for 2 years and they still do their job.
Can’t i just use a tennis ball? you could, if you’d like your clothes to smell like a tennis ball, tennis balls weren’t designed to be heated, they have rubber inside, heat rubber and your clothes will smell like rubber.
the Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls are handmade with Nepal 100% New Zealand wool, and are larger than a tennis ball, therefore more affective at lifting and separating your clothing.
i know it’s just a dryer ball, but i love em’!