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Wool Dryer Balls, A Natural Alternative

Dryer balls are a great economical and environmentally friendly way to do laundry. As a natural alternative to dryer sheets, our wool dryer balls can be reused over and over again. Our dryer balls are made with 100% Organic New Zealand Wool and they come unscented so you can add your favorite essential oil to provide a fresh and clean scent.

How do Dryer Balls Work?

Dryer balls bounce around in your dryer working their way between layers of fabric, separating them so that the warm air can circulate more efficiently to speed up drying time.

Benefits of Dryer Balls

  • Shorten drying time
  • Chemical Free
  • Hypoallergenic - great for babies or for sensitive skin
  • Decrease static
  • Soften laundry
  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Naturally scented with your choice of essential oil
  • Replace dryer sheets, saving you money!

How to Use Your Dryer Balls

Because they need room to bounce around and work their way between fabrics, your dryer balls work best when your dryer isn’t packed full. Small-medium loads will dry faster and more efficiently. To add fragrance to your dryer balls add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil to each wool dryer ball. Be sure to let the essential oil dry on the ball before adding to the dryer. Re-scent your dryer balls every 4-5 loads or as desired for the best scent.

Reducing Static Cling

While our wool dryer balls will help reduce static cling, you may still notice some static on your clothing because they are chemical free. There are a few things that cause static cling like, over-drying your clothes, and synthetic materials. Here are a few tips to eliminate static cling with your dryer balls

  • Separate synthetics materials from the rest of your laundry
  • Spray your dryer balls with water before putting them in the dryer
  • Pin a small safety pin to one ball to diffuse static

You can purchase our 100% Organic Wool Dryer Balls here.