After avoiding letting go of my lavender dryer sheets for too long, I finally made the switch to wool dryer balls.
Why did I wait? I thought dryer balls would be expensive, my clothes would be stiff and clingy, and I’d just end up throwing them away. But since making the switch, I’ve never gone back.
Some great reasons to switch:
- Dryer balls eco-friendly and made from a renewable resource
- They last for years vs tossing away multiple dryer sheets each week
- Dryer balls shortens the drying time (which decreases your utility bill)
- They soften clothes naturally, increase fluffiness and decreases static
If that’s not enough to convince you, consider the negative effects. Dryer sheets contain harmful chemicals called quanternary ammonium compounds that get onto your clothing, your skin, and into our water system. They can make towels less absorbent and reduce the wicking capabilities of athletic wear.
To use, just put 2 or 3 balls into your dryer. To add a little scent, I just drop a little bit of my favorite essential oil (lavender or eucalyptus) onto the dryer balls every few loads.
Our set of 6 wool dryer balls comes with 3 white and 3 grey — for dark clothing. It also comes in a handy cotton bag to store them between uses.
Bonus - they make a great Corgi puppy toy to toss for an indoor game of fetch.