5 Reasons to Ditch Your Poisonous Dryer Sheets for Wool Dryer Balls
January 11, 2016
What is a wool dryer ball and why would I use it in my laundry room? Our dryer balls are made of organic natural sheep's wool (free of pesticides and chemicals) and hand rolled tightly around a felted center. So why use them? They are a natural chemical free way to soften laundry and keep the environment healthy. Wool Dryer balls are hypoallergenic and replace hazardous chemical-filled*, synthetically scented dryer sheets. Fabric softener sheets, smell nice and reduce static. But did you know they are often linked to serious skin irritations, can aggravate asthma** and can even have long term lasting effects your health as hormone disruptors.
Making the switch to Wool Dryer Balls is an easy choice. Not only do they reduce static cling, as dryer sheets do, but placed in your dryer, they:
- Shorten drying time by about 20% by wicking moisture from your clothes as they tumble and create space for heat to circulate more efficiently
- Reduce wrinkles as they tumble and soften your laundry naturally
- Reuse for 1,000+ loads - just leave in the dryer ready to go for the next load
- Scent as you wish with your preference of essential oils
- Also, they don't contain animal fat as an ingredient! Really?! Yes, really.
We recommend using 6 dryer balls per load for large loads and 3 dryer balls per load for small-medium loads. YOU NEED TO USE THE ENTIRE PACK! To efficiently reduce static and allow your dryer balls to work, you need to use the correct amount of dryer balls to the ratio of laundry. If you are currently using dryer balls and have static, it is likely you do not have enough in your dryer. To scent your laundry with essential oils, dry clothes for a full cycle then place 5-10 drops of essential oils of your choice on one dryer ball and toss back into dryer for 5-10 more minutes. You do not need to wash or care for your dryer balls. Low maintenance the organic way!
RECOMMENDED: DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENER SHEETS WITH YOUR WOOL DRYER BALLS. IT WILL COAT THE WOOL AND MAKE THEM LESS EFFECTIVE. PLUS NOW YOU KNOW FABRIC SHEETS ARE BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT...SO DITCH THEM, ASAP.
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