How to Use Wool Dryer Balls

Wool Dryer Balls

Wool Dryer Balls are a natural, eco-friendly alternative to dryer sheets... and they're so much better!  You can eliminate harmful chemicals from your laundry routine, reduce static and wrinkles, soften your clothes naturally, AND shorten laundry drying time to conserve energy.  They're a WIN all-around! 
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How do wool dryer balls work?  

Wool dryer balls tumble around in the dryer with your laundry. As they tumble they soak up excess water, and keep your towels, sheets, and clothes separated from each other so that the heat can reach more surface area and dry them faster. They also bounce around on your laundry and help to naturally soften and fluff everything. You can even use natural wool dryer balls to make your laundry smell amazing without any chemicals!  A great alternative for sensitive skin types and babies/small children too.

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How do you use wool dryer balls?

Simply toss them in the dryer with a load of laundry!  For smaller loads, use 3-4 balls.  For larger loads, use 5-6 balls for faster drying.

Adding Fragrance to your Wool Dryer Balls

If you miss that "dryer sheet" smell and want to add fragrance to your dryer balls, simply add 2-3 drops (or more if you want) of your favorite essential oil (like lavender, lemon or orange).  Let the ball dry for about an hour before use. 


Please note, the oil may discolor the wool, so if you're OCD, you might want to inject the fragrance oil with a syringe so you can't see it... but the discoloration won't make the wool balls any less useful.  The fragrance should last at least 4 loads, but of course you can add more fragrance whenever you like.  The best part about it is you can choose your favorite fragrance!  It's like your own customized, scented "dryer sheet".


We sell an exclusive set of 6 Wool Dryer Balls is handmade in Nepal with 100% New Zealand Wool, enclosed in a muslin or cotton bag for storage.

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