What Are Dryer Balls?

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Are you looking for ways to become more environmentally friendly on your laundry days? We recommend trying dryer balls. Dryer balls are an eco-friendly and natural alternative to both dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners. Wool dryer balls are the most popular type of dryer balls, but there are also plastic and rubber options. Wool dryer balls are the best non-toxic, biodegradable alternative to liquid fabric softener. The simplest way to understand how wool dryer balls work is they help prevent laundry from clumping in the dryer. The balls also retain heat during the drying cycle, boosting the efficiency of the drying process. This will help reduce your drying times! Wool dryer balls help soften fabrics when used in the dryer. The balls continually agitate the fibers in clothes and linens. So, after a drying cycle, your clothes will be soft to the touch when used properly.

How to use wool dryer balls:

Using dryer balls is extremely easy, just throw in your clothes, throw in the wool dryer balls try using 3 extra-large or 6 regular sized dryer balls per load. Dryer balls work by moving around your clothes during the dryer cycle, separating them and letting the air flow more easily. For them to work properly, they need enough room to work. This means that dryer balls work best with smaller loads; for best results, we recommend medium to small-sized loads. Wool dryer balls are unscented, and some people like having a fragrance when doing laundry. But there’s an easy fix! Just add a few drops of your favorite essential oils on each dryer ball and allow them to dry before use. When drying your clothes with those dryer balls, the subtle fragrance will get passed on to the garments.

The most significant Con for wool dryer balls is the do not help reduce the static electricity clothes build up during the drying cycle. But don’t worry, we have an easy tip to help eliminate static electricity buildup with a few quick tweaks. One option is to spray the dryer balls with a bit of water before throwing them into the dryer. Spraying the balls with some extra water before entering the dry increases the humidity level and should remove any static. Another option to reduce static electricity is you can pin a safety pin onto one of the dryer balls and let the metal diffuse the static through the drying process.