5 Reasons Why You Should Fall in Love with Wool Dryer Balls

5 Reasons Why You Should Fall in Love with Wool Dryer Balls

Have you ever heard of using balls of wool in your dryer? Whether you have or have not, you may wonder why anyone would do such a thing.

Wool Dryer Balls will help:

  1. Decreasing drying time
  2. Decreasing static cling
  3. Increasing laundry softness
  4. Saving you money
  5. Finding an alternative to chemical cocktail used in laundering

What do Wool Dryer Balls do?

Dryer balls are used to help dry clothes more quickly than usual as well as to soften fabrics in the dryer. 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. Normally fabric will stick together in the dryer, slowing down the drying process.

Grab your dryer balls and just throw them into the dryer along with your laundry.That’s it, your clothes dryer and the dryer balls will do the rest! Keep an eye on your laundry for the first few loads. Your laundry will dry much faster, and over drying clothes isn’t very good for them.

Another neat little trick you can do when you’re using wool dryer balls is to splash a few drops of essential oil onto them. For maximum scent effect add the essential oil towards the end of your cycle, 10 minutes before the end, on a low heat setting. Even if you don’t add fragrance to your laundry dryer balls, they will still leave your clothes smelling fresh.

Why Wool?

Wool is used because of its incredible properties including the ability to:

  • naturally soften clothes due to friction of the balls against the fabric
  • make clothes fresher and smell cleaner since wool has the ability to absorb toxins and odors


How well do Wool Dryer Balls work? 

The load with the dryer balls was done roughly 8 minutes sooner than the load without. That is more than enough of a time and energy savings to make me happy. The longer load went for about 38 minutes, and the shorter one went for 30 minutes.

The wool dryer balls will provide the softening effect you need and will save you money in the long run as a bonus. You don't have to to continue using fabric softener or dryer sheets if using dryer wool balls.


How to use Wool Dryer Balls?

It is really easy to use wool dryer balls to soften and fluff your laundry. Simply toss a few of them into the dryer with your clothes, towels, sheets, blankets, and more. That’s it! Don’t add anything else, wool dryer balls act as a natural fabric softener and decrease drying time so you won’t have to wait as long. You can also stop the dryer 5-10 minutes before the end of its normal cycle. Do not over dry.

How many balls should I use?

You can use 4 for small loads and 6 for full loads, but we suggest using 6+ all the time because it will shorten your drying time even more. In general, the more the better.


How long do they last?

They will last for years! Wool Dryer Balls are reusable for 1000+ loads each ball. Most people will use them for 2 to 5 years depending on how much laundry they do.

How should I store Wool Dryer Balls?

Never store them in plastic. Store them in a well ventilated area. Cotton bag  is  ideal to store Wool Dryer Balls. Many people prefer to just leave the balls in the dryer and use the bag for other purposes.

If you've been searching for an alternative to chemical cocktail used in laundering... BUY WOOL DRYER BALLS! You won't be disappointed.