For over two years now, we have been using wool dryer balls to soften and freshen our clothes naturally. Even before I started using essential oils, we used wool dryer balls because we cloth diaper. You can’t use fabric softeners on cloth diapers and you can’t even use them in the dryer with regular clothes because the fabric softeners build up in the machine.
But ever since we started using them, I actually have completely fallen in LOVE with using wool dryer balls and can’t ever imagine switching back. There are so many awful ingredients in dryer sheets, not to mention they can be expensive! Using wool dryer balls is not only better for your clothes overall, but also better for your WALLET. GOOD, 100% wool dryer balls can last you up to 1,000 loads of laundry! BOOM!
The wool dryer balls act as a natural fabric softener and help to keep the clothes from wrinkling and binding together. By adding a few drops of essential oil to each dryer ball, you’re also able to freshen your clothes naturally! I only have to re-add oils to my dryer balls about every three loads or so. Wool is GREAT at holding in the oils.
This would also make a great “DIY” gift for someone this holiday season! You could make a little “cleaning” gift basket and include some DIY laundry detergent with some dryer balls and oils.
So, check out the details:
What You’ll Need:
For large loads, use all six dryer balls. For small or medium loads, use three dryer balls. Put 2-3 drops of your desired essential oil on each dryer ball and toss in the dryer with your wet clothes. Dry as normal! Your clothes will come out smelling AMAZING and nice and soft!
What about you? Have you used wool dryer balls before? What other simple swaps have you done in your own home?