Organic Wool Dryer Balls -Set of 6
Meet your new magic weapon for laundry!
You know those mornings when you wake up and realize you forgot to move a load into the dryer — and every piece of underwear you own is soaking wet? Just throw these little wonders in the dryer and your underpants will be ready in a jiffy. We’re not exaggerating. Some days, these wool dryer balls are the only reason our kids have clean underwear and make it to school on time.
Wool dryer balls cut down drying time by increasing the flow of air through a load of laundry. They’re also a natural alternative to fabric softener, as the motion of the wool against fabric softens fibers. What’s more — they can be reused for thousands of loads.
- All natural, 100% wool balls measure 2.75 inches in diameter
- Decrease static cling
- 100% reusable for 1000s of loads
- Speed drying time
- Naturally soften and fluff fabrics
How do they work?
It’s easy to use wool balls to dry, soften, and fluff your laundry! Simply toss a few of them into the dryer. It’s okay to use them with your clothes, towels, sheets, blankets, and more.
That’s it! Without any other additives, dryer sheets, or fabric softeners, start your load. Wool dryer balls circulate through laundry in the dryer, separating clothing so that air moves through the entire load. The texture of the felted wool provides a gentle friction that softens clothing fibers naturally. Our dryer balls act as a natural fabric softener and decrease drying time so you won’t have to wait as long.
How many balls should I use?
The answer will depend on the age, style, and condition of your dryer. 3 to 4 balls is usually enough for an average-to-large load of clothes, towels, or sheets.
A load of extremely heavy or dense items – like denim or comforters – may require 4 to 6 dryer balls.
Because infant and toddler clothing is small and can easily clump together, we recommend using 4 balls for average to large loads of those items.
Can I use them to dry cloth diapers?
In many cases, yes! But please check with the cloth diaper manufacturer before using. While they are generally safe, some diaper lines use proprietary fabrics that may have unique care needs. It’s always best to check first!
What if I like adding scent to my laundry? Can I still do that?
Absolutely, and it’s easy! Just add a few drops of essential oil or perfume to each ball before you put them in the dryer.
But I really like my fabric softener. Can I use these if I also use dryer sheets or liquid softener?
Yes! They’ll still provide all the same benefits. The only difference is that you may need to recharge the balls more frequently. Instructions for recharging are on the next page.
I still have a lot of static. What should I do?
Reduce your drying time. Over-drying can cause wool to have a charge – so make sure you’re not letting the cycle run long after the clothes are dry.
Put some vinegar in the rinse cycle.
When my dryer balls pill is that bad?
No, it is completely normal. Some people like the pills because they can create more surface area to rub gently against your clothing. If you don’t like them, you can always cut them off!
There are wool fibers on my clothes. Help!
No worries! Just recharge your dryer balls. This is done by washing on hot gentle cycle and drying on hot in the dryer.
If you notice your balls are shedding wool fibers or not drying as well as they used to, it may be time for a recharge. Just wash them in very hot water on a gentle cycle and then dry on high heat. This will remove any detergent residue they’ve accumulated and refresh the felted wool fibers.