I hate static-y clothes, so giving up dryer sheets seemed daunting. I finally made the switch to wool dryer balls, and after implementing these 3 tips for switching to wool dryer balls, it has been a seamless transition.
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Benefits of Wool Dryer Balls
Many people have sensitivities to the harsh chemicals and fragrances found in traditional dryer sheets. Wool dryer balls are hypoallergenic and they are also safe for people with wool sensitivities. Dryer balls are also eco-friendly and reduce the dry time for your loads. They last for over 1,000 loads so they are more cost effective.
Tips for switching to Wool Dryer Balls
1. Add a Scent
You can add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil directly to the dryer ball to give your laundry, a fresh and natural scent. My favorite is this Santal 33 dupe. The scent only lasts a couple loads so it’s easy to switch it up whenever you want. I like to do a calming scent for my bed sheets then switch it up with my clothes.
2. Dampen with Water
I like to run the dryer balls under the faucet for a few seconds to prevent static and over-drying.
3. Attach a Safety Pin
I also have a safety pin pinned onto one of the dryer balls. This helps diffuse the static
Using these 3 tips for switching to wool dryer balls has made the transition from traditional dryer sheets so easy!