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Wool Dryer Balls: A Better Alternative to Traditional Fabric Softeners

Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls in dryer with laundry

If you haven’t tried Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls, then it’s time you discover the natural dryer sheets alternative. These adorable laundry savers are an environmentally safe alternative to traditional fabric softeners like dryer sheets. Here are a few reasons why you should ditch the tired, old dryer sheets and convert to wool dryer balls.

They cut your drying time in half

When you use wool dryer balls they act as a tumble dry softening ball and create space between your clothes while they dry. This creates better circulation for the warm air in the dryer to go in between your clothes which speeds up the drying process. If you use 4-6 wool dryer balls per load then you can cut down your drying time by 50%.


Wool dryer balls make your clothes softer

Not only does this dryer sheet alternative make your clothes soft as sheep’s wool, they also fluff your clothes. There is nothing more disappointing than throwing in a load of laundry, taking it out, and having your clothes be stiff and uncomfortable. This dryer sheet alternative will increase the fluff of your clothes by 20% making things like towels and blankets nice and snuggly. The softness of clothes can really change how you feel when you wear them, too. You will be able to walk around and have your outfit be comfortable and soft.

They can save you money

When using fabric softener or dryer sheets they are both only a one time use product. With wool dryer balls they can last for over 1,000 loads! Depending on the amount of laundry you do these wool lifesavers can be used for 2-5 years. Just think of all the money you could save from using wool dryer balls instead of the traditional methods.


Wool dryer balls are a natural alternative

Did you know that fabric softener products contain dangerous chemicals? These chemicals can get on your clothes and affect your health and the environment. When dryer sheets are heated they release harmful chemicals through the vents and out into the world. This can be damaging to your personal health and the environment. Wool dryer balls are all natural and do not contain any added chemicals. This fact is what makes these dryer balls a safer alternative to traditional fabric softeners.

Fabric Softeners make your towels less absorbent

When you use traditional fabric softeners they can leave a film on your towels. This can make your towels feel very soft to the touch, but it also has negative effects. This film that covers the towel acts as an outer layer so that it can’t soak up water or other liquids as easily. If you want your towel to be soft and absorbent at the same time then you will want to invest in some wool dryer balls. These dryer balls use all-natural wool to dry your clothes, and they will not add any extra chemicals or layers of film to your laundry.

Wool dryer balls get better with time

The more you use wool dryer balls the better they get. As the dryer balls get older the outside layer begins to create small pills. These round pills will actually increase surface friction and the result will be softer clothes. If these pills become bothersome, they are easily removed with a razor or a fabric depiller. This is a greater alternative to fabric softener, because you can actually get more uses out of dryer balls, and they just keep getting better.


If you are interested in learning more about wool dryer balls and want to purchase some to replace those traditional fabric softeners, check out Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls.