Do I need to continue using fabric softener or dryer sheets with the dryer balls?

Nope!  Ditch those dryer sheets and stop buying liquid fabric softener too.  The wool dryer balls will provide the softening effect you need and will save you money in the long run as a bonus.

Why are Smart Sheep wool dryer balls better than other forms of fabric softeners?

Smart Sheep wool dryer balls shorten drying time, soften and fluff fabric, and reduce static in a green, all-natural way. They also help bed sheets stay untangled during the drying process as well as keep pet hair off of clothes.

While some other brands use center fillers or low-quality wool, Smart Sheep dryer balls are always made of 100% premium New Zealand wool. They will not unravel and will last for years. Their size is optimal for maximum dryer efficiency.  Wool dryer balls are quieter and more gentle on clothing than plastic dryer balls with nubs and do not emit a hot, "plastic-y" smell. They are great for fluffing down feather items such as quilts and jackets. Using wool dryer balls saves your skin from chemicals used in dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners, and it also saves your dryer from the residue left from these synthetic products.

Can I use Smart Sheep with my baby's laundry and/or cloth diapers?

Absolutely!  Smart Sheep is totally safe for a baby's sensitive skin.

How long will the dryer balls last?

They should last for over 1,000 loads.  Most people will use them for 2-5 years, depending on how much laundry they do.

My dog loves them and keeps trying to steal them from the dryer.  Are they safe for my dog to play with?

Absolutely.  If you don't mind them getting dirty and disappearing into the yard, its fine to let Fido play with the dryer balls.  Our doggie has snagged quite a few dryer balls and turned them into toys of his own!

How to use 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, our dryer balls act as a natural fabric softener and decrease drying time so you won’t have to wait as long.

What you’ll need to use natural dryer balls:

A: All you need are a few of our best wool dryer balls! You’ll want a couple for a small load, then add an additional ball or two as the loads get larger.

What do dryer balls do?

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. You can even use natural wool dryer balls to make your laundry smell amazing without any chemicals!

Can you add fragrance to wool dryer balls?

You can add fragrance to your wool dryer balls. We have a blog post about this here. Even if you don’t add fragrance to your laundry dryer balls, they will still leave your clothes smelling fresh; our wool dryer balls are made out of 100% New Zealand Wool, which will naturally leave your clothes smelling clean.

How well do they work?

The big question is always, do dryer balls work? We can honestly say that they do! Natural dryer balls will help:

  • decreasing drying time
  • decreasing static cling
  • increasing softness

All without chemicals! Plus, our dryer balls last much longer than a box of dryer sheets or a bottle of liquid softener would.

What are the ingredients in your products?

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