6 Wool Dryer Balls + Detergent Strips

Set of 6 100% Wool Dryer Balls + Detergent Strips (save 10%!)

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Wool Dryer Ball 6-Pack:

  • The balls that started it all! This set includes 6 of our 100% wool dryer balls. Choose Original White, "Smiling Sheep," or "Marching Penguins."
  • 100% New Zealand wool dryer balls (Large size about 71 mm)
  • Made in Nepal by women and minorities paid a living wage
  • Shortens drying time (use 3 balls for small/med load, 5-6 for large)
  • Softens laundry naturally (great for those with sensitive skin & babies)
  • Lasts for thousands of loads, replaces dryer sheets, saves money

Eco-Friendly Detergent Strips:

  • Powerful detergent in a compact, eco-friendly strip!
  • No plastic jug waste!
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Perfect fresh scent
  • Convenient for homes, dorms, laundromats, camping, travel and more!
  • Works with any wash cycle, and HE washers.
  • Use for 48 loads.
  • Easy as 1-2-3:
    1. Place strip(s) in the washing machine drum.
    2. Add the laundry.
    3. Start your preferred wash cycle.

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Why the Smart Sheep Brand?

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Dryer balls manufactured through ethical fair trade practices in Nepal

Provides well-paying job opportunities for marginalized Women in Kathmandu

Inspected and packaged by moms working flexible hours in the U.S.

We only use high-quality, New Zealand wool, humanely sourced (no bleach!)

Wool Dryer Balls and Detergent Strips FAQ

Where do you put detergent strips?

You put a detergent strip into the washing machine drum. For the best effect, the strip should be tossed in the wash drum before loading it with your laundry.

What are wool dryer balls and how do they work?

Wool dryer balls are an eco-friendly laundry product that softens fabrics, speeds up dry time, and reduces environmental impact. They are made from 100% organic wool. When you place them in your dryer, they create space for hot air to circulate more effectively. This helps dry clothes faster, thus saving time and energy. 

How does using wool dryer balls impact the dry cycle?

Using wool dryer balls in your dry cycle aids in shortening drying time by allowing hot air to circulate more freely around your laundry. This also means your laundry will dry quicker. Though some may find that dryer balls create a lot of noise in the dryer, the benefits of energy efficiency and their natural fabric-softening properties often outweigh this minor inconvenience.

Are wool dryer balls worth it for the dryer?

Yes, wool balls are worth it. Dryer balls can significantly reduce drying times (sometimes by 25%), soften clothes, and, when used correctly, reduce static in your laundry. Wool dryer balls are particularly useful because, unlike plastic and rubber balls, they operate quietly.

Do laundry strips ruin clothes?

Laundry strips do not ruin clothes. When used correctly, they are safe and gentle on fabrics. Their concentrated formula ensures effective cleaning without causing damage or fading to your garments. Always follow the instructions provided and test a small area if unsure.

Do laundry strips work in hot or cold water?

Laundry strips work in both cold and hot water. They dissolve equally well in hot, warm, and cold water.

Do laundry strips expire?

Laundry strips do not typically expire. However, their effectiveness may decrease over time if they are not stored properly or if they are exposed to extreme conditions. It is recommended to use laundry strips within a reasonable timeframe and store them in a cool, dry place to maintain their quality.

How can I make my own detergent strips?

Making DIY detergent strips is a fun and cost-effective way to create your own laundry solution. Here's a simple recipe to make your own detergent strips:

  1. Gather the ingredients: You'll need washing soda, baking soda, and grated bar soap (such as Castile soap or homemade soap).
  2. Mix the ingredients: In a bowl, combine 1 cup of washing soda, 1 cup of baking soda, and 1 cup of grated bar soap.
  3. Add water: Gradually add water to the mixture, stirring until it forms a thick paste. The consistency should be similar to a thick batter.
  4. Shape the strips: Spread the mixture onto a silicone baking mat or parchment paper in thin, rectangular strips. Allow them to dry completely, which may take a few days.
  5. Use the strips: Once dried, you can use these DIY detergent strips by adding them directly to your washing machine along with your laundry. They will dissolve in the water and effectively clean your clothes.

The Ultimate Combo: Wool Dryer Balls and Detergent Strips

At Smart Sheep, we believe in providing practical and eco-friendly solutions for your laundry needs. Our pack of wool dryer balls and detergent strips offers the perfect combination for a greener and more efficient laundry routine. 

By using our wool dryer balls, you can reduce drying time, soften fabrics, and eliminate static cling without the need for harmful chemicals. Coupled with our detergent strips, which are free from unnecessary fillers and packaging, you can achieve a thorough and eco-conscious clean for your clothes.

What are Wool Dryer Balls?

Our wool dryer balls are made of the finest New Zealand wool and are about the size of a softball. They offer an effective, eco-friendly alternative to dryer sheets. These balls soften clothes, combat static, and reduce drying time. As they bounce around in the dryer, they create better air circulation and gently massage the fibers of your clothes, resulting in quicker drying and softer, fluffier laundry.

These woolen wonders replace disposable dryer sheets, saving you money and reducing waste. They're also gentle on sensitive skin and free from synthetic fragrances and dyes. 

Shop our full collection of wool dryer balls to see our other designs.

What are Detergent Strips?

Detergent strips are pre-measured, concentrated sheets of laundry detergent that dissolve in water. Our detergent strips are rectangular, biodegradable detergent sheets that dissolve quickly in water to remove stains and odors from clothing. 

Benefits of Wool Dryer Balls

Our wool dryer balls are 100% natural and non-toxic and make your clothes soft. From reducing drying time and saving energy to replacing fabric softener and dryer sheets, these little woolen powerhouses are here to transform how you do laundry. 

Let’s see what benefits wool dryer balls have to offer.

Accelerate Drying Time

Wool dryer balls could speed up your drying process by a whopping 25%! These wooly wonders absorb surplus moisture and create air pockets between your laundry items. The result is a quicker drying time thanks to improved airflow in the dryer.

Reduce Wrinkles

Wool dryer balls work their magic by keeping your clothes moving and preventing them from sticking to the dryer's sides. This enhanced tumble action means fewer wrinkles.

Quieter Operation

Wool dryer balls are superior to tennis balls or plastic dryer balls because they are softer and less rigid. Tennis balls do not have the same level of softness, static reduction, or drying time efficiency as wool dryer balls. They may also be too harsh for delicate fabrics, causing damage or pilling.

No Unwanted Fragrance

Our wool dryer balls are unscented and ideal for those with allergies, asthma, or sensitivity to fragrances. If you do miss that fresh laundry smell, you can still add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

Environmentally Friendly

Our wool dryer balls are crafted from renewable, natural wool, promoting sustainability. Their ability to reduce drying time leads to significant energy savings and decreases carbon emissions. Unlike disposable dryer sheets, which contribute to landfill waste, these wool balls last up to 1,000 loads and are biodegradable at the end of their lifespan. By replacing chemical-based fabric softeners or dryer sheets, they prevent harmful substances from entering water systems, thus safeguarding aquatic ecosystems.

The Benefits of Laundry Strips

Our laundry strips are a perfect, eco-friendly solution for your washing process. Plus, they give your laundry a fresh scent without any artificial fragments. They also come with a bunch of other benefits. 

Let’s see what benefits detergent strips have to offer.

Powerful Cleaning

Our laundry strips are highly concentrated for effective stain removal and odor elimination, leaving your clothes fresh and clean.


Our plastic-free detergent strips are a more sustainable option than traditional detergents because they are made with fewer chemicals and packaging materials. They dissolve completely in water, leaving no microplastics behind and minimizing the environmental impact.

Space Saving

Laundry strips are an excellent choice for people who live in small apartments or are constantly on the go. They take up very little space in a suitcase or a storage closet because they are thin and lightweight. This makes them an ideal choice for travelers, college students, and anyone who values convenience and simplicity.

No Measuring or Spills

Unlike liquid or powder detergents, laundry strips require no measuring or pouring. Simply grab a strip and toss it into the washing machine for hassle-free laundry.


Laundry strips can be used for various types of laundry, including regular clothes, delicates, and even baby clothes. They're also gentler on fabrics and less likely to cause fading or pilling. They are, therefore, a great option for delicates and other sensitive items that harsh detergents might harm. They are suitable for both top-load and front-load washing machines.

How to Use Wool Dryer Balls?

Dryer balls are super easy to use.

  1. Toss your dryer balls in with your wet laundry. Dryer balls need space to bounce around and circulate air, so don’t overfill the dryer.
  2. Close the door and start the dryer.
  3. Keep an eye on your laundry because the drying time will be shorter than it would be without dryer balls.
  4. Take your clothes out of the dryer and store the balls somewhere dry to avoid dampness and odors.

For fresh-smelling clothes, spritz your dryer balls with our Anti-Static Scenting Spray for the ultimate in freshness. Or, create an essential oil blend of your choice.

How to Use Detergent Strips?

Detergent strips are simple to use. Just toss a strip into each load of laundry. 2 strips if your load is large or especially dirty. 

  1. To use, simply tear off a premeasured strip.
  2. Place the strip into the washing machine drum.
  3. Add the laundry.
  4. Start your preferred wash cycle.