6-Pack Marching Penguins Hand-Felted Wool Dryer Balls

Set of 6 Handfelted "Marching Penguins" 100% New Zealand Wool Dryer Balls

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  • Doing laundry feels happy with this fun set of 6 "Marching Penguins" dryer balls
  • 100% New Zealand wool dryer balls (Large size about 71 mm)
  • Adorable, handfelted "Marching Penguins" design
  • 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
  • Makes a fabulous gift

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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 FAQ

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.

How do you recharge wool dryer balls?

Wool dryer balls can be recharged (or refreshed) by washing them in hot water on a gentle cycle. Then dry them in your clothes dryer on high heat.

How do you know when your wool dryer balls are done?

You will know it is time to replace your wool dryer balls when they become scraggly and pieces of wool begin to tear off. Just a quick look is all you need.

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 reduce drying time and leave clothes soft and fluffy thanks to their massaging effect on the fibers as they bounce around inside.

Save money and have zero waste by using wool dryer balls instead of single-use dryer sheets. They're also gentle on sensitive skin and free from synthetic fragrances and dyes. It all started with these original white dryer balls. 

If six is too much, we have a 3-pack of penguin wool dryer balls too.

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

Benefits of Wool Dryer Balls

Our wool dryer balls are 100% natural, 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 create less noise and rattle in the dryer. 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 add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

Or, buy our essential oil scenting spray, spritz your wool dryer balls, and enjoy the fragrances of lavender, orange, or lemon.

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.

Absolutely Adorable

Last but not least, these little wonders are adorable. Whether you opt for smiling sheep, playful pups, or marching penguins, you'll get a cuteness overload while improving your laundry routine.

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 Many Wool Dryer Balls Do You Need

Put anywhere from three to twelve wool dryer balls in your dryer, depending on your needs and preferences. For small to medium-sized loads, three balls are enough. For large loads, 5-7 balls will do the job. For extra-large loads, use 8 to 12 balls to get the best results.