Posted on February 09 2016
Wool Dryer Balls are Amazing!
I heard about wool dryer balls a long time ago. I never thought much about them- not sure why…. maybe because I didn’t know anyone that used them and they seemed too good to be true.
But then I started getting customer inquiries about them and so I decided to look into them which led me to make some of my own to try.
Oh. My. Goodness. Where have these been my whole life?
I can’t believe how well they work! They cut my drying time by at least 25%. Which is awesome especially with a load of cloth diapers that seem to have to dry FOREVER.
MamaSuds® Wool Dryer Balls are handmade, felted, unscented, and 100% wool from Michigan (I get it from a mill in Frankenmuth that gets their wool from local sheep farmers).
MamaSuds® Wool Dryer Balls will dry your clothes faster (25-40% faster depending on how many are in your load), soften your clothing, AND helps reduce static.
Dryer Balls work by circulating the air in the dryer which allows the air to reach more of the laundry more quickly, causing the clothes to dry sooner. Using more balls increases their effectiveness, in my opinion 3 is the least you should have in a regular sized dryer. MamaSuds® Dryer Balls are each sold separately and come in a drawstring burlap bag.
Why not use conventional dryer sheets?
Here are some ingredients found in them:
*Enzyl Acetate: Linked to pancreatic cancer
*Benzyl Alcohol: Upper respiratory tract irritant
*Ethanol: On the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Waste list and can cause central nervous system disorders
*A-Terpineol: Can cause respiratory problems, including fatal edema, and central nervous system damage
*Ethyl Acetate: A narcotic on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list
*Chloroform: Neurotoxic, anesthetic and carcinogenic
*Pentane: A chemical known to be harmful if inhaled
Do you use dryer balls?