How to Use Dryer Balls: A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you on a mission to support the environment by making lifestyle changes? Do you want smooth, soft clothes without the help of synthetic laundry chemicals?


If so, we have an answer for you: Woolzies Wool Dryer Balls! In this article, we'll show you why dryer balls are a must-have for any eco-warrior.


What are Dryer Balls?

Dryer balls are a set of orb-shaped, reusable laundry products. When added to the dryer along with your wet clothes, they bounce around inside separating your clothes and allowing warm air to circulate efficiently. They also absorb excess water and retain heat.

All this adds up to quicker drying time, reduced electricity usage, and super soft laundry!


The Benefits of Using Wool Dryer Balls

There are many different types of dryer balls; some made of plastic or rubber. However, at Woolzies, we only sell dryer balls made from unscented, eco-friendly wool. Our clients say they reduce drying time by as much as 25% per load, slashing energy use and electric bills!

Each set can be used up to 1000 times, or roughly 2-3 years, depending on how often you do laundry. Plus, unlike plastic dryer balls, wool is biodegradable. What better way to save money and help the environment?!

Other benefits of wool dryer balls include:

● Saving electricity

● Fluffy clothing

● Reduces wrinkles

● Removes lint

● Doesn't damage the dryer

● Are completely silent


What Makes Woolzies Dryer Balls Unique?

Woolzies dryer balls are made from organic New Zealand wool and are free from fragrances, fillers, and chemicals. Plus, they don't shed, making them hypoallergenic and perfect for those with sensitive skin. These are a great replacement for wasteful dryer sheets and toxic fabric softeners, which often cause itchiness and skin irritation.


How Many Wool Dryer Balls Do I Need?

The number of Woolzies dryer balls you need depends on how big your washing machine is and the size of the laundry load. Woolzies offers convenient sets of 3 or 6 dryer balls; a set of 3 is perfect for a small to medium-size load and 6 dryer balls work for a large load. For an extra-large load, try 9-12 dryer balls.


Step-by-Step Instructions for Using Dryer Balls

Get your dryer balls at the ready and let's begin!

Step 1: Toss your dryer balls in the dryer with your wet washing. Dryer balls need space to bounce around and circulate air, so never stuff the machine too full.

Step 2: Shut the dryer door and start the drying cycle.

Step 3: Keep an eye on the laundry as the drying time will be shorter than you're used to.

Step 4: Remove your clothes from the dryer and store the balls in a dry place to avoid dampness and odors.

Bonus Tip: For fresh-smelling clothes, we suggest adding Woolzies essential oils to your dryer balls to naturally fragrance your laundry. After your clothes have dried, add 3-4 drops of your favorite essential oils to the dryer balls and run the dryer again on a cool Air Fluff cycle for 10 minutes. Our laundry collection is ideal for a clean aroma!


How to Recharge Wool Dryer Balls

Although dry balls last several years, they can become stressed and you may notice your dryer balls becoming less effective. In this case, throw the balls in a pillowcase and run them through a gentle hot wash cycle, followed by once through the dryer on high heat. Doing this twice a year helps to remove lint and rejuvenate the wool – they'll be as good as new!


Final Thoughts

Adding dryer balls to your life means doing your pockets a favor (literally and figuratively) while helping the environment. Once you try them, you'll never want to part with your set!

Tell us in the comments; which essential oil combination would you sprinkle on your dryer balls for a fresh laundry scent?

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