Let’s talk about the newest trend in staying green: Wool Dryer Balls replacing dryer sheets. Wool dryer balls have numerous benefits, while accomplishing all the same goals of dryer sheets.
Washlava is breaking down why you should join this trend. Plus as an added bonus: A DIY how-to for making your own Wool Dryer Balls.


The Compassionate Home put together a fantastic article on the benefits of Wool Dryer Balls. We loved it so much, we want to share some of the benefits she lists for replacing dryer sheets with Wool Dryer Balls. Visit her blog for the full article and other articles on healthy home life. Read on for what you need to know about switching it to wool dryer balls.


6 Benefits of Replaying Dryer Sheets with Wool Dryer Balls


1. Your family will be healthier!
Organic wool dryer balls are made from 100% organic wool, free of any pesticides or chemicals. This means there are no chemicals used to coat your clothing in the latest “fresh” smell that lingers for hours, and or days–coating your skin with carcinogens. They are hypoallergenic–which is great for anyone suffering from sensitive skin, eczema, asthma, or allergies.

2. You’ll save time and energy! 
When using 4-6 wool dryer balls at a time, you will decrease the amount of time it takes to dry your wet laundry by 30-50%. Each ball helps to create space between your clothes so the warm air of your dryer can circulate deep inside the load to everything more thoroughly and efficiently, thereby saving precious electrical energy in the process!

3. You’ll save MONEY!
Wool dryer balls can be used over and over and over again–typically for 1500+ washes, which means you no longer need throw away $8+ per box of scented dryer sheets.

4. You’ll soften your laundry and reduce wrinkles!
While I’m a proponent of line drying clothes whenever possible, I’ve found that when I don’t use anything to assist with my clothes often come out rough and scratchy. As the wool dryer balls gently tumble through your clothing they naturally soften your clothes and reduce wrinkles in the process! I’ve found this to be true with towels, especially!

5. You’ll decrease static cling!
No one is a fan of static–especially during dry cold winter months. Before purchasing my dryer balls–I tried going without products whatsoever. Needless to say my daughter was not a fan!! Every time she put a sweatshirt on over her head her hair would stand on end and we’d walk around the house shocking each other! Wool dryer balls naturally reduce the static cling on your clothing!

6. You will be kinder to the planet!
This is a given–you’re throwing less garbage away, lessening the amount of chemicals being sent into the atmosphere from dryer vent, and reducing the amount of energy your home uses!



How To Make Your Own Wool Dryer Ball

Save even more money by making your own wool dryer ball at home! Our favorite tutorial was put together by Happy Mothering This simple project is quick and easy to complete and will give you all the above benefits quickly.

Check out the step-by-step tutorial here!