Wool Dryer Balls – Dryer Sheet Alternative

FFR Wool Dryer Balls

About a month ago my 14 year old daughter “B” and I went to a Green Expo to promote our farm. We collected a few business cards, one of which was a local sheep farmer. I finally got around to visiting their website and discovered they sold wool dryer balls. These wool dryer balls are handmade by M.

When my older girls were little I had to stop using dryer sheets because a couple of them broke out with rashes. I never liked the expense of liquid fabric softener so we’ve basically gone without. I have used a rag with vinegar on it to get rid of static cling.

That’s why I was excited to try the wool dryer balls come in as an alternative. We have been using them since the weekend and they are working. We do not seem to have to turn the dryer on for a second cycle on our larger loads so it is doing what I hoped they’d do in reducing dryer time by soaking up extra wetness. No one has said anything about static cling yet so I am hoping that will be rectified as well.

I think I’ll get my mom a set of dryer balls the next time she comes to visit.

Do you have any dryer sheet remedies?

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13 comments

  1. Kelsey Apley says:

    I have heard these work really good!! I am gonna have to look into getting some. Sounds a lot better then dryer sheets each time!!

  2. HilLesha says:

    I definitely need to try this sometime!

  3. Wow, so it gets rid of the static cling and everything? That’s such a nice and green alternative.

  4. Tiffany, today I noticed my fleece vest and fleece jacket were static-y when I took them out of the dryer but it was a big load so I am going to try putting an extra set of balls in it the next time I wash them to see if that makes a difference. But so far that’s been the only thing I’ve noticed having static cling and it didn’t really last. When I got home from the paper route I didn’t notice any static cling when I took off both items. So they definitely are working to some degree.

  5. Colleen says:

    What a good alternative and better for the environment since you aren’t throwing out the sheets.

  6. This look right up my alley. I’ll have to look for them.

  7. We love our wool dryer balls. We have also used vinegar in the past, but the wool dryer balls are great!

  8. Shell Feis says:

    I use a fragrance-free dryer bar because I’m allergic to the normal stuff too, but I need to look into using those!

  9. Marcie W. says:

    I have heard a lot of great things about dryer balls but have yet to try one myself. With our eczema flaring up this winter, it’s a perfect time to start.

  10. Donna says:

    I definitely want to try these. I can’t remember to use liquid fabric softeners and I hate throwing out all those dryer sheets – not good for our environment.

  11. Kathleen says:

    How neat! I have never heard of these before, but they would be a great alternative for those with sensitive skin.

  12. Lolo says:

    I have always wanted to try using these!

  13. Leilani says:

    I’ve never heard of these before. I’ll have to give them a try!

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