Ask Aunt Laura — Dryer Sheets vs. Dryer Balls

I’ve made the switch from using dryer sheets to wool dryer balls – saves time, money and using essential oils can add a wonderful fragrance to your clothes and sheets without the use of chemicals found in dryer sheets.  I’m a huge fan of FriendSheep Wool as their products are 100% Organic wool, made in the USA and they will plant a tree for every purchase. (I am not affiliated in anyway with Friendsheep – I just love what they do and wanted to pass their info along!)


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Linda Kovitch
March 14, 2021 2:02 pm

Thanks for posting this!! I made this shift a few years ago and I just love it. Dryer balls reduce drying time and help clothes dry more efficiently which saves energy and money. … Dryer sheets and liquid fabric softener can cause ezcema, and coat your clothing with chemicals. Wool dryer balls are an all-natural, chemical-free alternative. Dryer balls replace dryer sheets and liquid fabric softener saving you money because you can cross it off your shopping list!
Dryer balls can fluff up your down items, such as jackets and blankets.
Dryer balls don’t have an artificial smell and can be scented with natural oils like lavender, citrus, etc.
Liquid fabric softener will coat your towels, making them less absorbent. Dryer balls last 2-4 years and for over 1,000 loads which minimizes waste. Dryer sheets and fabric softener containers must be thrown away frequently and take up space in a landfill. Dryer woolballs are a win – win!!

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