I purchased four balls, and use them all unless I have a very small load. They work very well in preventing wrinkles and static., and will pay for themselves with the savings of not buying dryer sheets. In loads with many synthetic garments, I do find that I need a dryer sheet in addition to the balls to avoid all static, but I do have zero tolerance for static. While they do like to hide when removing loads, it is a fun, new aspect of doing laundry. I may buy a few extras to keep loads going for the good hiders. Oh, yes, dogs love them! :-P
100% Wool Dryer Ball
Why Wool Dryer Balls?
Chances are if you are visiting Allen's Naturally you are looking for alternatives for products with harsh chemicals, perfumes and dyes found in laundry products like dryer sheets. These felted wool dryer balls will do the same job in less time.
The wool soaks up some of the moisture in your laundry as it dries, but then evenly distributes it into the air – helping your dryer stay humid longer, which exponentially reduces static cling. In addition, this “soaking and releasing” action makes your clothes dry faster. Combine all of these things and less energy is used with your clothes having fewer wrinkles.
It is recommended to use 3-6 dryer balls at a time for best results
These Dryer Balls are the approximate size of a Tennis Ball, White in Color 58 gm and 71 mm.
I ordered four balls (maybe could use five, but four seems to work fine). I use them with my cloth diapers and towels and find that they do help with drying, but also fluffs everything up. I accidently washed one of the balls and it doesn't seem as though it was affected. I just placed it into the dryer with the wet clothes and it was fine. Overall, I am glad I purchased these.
I have loved them, when washing all of our clothing. And really like then with our cloth diapers.
Works as well or better than dryer sheets!! I will never buy them again. Ever. Buy four balls and you are set for life. Just get a colored one so you Vulcan pick it out of laundry.
Decided to ditch tge dryer sheets. So glad I did! Purchased some Seahawks colored wool dryer balls for my sons' cloth diapers. His pediatrician advised for his sensitive skin that the fragrance and fibers from dryer sheets were part of the cause of his skin problems. Switching detergent, dryer sheets & cloth diapers has cleared him right up from day one! AND we're reducing our waste into the ecosystem! Amazing:) Happy Mama.
Many of my clothes had mysterious stains after washing them. These were stain free clothes before laundering. After researching on line I found there are many reasons not to use fabric softeners staining was just one reason. I started to look for natural alternatives to fabric softener and found dryer balls. Allen's had the best price on line so I ordered a few and now I keep 8 dryer balls in my dryer at all times. I love them! I miss the scented fabric softeners but I am having fun with dropping essential oil fragrances inside the dryer balls. The only downside I have found is the balls get caught up in sheets and sleeves of shirts and fall out while folding laundry, my dog steels them and tears them apart. He is now my shadow when I do my laundry and I have to keep look out for the balls falling his way. ps. I use Allen's powder detergent and love it.
No more static! The green dryer ball has a beautiful coloring, I can easily seperately it out of my laundry :-)