One of the best decisions I ever made was the day I quit buying fabric sheets.
Just a big money scam all around.
Use the dryer sheet one time and then have to throw it away.
At the time I decided to switch from dryer sheets to wool dryer balls it was more to reduce waste, and save money. Not to "remove" toxic products from the home.
You see most of the dryer sheets on the market at the time, I wasn't able to use due to having sensitive skin.
Same goes for laundry detergent I have to use dye-free and fragrance-free or I break out in a rash.
So the "toxic" level really wasn't a concern for me since I was already using products that didn't contain the famous dreaded word "fragrance"
If you want to read more about what the opinion is on dryer sheets and fragrances you can click here and read more on that.
As I mentioned above I was more trying to save money and recycle than anything else.
Yes, there is a cost upfront that is more expensive than dryer sheets but in the long run, I truly believe you come out ahead with dryer balls.
For instance, using the dryer balls can cut your drying time down therefore you are also saving money by using the dryer less.
Secondly, you never run out of dryer sheets ever again. Seems like more times than not, I always ran out of dryer sheets when they weren't on sale.
Darn it, no excuses not to do laundry now. Maybe I need to rethink this whole dryer ball issue.
I mean really who keeps up with the number of dryer sheets they have?
Not a problem here, since my wool balls never run out.
Now no matter what your stance on chemicals in dryer sheets are, I think we can all agree that we can reduce the trash we use by switching to wool balls. This small step will take us closer to creating a "greener" environment and reduce our impact on the environment.
As for the people who are screaming but I need my clothes to smell nice.
We have you covered there as well. Simply add 2 to 4 drops of your Young Living Essential Oils to your wool dryer balls and your clothes come out smelling sweet, just like using fabric sheets.
Do you wanna know another plus to use wool balls over dryer sheets, you can change up the smell all the time!
Seriously think about it can you buy a variety pack of dryer sheets?
NOPE, I didn't think so.
But you can change the smell of your wool dryer balls. Here are a few ways I use the wool balls and Essential Oils.
Sheets- I use Lavender or Peace and Calming
Towels-I use Purification
Business Attire- Valor
Everything else-Citrus Fresh
Now, I must admit I LOVE to hang clothes on the clothesline. So I tend to hang the clothes on the line. Then once they are dry I will occasionally add the clothes to the dryer to run a few minutes to soften them up.
How do you dry your clothes?