Do you know that regular dryer sheets are full of all kinds of toxic chemicals? Some of these toxic chemicals include Benzyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Chloroform and Linalool; none of which are good for the environment - or you. And some of these compounds are known carcinogens. Aside from the chemicals in the sheets winding up in your clothing and therefore next to your skin, when heated, the fumes are also toxic. Yikes!! Time to get rid of those dryer sheets!
One great alternative to dryer sheets are wool dryer balls like the ones from the Willow Store. Their wool dryer balls are natural wool felted, reduce drying time, soften your laundry naturally, and are handmade in the US.
wool dryer balls been all my life?" That is the same question I asked myself. I love this natural option, which is great for your health and the environment. And they are super easy to use. You simply toss 2-3 balls in your wet dryer and start. No need to remove them from the dryer, just reuse!
I love that they really do perform the job of a dryer sheet, and they are way better! They softened my clothes wonderfully and there was no static in any of my laundry. Wahoo! I also think that they did cut my drying time down. I tried to cut the time in half, but most times my clothes were a little damp. So, I would say they probably cut the drying time down by a third, which is awesome! That will save you some money on electricity, since dryers are electricity hogs.
They won’t harm your clothes but since they are 100% wool, some natural pilling may occur over time. They are available in lots of fun colors. The colors are safe for any color laundry, the dye used is fiber reactive, and will not bleed onto your clothing. At only $19.95 for a three pack, which will last you a long time, these are a great deal!!
While you are there, also check out the laundry nuts, which are an awesome nontoxic substitute for regular laundry detergent. I can even use them on my stinkiest cloth diapers. Love them!!
And for (1) lucky winner, we are giving away a 3-pack of the Wool Dryer Balls!! Yay!
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The deadline for this giveaway is June 2nd at 11:59 pm EST, at which time a winner will be randomely chosen. Make sure that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you, you can't win.
*Thank you to The Willow Store for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review through Boiron for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*