Wool Dryer Balls
Wool Dryer Balls
Wool Dryer Balls

Wool Dryer Balls

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I have been using wool dryer balls for years here at 1840 Farm.  With allergies and sensitive skin playing a role in our family life, I try to limit the amount of perfumes, dyes, and additives in our home from our cleaning products to the laundry room.  I find that using these 100% wool dryer balls allows me to naturally achieve the results of traditional fabric softener without any chemicals. 

Many years ago, my daughter and I made our own wool dryer balls right here at the farmhouse. The next year, I passed the job of creating the individually hand formed balls of fluffy 100% wool on to her. It was one of the first products she helped me make for our shop.

It has been a few years now since we have made them. They are very time consuming and we had to choose between creating the dryer balls, felting them with a six (or often 8) step process that took days, or working together to make more of our handmade baskets for our shop. In the end, we decided to focus on our baskets.

In the years since we stopped making them, so many of our customers have asked if we would consider making more. Our hearts were in it, but time just never seemed to cooperate.

Luckily, we happened upon these handmade dryer balls from Friendsheep Sustainable Goods. They are beautiful and handcrafted by underprivileged women and people with disabilities living in Kathmandu, Nepal. The crafters are paid a fair wage and treated ethically with regard to their working conditions, medical care, and education The natural wool is sourced from family farms and the sheep are raised and sheared humanely. 

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Dryer balls are incredibly effective. These balls will tumble with your laundry in the dryer, naturally separating the damp laundry and helping to create air pockets between them, allowing the warm air from the dryer to circulate and dry the laundry more efficiently.  Wool dryer balls can help to reduce the overall drying time.  They also help to combat static cling and wrinkles by preventing the laundry from becoming compressed as it dries.  Some reports estimate that using wool dryer balls will reduce the drying time for a full load of laundry by 25%!

Wool dryer balls are safe for use with any type of laundry.  They can completely replace traditional dryer sheets and fabric softener or be used in conjunction with your favorite products.  They can be scented with natural essential oils or used as is at any temperature setting in your dryer.  Simply add the balls to your dryer with damp laundry and dry as usual.

We have been using these dryer balls for more than six months now at the farmhouse. They are holding up extremely well to our daily use. After all this time, I feel confident that I can share that they are as high quality or perhaps superior to the handmade dryer balls we made years ago. I hope that you will give them a try and that you will agree.



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