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Plastic-Free Tip: Replace Dryer Sheets with Wool Dryer Balls

Wool Dryer Balls - An Alternative To Dryer Sheets

My husband was my hero when he walked in the door with these wool dryer balls. Initially, he was convinced that all natural dryer sheets weren’t polyester, but low and behold, they ARE.  Guilty as charged.

Dryer sheets are used to stop static cling and give clothes a fresh scent, so we gave these all natural wool balls a try. They mix up the clothes in the dryer and knock out a good portion of the static cling (not all of it, but enough). You can even add essential oils to get clothes smelling like summer - so far we’ve tried a few drops of rosemary oil and are happy with the results.

You can take your pick of sizes and styles of wool dryer balls on Etsy, and there are several online retailers that carry them.  We found our unbleached version at a local grocery store - just make sure they don’t come wrapped in plastic.

Heather is the founder of Wildini™, a zero waste company dedicated to supporting animal conservation through eco-friendly products for kids. "As a kid I always wanted to help save wild animals and Wildini is a vehicle to living that dream." says Heather. Heather writes about minimizing waste, animal conservation successes and clever products at Wildini.com.

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