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Anyone do the wool dryer ball thing?
Old 06-08-2015, 02:20 PM
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I came across these on Amazon. I've never heard of such a thing. Do you really think dryer sheet chemicals are bad?

http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Sheep-Re...ol+dryer+balls


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tried the plastic
Old 06-08-2015, 02:27 PM
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I bought the plastic dryer balls and didn't see any difference. I may give these a try. I have seen them for sale on etsy and they were more expensive and you only got two.
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:42 PM
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I have them. I made my own out of wool yarn.

Dryer sheets give me hives. Even if I put my clothes in a dryer without them, but the dryer has had the sheets regularly for a long time (like a laundromat), I get them.

Plus, I just think dryer sheets smell disgusting.

And the wool balls are reusable. So they're more economical in the long run, and you aren't having to buy plastic bottles or sheets of whatever they're made of.
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:10 PM
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I know several people allergic to wool so these would be bad for my friends.
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:27 PM
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I use them. I don't like the smell of dryer sheets and the plastic balls are too noisy Mine are handmade and have lasted for a few years already with no signs of deterioration.


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Old 06-08-2015, 03:39 PM
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I have a set that I got from a wool farm at the farmers market. They work pretty well, I used them to dry a down comforter yesterday and they fluffed it up nicely. I find dryer sheets too strongly scented most of the time and you're not supposed to use them on towels. I like that the balls are reusable too. I line dry my laundry most of the time though, so my dryer doesn't get a ton of use and I'm not picky about my clothes being super soft!
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:09 PM
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Dryer sheets are awful and full of really bad chemicals.

I have dryer balls from Norwex and they work well. With wool dryer balls, you can add essential oils if you like a scent on your clothes.
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:12 PM
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I got them because you can't use dryer sheets on baby clothes/blankets. So far, I haven't missed the dryer sheets!
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:13 PM
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Yes I have them. I prefer not to use stuff with fragrance in it and I do worry about the ingredients in the dryer sheets. I love the dryer balls, there is no scent, and I don't have to buy dryer sheets every few weeks!
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:10 PM
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Dryer sheets trigger my spouse's asthma - who would have guessed?! So we use the wool balls. I think the weight of them definitely makes a difference "fluffing up" my towels, etc.


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Old 06-09-2015, 01:33 AM
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But it seems like a great idea, so I may try them! Thanks for posting about this.
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:57 AM
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I was going to try the wool dryer balls but I am allergic to wool. Never thought that would be a problem but after reading some of these comments now I am wondering. Anybody have an insight?
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