In my quest to find little places in my everyday life to save a little money and to also incorporate a more healthy lifestyle, I started to look at the one thing that continually caused me to feel like I was drowning from. Laundry, it's like a never-ending cycle of piles and piles of dirty clothes in my house. Living on a farm we are never far from a little dirt, from there the Mount Everest of dirty clothes is born.
When I first started thinking about getting rid of unneeded chemicals in my home the thought of paying extra for organic this and that wasn't an option. I just can't afford to spend more even if I thought it would help, so organic all natural dryer sheets were out.
What was a better option and even less expensive? Using essential oils combined with all natural wool dryer balls.
Wool Dryer Balls
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First thing, I don't know if the claims on the balls saving drying time is real or if I'm now just more aware of how long my stuff is drying. You let your clothes get too dry and the static is crazy, but nothing a little spritz of water can't fix. I now set my dryer timer for 10 mins less than I use to and my clothes come out perfectly dry. There is money saving 101 there, less dry time means less energy. Plus the wool balls last for years. I use a set of 6 wool balls at all times in my dryer.
Next, is pulling out the essential oils and getting creative. Who doesn't love nice smelling clothes? I prefer the scent to be light and not overwhelming. Depending on the oil I use, I will drop 2-3 drops of oil on one (1) ball per dryer cycle. My favorite oil is Purification and I typically use only 2 drops, in doing the math that comes up costing just about the same if not a little less than a regular dryer sheet. Of course, it's up to you on how strong of a scent you want your laundry to have. And there are other oil options that cost less than Purification that can help you save even more money.
Where to get your wool dryer balls:
Here is the link on Amazon to the wool balls I use- Wool Dryer Balls I like this set because it comes with 6 balls.
I've learned that with large loads you will need 5-6 balls to help dry and fluff your clothes.
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