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How To Refresh Wool Dryer Balls?

How To Refresh Wool Dryer Balls

 

  Wool dryer balls are becoming part of more and more of our homes. As they become more mainstream more of us have questions about them and how to use them the most effectively. A lot of people wonder do dryer balls work? The short answer is Yes! Wool dryer balls are great because they are easy to make, use, refresh, and even reuse once they are done. Anyone can have the confidence to take advantage of the positive impact they have on the environment. So let us look at each stage in a wool dryer ball’s life cycle and see how easy each one is for ourselves, for others, and for the wider world. If properly taken care of you will be searching how long do wool dryer balls last? The short answer is wool dryer balls last up to 1000 times!

 

How To Refresh Wool Dryer Balls

 

  Let us start at the beginning of the wool dryer balls’ life cycle. Since wool dryer balls don’t grow on trees the first step is to look at how dryer balls are made. It turns out wool dryer balls are made from wool taken from sheep. This means they are all natural and gentle on us. If you happen to have 100% wool yarn you can even make them yourself. Wool dryer balls do not need harsh chemicals to be made, nor do they pollute bodies of water with the chemicals used in the manufacturing of traditional dryer sheets and fabric softeners. Wool dryer balls are both physically easy to make and easy on the wider waterways and environment. 


  Using wool dryer balls is easy, and the benefits of wool dryer balls are fantastic. Simply take your dryer balls and throw them into your dryer with your clothing. You do not have to do anything special. The dryer balls are what does all the work to keep your clothing moving in order that it dries quicker and more evenly. Wool dryer balls help prevent clothing from bunching together into a wet mess that never seems to be able to dry. It can be such a pain when you have to redry your clothing because the first time through the dryer it did not dry completely. Wool dryer balls dry your clothing quickly and easily. 


  While wool dryer balls can last for up to 1000 uses you might reach a point where you feel they need a bit of a refresh because they do not seem to be working as well as they used to. Often this is seen as an increase in static on your clothing which is a nuisance. An easy way of restoring them is to refresh your dryer balls by washing them in hot water on a gentle cycle and then dry on high heat. This will regenerate the wool and give the dryer balls a fresh recharge. Since wool dryer balls are all natural and do not contain chemicals they are easy to refresh because they remain fundamentally sound. With other chemical based products once you have used up the chemicals they are done and can not be refreshed even if you wanted to. Since they can be used for so many uses it means that they have a very low cost per load and will lead you to having a bit more money in your pocket which is always nice to have.


  When it is time for a new set of dryer balls you will find that reusing the old ones is easy too. You can add a few drops of essential oils to your wool dryer balls such as lavender, lemongrass, citrus, or jasmine and use them to scent drawers. These essential oils are known to have possessive impacts on our mental and physical well being and surrounding ourselves with their scents will help us feel calm, centered, and have the energy to face our days no matter what they bring. You can also use these scented old wool dryer balls as a sweet smelling mothball alternative because many essential oils contain pest repellent properties. You can also use them in place of potpourri if you have small children or pets who are likely to get into it and make a mess. 


  In the end wool dryer balls are a type of marvel which are easy to make, use, refresh, and reuse. They mean we can have nicely dried clothing that is super soft without turning to products that negatively affect our planet or our physical health. When we have such products why would we choose to use dryer sheets or fabric softener? So enjoy your clothing knowing you are doing what you can to have a positive impact without needing to use a large effort or having to complete a complex puzzle. You can have all the environmental benefits that you hope for without losing any quality nor having any stress. Dryer balls are a great add to any household! If you are curious how to clean wool dryer balls Seek Bamboo has a great read!

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