Make the switch to wool dryer balls for drying clothes. Wool laundry balls are a nontoxic dryer sheet alternative and a 100% chemical free product.
Switch to Wool Dryer Balls
The decision to live healthier means evaluating every aspect on how you are currently living. This healthier, chemical free lifestyle begins with the foods you consume. However, it does not stop there.
It is vital to also take a look at the cleaning supplies being used, beginning with the items for washing clothes and bedding. And for some, letting go of cleaning and laundry supplies which have been used, for what seems to be, a lifetime can be difficult.
Making the switch to live a simple, chemical free lifestyle takes work. And for some it is an adjustment. Many natural cleaners (to ensure they truly are chemical free) are homemade.
Making my own glass cleaner, bathroom and hardwood floor cleaner, candles, and homemade laundry soap was easy. It was breaking away from dryer sheets which was difficult for me.
Even with the drastic change in becoming a nontoxic household two of our children continue to suffer from skin irritation. So, the dryer sheets had to go.
The laundry routine required a complete overhaul. So be it. Homemade laundry soap and line drying clothes on my DIY clothesline became the new normal. During the winter months we resort to utilizing the dryer, however, with a dryer sheet alternative. Wool dryer balls.
Dryer Sheet Alternative
The biggest complaint about eliminating dryer sheets is static cling on clothing. Also, many associate clean clothes with smelling nice.
However, achieving static free clothing which smells nice can be achieved without dryer sheets. Wool dryer balls make an excellent dryer sheet alternative.
Wool laundry balls not only work to reduce static cling, they also soften the laundry by bouncing around in the dryer. Now, there is some minor static clinging which seems to occur, however, wool dryer balls do one heck of a job keeping it down.
Adding a Natural Fragrance
During the summer months we only dry our clothes on the clothesline. The items exit the line smell fresh and, well, summery. It is during the winter months when I like to add a natural fragrance.
Two to three drops of your favorite essential oil into the wash cycle leaves clothing smelling wonderful. Also, feel free to add a few drops to the wool laundry balls prior to adding them to the dryer.
Make your own Dryer Balls
When you decide to switch to wool dryer balls try your hand at making them. With a little practice you will have your own crafted wool laundry balls to use!