Benefits of Quitting Dryer Sheets
- Benzyl acetate - linked to pancreatic cancer
- Benzyl alcohol - known upper respiratory tract irritant
- Limonene - known carcinogen
- Chloroform - known carcinogen and neurotoxin
- Ethanol - linked to central nervous system disorders
|If you love dryer sheets for their amazing scents, you can simply add a few drops of essential oils to your dryer balls and get the same effect.
Dryer sheets are good for just a single load. That means the average family throws away 7 to 14 dryer sheets per week. It might not seem so damaging, but when multiplied around the world, the waste adds up quickly! With wool dryer balls, there’s no single-use nonsense.
While we can try to recycle single-use plastic, it isn’t an effective answer. Currently, 91% of all plastic isn’t recycled - it finds its way to landfills or into the environment. Globally, we create 300 million tons of new plastic each year, with half of that being single-use items. Anything we can do to limit plastic use is a step in the right direction - and wool dryer balls are part of that solution.
The average family does about 7 loads of laundry per week - that’s 364 loads per year. That means they are buying a few boxes of dryer sheets every year — not exactly breaking the bank, but it would be nice to not have to buy them anymore!
You can reuse dryer balls for a LONG time. In fact, if your wool dryer balls seem like they’ve had it, you can wash them with hot water and dry them on the high heat setting. You can also add a few drops of essential oils to your wool dryer balls when you recharge them to freshen them. Wool dryer balls have a long life, and you can recharge them an average of 1,000 times before you need to replace them.
Additionally, wool dryer balls work by helping to separate layers of laundry as the dryer tumbles and allowing for better air circulation and moisture evaporation (they also fluff your laundry, leaving it super soft!). They reduce drying time by 25-30%, helping you save money on your energy bill!
When you run out of dryer sheets, you can
grab your own wool dryer balls here!
|Or check out the Fresh and Dry Laundry Bundle of Intention, which includes 4 wool dryer balls and 3 essential oils!