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Dryer Balls 101: How and Why to Use Dryer Balls

New product alert! Root + Heart is so excited to announce the launch of our Root + Heart Dryer Balls. If you’re wondering what a dryer ball even is, don’t worry. You’re not alone! Basically, it’s a sustainable replacement for single-use dryer sheets. They’ll keep your clothes feeling and looking fresh all while reducing your overall waste contribution.


So how do dryer balls work? We’re breaking down everything you need to know about dryer balls below – from how they’re made to how they make a difference in the fight for a cleaner environment.


What Is a Dryer Ball?

Dryer balls are made out of tightly compressed wool and spun into dense spheres – Root + Heart Dryer Balls are 100% natural wool! Unlike single-use dryer sheets, they can be used up to 1,000 washes. Not only will this reduce loads of unnecessary landfill waste, but it will save you money and time in the long run. So it’s time to ditch the sheets and hop on the dryer ball bandwagon!


How to Use a Dryer Ball

Our Root + Heart Dryer Balls come in a pack of six, but all you need is three balls for the average load of laundry. Add an extra ball or two for large loads or for materials like towels, blankets, and other thicker household fabrics. For safe and effective use in both electric and gas dryers, simply place the dryer balls in the dryer with your laundry at the start of the cycle. Be careful not to overload your dryer with laundry because this can prevent proper drying and extend the drying time needed to wash your clothes.


What Are the Benefits of Dryer Balls

Of course, the number one benefit of dryer balls is that they support an eco-lifestyle. Aside from the fact that they’re better for the Earth, they also help prevent your laundry from clumping together in the dryer by tumbling between layers and separating fabric. This allows warm air to circulate better, which helps fight wrinkles, prevent static, and soften clothes.


Do you struggle with allergies? Dryer balls may be a better choice for you than single-use dryer sheets. Dryer sheets are often coded with synthetic fragrances that can cause irritation and allergies. The Root + Heart Dryer Balls have no added fragrances, so you won’t have to worry!


Are you ready to try dryer balls for yourself? Head to Root + Heart now to shop sustainable home products.




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