Ditch The Dryer Sheets
Dryer sheets are really a toxic ripoff. That means you’re paying more for a product that could actually be making you sick.
I’m talking about things like known carcinogens, hazardous pollutants, endocrine disrupters things that target specific organs in the most unpleasant ways.
As crazy as it seems, the current United States Consumer Product Safety Commission does not require dryer sheet manufacturers to list actual ingredients, including the chemicals used in fragrance blends.
Seven hazardous air pollutants and 25 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been found in common dryer sheets. Some of these, including acetaldehyde and benzene, are not safe at any level.
A great alternative....wool dryer balls!
Wool dryer balls work to reduce static. The size of the balls mixed in with laundry produces aeration between materials. It stops the wet items from clumping together! With less static and less clumping, you also benefit from less drying time. Essentially, the wool balls will help your load dry quicker!
Also, wool dryer balls beat against material on clothes during a drying cycle and help to soften fabric.
Most dryer balls will last over 1000+ loads. You might wonder what happens after that? The dryer balls will start to come apart a little and loose their efficiency. 1000 loads is still an amazing amount for the price you pay!
If you do 3-4 loads per week like I do, a wool dryer ball would last you 250 weeks at 4 loads per week. There are only 52 weeks in a year. That comes to 4.8 years
Add 3 dryer balls to your load, then set on a normal dry cycle. These will usually dry your clothes faster than dryer sheets, so keep that in mind!