Dryer Balls bounce around in your dryer to naturally separate and create space between your laundry, allowing the hot dryer air to circulate better while softening fabrics. They help reduce drying time, static cling and wrinkles. Use them instead of fabric softener or dryer sheets and radically reduce chemicals in your home.
Your clothes never seem to dry all the way, creating longer dry times. To make matters worse, they come out of the dryer wrinkled and full of static electricity. And using dryer sheets or fabric softeners isn’t an option because they can cause harm to your dryer, not to mention the environment, with all those chemicals.
Our Dryer Balls help reduce dryer time, wrinkles and static by creating space between your clothes as they toss them gently in the dryer, allowing more air to circulate between and among them. And, what’s even better, they don’t contain chemicals or dryer-harming ingredients like most dryer sheets and fabric softeners.
• Dryer sheets and softeners have chemicals and waxes that can kill a dryer’s heating element.
• Softeners/dryer sheets cause wax buildup on the lint catcher so hot moisture cannot escape the dryer, which could burn out the heater.
• Although they make your clothes feel soft and smell “fresh,” fabric softener and dryer sheets are some of the most toxic products around. They add toxic chemicals to your laundry and, consequently, your body. Plus, it can take YEARS for a dryer sheet to break down in landfills.
• According to Scientific American, some of the most harmful ingredients in dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners alike include benzyl acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer), benzyl alcohol (an upper respiratory tract irritant), ethanol (linked to central nervous system disorders) and chloroform (a neurotoxin and carcinogen), among others. Since fabric softeners are designed to stay in your clothes for extended periods of time, such chemicals can seep out gradually and be inhaled or absorbed directly through the skin.
“Greener” Laundry by the Load: Fabric Softener versus Dryer Sheets, Scientific American, December 10, 2008. www.scientificamerican.com.
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