DIY dryer ball spray. Recently, I have been researching how to replace all the store-bought products that have a ton of toxins added to them. So, I started with my laundry room products. There were a couple of reasons why I wanted to ditch the dryer sheets.
One, my youngest son has very sensitive skin and breaks out or his skin get so dry. We have changed the products we were using in the bath and lotions afterward gto see if any would fix the issue. Some things helped but then in a few days, he was breaking out in a rash again.
The laundry products were the next thing to change. He spends all his time in clothes that are washed in toxins and can be harmful to his skin. I have changed to a more natural detergent and that is more gentle for babies’ skin.
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Two, I watched a video of a guy explaining that dryer sheets have added chemicals that allow the smell to attach to your clothes. Those chemicals can be absorbed by your body while wearing your clothes. The sheets also leave a film on your lint trap that can potentially cause a fire.
So, we not only need to worry about emptying the lint trap regularly but also to clean the lint trap with soap and water to avoid our dryer catching on fire.
After finding all of this information, I was ready to move to a more sustainable, healthier avenue when it came to my laundry. Obviously, laundry is not going to go anywhere. I usually have four or five loads of laundry a week. So, instead of throwing away money with each dryer sheet, I decided to create some DIY dryer ball spray and invest in natural wool dryer balls.
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DIY Dryer Ball Spray
- Wool Dryer Balls
- Essential Oil (flavor of choice) (I used Lavender)
- Witch Hazel
- Spray Bottle
- Distilled water
- The first step is to put 20 drops of the essential oil of your choice into the spray bottle.
- Next, add a Tbsp of witch hazel. This helps the essential oil bond to the wool balls and your clothes to maintain the scent.
- Fill up the rest of the spray bottle with distilled water.
When you get your wool balls they will smell heavily of wool and sheep because they are 100% natural. Spray the balls with your dryer ball spray to help alleviate the natural smell.
Once you spray your dryer balls allow them to dry for an hour or you can throw them in your dryer by themselves to dry the spray. When they are dry, you can toss one or two in with a load of laundry. Use more dryer balls on larger loads.
Benefits of Natural Wool Dryer Balls
There are many benefits when using wool dryer balls compared to dryer sheets. The big one is you are eliminating all the chemicals that are added to the dryer sheets and fabric softeners. This was a big reason for me switching and help with my youngest’s sensitive skin.
Wool dryer balls dry clothes 25% faster and help reduce static cling within your clothing. The balls bounce around and help separate your clothing which helps items dry faster and cuts down on your electric bill.
They are cost-effective because they are re-useable for 1000 loads of laundry. They are all-natural and hypoallergenic. Really, I think it was a no brainer to ditch the dryer sheets and add a more natural solution.
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I hope you found something useful and help reduce waste and toxins while keeping your family safe. DIY dryer ball spray.
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