Maple Hill Dryer Balls is a family company committed to providing a natural and green alternative to chemical-filled fabric softener and dryer sheets. Each dryer ball is crafted by hand (mostly by moms working from home) and made from 100% naturally colored wool. Most of the wool is sheered by hand in the Spring on their family’s small farm in West Lafayette, Indiana.
The sheep are seared every Spring to keep the cool during the warm Midwestern Summer months.
By the Fall, their fleece has grown back to keep them warm for the cold upcoming Winter!
So what are Dryer Balls?
Used as an natural alternative to fabric softeners and dryer sheets, dryer balls will fluff up & soften laundry, decrease static cling and shorten drying time. They are reusable and have the potential to last for years. They are made from wool roving (versus yarn) which felts together better, is less likely to unravel or fall apart and is quieter in the dryer.
How do they work?
You simply add a few to your dryer along with your wet clothes and run your dryer as normal. The dryer balls will separate the fabrics thus creating more air circulation. The more air that circulates, the faster your laundry will dry. The friction of the wool against the fabrics will fluff up and soften while decreasing static cling.
Why use them?
Fabric softeners and dryer sheets contain tons of harmful chemicals known to cause or worsen skin irritations (eczema, rashes, etc.). They also contain dioxins known to cause cancer and fragrances which can irritate sensitive asthmatic lungs. You can read here about the toxins lurking in your fabric softener and if that doesn’t get you to stop using it, I don’t know what will! It also builds up in your washing machine leading to costly repairs usually not covered under warranty. Dryer sheets also end up in landfills and take hundreds of years to decompose. They also clog our sewers and end up in our water ways harming precious wildlife. Switching to dryer balls can save you money over time. You won’t need to buy dryer sheets or fabric softener, you will be shortening dry time thus spending less money on electricity and you can save time by not having to clean out the disgusting gunky build up in your washing machine. For cloth diapering families, dryer balls are a MUST HAVE since conventional fabric softener and dryer sheets can’t be used and the dryer balls speed up drying time! (My diapers take forever to dry without the use of my dryer balls!)
Commitment to the Environment
Maple Hill Dryer Balls is committed to using only sustainable materials in their products:
- All dryer balls are made from wool, which is completely sustainable.
- Reclaimed 100% wool sweaters are used in some of the products saving them from going to the landfill.
- All their packaging is manufactured with 100% renewable energy and totally recyclable.
More about Maple Hill Dryer Balls…
Maple Hill’s dryer balls are available in three different sizes. I prefer the largest ones so they don’t end up in pant legs, pockets or arm sleeves during the dry cycle. The larger ones are also a bit heavier, circulating more air and drying faster. I recommend using as many as possible at a time. I currently use about 8 per load because I’ve had mine for a few years and they tend to shrink down after a while (which is another benefit to starting out with the jumbo size). You can use as few as two or four to start out and build your stash over time. I’ve had several people say that their drying time is cut in half by the use of dryer balls.
Maple Hill Dryer Balls are available in unscented and scented varieties. You can choose to have them scented and pick from over 30 fragrances or 8 essential oil fragrances. The scents do fade over time so you even have the option to purchase a kit to re-scent your dryer balls yourself! The scents that are available can be viewed here.
Gift wrapping is an available option and also carried are “scent pebbles” which are a great natural air freshener for your car, stinky shoes or diaper pail!
You can learn more about Maple Hill Dryer Balls by visiting there website www.maplehilldryerballs.com or you can try your luck and enter to win a starter set of your own!
Maple Hill Dryer Balls was so kind and awesome to take part in our 1,000 fan giveaway and offer a pack of 2 extra large dryer balls to a very lucky winner! The winner may choose unscented or scented and the fragrance.
for your chance to win!
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