Use my wool dryer balls to go green.
8-9" around or about the size of a tennis ball and will shrink slightly over time.
~2.0 ounces each (I weigh the wool as I make it and sometimes the same weight ball can be different sizes, but will work the same...it is the weight that matters:)
*Use wool dryer balls in place of PVC dryer balls as they are softer, natural and free of chemicals that can enter your air when you heat them. They are quieter and won't tear your clothes, though buttons and velcro can become stuck to the balls.
*Use instead of dryer sheets and fabric softener. Again no more chemicals:) and no more residue being left on your clothes which can irritate sensitive skin and cause your towels to become less absorbent.
*They spin around with your clothes and fluff and separate them, creating less dry time. White vinegar in the rinse cycle also helps and believe me you won't smell it on your clothes when they come out. White vinegar also cuts down on lint.
*They reduce static, the more the merrier again. Just don't over dry your clothing as this can cause static and well as synthetic materials love to make static, like my children's pajamas:)
*2-3 balls is good for softening your clothes
*4-6 balls you'll start to see your dry time go down by as much as 20-40% depending on load size and fabric type.
*7-12+ for really big loads...or if you just love them like I do...I have at least 24 with different scents on them that I switch out:)
*Safe for cloth diapers (velcro/aplix may stick to them).
*I only use colors that are colorfast so you don't have to worry about bleeding.
*You can scent with essential oils.
*Babies, children, and pets love these balls as an added bonus!
*Some people have a sensitivity to lanolin in the wool. Through the process of felting, most of the lanolin is stripped from the ball and I've had a lot of people say they can use them just fine.
*They will last at least 1-2 years probably a lot longer as long as you care for them right:) I send info. with all my dryer balls on how to make them last. I've had mine for about 2 years now and I do a lot of laundry with a family of 5!
*They are all handmade by me by myself in my smoke-free, kitty cat friendly home.
Let me know if you have any other questions:)