How To Make Wool Dryer Balls (Video)

Learn how to make homemade wool dryer balls, that are 100 percent wool and will last for years, to help dry clothes faster and reduce static.

By Jessica Kellner


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If you are trying to reduce the amount of chemicals in your home, your laundry room is a great place to start. Eliminate unnecessary toxins with homemade laundry detergents and naturally soften clothes with homemade wool dryer balls. These natural fabric softeners are simple to create—all you need is some wool yarn and a pair of pantyhose. While conventional fabric softener sheets can contain some really nasty chemicals, these dryer balls are 100 percent wool and they last for years. Use these homemade wool dryer balls to help clothes dry faster and reduce static. They even make a lovely, practical gift—wrap up a few wool dryer balls and package them with a bottle of your favorite essential oil for a heartfelt, handmade gift.

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