The Benefits of Using Wool Dryer Balls: DIY Dryer Ball Spray

benefit of using wool dryer balls

The Benefits of Using Wool Dryer Balls

You may have seen wool dryer balls in your local store or online and wondered what they are and what they do.

In short, wool dryer balls are an environmentally friendly alternative to dryer sheets.

They help to reduce static, wrinkles, and drying time, and they can be used over and over again.

Here are some of the benefits of using wool dryer balls.

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Dryer balls reduce static cling

One of the main benefits of using wool dryer balls is that they help to reduce static cling.

If you have ever pulled a shirt out of the dryer only to have it covered in lint or sticking to other clothes, you know how annoying static cling can be.

Dryer sheets are often used to reduce static, but they can be expensive and they aren’t good for the environment.

Wool dryer balls are a great eco-friendly alternative that will save you money in the long run.

Simply throw a few balls into your dryer with your wet clothes and they will help to reduce static as your clothes dry.

Dryer balls shorten drying time

Another benefit of using wool dryer balls is that they can shorten drying time.

This is because the balls help to fluff up clothes as they tumble around in the dryer.

This fluffiness aids in the evaporation of water from wet clothes, which means drying time is shortened.

This is especially helpful if you are trying to save money on your energy bill by not running your dryer for as long.

Dryer balls save money

Wool dryer balls are a great way to save money because you only need to buy them once.

Unlike dryer sheets, which need to be replaced regularly, wool dryer balls can be used over and over again for years.

They are also much cheaper than dryer sheets, so you will save money every time you do laundry.

If you are looking for ways to cut down on your laundry expenses, wool dryer balls are a great option.

Wool vs plastic dryer balls: which is better?

Wool dryer balls are made from natural wool fibers that have been felted together.

They are softer than plastic dryer balls, and they help to fluff clothes and reduce wrinkles.

Wool dryer balls also absorb moisture from clothes, which helps to speed up the drying process.

Plastic dryer balls, on the other hand, are typically made from rubber or polypropylene.

They are less expensive than wool dryer balls, but they don’t work as well at reducing wrinkles and they don’t absorb moisture.

Whether you choose wool or plastic dryer balls, make sure to use them in pairs for best results.

diy dryer ball spray recipe

How to make DIY dryer ball spray

This wool dryer ball essential oil spray recipe will definitely elevate your laundry and make it smell amazing!

For this spray, you’ll need:

spray bottle

distilled water

1 oz witch hazel

20-30 drops essential oil of your choice (I like to use lavender essential oil and eucalyptus essential oil but you can choose whatever you want!)

To make:

Add witch hazel and essential oils to your spray bottle then fill the rest of the way with distilled water.

To use it just spritz your dryer balls and toss them in the dryer with your laundry.

Dryer ball FAQs

Will essential oils on dryer balls stain clothes?

Nope! I’ve used essential oils directly on the dryer balls as well as the spray and I have never had any staining at all

How long do wool dryer balls last?

Wool dryer balls can last up to 1000 loads, so depending on how many loads you wash per week, around 2-5 years.

How many dryer balls should I use per load?

The number of dryer balls you use depends on the size of the laundry load you are drying. For small to medium-sized loads, 2-3 balls should get the job done. For larger loads, you can use 5-7 balls.

Are dryer balls better than dryer sheets?

Yes! Aside from the absence of synthetic fragrances, Dryer balls help reduce the time it takes for clothes to dry, which can save you hundreds in gas and electricity over time.

Dryer sheets have no impact on drying time. Dryer balls, unlike dryer sheets, are also reusable.


If you have been considering switching to wool dryer balls, now is the time!

There are many benefits of using wool dryer Balls including reducing static cling, shortening drying time, and saving money.

With so many benefits, it’s clear that wool dryer balls are the way to go!


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The Benefits of Using Wool Dryer Balls: DIY Dryer Ball Spray

28 thoughts on “The Benefits of Using Wool Dryer Balls: DIY Dryer Ball Spray”

  1. My daughter has talked about this with me not too long ago. It’s nice to read more about it, and maybe pick up a few dryer balls afterwards.

  2. This makes me want to switch! I can’t believe they last 2-5 years and that you can spray them to make them smell nice.

  3. I’ve used dryer balls for years, but they are the plastic ones. Thank you for highlighting the benefits of using wool dryer balls. I’ll be making a switch!

  4. I love my wool dryer balls! I’ve been using them for years, too. I have 4 wool and 2 plastic ones. I toss them all into every load. I like to put some oils directly on them but I’ve never tried Eucalyptus in the laundry, only Lavender and Purification.

  5. These are things we’ve only started using and we’ll never go back to life without them! We’ve started off with using lavender, but have yet to switch things up!

  6. This is a new one for me, and I like the idea. Of all the advantages, the best one to me is the shortened drying time. Our dyers use a LOT of energy, so anything that cuts down on that usage is beneficial.

  7. Love how you highlighted the benefits and then topped it off with a DIY dryer ball spray. Super informative and practical. Thanks for making laundry a bit more eco-friendly and efficient. Keep up the awesome work! 👏👚🌟

  8. I have plastic dryer balls and like them. I love your dryer ball spray and I bet it works great with the wool balls.

  9. I’ve only ever tried plastic in the past. I must try to get hold of the wool dryer balls to try. Lucky I have the oils already.

  10. I’m loving the idea of using wool dryer balls as an eco-friendly alternative to dryer sheets. The fact that they reduce static, wrinkles, and drying time is a game-changer! Plus, the DIY Dryer Ball Spray sounds intriguing. Can’t wait to try these out and experience the benefits firsthand.

  11. Oh! I definitely need this. I have been having lint problems with our laundry and this is worth trying. I have only tried the plastic ones but it’s not very effective. Will check the wool type.

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