As I have been moving towards making my household as chemical free as possible, I decided to ditch my standard dryer sheets in favor of using wool dryer balls as pictured above. They used to be available on the Young Living website, but I found mine on Amazon.
The wool dryer balls last up to a year or longer depending on the size of your household and how much laundry you do in a years time. I put up to 10 drops of essential oils on each ball, I love Ylang Ylang and Tangerine, but you can pretty much use any essential oil that you love. I also put a safety pin on each ball, which helps combat static cling. Depending on the size of the load, you can use all six in the dryer or a few if it is a smaller load.
I've been using them for about a month now and have had no static cling problems and the oils do not stain the clothing and give them a fresh scent. You can throw them in the laundry at the beginning of the dryer cycle or toss them in towards the end of the cycle for a stronger scent because the wetness of the wash can absorb the scent and you won't smell it as much on your clothing.
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