When it comes to laundry, we all want soft, fresh smelling clothing. Who wants rough, scratchy underwear? And that smell of fabric softener as it wafts out of the dryer vent on a crisp day can’t be beat. It just reminds you of something soft and comfortable, and just makes you feel good.
But things that make us feel good, aren’t always good for us, and dryer sheets are one of those questionable items that we have actually removed from our home. Those comforting odors may actually be hazardous and it’s just not worth the risk, especially when there are other options. Options that actually can save you money in the long run!
According to the EPA and product MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets), fabric softener sheets from the dryer may contain up to 10 potentially harmful chemicals.
- Benzyl acetate: Linked to pancreatic cancer.
- Benzyl Alcohol: Upper respiratory tract irritant.
- Ethanol: On the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list and can cause central nervous system disorders.
- Limonene: Known carcinogen.
- A-Terpineol: Can cause respiratory problems, including fatal edema, and central nervous system damage.
- Ethyl Acetate: A narcotic on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list.
- Camphor: Causes central nervous system disorders.
- Chloroform: Neurotoxic, anesthetic and carcinogenic.
- Linalool: A narcotic that causes central nervous system disorders.
- Pentane: A chemical known to be harmful if inhaled.
These ingredients are not only harsh and harmful for us to inhale and have contact with our skin, they are toxic for the environment as well.
Is exposure to these chemicals worth the ease they provide?
After I tell you about Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls, I promise that you will be able to answer “no” to that question.
About Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls
Smart Sheep wool dryer balls shorten drying time, soften and fluff fabric, and reduce static. They help bed sheets stay untangled during the drying process as well as keep pet hair off of clothes.
They are all-natural, with no synthetic fibers or chemicals used. While some other brands use center fillers or low-quality wool, Smart Sheep dryer balls are always made of 100% premium New Zealand wool. They will not unravel and will last for years. Their size is optimal for maximum dryer efficiency. They may develop some pilling, but pilling makes for softer laundry because a larger surface area improves softness and drying time. Wool dryer balls are quieter and more gentle on clothing than plastic dryer balls with nubs. They are great for fluffing down feather items such as quilts and jackets. Using wool dryer balls saves your dryer from the residue left from liquid fabric softeners and dryer sheets. The Smart Sheep family works hard to bring you the best wool dryer balls at the best price. Get rid of chemical-laden products and try Smart Sheep.
Dryer balls eliminate the need for fabric softener sheets!
For $16.95, you get 6 Smart Sheep dryer balls that will last for thousands of loads of laundry. No more buying dryer sheets and liquid fabric softener every week or month. No more toxic chemicals in your laundry.
- Dryer balls soften your laundry naturally.
- Dryer balls are safe for baby clothes.
- Dryer balls save energy by shortening drying time.
Want to get a fresh scent in your laundry? You can with Smart Sheep! Simply add a few drop of essential oils to each dryer ball for a fresh, light, yet SAFE scent in your laundry.
How Smart Sheep Dryer Balls work
Place 3-6 Smart Sheep dryer balls in the dryer with your laundry. 3-4 for a small load, 5-6 for a medium or large load. The more you use, the faster your clothes will dry. The balls will bounce around in the dryer with your laundry helping to increase airflow around each item helping them to dry faster. This cuts down drying time which saves energy and money!
I wish I had discovered Smart Sheep sooner! Our laundry really does seem to dry faster, I don’t notice any static electricity and I love the peace of mind I have knowing there are no nasty, potentially harmful chemicals in our clothes and against our skin. With all of the allergies we have, Smart Sheep really helps me breathe a sign of relief, and allows us to have the soft and comfortable feel to our laundry.
I actually had a set of dryer balls I had bought somewhere else and they do not seem as well put together or as solid as the Smart Sheep dryer balls, which means they weren’t drying as quickly as the Smart Sheep ones. Smart Sheep also seem to be felted together much better than the previous set I had. I’m not sure that really matters functionally, but it seems like they will be more durable and last longer.
I have just one word of caution for you…
BEWARE OF DOG – mine like to snatch them.
Smart Sheep Dryer Balls are available on Amazon.com in packs of 3, 6 or 8.Note: I received the product shown to facilitate my review. Opinions are my own. Sources for this article include: lifenatural.com, care2.com and immuneweb.org.