Save the Earth - Wear Alpaca! And dry your clothes with alpaca dryer balls!
The Eco-friendly alpaca dryer balls are an economical alternative to chemical filled dryer sheets made from alpaca fiber that would otherwise be thrown away.
Fiber for these dryer balls is grown on small family farms in the USA!
Comes in a mesh bag with 3 dryer balls, each a different color and as unique as the animal who produced the fiber to make it.
To be clear - NO Alpacas are ever harmed or killed to obtain their fleece! It is a natural process to sheer them each year (or they will die of heat stroke in our hot climate), so the fleece that is shorn off is turned into clothing and accessories.
Why Use Alpaca Dryer Balls?
- Reduces drying time by up to 25%, saving electric (green) and therefore money!
- Reduces wrinkles and static
- Safer than toxic dryer sheets
- Cost Effective: NO need to buy dryer sheets or fabric softener - balls last up to 2 years!
- Family of 4 = avg. 4 loads per week, $.05 per load / cost is $.20 CENTS per week!
- Hypoallergenic: Great for skin and/or nose sensitive people
Why NOT Dryer Sheets?
Many Dryer sheets and fabric softeners contain harsh ingredients and potentially toxic chemicals which can lead to:
- Skin rashes
- Asthma attacks
- Difficulty in breathing
- Nervous system disorders
Learn more from this article on the dangers of dryer sheets
Hypoallergenic & Great for Sensitive Skin!
Alpaca is also hypoallergenic, making it possible for those allergic to the lanolin to use, as well as babies with their delicate new skin. Perfect for cloth diaper users.
- Go chemical free and save sensitive skin and noses!
- Save your clothing from harmful chemical breakdown from dryer sheets and fabric softeners.
- Don't settle for knock offs or plastic ones (which emit harmful chemicals once heated in the dryer!)
About the Earth Saver Alpaca Dryer Balls - These are Different!
These specially made dryer balls are from an alpaca farmer on the East coast of the USA. She has a unique technique for making her dryer balls with is much faster and much less expensive than the time consuming way most others use. Many farms have tried to make dryer balls only to find out the process is slow and time consuming, and give up after some time. She puts out a LOT of dyer balls with her proprietary approach by using leftover fibers from a local mill which would normally simply go to waste.
How Big Are They?
Each ball is approx. 2-3 inches across, 4-6 inches in circumference, approx. size of a tennis ball. The soft 100% alpaca fiber is used with these guys giving you the ultimate benefit of softness, absorbency, and freedom from static cling and wrinkles.
How Are They Made?
Nylons are used to form the balls, leaving behind a "belly button" hole from where the knot is cut off. It does not hinder the use or quality of the ball. The balls also look "fuzzier" then wet felted balls, but this quickly disappears with use and does not impact the effectiveness of the dryer balls.
How Do They Work?
Alpaca wool dryer balls are an inexpensive and reusable Eco-Friendly alternative to dryer sheets. The hollow core fiber of alpaca absorbs water, which reduces drying time to protect delicate clothing and save on energy bills. Adding several balls to the dryer will separate clothing, which also reduces drying time and decreases static. As the dryer balls rub up against items in the dryer, gentle friction helps to soften fabric fibers and fluff large items like comforters, eliminating the need for fabric softeners and dryer sheets.
How to Use Earth Saver Alpaca Dryer Balls
Place the alpaca dryer balls in your dryer for a natural way to soften and fluff your laundry. Just leave them there even between loads. They help reduce the drying time by as much of 25%, saving on your money on your electric bill.
Fiber doesn't break down, therefore lasting years! Simply keep them in the dryer at all times.
Use 3 dryer balls at a time per load. Can be used over and over again!
Tips & Tricks:
|UNSCENTED.........||Want a scent? Add several drops of your favorite essential oils, will absorb into the fiber for wonderful scent lasting 3-4 loads!|
|SOAP..................||The felting process requires the use of soap so for those with allergies these balls are made with all natural goat milk soap!|
|SHEDDING..........||If you are concerned with "shedding" fibers, try running through a hot wash cycle first before using in dryer.|
|STATIC...............||If you still get some static in your clothes, toss in a COTTON wash cloth with 3 or 4 safety pins on it. Keep in the dryer for every load. This works, trust me!|
- 3.00 Ounces