Alpaca Dryer Balls
How Alpaca Dryer Balls Work
It’s simple! Toss balls in your dryer with your wet clothes. That’s it – they do the rest! They bounce around in the dryer separating clothes, allowing more hot air to circulate through all the garments. As they tumble, the alpaca balls fluff your laundry, reduce wrinkles, and gently pummel the laundry to make it softer. Dryer balls help reduce drying time by absorbing moisture and assisting the tumbling process. The balls may also help reduce static, although mixing natural fabrics with synthetics within the same load can cause some static. Since dryer balls help reduce drying time, be careful not to over dry your clothes because static can form when items are too dry.
Advantages of Alpaca Dryer Balls
For your first use, run the dryer balls through a dryer cycle with wet towels. The balls may initially become “hairy.” Carefully trim off the fuzzy hair with a pair of scissors, and you’re good to go. Over time, the balls may “pill,” which is normal. You can shave the pills off or leave them alone. If cleaning the dryer ball becomes necessary, run under hot water, add a drop of dish soap and rotate ball between palms until lathered, rinse in warm, then cold water. Air or machine dry. Dryer balls may continue to shrink slightly with continued use, which is normal. The balls may last anywhere from several months to well over a year(s) depending on use. Alpaca dryer balls are, by the way, about the same size as a tennis ball. Miss the scent of dryer sheets? Use essential oils to scent your dryer balls. One word of caution if you add essential oils. Send the dryer balls through alone on a short cycle, or place them in a closed pillowcase in the dryer after you first put essential oils on them. Otherwise, you may get oil spots on your clothing. After the first run, they should then be fine.
Minimum of (3) balls recommended: $5.00 ea
Gift baskets of dryer balls in a bed of Alpaca roving for additional $5.00 are also available.