Directions for Dryer Balls – Using Lavender

Following is a recipe for  100% wool Dryer Balls from one of my friend/downline ladies.  She is rockin awesome and agreed to share it with you all.  She knows about natural things, and about laundry and about saving $$ with having lots of littles.

Ursula says, “It’s super easy and worth their weight in gold. Takes the place of fabric softener. The wool acts as a static repellant. Very natural. Saves on the electric bill! They knock the clothes around in the dryer aerating the clothes. Creating more room for the air to circulate. Drying the clothes faster.

These were made about a year ago and still have lots of life left in them.

These were made about a year ago and still have lots of life left in them.

  • Find 100% wool, which isn’t easy.
  • Make yarn balls. Slightly larger than mine would work better, I think.
  • I hide the tail of the yard by using a needle and thread it though the middle so it doesn’t come undone.
  • I boil the balls in a large pot. Just to a boil. (The boiling is to felt the wool. So it doesn’t come apart.)
  • Let them sit until cooled.
  • Then dry them with clothes.

My took a week before they dried out. These balls are super absorbent so it takes a while for them to dry out.

I add a drop of Young Living lavender oil to one ball. Toss all the balls with the laundry into the dryer.  It makes the laundry smell good and cuts the drying time in half.”

THANKS so much Ursula for sharing your recipe with us!!  LOVE you and your family!!

THANKS so much Ursula for sharing your recipe with us!! LOVE you and your family!!

3 John 2  “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”

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8 responses to “Directions for Dryer Balls – Using Lavender

  1. So do you take the yarn and make a ball by winding the yarn around itself???

  2. Are there any alternatives to wool? I’m allergic to wool. 😦

  3. I bought some dryer balls from a woman with a sheep farm in PA but I have tried putting Lavender oil on them but I can’t smell anything on my clothes that are in the dryer with the Lavender scented balls. Any tips?

  4. How many balls are you using per load? What size are they? And, would they have to be solid wool all the way through???

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