This gorgeous set of artisan made-dryer balls is exclusive to Ecotopia! A beautiful bouquet of subtle blues and greys.
They are meticulously crafted from a sheep's wool core, and are then covered with a thick layer of alpaca wool. Alpaca wool is naturally hypoallergenic, and contains no lanolin.
The sheep's wool is locally sourced from a farm in Maine, and the alpaca wool is provided by a handsome fellow named Lucas from A.S.K. Alpaca Farms in Ashley, Michigan!
The dyes are color fast and all-natural, and will not transfer onto your laundry. Your set will include six dryer balls, all hand-dyed with vegetable, herb and flower extracts, including cutch, cochineal, logwood, black beans, fusticwood, hibiscus, madder root, lac, and alkanet.
The set is needle felted and long-lasting, crafted by Ovella Wool in Midland, Michigan. Produced without the use of synthetic chemicals.
Personalize your set and add a touch of custom fragrance to your laundry by adding a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to your dryer balls!
From Ovella Wool:
Wool dryer balls replace the need for fabric softener. They work naturally by rubbing on clothes. Wool dryer balls absorb water throughout your dry cycle, and then release the moisture when the clothes are dryer to help reduce wrinkles. They can also reduce dry time by 10-25%, so be sure to adjust your dryer settings to avoid static.
They are felted, which means they will never fall apart. Every time that you use them, they felt a little more, so shrinkage is expected. They also will become denser as you use them. Please expect some stray strands of wool the first couple of uses. Use all six at once for normal to larger loads, three for smaller loads.
Coloring on the ball makes no difference performance wise. The coloring is for ascetic purposes only, and will NOT transfer to clothing.
Wool dryer ball are light, each ball weighs between .5 -1.0 oz,, so they will not add any extra noise to your dry routine. They are roughly the size of a tennis ball. They are also safe for cloth diapers.
When to replace:
Over time, the ball will become dense, pilly, and even dirty looking. This is normal! You can expect to get at least a year usage out of each set. Replace them when you feel they are not performing like new.