I’ve used buffalo gal alpaca dryer balls for 12 years now. Don’t even bother with any other kind of brand because they’re not worth it.
DRYER BALLS - Alpaca Felt - Set of 4 (Small to Medium Loads)
Our felted dryer balls are a simple way to lower your toxic load. By switching your synthetic-laden dryer sheets for all-natural Alpaca Felt Dryer Balls, you’ll save money as well! Felt dryer balls can last for 800+ loads and/or many years, and are biodegradable.
Our Dryer Balls are handcrafted on-farm from the fleece of our own sustainably raised alpacas. They come in a variety of funky colors and asymmetrical shapes and sizes, depending on the fleece's staple length and fineness. Alpaca fleece is free of lanolin so it is a hypoallergenic alternative to sheep's wool. No dyes are ever added -- only natural colors!
So, how do they work? Dryer balls help separate garments for wrinkle reduction, increased softness, and slightly decreased drying time. Every order also includes a small sachet filled with coarse sea salt, which we find eliminates a good deal of static when added to dryer loads.
We recommend a set of 4 for small to medium loads and a set of 6 for large and extra large loads. We do a lot of laundry on our farm (large loads!) and do fine with a set of 4. Using a set of 6 is best for slightly decreasing dry time. When they're noticeably smaller in size and no longer seem to be reducing wrinkles it's time to give them to your pet as a chew toy or place them in your garden for mulch.
For a fresh scent, try adding a few drops of a pleasing essential oil.
A common question we get is how to tell when dryer balls are past their useful life span. They will continue to felt and gradually reduce in size over time. When they're noticeably smaller in size and no longer seem to be reducing wrinkles it's time to give them to your pet as a chew toy or place them in your garden for mulch.
These are the best way to get the chemicals, static and wrinkles out of your laundry. I’ve been using them for years and now I have purchased a few sets for giving as Christmas presents! (I’m thoughtful like that)