When my friend Brooke first gave me a dryer ball a couple years back I had no idea what the point of it was. Then my dog ate it, and I felt bad, because she painstakingly made me something and I turned it into trash. And then I found out that it was actually something extremely useful and begged her to make me more.
Conventional dryer sheets are made from a combination of harmful chemicals, manufactured fragrances, and animal fat. You know that fresh laundry smell that wafts through the vents? It’s deceitfully toxic.
But dryer balls reduce dryer time – the more you use, the faster your clothes dry, saving precious energy (and bills). They also soften clothes while reducing static and wrinkles. You can even apply essential oils before tossing them in the dryer to lightly scent your laundry and eliminate germs.
Bog Berry’s felted wool balls are made with a core of freshly carded wool batting from Lancaster County, PA. The colored sets are made with additional wool purchased from an eco-friendly company in Maine. Unlike other dryer balls, Bog Berry dryer balls are not made of yarn, which eventually unravels. Bog Berry dryer balls are needle felted, and then wet felted. They take a little longer to make, but they are the best quality and will last forever. So you’ll never have to buy another dryer ball, let alone boxes of dryer sheets.
The Bog Berry shop also sells Brooke’s other handicrafts like rune necklaces, seed bombs, and natural healing herb blends. Did I mention Brooke is also an herbalist? She is like my Glenda the Good Witch friend. She gave me some tea that totally got me pregnant and was even my doula, so I kinda owe her for keeping me from stabbing the nurses while I was in labor.
One lucky reader will win three extra large earthy wool dryer balls from Bog Berry! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this blog post telling us your favorite green cleaning tip. Bonus entries for following Spit That Out on Facebook and Twitter. Just leave a separate comment for each entry. Contest closes 5/15 and a winner will be randomly selected.
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