The question is a good one. Let me first explain why dryer balls are a good idea.
PROBLEM: Staticy Clothes… especially during the dry, winter months. It’s physics! When hot dry items chase each other around in a contained drum… static electricity happens.
SOLUTION: The supermarket has a very effective product…. dryer sheets. The reason they work is because they coat our clothing with chemicals that reduce or eliminate static.
DID YOU KNOW? Our clothes cover the largest organ in our bodies… our skin. “According to Scientic American, some of the most harmful ingredients in dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners include benzyl acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer), benzyl alcohol (an upper respiratory irritant), ethanol (linked to central nervous system disorders) and chloroform (a neurotoxin and carcinogen).”
Not to mention that Dryer Sheets take years to break down in our landfills and add toxins to the soil.
NORWEX SOLUTION: Norwex offers a chemical-free solution for washing and drying clothes. The Ultra Plus Laundry Detergent is an amazing highly-concentrated, superior-stain-fighting, 100% biodegradable, phosphate & filler-free detergent and when coupled with one of our dryer balls, laundry becomes another chemical free area in your home.
So which dryer ball is best for you? Here is the comparison:
The Dryer Balls are a fantastic, durable, long-lasting (I’ve used the same Dryer Balls for the past 10 years) option. But if you prefer a dryer ball that does all that the Dryer Ball does, plus is 100% natural wool and has the ability to add essential oils to your laundry, then the Fluff & Tumble is the dryer ball for you. The third option is to use both. Why? The more dryer balls you have in your dryer, the more spaces you put between your clothes and the faster they dry. This reduces drying time, which save you time & money.
Check back soon, as I will be exploring other frequency asked questions about our Dryer Balls on a later post…. Why did the tips turn dark? Why did my dryer balls crack? Why am I struggling with static? What can I do to make my laundry smell great?
Resource: Fabric Softener versus Dryer Sheets, Scientific American, Dec. 10, 2008, http://www.scientificamerican.com
Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.