Alpaca dryer balls offer a natural way to soften clothes, reduce wrinkles, and decrease overall drying time. A set of three alpaca balls will replace dryer sheets and offer a hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and all-natural laundry solution.
Alpaca balls are eco-friendly friends that help dry clothes more efficiently, while also serving as a natural fabric softener. Alpaca balls bounce around in the dryer and create movement within the clothing, which softens and expands the space between articles of clothing. This movement is what facilitates faster drying, fewer wrinkles, and softer clothes. Dryer balls can also reduce drying time by 25-30%.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do alpaca dryer balls work?
They sure do! We’ve been using them for years and we sold hundreds of sets over the last few years. Our customers are happy with their dryer ball purchase, and they return to buy sets for gifts.
Which is better wool or alpaca dryer balls?
One of the benefits of alpaca dryer balls is the hypoallergenic nature of the fiber. Our home has two sensitive-skin family members, and neither can tolerate any lanolin on clothing. Since alpaca fiber doesn’t have lanolin, alpaca dryer calls are the perfect option for people with sensitive skin due to common conditions such as eczema, allergic contact dermatitis, rosacea, contact urticaria, or physical urticaria.
How many alpaca dryer balls do I need?
You need three dryer balls in your dryer at one time. We leave our balls in there so they are always there waiting for us. If you have dogs in the house, make sure you keep the dryer closed. Our puppy Lola loves to run off with a dryer ball if left unattended.
Are dryer balls worth it?
Absolutely! Dryer balls reduce your usage of dryer sheets and the overall drying time. You’ll save money on the purchase of the dryer sheets, as well as, the cost of electricity, natural gas, or propane.
Can dryer balls damage the dryer?
Nope! The dryer balls are completely safe to use in your dryer and they won’t damage the inside of the machine.
Do wool dryer balls get moldy?
Dryer balls will not mold.
Do dryer balls replace fabric softeners?
They sure can. Using dryer balls will help reduce static and they’ll soften clothes.
How long are dryer balls good for?
We tell people a set of dryer balls should last hundreds of loads. In our farm store, we joke about our alpaca balls being in perfect condition for years until the Velcro pockets arrived. If someone in your home (that would be my husband Jason on our farm) uses the balls with opened Velcro pockets, the Velcro will attach to the fiber and pull on it. This will reduce the lifespan of your balls. We recommend keeping open Velcro and puppies away from the balls.
Does it matter what color wool dryer balls are?
Nope. The color of the balls is simply an indication of the alpaca it came from. The color is 100% natural and it won’t rub off on clothing. In our store, the white and silver grey balls are the most popular, followed by dark grey, black, and then brown.
Should you wash dryer balls before using them?
There is no need to wash your dryer balls upon purchase. Your dryer balls have been prepared with washed fiber, so there is no need to wash them again.
Do dryer balls make clothes itchy?
Nope! Again there is no lanolin in alpaca, so there will be no itch on your clothing.
Do dryer balls cause pilling?
Dryer balls should not cause pilling.
Are wool dryer balls a fire hazard?
Dryer balls are not a fire hazard. In fact, alpaca fiber has natural properties that help make it fire-resistant.