Wool Dryer Balls vs Dryer Sheets

People hate static

I get it. No one wants static-y clothes. Especially during the winter months when the air gets super dry and the static gets worse.

Are you using dryer sheets or fabric softener? I know, you’re addicted to it and are not willing to give it up. But do you know how it works? Ignorance is bliss, so do not read on unless you want to learn something 🙂


Friction is significantly reduced by lubrication. When dryer sheets or fabric softener are heat activated the waxy substance that coats your clothing reduces friction and static charge. But WHAT is that waxy substance made of? Some really awesome toxic chemicals. No really. Dryer Sheets get terrible ratings on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep website. Here are the highlights:

*Enzyl Acetate: Linked to pancreatic cancer

*Benzyl Alcohol: Upper respiratory tract irritant

*Ethanol: On the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Waste list and can cause central nervous system disorders

*A-Terpineol: Can cause respiratory problems, including fatal edema, and central nervous system damage

*Ethyl Acetate: A narcotic on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list

*Chloroform: Neurotoxic, anesthetic and carcinogenic

*Pentane: A chemical known to be harmful if inhaled

MamaSuds Dryer Balls

So how do MamaSuds Dryer Balls stack up? (Or any wool dryer balls) First, stay away from anything synthetic like plastic or foam or even tennis balls. Those still have chemicals that leach into your clothes. The only people who can’t use MamaSuds Wool Dryer Balls are those people who are allergic to Wool (or lanolin). And most people aren’t actually allergic, rather they have a sensitivity when they wear wool clothing. Chances are pretty slim that Wool Dryer Balls are going to be detrimental to your health.

Comparing Ingredients

Comparing Ingredients


Ingredient: 100% Wool yarn

That’s it.

No neurotoxins, carcinogenic or lung irritants to speak of. I have previously written about how they work here: http://wp.me/p4ohpw-1w




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