Dryer Balls

As the cooler weather approaches I find I am using my dryer more and more, and after replacing my laundry detergent  with soap nuts I wanted to replace  my dryer sheets.

After some investigating on google I found I could buy them for around $33.00 for 3, now as a mum on a budget that wasn’t really feasible. Pinterest to rescue I found the solution.

Lucky for me  I had a voucher to use at my local spotlight store. I purchased 6 balls of wool in different colours each ball cost approximately $3.50 and made a tennis size ball. Once each ball was wound I placed it into a stocking (as a dance mum I have heaps of old stocking just waiting for a new use).

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I don’t  normally wash my clothes in hot water so I decided to hand wash in hot water with soap nuts, rinse in cold and dry on hot. 2 of the 6 balls felted really well the first time, whilst the other 4  took a few extra washes and dries.

To give my clothes a fresher smell I add a few drops of essential oils to each ball before I put in the dryer. The great think about these is I can choose whatever oil my heart desires (or I have on hand) to freshen up the clothes, a few of my favourites are  lavender, geranium, eucalyptus and refreshing blend.

 

 

Now to find some easier ways to clean the  house.

 

Mumma K  x

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