If you've been thinking about using wool dryer balls for your dryer instead of traditional dryer sheets or fabric softener you might be interested to learn that you can customize them with essential oil. All you have to do is drop a few drops of essential oil to each of your dryer balls. Wait 10-20 minutes to allow the oil to soak into the wool and you're done. Of course there are many different scents to choose from. What you may not know is that essential oil offers benefits to your overall health and wellbeing. Below are some scents and what they can offer you.
There are hundreds of different scents to choose from when it comes to essential oil. Choosing the right ones for you are a highly personal choice but as a general rule:
Of course there are many other scents that are pleasant to smell and aren't necessarily related to aromatherapy. Rose, cherry blossom, orange, and apple cinnamon are a few others that are just as lovely by themselves. Sandalwood, bergamot, and lemongrass are a few others that are worth sampling as well.
- Lavender - Soothes anxiety
- Peppermint - Contains menthol which sharpens the mind and helps relieve migraines, congestion, and digestive problems
- Eucalyptus - Anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and is best used for relieving respiratory issues
- Lemon - Natural anti-fungal and increases concentration
- Juniper - Sweet woodsy smell that helps boost the immune system and aid as a remedy for insomnia
To boost the effectiveness of the health benefits of essential oils, you can purchase blends of different scents and put a few drops onto a wool dryer ball to begin reaping the benefits. A few ideas for different blends are:
These are just a handful of ideas of where to start. You can make your own essential oil blends by mixing your own favorite scents together. The best part about all of it is that it's completely free from hazardous chemicals and other harmful additives, unlike the smell of dryer sheets or fabric softener.
- Medicinal Blend - Rosemary, Eucalyptus, and Tea Tree
- Citrus Collection - Orange, Lemon, and Lime
- Spicy Mix - Nutmeg, Clove, and Cinnamon
- Earthen Blend - Patchouli, Oakmoss, and Vetiver
Why Switch to Dryer Balls?
If you haven't done so already, making the switch away from dryer sheets and fabric softener to wool dryer balls are a healthier alternative to static free laundry. Dryer balls don't contain harmful additives unlike the competition. By using them, you'll not only save money, but you just might save your own life or your family's lives by getting rid of toxic ingredients that become airborne when heated in your dryer. Some of the ingredients in dryer sheets and fabric softener are so dangerous they even made the EPA's "hazardous waste" list.
Wool dryer balls are an excellent way to protect you and your family's health. Plus it makes both your laundry and your home smell great at the same time. For a small investment you can buy your own dryer balls or make them. The latter doesn't take much time and you'll feel proud that you made something useful. Dryer sheets and fabric softeners make you sick. Why wait later to heal? Start using dryer balls today and begin feeling the difference.