Q: Do I continue using fabric softener or dryer sheets with the dryer balls?
A: Nope! Ditch those dryer sheets and stop buying liquid fabric softener too. The wool dryer balls will provide the softening effect you need and save you money in the long run as a bonus.
Q: I bought a pack of your dryer balls, now what?
A: It is really easy to use wool dryer balls to soften and fluff your laundry. Simply toss a few of them into the dryer with your clothes, towels, sheets, blankets, and more. That’s it! We just leave them in the dryer. Don’t add anything else, our dryer balls act as a natural fabric softener and decrease drying time so you won’t have to wait as long.
Q: Why don't you offer colors?
A: Dyes are acid based and not good for the environment. We do offer various "shades of our sheep" and plant based colors in our PET TOY line but it goes against our philosophy to sell a product that's not good for the environment.
Q: What do dryer balls do?
A: Wool dryer balls tumble around in the dryer with your laundry. As they bounce they create loft, separating the clothing and allowing the heat to distribute to the fabric surfaces more efficiently therefore reducing drying time. The wool surface area help to naturally soften your clothing by lifting the fibers of your clothes.
Q: Why are Stoney Mountain Farm wool dryer balls better than other forms of fabric softeners?
A: Stoney Mountain Wool Dryer Balls shorten drying time, soften and fluff fabric, and reduce static in a green, all-natural way. They also help bed sheets stay untangled during the drying process as well as keep pet hair off of clothes.
While some other brands use center fillers or low-quality wool, Stoney Mountain Farm dryer balls are always made of 100% premium USA wool. Ours will not unravel and will last for years. Our quality standards are very high. Their size is optimal for maximum dryer efficiency. Wool dryer balls are quieter and more gentle on clothing than plastic dryer balls with nubs and do not emit a hot, "plastic-y" smell. They are great for fluffing down feather items such as quilts and jackets. Using wool dryer balls saves your skin from chemicals used in dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners, saves your dryer from the residue left from these synthetic products AND reduces your carbon footprint, making Mother Earth smile.
Q: Can I use Stoney Mountain Farm wool with my baby's laundry and/or cloth diapers?
A: Absolutely! Our wool dryer balls are totally safe for a baby's sensitive skin.
Q: How long will the dryer balls last?
A: We make ours to last and we're proud of it! Folks have chided us for making a product that doesn't need replacing. We're so proud that we offer the consumer something that WILL last, we guarantee them for 1 year for ANY REASON. Beyond that they last for 3-5 years, depending on how much laundry they do. We find many folks replace theirs in 1-2 years just for the "fresher" wool ball look.
Q: They don't seem to be helping with static?
A: We have learned more about static then we could have ever dreamed possible. First, static is an outcome of heat. For some folks turning the dryer temperature down has helped. Second, many folks have an abundance of synthetic fibers today, polar fleece and such..they are static makers I believe! The more synthetics you dry, the worse it is. Third, location is everything. There are some parts of the country that are so dry there is nothing that can help. Lastly, the season of the year and the dry air contribute to electricity in the dryer. We do know the wool ball absorbs electrify but it can only absorb so much.
- Wet the balls about 10 minutes before the cycle ends and toss them back in the dryer.
- Add a ball of aluminum foil or try a safety pin attached to one of the balls
Q: My dog/cat loves them and keeps trying to steal them from the dryer. Are they safe for my dog to play with?
A: Absolutely. If you don't mind them getting dirty and disappearing in the yard or behind a piece of furniture, its fine to let your four legged family member play with the dryer balls. In fact, we've heard so many reports from our fans that their furry friends were hanging out in front of the dryer waiting, we created our PET TOY line for their very own.
Q: How many you’ll need to use natural dryer balls:
A: We recommend a minimum of 3 to get the desired results.
Q: Can you add fragrance to wool dryer balls?
A: You can add fragrance to your wool dryer balls. Even if you don’t add fragrance to your laundry dryer balls, they will still leave your clothes smelling fresh and clean.
Q: How well do they work?
A: The big question is always, do dryer balls work? We can honestly say that they do! We have been making and selling our product for over 8 years now and can say with assurance we have many happy customers. Several years ago we were asked by WholeFoods market to submit our product and packaging to a 3rd party for testing of claims and material(s). We were awarded the SUPER PREFERRED tier on their ECOSCALE RATING system, ...can't get a higher award. We have years of happy customers to back up our claims
All without chemicals! Plus, our dryer balls last much longer than a box of dryer sheets or a bottle of liquid softener would.
Facts about Stoney Mountain Farm
- we are a sheep farm in North Carolina
- our wool NEVER touches chemicals
- our products are made by hand reaching out to our cottage industry of women.
- our farming and product philosophy is consistent, we CARE for Mother Earth with every decision we make, from our sheep and our land to our packaging...we do it not because it's trending but because we believe it is our responsibility...to the planet and the consumer