How to Use Wool Dryer Balls with Essential Oils

How to Use Wool Dryer Balls with Essential Oils 

How to use wool dryer balls with essential oils for great smelling laundry. Find ten dryer ball essential oil recipes for wool dryer ball droppers here.

Wool dryer balls have quickly gained popularity in the last few years. It took me months to find a set when I first heard about them. But, now I see them everywhere, and they are a common topic amongst wives. There are several reasons why many of us ditched dryer sheets and started using wool dryer balls with essentials instead. 

The first reason is pertaining to fragrance. I love it when things smell good, but not when it’s made up of 95 percent chemicals cited on the EPA’s hazardous waste list. Yep, it turns out more than 25 VOCs are emitted from dryer vents when using dryer sheets. 

So, what would you say if I told you your laundry can still smell fabulous when you STOP buying dryer sheets? And you could save money and time doing the laundry…

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What would you say if I told you, your laundry can still smell amazing when you STOP buying dryer sheets? And you could save money and time doing the laundry with wool dryer balls...

How do wool dryer balls really work?

In the dryer, clothes tend to stick together, causing static. Wool dryer balls stop static from forming by bouncing between items and layers of laundry in the dryer. Instead of using chemicals to soften your laundry like dryer sheets, wool dryer balls do it without the use of chemicals. The gentle pummeling from the dryer balls softens clothes, reduces wrinkles, and cuts down on static. 

Plus, all that rolling between your clothes and towels helps keep them from balling up. So, you can say goodbye to a tight mass of damp clothes in the middle of the dyer and shorten the time it takes to dry a regular load of laundry. 

And save money too. Unlike dryer sheets, wool dryer balls aren’t intended for one-time use. How long do wool dryer balls last? A set will last you four years with regular use. Heck, I think mine are in their fifth year. 

What about the scent, you ask, 

Awe, yes, that’s where using wool dryer balls with essential oils comes into play! 

Related To: Best Essential Oils for Cleaning

It’s easy to make your laundry smell good with essential oils. With a dryer ball essential oil recipe you can have great smelling laundry that’s environmentally friendly too. 

How to Use Wool Dryer Balls with Essential Oils

It’s easy to make your laundry smell good with essential oils. With a dryer ball essential oil recipe, you can have great smelling laundry that’s environmentally friendly too. 

And I’m sure you’ll love the fact that essential oils do it all without leaving a residue on your clothes compared to dryer sheets.

How much essential oil do you put on wool dryer balls? All it takes is 2 to 3 drops of essential oils to add a fresh scent to clothes and linens. 

I’ve found it’s most convenient to make a wool dryer ball dropper. I don’t have to go looking for my essential oils scattered around the house or worry something won’t smell good on our clothes. I fill a dropper bottle once every few months with a new dryer ball essential oil recipe and keep it on the shelf right above our dryer. 

Here’s how I do it – 

How to Make an Essential Oil Wool Dryer Ball Dropper:

  1. Fill a dropper bottle with up to 50 drops of essential oil total. See the 10 wool dryer ball essential oil recipes below. 
  2. Place the dropper on the bottle to close and shake to blend the oils together. 
  3. FIll the dryer with your wet wash. How much essential oil do you put in wool dryer balls? Add 2 to 3 drops from your dropper bottle onto each wool dryer ball.
  4. Toss the balls on top of the wash and run a normal drying cycle. 

How often do you put essential oils on dryer balls?

I add essential oils to our dryer balls every 3 to 5 loads of laundry. Which for us equates to twice a week. 

10 Essential Oil Wool Dryer Ball Dropper Recipes

10 Essential Oil Wool Dryer Ball Dropper Recipes

In case you scrolled here first – wool dryer ball droppers are the easiest way to add a great smelling scent to your laundry. And you only need to add 2 to 3 drops to each wool ball. 

As I shared before, when creating essential oil blends for candles, there are 100 drops of essential oil in a 5 ml bottle. Each wool dryer ball recipe calls for up to 50 drops of essential oil in total. So, you don’t need much to make a wool dryer ball dropper. 

Sun Dried Recipe:

15 drops vanilla

15 drops juniper

15 drops lemongrass 

Instant Refresh Recipe:

20 drops geranium

15 drops tangerine

15 drops eucalyptus 

Bright Linens Recipe:

20 drops lavender

15 drops eucalyptus

10 drops purification

Laundry Boost:

20 drops vetiver

20 drops vanilla 

Softy Spiced Recipe:

25 drops cinnamon

10 drops orange

10 drops rosemary

Cozy Flannel Recipe:

20 drops bergamot

20 drops orange

10 drops stress away

Laundry Day Recipe:

15 drops lemon

15 drops lavender

15 drops eucalyptus

5 drops pine

Snuggly Blanket Recipe:

20 drops copaiba

30 drops lavender

Fresh Linen Recipe:

25 drops eucalyptus 

15 drops lavender

5 drops lemon

5 drops tea tree

Anthro Volcano Recipe:

15 drops grapefruit

15 drops tangerine

10 drops blue spruce

10 drops geranium

Print all of these 10 dryer ball essential oil recipes on one printable from our Oily Chic Library. Hang it in your laundry room to create new blends and make a wool dryer ball dropper.

Print all of these 10 dryer ball essential oil recipes on one printable from our Oily Chic Library. Hang it in your laundry room to create new blends and make a wool dryer ball dropper. 

If you’re still using dryer sheets, it’s time to get rid of them FOREVER! Replace those one-time-use synthetic sheets with long-lasting wool dryer balls and essential oils. 

Test out the dryer ball essential oil recipes above or create your own custom blend. I know I enjoy using essential oils in many ways at home. To learn more about how to use essential oils, check out my other DIYs. 

P.S. Don’t forget the free printable charts above! Tag #oilychic on Instagram to share your essential oil DIYs with us. 

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