10 Dryer Balls to Make Your Laundry Room a Little Greener

Ditch those dryer sheets.

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While some green cleaning swaps require a little more effort and elbow grease, making the switch from dryer sheets to dryer balls couldn't be easier. Just throw any of these 10 varieties in to tumble-dry with a load of wet clothes for a static-, chemical-, and waste-free clean.

Beautiful Tech Premium Australian Wool Dryer Balls

$13 for pack of five BUY NOW

Constructed of Australian wool, this pack of dryer balls helps reduce static and improve air flow by bouncing around with your clothing. Use just one or two balls for a smaller cycle, or all five for a family-sized load.

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Molly's Suds Wool Dryer Balls

$20 for pack of three BUY NOW

These 100% wool dryer balls allow you to cut down on your drying time, reduce static, and save you from ever needing to buy another box of dryer sheets again! Users love how effective they are, and also enjoy scenting their loads naturally by adding a drop of their favorite essential oil to them on a low-heat cycle!

Parachute Wool Dryer Balls

$19 for set of three BUY NOW

You've invested in your wardrobe and bedding — these dryer balls from Parachute help give it the proper five-star treatment. Crafted of 100% wool sourced from New Zealand, they cut down on drying time, reduce static, and they last upwards of a thousand cycles!

Kikkerland Hedgehog Dryer Balls

$7 for pack of two BUY NOW

These cuties from Kikkerland are made from a heat-resistant plastic that helps to expedite the drying process — their spikes help soften and break up loads of dense wet towels and jeans so that they dry more evenly.

Babyganics Natural Wool Dryer Balls

$20 for pack of three BUY NOW

Dryer sheets, while they smell nice, are loaded with chemicals that can potentially irritate your baby's sensitive skin. What better reason to upgrade to baby-safe laundry detergent, as well as these natural-wool, unscented dryer balls? They efficiently dry and soften a laundry load, giving you the greenest clean possible.

Echoview Dryer Balls

$24 for pack of three BUY NOW

These durable wool dryer balls have a lifespan of over 1,000 loads (or three years!), keeping their softening and static-reducing properties for an impressively long time. They're also handmade from ethically sourced wool spun in a LEED Gold-certified mill. From fiber to finish, Echoview's dryer balls are a consciously crafted cleaning product that also make a perfect gift for the eco-conscious homebody in your life.

Coyuchi Felted Wool Dryer Balls

$24 for pack of three BUY NOW

Ideal for those with sensitivities to dyes and artificial fragrances, these three-inch-wide dryer balls from Coyuchi are made from sustainably and ethically sourced un-dyed sheep's wool, and are a chemical-free alternative to using dryer sheets and fabric softeners.

Kikkerland Cactus Dryer Balls

$8 for pack of two BUY NOW

Ideal for heavy loads (not for your delicates!), these cacti dryer balls help fluff the material, increasing air flow and reducing static. If everything else in your life is cactus-shaped, what are you waiting for?

Woolzies Wool Dryer Balls And Lavender Essential Oil Combo

$19 for pack of three BUY NOW

The best part of doing laundry is that fresh-linen scent from the dryer sheets. If you want to do away with the waste, but want to keep that dreamy smell, this combo kit from Woolzies gives you three 4.5-inch-wide dryer balls along with a bottle of lavender essential oil! Just add a drop or two of oil to each dryer ball before tumble-drying.

Penn Championship Tennis Balls

$2 for pack of three BUY NOW

For those who love a good cleaning hack or budget-friendly dupe, a fresh pack of tennis balls will set you back just two dollars and will effectively help to soften dense laundry loads! You can even scent them with lemon or lavender oil to impart a fresh fragrance to each load.