Dryer Balls: They cut static, reduce drying time, help soften clothes, help prevent wrinkling, are eco-friendly, chemical-free, and cheap! Are you disappointed though when your laundry doesn’t come out smelling like the oils you dripped all over your dryer balls?

Here are some dryer ball/essential oil tips:

  1. Don’t add essential oils to your dryer balls until the cooling cycle or the clothes are just slightly damp. (set a timer to remind yourself)
  2. Drop your essential oils on a cloth/rag and throw it in the dryer during the cooling cycle to give your clothes a fresh scent.
  3. Make up a “Dryer Ball Bomb” – Take an empty 5ml EO bottle and add 30 drops of Lemon and 30 drops of Lavender. (or any combo from recipes below) Gently swirl bottle to mix. Add 4 drops of your “Bomb” to each dryer ball and throw them in the dryer during the cooling cycle.
  4. Make a Laundry Freshening Spray. In a 4 ounce glass spray bottle add 1 tsp. of witch hazel, 30-40 drops of desired essential oils and fill the rest with distilled water. Shake and spray on dryer balls, a cloth, or on clothes during the cooling cycle.
  5. Use 4-6 dryer balls for maximum benefit.
  6. Each essential oil application will last 2-4 loads but it depends on how strong you want the scent to be. Apply oils as often as desired.
  7. Throw your dryer balls in the washing machine with other clothes if you want to wash out the scent.
Dryer Balls

Dryer Ball “Bomb” Combos:

  • 15 drops Lavender, 15 drops Wintergreen, 15 drops Idaho Grand Fir, 15 drops Lemon
  • 30 drops Stress Away, 30 drops Peppermint
  • 30 drops Joy, 30 drops Orange
  • 30 drops Eucalyptus, 30 drops Lavender
  • 30 drops Grapefruit, 30 drops Lemon
  • 30 drops Bergamot, 30 drops Lavender
  • 30 drops Citrus Fresh, 30 drops Joy

Experiment and have fun making up your own combos! Tell me what you come up with. I’d love to hear about it!

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Dryer Ball “Bomb” Combos: Lavender Wintergreen Idaho Grand Fir Lemon Stress Away Peppermint Joy Orange Eucalyptus Radiata Grapefruit Bergamot Citrus Fresh

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