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Can You Recharge Wool Dryer Balls?

One of the best things about wool dryer balls is their reusable nature. Typically wool dryer balls will last for around 1,000 loads of laundry.

However, occasionally your wool dryer balls become over headed and my dry out. If they become too dry they become incapable of absorbing humidity.

Recharging your dryer balls is as simple as tossing them in your washing machine in hot water on a delicate/gentle cycle. If needed turn off the spin cycle.  The goal is to have super saturated wool balls.

If your machine doesn’t have a gentle/delicate cycle you can take an old pair of nylon and stuff the balls inside with a knot between each ball. Make sure the ends are securely tied to ensure the balls don’t come out during washing.

After your wool dryer balls are saturated in water simply toss them in the dryer on high heat.

I did mine with a load of laundry and it worked great.

Recharging your ball this way will regenerate the wool and give your dryer ball a nice recharge.

I love using wool dryer ball to save energy, decrease chemical consumption in my house and reduce wrinkles.

What Do You Do With Old Dryer Balls?

If your dryer balls refuse to recharge themselves don’t just toss them in the trash.

Wool dryer balls can be broken apart and added to your composter.  They absorb water and will work great in your garden.

You can also add essential oils to them and toss them in your clothing drawers or closets to add a bit of fresh scent to your clothing.

If they still look pretty decent they can also be used as home decor items.  They would make a super fun display piece in your laundry room in a bowl like this one. 

One of the best things about using wool dryer balls is their versatility!