Dryer sheets can bring some danger to users. Dryer sheets contain some chemicals that can cause harmful effects to humans. The first chemical is Dipalmitoylethyl hydroxyethylmonium Metosulfate, a substance that is often associated with respiratory disorders and toxic when mixed with water.
Other dangerous substance is “scent” that is composed of several different chemicals, all of which are able to push the risk of allergies, skin irritation, and damage to the nervous system, and respiratory problems due to acute aquatic toxicity.
Now you know that dryer sheets are really dangerous and the following is an alternative for you to get a secure dryer sheet. Listed below are some of the requirements to make DIY Essential Oil-Infused Wool Dryer Ball.
- Four skeins of 100% pure wool yarn
- Crochet hook
- Essential oils (can be selected to suit your taste)
How to make:
-Wrap your index and middle fingers with yarn up to 15 times. Slide your finger off after completion.
-Wrapping started on central of the yarn until you get a small ball.
-Keep wrapping and make sure you can wrap from different angles.
-Stop after you get the size of a baseball.
-Take crochet and push the end of the yarn inside the ball.
-Push up to the closed end of the pantyhose.
-Tie the open end of pantyhose so that the ball is completely wrapped perfectly.
-Put the ball in the washing machine and then place them in the dryer with a maximum heating level. (This is a process called felting)
-Remove the felt ball of pantyhose and add a few drops of essential oil to taste.