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Wool Dryer Balls

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The eco friendly way to reduce your tumble dryer drying time and a natural alternative to dryer sheets or fabric softener. scooms wool dryer balls will save you energy and money!

  • Just add them to your tumble dryer with your wet washing.
  • Reduces drying time by approximately 25%.
  • Hand-made from 100% New Zealand wool.
  • Free from chemicals and toxins.
  • Naturally softens your laundry, reducing creases.
  • Lasts for approximately 1000 dryer loads.
  • You will receive a pack of four 7cm balls in a draw string cotton bag delivered in plastic free, recyclable packaging.

Free delivery: Sent by 1st class post if ordered as a single item.



How to use your scooms wool dryer balls

  • We recommend using 4 wool dryer balls for every drying load.
  • Just add them to your tumble dryer with your wet washing.
  • Great for keeping your scooms bed linen, pillows and duvets fluffy and airy when you dry them!
  • Wool dryer balls need space to work best so they will be most efficient in medium to small-sized washing loads.
  • After use, leave your dryer balls in your dryer ready for the next load!

How wool dryer balls work

You may have noticed that wet laundry tends to clump together in the tumble dryer. This slows down the drying process and increases the drying time. Wool dryer balls separate laundry in the dryer so that hot air can circulate more evenly and efficiently.

Adding 4 wool dryer balls to your tumble dryer load will separate your laundry creating air gaps. This will allow more air to circulate around your laundry helping the dryer to heat your laundry more quickly and suck the evaporated water out of the dryer more efficiently.

Wool dryer balls agitate against the fibres in your bed linen and clothing so your washing will also feel softer coming out of the dryer.

And they are much quieter than using plastic dryer balls or tennis balls!


Saving energy & money!

In our wool dryer ball tests using small, medium and large washing loads, drying times were reduced by 11% to 27%. We achieved the most reduced drying times with medium to small-sized loads.

Savings for a household that regularly uses a tumble dryer:

  • Per year - you can save approximately £41 of electricity and reduce your carbon footprint by 89kg.
  • Over the lifetime of the dryer balls (1,000 cycles) - you can save  around £157 and 343kg of CO2.

Not bad for 4 wool balls! And when you have finished with them, they make great nesting material for birds!

We calculated this based on:

  • Typical tumble dryer using 2.50 kWh per hour.
  • Average drying time of 1.8 hours.
  • Cost per KWh of 13p.
  • 5 uses per week of a tumble dryer.
  • 0.283 kg of CO2 per kWh of electricity (https://bulb.co.uk/carbon-tracker/)

Scented wool dryer balls

Dryer sheets are typically saturated with chemicals and perfumes, but if you want to add your favourite smell like lavender to your drying laundry you can add a couple of drops of essential oil to your wool dryer balls.

  • AFTER your laundry has dried, add wool dryer balls that have been 'soaked' for 20 minutes with 2 to 6 drops of essential oil. Run the load again on a non-heat setting for 10-20 minutes.
  • WARNING, only use essential oil 'soaked' wool dryer balls on a non heated tumble dry setting. Heating essential oils to a high temperature in a tumble dryer is a fire risk.
  • We suggest you keep one set of wool dryer balls without essential oils and one set with essential oils.

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Bedding size guide

DUVET SIZE GUIDE

These are standard UK bedding measurements so if you know your mattress size, you can easily work out which duvet size you need. (Width x length.)

UK sizes Duvet size Mattress size
Single 135 x 200cm (53 x 79") 90 x 190cm
Double 200 x 200cm (79 x 79") 135 x 190cm
King 225 x 220cm (89 x 87") 150 x 200cm
Super king 260 x 220cm (102 x 87") 180 x 200cm 

US/CANADA BEDDING SIZES: Approximate matches to UK sizes are King (UK Super king), Queen (UK King),  Full (UK Double) and Twin (UK Single).

EUROPEAN BEDDING SIZES: Each size - Single, Double, King and Grand king - is a little larger than the UK equivalent.

Measure your mattress to see which size bedding you need.

Check with our UK v European v US mattress comparison guide.

 

DUVET TOG RATING GUIDE

Young children can overheat so if they are old enough to use a full size bed, we recommend using a single size 4.5 tog duvet.

 Tog rating Season / heat Feel
2.5 tog High summer / hot sleepers Light thermal insulation
4.5 tog Summer Lower thermal insulation
9 tog Spring & Autumn Cosy medium heat
All season (4.5 + 9 tog) Winter / cold sleepers Very warm

 

DUVET FILL WEIGHT GUIDE

Our goose down duvets have high 700 fill power. Fill weight is measured in GSM (grams per square metre.)

Fill weight
Single All seasons - 788gsm
9 tog - 486gsm 
4.5 tog - 302gsm 
2.5 tog - 220gsm
Double All seasons - 1168gsm
9 tog - 720gsm
4.5 tog - 448gsm
2.5 tog - 320gsm
King All seasons - 1478gsm
9 tog - 911gsm
4.5 tog - 567gsm
2.5 tog - 400gsm
Super king All seasons - 1671gsm
9 tog - 1030gsm
4.5 tog - 641gsm
2.5 tog - 480gsm

 

PILLOW SIZE GUIDE

Our pillows come in two sizes and provide medium support. (Width x length.)

Standard  50 x 75cm
King 50 x 90cm

 

BED LINEN SIZE GUIDE

Our fitted sheets are deep fit, up to 40cm / 15.7" mattress depth. And our duvet covers fasten with large, easy to use buttons. (Width x length.)

Duvet cover Fitted sheet Pillowcase (pair)
Single 140 x 200cm 90 x 190cm
Double 200 x 200cm 135 x 190cm 50 x 75cm (Standard)
King 230 x 220cm 150 x 200cm 50 x 90cm (King)
Super king 260 x 220cm 180 x 200cm

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