Wool Tumble Dryer Balls

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Wool dryer balls are 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.
  • Hand-made in Nepal from 100% New Zealand wool.
  • Reduces drying time by approximately 25%.
  • Naturally softens your laundry, reducing creases.
  • Free from chemicals, non-shedding & do not collect lint.
  • 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: May be 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, towels, 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. Tumble dryer wool balls separate laundry in the dryer so that hot air can circulate more evenly and efficiently.

Adding 4 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.

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

Plastic v wool dryer balls - Using wool balls for the tumble dryer will definately be much quieter than using plastic dryer balls or tennis balls!

Saving energy & money!

For our wool dryer balls UK tests, we used small, medium and large washing loads, and found that drying times were reduced by 11% to 27%. We achieved the most reduced drying times with medium to small-sized loads.

Unfortunately as we all aware, the cost of electricity is going up. The average price cap will rise from £0.28 per kWh to £0.52 per kWh from (1 October - 31 December 2022).

Over a year, a household that regularly uses a tumble dryer can save approximately £164 of electricity, also reducing your carbon footprint by 89kg.

Not bad for 4 wool balls! And when you have finished with your tumble drying balls, they will make great nesting material for the 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 52p.
  • 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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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Ed Bell

Just amazing time and money saving balls. A must have.

Scooms Wooly Balls

Recently bought an LG heat pump tumble dryer so can’t really give much of a review. However the balls are very nicely presented and delivery was speedy. I am sure they will assist in the drying process.

Nicola Cook
Not sure how effective these are…

Can’t fault the product choice, customer service or delivery. All great! Bought these to use in a laundrette tumble dryer, and not sure if I’m using them correctly… haven’t noticed any difference to the drying quicker or preventing sheets getting tangled, but will keep using!

A revelation

These four wool balls have transformed the drying performance of our old tumble dryer

Great product!

I have a washer/dryer which doesn’t dry as efficiently as a dryer on its own would. Items were very creased and often not dry. I’ve been using the Wool Tumble Dryer Balls for several weeks now and I have definitely noticed an improvement! Great product!

Mary Johnson
Tumble dryer balls

Brilliant product. Easy to order. Quick delivery. Highly recommended. They do what they say on the tin

Liz Prideaux
Wool dryer balls

Thank you so much for the wonderful service. When I emailed you I received a prompt reply. The dryer balls arrived very quickly and having used them they are so good. Excellent service and would thoroughly recommend Scoom as a company

Zoe Atkinson
Love these dryer balls

Thought I’d try these just for fun but they’re great. I definitely think my clothes comes out less creased and it does seem to cut down on drying time. They are a bit noisy but my tumble dryer is in the garage so I don’t mind.

Sylvia Curtis Hunt
Scooms Dryer Balls

I have used other dryer balls but these have proved to be the best. They really do soften my washing much better than others, maybe its because they are wool. I don't really know if they help dry the washing quicker as I have never timed my dryer.

Julia McCance

Does the job much better than anything used before

Bedding 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 US King/UK Super king, US Queen/UK King,  US Full/UK Double and US 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: our UK v European v US mattress comparison 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 13.5 tog 4.5 tog + 9 tog Very warm
All season 11.5 tog 2.5 tog + 9 tog Warm
All season 7 tog 2.5 tog + 4.5 tog Lower warmth



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

Fill weight (not total duvet 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



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

Standard  50 x 75cm
King 50 x 90cm



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 Flat sheet Pillowcase (pair)
Single 140 x 200cm 90 x 190cm 180 x 275cm
Double 200 x 200cm 135 x 190cm 230 x 275cm 50 x 75cm (Standard)
King 230 x 220cm 150 x 200cm 275 x 275cm 50 x 90cm (King)
Super king 260 x 220cm 180 x 200cm 305 x 275cm

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