Published by Rebecca Maness.

If you’re looking for a way to make your laundry routine better for the planet, you might be considering dryer balls as one solution. These nifty tools help separate your laundry while it’s in the dryer, speeding up drying time and saving energy. However, wool dryer balls not only harm sheep but also damage the environment. The wool industry is a massive contributor to climate change and pollution, and it exploits sheep. It’s responsible for increased greenhouse-gas emissions, soil erosion, and water contamination.

After talking with PETA about the impact of this destructive industry, the environmental company 8 Billion Trees decided to phase out its wool dryer balls in favor of vegan ones that are better for animals and the planet. You can do the same by choosing compassionate, wool-free options for everyday items like your dryer balls.

Here are just a few selections for wool-free vegan dryer balls:

Zero Market Dryer Balls

Add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to these reusable bamboo and hemp dryer balls instead of using dryer sheets.

Kikkerland Puffer Fish Dryer Buddies

These silicone-based dryer buddies add a little fun to your household chores. They’re durable, so you can use them over and over again for fluffy, fresh laundry.

Kikkerland Hedgehog Dryer Balls

Choose these spiky hedgehogs for another cute option.

Kikkerland Cactus Dryer Balls

Or go for these happy cacti.

ecoegg Dryer Eggs

These dryer eggs are available in two subtle scents, or you can choose a fragrance-free version. Whichever you prefer, these will help dry your laundry faster and leave your clothes softer than ever.

Buddha Bunz Vegan Bamboo Dryer Ball

Since bamboo can grow very quickly and within a relatively small area, it’s a great sustainable option. Plus, no animals are used to grow and harvest bamboo fibers.

Make Your Own

Grab a pair of old socks and some cruelty-free essential oils for a quick and easy DIY option.


Small changes add up, which is why going vegan has such a huge impact. You can save the lives of countless animals, help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and improve your own health by choosing vegan food, cruelty-free cosmetics, and animal-free materials:

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