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Earth Month With Nellie's

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Earth Month With Nellies!


 
Happy Earth Month! As a company, Nellie’s strives to make planet friendly, simple, and honest products for your whole home!
This Earth Month (and always) our commitment to you is to stay true to the following guidelines when developing new products.
 

PLANET FRIENDLY
Striving to keep the environment as spotless as your home
 

SIMPLE
Simplifying your daily life with safe, clean formulas and easy-to-use products
 

HONEST
Providing transparency in our ingredients and developing products that work
 
 
Earth Day is a great time to make the switch to planet-friendly cleaning.  It doesn’t have to be overwhelming; one small change is all it takes!
We’ve put together some sustainable switches, to help you get started.
 
 
 

 



Nellie’s Re-usable Tote:


Here in North Vancouver, BC (where Nellie’s HQ is located), the use of plastic bags has been banned.  A great switch for any household, wherever you live, is to use re-usable bags. The Nellie’s Tote Bag is sturdy, water resistant and great for a whole lot more than groceries! To help you take the first step - or continue your planet-friendly journey, on Earth Day (April 22nd), we will include a complimentary Nellie’s Reusable Tote with every purchase!


 
 
 
 
 


Nellie’s Laundry Soda:


We don’t believe in shipping water around the world. With just 4 ingredients and containing no phosphates, fillers, or chemicals, our HE Certified Laundry Soda is safe for your skin and the environment.  Nellie’s powder Laundry Soda is super concentrated, dissolves clear and requires just one small scoop per regular sized load!  Our packaging is reusable and refillable making this product a great step in the right direction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Nellie’s Lamby Wool Dryerballs:


Chemical fabric softeners and toxic dryer sheets contain harmful chemicals and fragrances, adhere to clothes, vent into the air, and rub off on skin. Nellie’s Dryerballs provide an easy solution.  Made with 100% New Zealand Lambswool, our Dryerballs lift and separate clothes creating airflow reducing drying time. The natural wool softens fibres and reduces static – and they last over 2 years, the equivalent of over 1000 dryer sheets! Our Dryerball Tin even has a piggy bank slot! A gentle reminder of all the money saved with this switch!
 
 
 
 
 
 


Nellie’s Dishwasher Powder: 


Washing dishes with chemical products and then using them to eat off, probably isn’t the best idea. Nellie’s Dishwasher Powder is the perfect solution. Planet-Friendly, concentrated, and packed with power, dishes will be clean and safe for mealtime.  Our packaging is plastic-free, reusable, and refillable making this another step in the right direction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dryerballs – How the Nellie’s Brand came to be!

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Dryerballs- How the Nellie's brand came to be!
Our Founder James, (Nellie’s son) has fond memories of his household being zero waste and planet friendly. Nellie was going green long before it was “cool”!  He remembers removing labels from cans for recycling, re-using household goods and cleaning with homemade solutions. Nellie was a minimalist and bought only what was needed. She bought quality goods, meant to last.
 
With these values instilled in his core and his entrepreneurial spirit, after she passed, James wanted to find a way to keep her memory alive.
 
Back in the day, the only natural solution to softening fabrics was to toss shoes or tennis balls in the dryer when drying clothes.  Consumers were becoming more eco-conscious, and James was determined to find a product that could have the same effect, without the chemicals.
 
15 years ago, he came across Dryerballs.  After some testing, he realized that not only did Dryerballs provide a natural alternative to fabric softeners, but they also reduced static and drying time!
 
Nellie's First Dryerballs
 
 
 
With that in mind, James decided to commercialize Dryerballs.  To get Dryerballs into the hands of consumers and deliver education on their benefits, he manufactured our very first dryerball and hit the fair and festival circuit.  Something Nellie’s still does today! The more dryerballs that sold; the more consumers were raving about their amazing effects!
 
 
Nellies Blue Dryerballs
 
 
 
It wasn’t long until hundreds of other companies were producing dryerballs. To keep moving ahead with selling Dryerballs, James developed a blue dryerball, with an oval shape and decided his dryerballs needed a brand identity.  Enter - Nellie’s Dryerballs!
 
 
 
 
Fun fact! Nellie’s Dryerballs were the first product to carry the Nellie name and are still available today! To be more planet-friendly, Nellie’s moved to 100% New Zealand Wool Dryerballs, added Scented Dryerballs and the ever-popular patented Flyerballs! And the rest, as they say, is history!
 

Problem:

  • Stiff clothes
  • Static
  • Long drying times
  • Harming the environment
 

Solution – Dryerballs!


Two or more Dryerballs in the dryer lift and separate clothes while they are drying, softening fibres, and creating airflow during the cycle. This continued action keeps synthetic and natural fibres separated, reducing static. And by default, reduces drying time up to 25%!  Dryerballs can replace up to 1000 single-use toxic dryer sheets. Nellie’s Dryerballs last 2+ years, saving valuable time and money!
 
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It's The Little Things

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Heading out of town and can’t live without your Nellie’s faves?  Here’s how you can use some of our popular travel-size products on the go!


And like most Nellie’s products, our minis have MULTIPLE uses!


Travel Size - Toilet Spray


 
 

Nellie’s Toilet Spray 


How to use: Spritz in the bowl before you go and eliminate odours with a natural lemony fragrance.


No need to limit to the powder room, spritz any area that needs a little refreshing!
Pack our Toilet Spray in your travel bag or suitcase for when you gotta go…on the go!
 

Travel Size - Scented Dryerball


 
 

Nellie’s Scented Wool Dryerballs 


How to use: Add a hint of fresh scent to your drying experience by adding a single scented dryerball in the dryer alongside four unscented dryerballs.


Tuck a scented dryerball anywhere that could benefit from the scent of pure essential oils! Closets, drawers, cars, sports bags and more!

WOW Stick


 
 
 

Nellie’s WOW Stick 


How to use: Pre-treat stains in preparation for laundering! Wet the stain, wet the stick, agitate with water, and toss in the wash!


Keep a WOW Stick in your everyday bag, diaper bag, suitcase, and car - and treat stains as they happen!
 
 
 
Wrinkle-B-Gone
 

Wrinkle-B-Gone (88ml & 110ml) 


How to use: Shake, Spray, Smooth & Snap static, and wrinkles away.


Wrinkle-B-Gone makes a great fabric refresher!  Use on couches, curtains, carpets and more!
Pack this travel sized mini-Wrinkle-B-Gone for times when you won’t have access to an iron and to freshen musty spaces!
 
 

Hand Sanitizer


 
 

Hand Sanitizer


Keep hands clean with Nellie’s effective, alcohol-free hand sanitizer.  


Keep a mini in your car, on your desk at work and anywhere else you may need to clean your hands frequently!

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How to Get Soft Laundry without the Chemicals

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No matter how you go about it, laundry is a regular part of life. Even more so if you have kiddos running around and getting dirty! While many might hang our clothes on a line to dry, the majority of us choose the convenience of the dryer. One of the most toxic things we do on a regular basis is use fabric softener or dryer sheets. These products are full of nasty chemicals! Exposure to such toxins is linked to skin irritations, neurological disease, cancer, hormonal imbalance. Yikes!
Chemicals infiltrate the clothing we wear, which in turn gets on to our skin and is absorbed by our bodies. There are reports that show the occurrence of brain disease is growing, as well as the levels of industrial chemicals being found in human bodies. Some suggest the two are linked! Using alternatives to these products is a great way to avoid increasing the amount of chemicals being absorbed by your body.

Soft Laundry with no Toxins


Don’t worry, you can still have super-soft and scented laundry, without subjecting your body to horrible toxic chemicals thanks to Nellie’s Lamby Wool Dryerballs and Nellie’s Flyerballs! Both are made with 100% pure New Zealand wool, so no nasties! They reduce drying time by helping dry your clothes faster, so you’re saving energy and money. They also reduce wrinkles, all while softening your clothes. Plus, they’re chemical free and will last about 2 years. What’s the difference between the original Lamby Wool Dryerballs and the Flyerballs? The wings on the Flyerballs are designed to help float through your dryer to separate fabrics, shortening drying time and reducing static.
If you prefer your laundry to have a fragrance, the Scented Wool Dryerballs are infused with pure essential oils and available in CitrusLavender, and Simply Fresh. The scent will last about 50 loads, so you can enjoy the chemical-free natural scent. We recommend tossing one scented wool ball with your four unscented wool balls to enhance your drying experience.
 
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Say Hello to the All-New Flyerballs!

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One sheep, two sheep, three… Introducing the brand-new Flyerballs! Sheep all over New Zealand are lining up to strip down for the newest addition to the wool dryerball family.
Soft, silent, and undeniably adorable, Flyerballs are the wool dryerballs you know and love, reinvented. Made of pure New Zealand wool (as always), Flyerballs have added wings to float through your dryer and help separate fabrics, cutting down on both static and drying time – saving you money and looking cute while doing it!

How to Use


After washing with Nellie’s Laundry Soda, place three Flyerballs in the dryer with your fabrics. Nellie’s Flyerballs shorten drying time, soften fabrics, and reduce wrinkles, all without the use of nasty chemicals. Separate natural fabrics from synthetics to help reduce static.
No sheep are harmed in the making of the Flyerballs or Lamby Wool Dryerballs.
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