1. Simply place the Wonder Ball in your machine, pretreat spots *, loosely put in clothes and turn machine on using your favorite water temperature in any style of washing machine. 2. When machine shuts off, take clothes out, keeping Wonder Ball in machine for next use. Good for 3 plus years of use. * Once all the layers of old detergents / softeners get out of your clothes, most stains will not be a problem. It may take several washings to get out all these layers. KEEP IT SIMPLE. Ms. Gunderson dilutes hair shampoo for ring around the collar and personal stains. For kitchen & outside stains, she uses diluted dish soap. The Wonder Ball works through physics. The frequency enhanced mineral blend within the ball creates an energy field when agitated in the machine. When this energy meets with the water, the water is in its best cleaning state. It is the water that does the cleaning. No detergent needed. Do not put Wonder Ball in dryer Wonder Dryer Balls Simply place the two balls in dryer with wet clothes, turn on dryer. Working together in balance, the balls keep your clothes separated. The nubs keep redistributing the heat; cutting drying time. Engineered for a lifetime. No fabric softeners or sheets needed.