Downy Liquid fabric softeners are even easier to use with the Downy Ball, a fabric softener dispenser exclusive to Downy. The Downy Ball eliminates the need to wait for the rinse cycle or the hassle of cleaning your machine's dispenser. You can use the Downy Ball with any Ultra Downy Liquid. Just load your machine with your clothes and detergent and drop the Downy Ball in on top of the clothes at the start of the wash cycle. It's that easy.