Have you been hearing all of the hype about Wool Dryer Balls and wondering just what the big deal is? I have, so I was super – dee – duper excited to check these out!
Woolzies are handmade 100 % pure wool balls that bounce around in your dryer replacing regular fabric softeners. Each box of Woolzies
contains 6 dryer balls which are enough for a small, medium or large load.
What makes Woolzies so great? First of all, they are 100 % eco friendly and do not contain the harsh chemicals that fabric softeners contain. Even for somebody who may have a wool allergy, Woolzies are still beneficial. Because they don’t directly touch skin and don’t shed, they won’t cause a reaction.
Why switch to Woolzies? Save money! You won’t need to keep buying chemical filled dryer sheets AND Woolzies are guaranteed to last at least 1,000 loads. Plus, many dryer liquids and sheets contain chemicals that can destroy the fire retardant qualities in clothing. Woolzies contain no chemicals, so they are good for the earth too!
How do Woolzies work? They bounce around in the dryer separating and create space between the laundry allowing the air to circulate better. Because of this, you cut down on dryer time by 25 % – 40 % saving time and money! That is a bonus for any mama out there! Plus, that space helps to reduce static, eliminate wrinkles, save energy and soften your laundry. Oh yeah, and another bonus for me, they are cloth diaper safe!
You may ask, wouldn’t tennis balls or something similar be just as effective? No! They aren’t. They are made of harsh chemicals which are dangerous to your health, toxic to the environment, and can damage your dryer’s electronic sensors. They could also melt or cause fabric staining.
I had heard a lot of hype about dryer balls, so when I had the opportunity to try them, I was excited. I was not disappointed. John thought I was crazy, but he always complains that we don’t have fabric softener because of the cloth diapers. At first when we started using them, he didn’t think there was a difference, but as we continued using them, he noticed his clothes were softer and not static-y.
To use the dryer balls, I simply toss all 6 of them into the dryer with my laundry.
They do their bounce around job – but do they really work?
Well, normally, my cloth diapers take 110 minutes to dry – (I have a lot of AIO’s right now!) I use a low heat on them because I don’t want the high heat on my diapers. Using the Woolzies dryer balls, I was able to cut my drying time down to 85 minutes for a reduction in dryer time of 23%.
When using them on my clothes, especially when I have sheets or baby blankets in the load, I do not notice static anymore. In the event that using the dryer balls isn’t reducing static cling, you can roll up a piece of regular kitchen aluminum foil into a ball about the size of one of the Woolzies and placing it in the dryer with the dryer balls will help to reduce static cling even more.
If you prefer your laundry have a scent and that is making you hesitate making the switch to dryer balls, you can sprinkle a few drops of pure essential oils onto the Woolzies dryer balls.
If I haven’t given you enough reasons to try these out, they are handmade (with love) in Nepal from New Zealand wool. They claim to be noise free, and for the most part, they are. There are a few times I can hear a ball thump in the dryer, but that is usually at night when the house is so very quiet.
|To give you an idea of size, a Woolzies dryer ball and a Women’s softball|
|This is what my Woolzies look like after using them every single day for about 2 months. I have no doubt they will continue doing their job for at least 1,000 loads.|
As you can see, the Woolzies hold up extremely well! They do not shed at all. The only downfall I have been able to find with Woolzies dryer balls is that I sometimes have to pull them out of a shirt when I fold it because they get tangled. Oh yeah, and my daughter steals them to throw for the dog!
If you haven’t given Woolzies a shot yet, I recommend taking the plunge! You will love them. You can have static free clothes that are soft, eliminate wrinkles, reduce drying time and save energy! Go ahead – try some, I will even give you the link to get some! Okay, okay, I will give you a chance to win some too! (Insert cheers here)
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*I received this package of Woolzies dryer balls free for the purpose of this review. That did not alter my opinions and all thoughts are original and are my own.*