I was given the opportunity to try out Woolzies Dryer Balls. How could I say no? Softer laundry and less dryer time without chemicals? Yes, please! These things are especially important to my laundry these days because I cloth diaper my toddler. If I used traditional dryer sheets with those it would cause all sorts of problems with absorption.
Woolzies, the company:
here is a little about the company who makes Woolizes dryer balls, from their website:
Soft By Nature, Inc. is a small family owned company nestled in the picturesque Hudson Valley region of Southern New York State. Our mission is straight-forward; we intend to pass down this earth to our children in the same beautiful condition that we received it from our parents. We accomplish this by developing all natural eco friendly products and sharing them with our fellow citizens.
In this spirit, we are very proud to present WOOLZIES®, The All Natural Dryer Ball Set. This set of six handmade pure wool dryer balls are special in several ways. They deliver the same benefits for laundry as conventional fabric softeners WITHOUT all the nasty chemicals. They save everyone a lot of money by eliminating the need to continuously spend on fabric softener liquid and sheets. They cut down on the time it takes to dry a typical load by at least 25% thereby saving everyone even more money and cutting down on fossil fuel usage. Finally, being as that they are handmade in the democratic republic of Nepal, they provide a steady source of income to the desperately needy women of that developing nation.
So smile when you purchase a set of WOOLZIES®, because you know you’re helping to make the world a more pleasant place for yourself, your family and future generations!
Woolzies, my experience:
I was primarily excited to try the dryer balls because of my cloth diapers. Sometimes it took nearly an hour and a half to get some of my prefold diapers dry. I was anxious to cut down on the drying time and save a little wear, tear and electricity. I like that Woolizes come together as a pack of 6 dryer balls. Some other companies I had looked at when considering dryer balls, I would have had to buy them individually or in smaller sets. I like that with one set I have dryer balls that help in most laundry loads. Before I started using my dryer balls I timed a few loads of diapers drying time. I usually had all the diapers dry between 80 and 90 minutes (as I would check and things were dry I would remove them from the dryer). When I used the dryer balls with my diaper loads they would dry between 55 and 65 minutes. I didn’t time the regular laundry, but I’m sure the time went down with that too. It also seems like the heavier laundry (jeans, etc) would dry better than before using the dryer balls. Sometimes I “lose” a ball in a shirt sleeve, and it takes a bit of looking to find it, but that’s not really a detriment as there were lots of times I used to find the dryer sheet in a sleeve or pants leg as well.
Where to Buy:
You can buy Woolzies dryer balls at woolzies.com for $34.95 for a box of 6 balls. You can also win a set of dryer balls here!
Disclaimer: I received a set of 6 woolzies dryer balls for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. All pictures are property of The Babywearing Blog. The Amazon ad below is an affiliate link. If you choose to click it I may be compensated for any purchases you make.
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Woolzies are pure handmade New Zealand wool dryer balls that soften your laundry naturally without any of the chemicals of conventional fabric softeners. Unlike the plastic dryer balls, they are PVC free and won't fall apart or melt on you. Woolzies save time and energy by cutting down on drying time by an average of 25% per load. They also help reduce static and wrinkles.