Woolzies Handmade Dryer Balls Review and Giveaway

Since my daughter was born I’ve began to actually think about some of the chemicals we expose ourselves to a little more.  I have always hated the cost of dryer sheets and liquid softener but I never really thought of all the chemicals they expose us to.  I’ve never used softening agents with her clothing but I kept using sheets with my own clothes not really knowing what else I could do.

When I learned about Woolzies Handcrafted Dryer Balls I was excited to give them a chance to see if they could help me break my dryer sheet habit for good just in time for the new year!

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.

Woolzies come in a set of 6 and you can see they are a generous size in the picture above.  This is enough for a normal sized load and they last up to 1,000 uses.

I started off with a load of cloth diapers to test if they would be able to reduce drying time.  I typically just hang dry my fluff as I am afraid of them being destroyed by the heat plus the inserts take forever and ever to dry when I have put them in the dryer.  I found Woolzies cut a good 20 minutes off the drying time and only 2 of the inserts were slightly damp.

Next I tried it on Keira’s clothing which is typically full of static (annoying!) and found they did about as good of a job as my normal dryer sheets do.  This was the first time folding her laundry wasn’t a giant pain.  I was really pleased with this.

This is a great product for the Eco-conscious among us.  Since they do reduce drying time they also reduce your electrical use.  If used to completely replace dryer sheets and fabric softener you are also reducing the amount of chemicals you use.  On top of that they create much less waste since they have such a long life compared to sheets and liquid softener.

As if that weren’t enough, Woolzies are handmade in the democratic republic of Nepal which provides a steady source of income to the women of this developing nation.

I would definitely recommend Woolzies dryer balls to everyone –  finally feel comfortable adding something to my baby daughters loads!  Whether you are looking to decrease your footprint, save some cash or just tired of constantly exposing your family to harsh chemicals; Woolzies are a wonderful solution. 

Buy it!  You can purchase Woolzies direct through them online!

Win it!  Enter to win a Full box of 6 Woolzies Dryer Balls (ARV 35.99!) and once you have entered be sure to check out the other participants in the New Year’s Celebration Giveaway Hop for more chances to win other great prizes!

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Disclosure: I was provided with the above mentioned product in order to facilitate my review.  This is a personal blog and all thoughts and opinions remain my own.

Comments

  1. says

    I love that they last for 1000 loads! I never imagined that wool dryer balls would last so long. I just assumed that at some point they would begin to deteriorate after a few months. These would actually last for quite some time. Plus, having 25% more drying efficiency could really cut back on electricity usage. Imaging how much saving you could account for after 1000 loads of drying. Even in purchasing these, they would pay for themselves in a months’ time or so for a family who does several loads per week.

  2. says

    I learned that Woolzies are made from New Zealand wool and are chemical free.
    Also that they dry the clothes faster so saving you money that way too! I have been wanting to try this for a long time now!
    terri.moore 30 at yahoo dot com

  3. Sandy VanHoey says

    I learned They deliver the same benefits for laundry as conventional fabric softeners WITHOUT all the nasty chemicals

    • says

      The Pricing is actually on par with what you would pay for 1000 thousand sheets if you do the math. Most people use more than 1 sheet per load which means 1000 sheets generally does not equal 1000 loads. This means that Woolzies Dryer Balls are actually inexpensive compared to other options or at worst priced competitively but certainly not expensive. Remember that a higher up front cost doesn’t make a product expensive.

  4. Alison K says

    I checked out Woolzies and something I learned that “because WOOLZIES bounce around in your dryer, they naturally separate and create space between your laundry, thereby allowing the hot dryer air to circulate better and subsequently cutting down on drying time by about 25% in large loads and as much as 35-40% in small loads. This of course saves both time and money for you and energy for the environment.” I likie

  5. Daraya says

    I learned that they have the same benefits for laundry as conventional fabric softeners but without all the nasty chemicals. I like it! :)

  6. Lyn says

    I learned that in addition to reducing drying time 25%, they also help reduce wrinkles! the cats litter box at yahoo dot com

  7. says

    I learned that they cut down on drying time (great), are chemical free (even better) and that they are handmade by Nepalese women who get income from them – the best!

  8. Kimberly Frazee says

    I Love that it cuts the drying time. That would sooooo help on the electric bill youd think when your talking about a 1000 loads the balls do

  9. Amanda Phillips says

    I learned that even though my mom has a wool allergy (and uses my washer and dryer), wool doesn’t shed so its safe for me to use the product on my own laundry. Thats great news as I’ve been wanting some of these but hadn’t bought them because of my mom!

    aggiesangels at yahoo dot com

  10. says

    I guess I shouldn’t use tennis balls – who knew? WOOLZIES are better than rubber/plastic/tennis balls in the dryer. Rubber and plastic balls are made from harsh chemicals including PVCs which are released onto your laundry by the hot dryer air. Not good :(

  11. says

    I learned that Woolzies are hypoallergenic, which is cool for my family, and that they can save loads of money (‘loads’…hehe…get it?) because they last for a really long time.

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  12. Anonymous says

    I like that they cut dryer time because we have 6 in our family and I do at least 3 loads a day!

    christine w

  13. natasha severson says

    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.

  14. says

    I was really pleased to find out that the dryer balls are hypo allergenic as I can’t wear wool and therefore though I wouldn’t be able to use these.I really would like to use something that is environmentally friendly

  15. Anonymous says

    I would like to win, my daughter uses these & has been trying to get me on board and her cat took one to play with, so now I am on board.
    Kim Anderson

  16. says

    I had never heard of Woolzies, so the whole concept was new to me.
    I like the idea of them being eco friendly, they are all natural,
    they can be used for 1,000 loads. Sounds like something I would
    like to try.

  17. says

    beyond the “no chemicals”- I hate the trash that dryer sheets create. The new bounce thing that is suppose to be like a dryer sheet ‘stick’ or something just doesn’t seem right to me (does it slowly dissolve or just stop working and we have to guess??). The sad thing is that as much as I claim to want to be Eco-conscious, I still use both fabric softener and dryer sheets because of both my static problem and needing to remove cat hair from hubby’s work cloths. Yes, I have found it takes both to solve the combined problems around here.
    Unfortunately, your great review didn’t talk about how the Woolzies interact with pet hair.

  18. Anonymous says

    I learned they are great for people with allergies and are safe for even people who have wool allergies.

    Kathleen Cazander

  19. says

    I learned that they can decrease drying time by up to 25%, contain no PVC and will not bother people with wool allergies. (Hypo-allergenic, but that’s been said! :)

  20. E Schutte says

    I like that they are energy efficient. Shorter dryer times equals less wasted energy. I also like that they can live in the dryer… I wouldn’t lose them!

  21. says

    Each box of WOOLZIES contains 6 handmade woolen dryer balls. The cost per box is $34.95 with FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the USA including Alaska and Hawaii.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  22. says

    I’d love to try these! It always takes me forever to dry my laundry and with all the laundry I have to run, I could sure use some help making it go faster.

  23. sheila ressel says

    I like that they are safe to use and last a long time. I used some of those plastic dryer balls and they cracked after about a month.

  24. says

    i would love to try these since Woolzies last for 1,000 loads and are therefore extremely eco friendly..this would be great for our family since i am a huge believer in dryer sheets

  25. says

    Woolzies are pure handmade New Zealand wool dryer balls that soften your laundry naturally without any of the chemicals of conventional fabric softeners.

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