I recently received a pack of 6 Woolzies Dryer Balls from Soft By Nature, Inc to review. "What exactly are Woolzies Dryer Balls?" you ask. Here, let me explain.
Woolzies Dryer Balls are balls which are handmade out of 100% Pure Wool from New Zealand.
They are about the size of a baseball.
Well, just a tad bit bigger.
And they are used in place of other conventional fabric softeners.
Have I piqued your interest?
You may be wondering what makes these Dryer Balls so special and why you would want to use them instead of your regular fabric softener.
Here is a list of their features.
They reduce Static and help eliminate wrinkles.
(Which, of course you would expect from a fabric softener.)
Reduce drying time
Save money because they last for at least 1,000 loads
Are 100% Eco Friendly
You read that correctly. They are 100% Eco Friendly. They do not contain any of the harsh, toxic chemicals that are found in regular dryer sheets or liquid fabric softener. I also discovered that they are safer than other dryer balls (which I didn't even know existed until I was reading up on the Woolzies). If you have ever used rubber or plastic balls in the dryer, you may want to stop. They are made from harsh chemicals (including PVCs) which will be released when they are in the hot dryer.
For more details on the hazards of other dryer balls, you can check out Woolzies's FAQ page.
Unlike a fabric softener sheet (like I use) or liquid fabric softener, the Woolzies Dryer Balls are able to help separate the clothes as the bounce around inside the rotating dryer. This helps to reduce the drying time by an average of 25%, which in turn helps to save energy. I actually timed my laundry the one day. I washed it and dried it using the Woolzies Dryer Balls, then I rewashed the same load and dried them with my usual softener sheets. We discovered that our laundry was dry about 15% faster, not quite the 25%, but that number is the average for medium to large loads and I do tend to wash extra large loads. As far as I am concerned, every little bit helps.
Did they soften our laundry? Yes, they did a great job softening the laundry.
Did they eliminate wrinkles? Yes, they most certainly did!
Did they reduce static? Well, not as good as my dryer sheets do, but they did a sufficient job. And guess what, the makers of Woolzies have a little tip for us (which I haven't tried yet). To help reduce static you can scrunch up a piece of aluminum foil into the size of the Woolzies Balls and place it in the dryer with them and the clothes.
Did they make a lot of noise in the dryer? No, they didn't. I could tell they were bouncing around in there, but it wasn't too load. I can hear buckles hitting the inside of the dryer from outside the laundry room, these however, were almost silent.
Now, you might be a little concerned about the fact that these are made out of wool and you know someone (or are that someone) who is allergic to wool. The information states, "Since the wool is not directly touching your skin and does not shed, everyone can use Woolzies without any allergic reactions." The only problem I could see is if it is the person with the wool allergy doing the laundry. I do know that I have lots of skin allergies (one of the reasons I wanted to try out Woolzies) and these nifty little balls have not affected me adversely. I can attest to the fact that they do not bother skin allergies, mine at least were okay.
And here is one other added benefit to the Woolzies Dryer Balls.
The girls loved helping put the dryer balls in the dryer!
If you would like to purchase a box of these dryer balls, you can head on over to their site where they sell for $34.95 with free shipping in the USA. You can also get them gift wrapped for $5 more.
How would you like to win a box of 6 Woolzies Dryer Balls?
The people over at Soft By Nature, Inc. have generously offered one of my readers their very own box. All you need to do is enter in the Rafflecopter form below. There are only 3 simple mandatory entries, with the remainder of the entries being optional. Remember, you do not have to do the extra entries, but they will increase your odds of winning.
This giveaway is open worldwide to those 18 and over.
The giveaway runs March 17th through March 30th.
Thanks for stopping by and good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: I received a box of 6 Woolzie Dryer Balls in exchange for my honest review. I received no further compensation. This did not in any way influence my review. I only recommend products I use personally and feel will be a good products for my readers.