Woolzies Wool Dryer Balls ~ Never Use Another Dryer Sheet! { Review & Giveaway }

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 One of the ways that Nick and I have cut back on household toxins is that we ditched fabric softener and dryer sheets. Both contain an astonishing number of harsh chemicals that are toxic to both the environment and to many people, especially the elderly, the very young, and those with compromised immune systems or existing allergies. I have not been able to use dryer sheets on my own laundry for years, because they caused me to break out in painful itchy rashes, but it took some convincing for Nick to willingly give them up; he’s not a big fan of static electricity.
I’ve been hearing about wool dryer balls for about six months now, but I didn’t really know what they were, or why I might need or want them. I finally got around to reading up on them, and am so glad I did!
Wool dryer balls bounce around in your dryer, separating your laundry and creating space for the hot air to circulate more effectively. This allows your clothing to dry faster and more evenly, cutting down on electricity usage, and eliminating those weird damp spots that tend to show up when too many clothes are bunched together in the dryer. Better for your clothes, and better for the environment.
So when the fantabulous folks over at Woolzies XL Dryer Balls sent me a set of their 100% Pure New Zealand Wool dryer balls free to review, I was thrilled!!
Woolzies XL Dryer Balls changed my LIFE, ya’ll! Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but seriously – I’m in love with my laundry. ? Here are some benefits I have found, using these wool dryer balls…
1. My laundry is significantly softer and fluffier.

2. My laundry smells better ~ fresh and wholesome!

3. Everything dries much faster!
The only down side to using wool dryer balls is that I actually get a small amount of static in my dry laundry, now, but I certainly don’t consider this a problem with the dryer balls. My clothes were really starting to be almost stiff and dingy, so when I started using the dryer balls they fluffed everything back up, which caused them to be nice enough to actually generate static. I have run laundry for people who do use chemical softeners and dryer sheets, and their laundry is far more static-prone even after using those products, than mine is now, using wool dryer balls.

Check out this video on Woolzies XL Dryer Balls

You can purchase your own set of 6 premium wool dryer balls on the Woolzies website for $34.99, or a set of 3 dryer balls for $19.99, and you can connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.
Excited, yet? You’ve got a chance to win a set of your own wool dryer balls from Woolzies!!
Simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget, below (only entries received there, and completed properly, are eligible to win). You must be at least 18 years old to enter or win, but you can live anywhere – this giveaway is open worldwide! The giveaway runs from 5pm CST on Friday, September 13th, 2013 to 11:59pm CST on Friday, September 27th, 2013. I will contact the winner by email and they will have 48 hours to reply, or another winner will be selected. All selection of winners is random. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment, and The Homemade Creative is not responsible for prize shipment or anything related to the prize once the giveaway is complete and winner information has been provided to the sponsor. Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media mentioned are unaware of and unaffiliated with this review and giveaway. This offer is VOID where prohibited by law. Good luck!
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39 comments on “Woolzies Wool Dryer Balls ~ Never Use Another Dryer Sheet! { Review & Giveaway }”

  1. We use dryer balls, which make a racket when the dryer is going. I’m curious if these a) work well and b) would be quieter in the dryer.

    1. On the website I learned that you can buy these at Bed Bath & Beyond, and Walgreens, as well as at two other locations that mean nothing to me. 😛

    2. You use the plastic kind? I’d never heard of those until reading about the wool kind. I imagine that they would be loud! These do make a soft thumping sound, but you really can’t hear it unless you’re within, oh, 3-5 feet of the dryer while it’s running. If you have better ears than me, even if you did hear it enough to be noticeable, it’s a very soft “whump”ing noise, which is actually kind of pleasant!

    3. Hey, learn something new every day – I didn’t know you could buy them at major retailers. How did I miss that?? Thanks for sharing! And good luck in the giveaway.

  2. I would like to win a set of dryer balls because the thought of all the toxins in fabric softeners is scary and I like how natural the dryer balls are at making your cloths softer.

    1. Something interesting I learned is that the plastic dryer balls can actually melt and stain your cloths. Not thanks.

  3. These would make my towels softer!! 🙂

    Lolli S

    1. Yes!! Mine are SO much softer and fluffier, now!

  4. Char said:

    I LOVE the idea of one less thing for the trash can every time I run a load of laundry through the dryer. Also, softness!! I think my name in the widget say Charlotte.

    1. Oh, I know! I didn’t even think to mention that, not having used dryer sheets in years, but it is really annoying, having to peel those things off of your clothes, and throwing them away. Time is money with kids, and on top of that, I kinda doubt dryer sheets decompose well…? Good luck!

  5. Char said:

    Woolzies save time and energy by cutting down on drying time by an average of 25% per load. <—AWESOME!!! Especially with a family of 5 and only having time for laundry on the weekend.

    My name is Charlotte in the Widget above.

    1. I have a family of 3, and do laundry several days a week – I can’t imagine having 2 more kiddos and only getting to do laundry on the weekend. Good for you, mom! Good luck in the drawing 🙂

  6. Stephanie K. said:

    I would love to win this so that I wouldn’t have to buy dryer sheets anymore! It gets really expensive when you are a family of 5 and do a lot of laundry!

    1. I imagine so! Even buying the cheapo packs from a dollar store would add up quick with a big family. Good luck!

  7. Molomatic said:

    I’ve been wanting to try these!!! What an easy way to save time, energy and money. I’d add a few drops of lavender too. 🙂

    I entered under the name Molly J.

    Thanks!

    1. Yep, another thing I forgot to mention about these – you can add a drop or 2 of your favorite essential oil to one or more wool dryer ball, and your laundry will smell fresh AND lovely! 🙂

  8. Molomatic said:

    I just went to the Woolzies, website and saw that they are going to be selling essential oils soon too! I’d use lavender, especially when drying sheets!

    Thanks! (my entry is under the name Molly J)

    1. Oh cool! I either missed that, or it’s gone up since I wrote this review. I’ll have to check it out, for sure! I like lavender, too, though I also enjoy more exotic oils, like sandlewood.

  9. Oh cool! I either missed that, or it’s gone up since I wrote this review. I’ll have to check it out, for sure! I like lavender, too, though I also enjoy more exotic oils, like sandlewood.

  10. Yep, another thing I forgot to mention about these – you can add a drop or 2 of your favorite essential oil to one or more wool dryer ball, and your laundry will smell fresh AND lovely! 🙂

  11. I imagine so! Even buying the cheapo packs from a dollar store would add up quick with a big family. Good luck!

  12. I have a family of 3, and do laundry several days a week – I can’t imagine having 2 more kiddos and only getting to do laundry on the weekend. Good for you, mom! Good luck in the drawing 🙂

  13. Oh, I know! I didn’t even think to mention that, not having used dryer sheets in years, but it is really annoying, having to peel those things off of your clothes, and throwing them away. Time is money with kids, and on top of that, I kinda doubt dryer sheets decompose well…? Good luck!

  14. Oh, I know! I didn’t even think to mention that, not having used dryer sheets in years, but it is really annoying, having to peel those things off of your clothes, and throwing them away. Time is money with kids, and on top of that, I kinda doubt dryer sheets decompose well…? Good luck! 🙂

  15. Yes!! Mine are SO much softer and fluffier, now!

  16. Yes!! Mine are SO much softer and fluffier, now!!

  17. Oh, I know! I didn’t even think to mention that, not having used dryer sheets in years, but it is really annoying, having to peel those things off of your clothes, and throwing them away. Time is money with kids, and on top of that, I kinda doubt dryer sheets decompose well…? Good luck! 😛

  18. You use the plastic kind? I’d never heard of those until reading about the wool kind. I imagine that they would be loud! These do make a soft thumping sound, but you really can’t hear it unless you’re within, oh, 3-5 feet of the dryer while it’s running. If you have better ears than me, even if you did hear it enough to be noticeable, it’s a very soft “whump”ing noise, which is actually kind of pleasant!

  19. Hey, learn something new every day – I didn’t know you could buy them at major retailers. How did I miss that?? Thanks for sharing! And good luck in the giveaway.

  20. I know, it’s scary. My skin reacts, and sometimes it even affects my breathing. These wool dryer balls would definitely help with that!

  21. I saw that – yikes! I wonder if that would be a fire hazard?

  22. BONNIE GOWEN said:

    They work well and we love dryer balls. =)

  23. BONNIE GOWEN said:

    That people that allergic to wool can still use these.

  24. Christine Gabaree said:

    I have been wanting to try these to cut back on toxic chemicals we use, but they are a little too pricey for my husband’s taste. Although, I wasn’t aware that you can buy 3 for 19.99 so that may be a tipping point for me if I don’t win 🙂

  25. Christine Gabaree said:

    I find it interesting that they are guaranteed to last 1000 loads.

  26. I know, I thought that was pretty neat, too 🙂

  27. I understand, it’s hard when the up front cost is prohibitive for small budgets. If you blog, shoot me an email, k? info@thehomemadecreative.com

  28. I really love this feature. I don’t think I’m allergic to wool, but I’m sensitive to everything, seems like, so it’s nice to know I don’t have to worry about that. And so far, they’ve been stellar! I’ve used them in every load of laundry I’ve done in the past 3 weeks or so.

  29. Have you used wool dryer balls before, Bonnie? I love these things!

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