As someone who turned her back on fabric softener a few years back, I’m always looking for effective and safe alternatives. Of course, adding distilled white vinegar to my wash has been one of my favorite eco-friendly changes. It’s easy. It’s cheap. And it works!
If you’ve been following the blog, or at least the GG FB page, for long, you know I’m a huge fan of line drying. But let’s be practical. It’s the dead of winter, and line drying in the basement is just not the same as out in the sunshine. So, while I still hang my lingerie, tights and leggings on the line, I toss my sweaters, jeans, socks, etc. into the dryer.
That is why I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review Woolzies Dryer Balls! My daughter, Bethany, bought me 2 wool dryer balls a couple of years ago. I used them, but didn’t find any significant difference in drying time, static control or softness. However, the Woolzies Dryer Balls don’t come in 2-packs. No. These babies come in 6-packs and, let me tell you, they work!
I’ve cut back my drying time by about 20% or so. The laundry is soft. And… as long as I don’t over dry the laundry, there is little-to-no static cling. Awesome.
In addition to the effectiveness of the Woolzies Dryer Balls, there are other things I simply love about them. Woolzies are
- Handmade from pure New Zealand wool
- Hypo-allergenic, which means they’re even safe for people who are allergic to wool
- PVC-free (unlike most of the plastic dryer balls)
- Cost effective
- Handmade by women in the democratic republic of Nepal, thus providing a steady source of income for these needy families
I am confident that my use of Woolzies Dryer Balls is good for the earth, good for my family, good for other families, good for the future, good for my dryer (unlike fabric softener sheets!), and good for future generations. I mean, seriously, what’s not to love about them?
The wool balls are soft and well made, unlike some other brands that unravel with time. And they are quiet. They gently bounce around the dryer, separating the wet laundry so it dries faster, with less wrinkles and, like I said, little-to-no static. Plus, they are guaranteed for over 1,000 loads! Based on the amount of laundry my husband and I dry in the dryer, they quite simply might outlive me! These are winners, folks, and I am happy to give them 2 green thumbs up!
I wholeheartedly recommend that you head over to their website right now and purchase a box. While they may seem costly, at $34.95, the reduced drying time will make up for this cost in no time! It will be like getting paid to buy them! And if you are someone who still uses liquid fabric softener or dryer sheets (shame on you!), there will be even more of a savings for you because you will no longer be adding fabric softener to your cart at the grocery store.
Or… if you’d like to wait, you can enter to win a box of Woolzies Dryer Balls, as the kind folks at Soft By Nature, Inc. have offered to send a set to a lucky reader of this review. Just enter below in the Rafflecopter and I’ll announce a winner on Valentine’s Day. Now won’t that be sweet?
The giveaway runs from 2/6 through 2/13. Must be 18 or older to enter.
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*Disclaimer: I was given a free set of Woolzies Dryer Balls to test. I was not otherwise compensated for this post and the above review contains only my honest unbiased opinions of the product. I am not compensated in any way if you choose to purchase this product.