I was recently given the opportunity to review Woolzies Dryer Balls. If you haven’t heard of them, they are a set of six dyer balls that are made of 100% pure New Zealand wool that are tossed into your dryer with your clothes and they help reduce the drying time by 25%, reduce static without having to use dryer sheets, they naturally soften your items, and do so much more. They are said to last 1,000 loads and are 100% Eco-Friendly! The concept is that with the balls in the dryer they will make openings through the items in the dryer to allow the heat to get all over in the dryer instead of just on the outside. You’ll see something like this done in a laundry mat or other cleaners but with tennis balls.
Now, I’m always skeptical when it comes to certain products. Why? Because some things just seem too good to be true. Especially a product that says it can not only reduce drying time by 25% but can also soften clothes, reduce static, and help with wrinkles all without using any chemicals. I mean, just saving the 25% drying time saves us money and we all want to save money, right?
So, how does Woolzies stand up to the test in our home?
With the first couple of loads of laundry they worked great. I didn’t use dryer sheets with them or use liquid fabric softener in the wash and our clothes came out great. Did the dryer balls reduce the drying time. Can’t really say because our dryer usually only takes one round of drying and our stuff is dry and I honestly forgot to go check the clothes early.
Then I washed Xavier’s clothes, which I have washed separately from ours and will continue to as long as I have detergent made specially for babies. I did not like the Woolzies Dryer Balls with his clothes at all! It was horrible! His clothes were so full of static and clinging together that I had to toss them into the wash again. Now, I’m sure the reason for this is that most baby clothes, especially their jammies are made of polyester as well as his blanket. These are very static making items so they must have a dryer sheet.
Once he’s into regular all cotton clothes I’m sure it’ll be much better, but for now we’ll only be using the Woolzies Dryer Balls for the rest of our laundry.
You can purchase Woolzies directly from their online shop for $34.95 or $39.95 gift wrapped. Shipping is free in the US and only $6.95 anywhere else in the world.
Disclosure: Woolzies provided me with samples of their product for the purpose of this post. All opinions are that of my own. No other monetary compensation will take place.