Are you tired of using chemically laden fabric softeners?
Do you despise having loud noises in your dryer while it is running from those plastic, spiked orbed spheres that were promised to decrease drying time, static and the need for fabric softener? (let alone releasing who knows what chemicals into your clothing when heated?)
Do you hate scratchy clothes or has a husband who complained quite loudly about your decision to give up fabric softeners for the sake of your child’s skin, the cost, or the general health of your family?
Woolzies Dryer Balls may be the solution for you.
I had to give up the use of commercial fabric softeners several years ago. Our youngest broke out in an eczema like rash and I racked my brain trying to figure out what was triggering it. I switched brands of fabric softener and I ended up horribly allergic to the new one I tried (hives, especially on my face after I slept on my pillow that had been washed with it, along with my eyes swelling shut and horrible itching). Deciding that I wasn’t gong to play the let’s see who’s allergic to the next brand I buy game, I just totally gave up using fabric softener. The Bean’s skin cleared up, and thankfully I didn’t have any allergic reactions to using nothing. I really enjoyed the money savings it provided our family and after about two months, the chemical residues had finally left our clothing.
Honestly, I was kind of skeptical about using the Woolzies Dryer balls. I hate the spiked plastic orbs that some family members use in their dryers. They are loud, I think they have a bit of a smell to them, and the plastic feels rough to me so I am concerned that they would snag my laundry, plus they have become discolored with use. But I am so glad I got to try the Woolzies.
Woolzies come in a package of six, are about the size of a baseball, and you just toss the balls into your dryer with your laundry. They toss around during the drying cycle and move through your clothes helping them to dry faster, and have less static. One box will last you on average 1000 (that’s right, one thousand) loads of laundry. I did the math and for my family averaging 7 to 12 loads of laundry a week (depends on how messy we get and we use cloth napkins and kitchen towels), one set of dryer balls will last me about a year and a half. Not too bad considering how often I would have to buy fabric softener, and how much that would cost. They are made from pure New Zealand wool (and are hypoallergenic. I’m allergic to wool and I have absolutely no issues using these)
My drying times have also been reduced. Depending on the load from ten to twenty minutes shorter running the dryer. I like that a lot. My washer and dryer are now able to end at about the same time instead of the dryer running longer, plus I’m saving energy and electric costs.
Static in my laundry has been greatly reduced as a result of using the Woolzies. While it hasn’t been totally eliminated (my husband has a pair of pants that I could try and use every static repellent on and it still wouldn’t work) it is so much more manageable now. My towels are flufflier than they have been in years, which my husband really appreciates. He also likes the feel of his socks again (he wasn’t too fond of going without fabric softeners).
Woolzies are well worth the initial investment for a box, in my opinion.
So, since these balls are so terrific, how would you like to win a box for yourself?
All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Giveaway starts on March 1, 2013 and goes to March 7, 2013. Open to those in the United States. I will email the winner on March 8, 2013 and they will have 48 hours to respond to me with their mailing address or an alternate winner will be chosen.
I was given a box of Woolzies Dryer Balls for the purpose of this review, and one is provided for the giveaway. All opinions are mine and mine alone, no other compensation was received.