Thursday, August 29, 2013

Woolzies Dryer Balls (Review)

As I become more interested in avoiding additives and things that can cause allergic reactions, I like to look for natural alternatives. Fabric Softener is one of those things that I have been purchasing less and less, as there are more and more unpronounceable ingredients listed on the box.

I've used tennis balls in the past to help "fluff" my down comforters and pillows, and I've had friends who have used a variety of "Dryer balls," so I was very intrigued by the opportunity to review Woolzies, the 100% all natural New Zealand Wool dryer balls, sold by Soft By Nature, Inc.

I received a package in the mail with this box of 6 XL wool balls. The package comes with full directions, and information on the dryer balls.

It is suggested to use all 6 balls in each load, so that is what we did. Using all 6 balls should reduce the drying time of each load of laundry by 25%, which is a great energy saver. My only "con" is that sometimes the balls "hide" in the laundry, and don't make their way back to the dryer until things are folded (fitted sheets are major culprits... ;))

What we have found~

  • In comparison to other dryer balls/tennis balls, Woolzies are MUCH quieter. This is a huge benefit in my mind, as the regular "thunk! thunk!" of tennis balls (Or tennis shoes, way back...) can be very irritating. With Woolzies, it is an issue no more~ 
  • I am pleased with the the "Softening" effect~ the fabrics aren't as stiff as normal (minus fabric softener)
  • The Woolzies didn't entirely eliminate static cling, but it was better than without. 

I haven't tried it yet, but plan to add some essential oils to one or two balls to scent my laundry~ I will enjoy the option to have my own, genuine, scents for my laundry.

From the manufacturer~  Product Description:
Woolzies are 100% pure new zealand wool dryer balls that do everything that conventional fabric softeners do plus they reduce drying time by 25%. They are money back guaranteed to last for at least 1,000 loads!
Woolzies have no chemicals at all and are also hypoallergenic so are safe even for people with wool sensitivities.

You can visit Woolzies on Facebook and Twitter. If you are looking for a natural alternative to fabric softener sheets, Woolzies might be what you are looking for! :) 


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. i love using dryer balls.... i've never heard of woolzies before...they sound like good ones. :)

    annette @ a net in time

  2. I've been tempted to trade in my old plastic dryer balls for some of the wool ones. I worry about static cling, though, especially since I live in a very dry climate.


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