August 20, 2013

Review: Woolzies

Since I'm doing a bit of traveling in Scotland over the next two weeks (can you picture the huge grin on my face?), I thought it was a great time to share a new-to-me product with you -- through a review AND actually giving the product to one of my readers!

Several months ago, I started seeing reviews and giveaways of Woolzies popping up all over blogdom. About this same time, my daughter was becoming more interested in natural products, so I thought I should see what the Woolzies rage was all about.

What are Woolzies Dryer Balls ? The company website gives this description:
Woolzies are pure handmade New Zealand wool dryer balls that soften your laundry naturally without any of the chemicals of conventional fabric softeners. Unlike the plastic dryer balls, they are PVC free and won't fall apart or melt on you. Woolzies save time and energy by cutting down on drying time by an average of 25% per load. They also help reduce static and wrinkles.
The men in my house tend to have dry, sensitive skin, so I was happy that Woolzies are 100% hypoallergenic. And unlike dryer sheets and fabric softener, Woolzies don't leave a residue on your clothes or in your dryer and dryer filter. I'd already stopped using dryer sheets and fabric softener for the most part, substituting a vinegar rinse in the washer instead (which I still do, even when using Woolzies). I never liked using liquid fabric softener anyway -- I find it a bit messy.

Using Woolzies Dryer Balls is so simple. Just throw the six balls in on top of your clothes and turn on the dryer. While the clothes are drying, you may hear a soft thumping of the Woolzies doing their job.

I've been using my Woolzies for about a month, and here are my observations so far:
  • Our clothes are coming out quite soft and with no static -- even my fleece throw blankets.
  • My loads seem to be drying a bit faster and definitely more evenly.
  • The laundry feels cleaner to me than when I used softener or dryer sheets, and I enjoy the lack of scent.
  • My Woolzies continue to get softer with each use, and seem to work even better over time.
  • Woolzies make me smile. Really, they do! It's just a little bit more fun to do laundry with them, especially when I find them in funny places like a sleeve or pant leg. But then, I might just be easily amused.
Would I recommend Woolzies? Absolutely! At less than $35 for at least 1,000 loads,Woolzies are cheaper than dryer sheets and are chemical free. And they may just make you smile, too.

Woolzies provided me with a set of Woolzies Dryer Balls to try -- and they want to give a set of Woolzies Dryer Balls to one of my readers, too!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is now closed -- congratulations to our winner, Lori J!
Disclaimer: While a free sample was provided by Woolzies, all views stated here are my own. This post contains affiliate links.


  1. I have been wanting to try these - thanks for the review and chance to win!

    truckredford(at) gmail (dot)com

  2. I have only heard good things about this product! Lori Jackson

  3. shared on facebook~~~Lori R Jackson

  4. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a great product!

  5. I wish I had the gumption to write a laundry haiku! :-)

    Alas, just a "thank you" will have to do.

  6. A laundry haiku? I so wish I was that creative! lol Thanks for the great giveaway!

  7. Yay for giveaways!! Miss you guys :)

  8. Thanks for the great giveaway !- kris

  9. Thanks for the giveaway and the review. I just love the idea of Woolzies but I am still nervous about spending money on a product that no one I know has tried out yet. It's good to know that they are working out well for someone somewhere!

  10. I really want some of these. They seem like just the thing to get the stiffness out of my line dried clothes.

  11. I really like doing laundry. Keep the cooking but give me some woolzies!

  12. I'd love to try these!! So many benefits to using them!!

  13. I do like haikus
    so I will write one for you

  14. I've never heard of these balls before. They may solve my fabric softener stain syndrome!! I'd like to try them.


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