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Woolzies Dryer Balls: Review & Giveaway!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2013 in For Your Home | 27 comments

Woolzies Dryer Balls GiveawayThe folks at Woolzies had perfect timing when they asked A Green Routine to review and give away their product. One weekend I was in a store looking at a box of a plastic dryer balls wondering if they worked and, even if they did, were they the most eco-friendly option? The product went back on the shelf. A few days later, we got an email from Woolzies asking us to test their eco-friendly wool dryer balls and give a set away to one lucky reader. We jumped at the chance and have been testing the product for two months.

First, we’ll tell you about the product. Then, we’ll let you know how to enter to win a free box of Woolzies dryer balls!

What are Woolzies Dryer Balls?

They’re balls of 100% New Zealand wool that go in the dryer with your clothes. Woolizes are primarily marketed as an all-natural fabric softener, but they also cut down on drying time and reduce static. They’re hypoallergenic and even safe for people with wool sensitivities as they will not shed onto your laundry, according to the company.

What Makes Woolzies Eco-Friendly?

Chemicals used in conventional dryer sheets emit toxins into the air and onto your clothes which can then be absorbed through your skin. Woolzies are made of wool so they are chemical-free.

A bunch of Woolzies bouncing around your dryer will also separate clothes, allowing air to flow more freely. This reduces drying time, which saves energy and money. The company says the product can reduce drying time up to 25%.

Woolizes last for 1,000 loads before they need to be replaced.

Do Woolzies Work?

I’ve been using Woolzies instead of natural dryer sheets for about two months and, yes, they do work. My clothes dry faster (at least 15% faster according to my non-scientific calculations) and they come out of the dryer static-free. I’ll give Woolzies points for softness too. I never used a fabric softener but my sheets and towels have felt softer since I started using them.

While we were given this set of Woolzies to test and review, we would never recommend a product we wouldn’t buy ourselves. So the big question is, would I buy Woolzies with money out of my own pocket? I can still get more than 900 loads of laundry out of my current set, but if I had to choose today to buy another set of the natural dryer sheets I was using or Woolzies, I would choose Woolzies. They perform three helpful tasks – reducing dry time, reducing static, softening fabric – in one product and the per load cost is the same as the product I had been using.

Plus, Woolzies are completely handmade by women in Nepal who receive a steady source of income from making the product. It’s nice to know they’re employing people who can use the income instead of machines. Eli Feuer, the president of Soft By Nature, the company that makes Woolzies, informed me via email that company is working toward a fair trade certification as well. A fair trade certification would recognize the company’s commitment to producing the product in an environmentally and socially responsible way.

Enter To Win Your Own Set Of Woolzies

Enter to win a box of Woolzies using the application below. To be eligible to win you must like Woolzies on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. All of the other options are just that, optional, but you’ll get extra points for each one and increase your chance of winning. Good luck!

UPDATE 9/3/13: Congratulations to our winner Rod J. and thank you to everyone who entered. If you’d like your own set of Woolzie’s, you can buy them on Amazon.

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Kim brings a hint of homesteading to the blog while focusing on changes that work with today’s busy schedules. She often shares recipes for making your own beauty and cleaning products and even canned goods. You can follow Kim on Twitter at @kim_ann.

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27 Comments

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  1. Sally Kerrigan

    I’d like to try Woolzies because I would prefer using a natural product rather than the dryer sheets with chemicals. My husband has sensitive skin and is allergic to wool, but because you have said that they are okay for people with wool allergies, I’m willing to try them.

  2. Rod Jackson

    I want to save money and have less wrinkles.

  3. mommysmilkzombies

    i want to try them because they will reduce drying time!

  4. Lauralee

    I want to try them to reduce drying time, and be static free

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I’d like to try them to help reduce drying time and my electric bill which helps the environment too.

  6. Tannis W

    I want to reduce drying time when I use my dryer!

  7. sarah j jackson

    I want to try woolzies because we cannot use dryer sheets because of some allergies and sensitive skin in the family

  8. Cheri Gallant

    I worry about the environment and this seems like it would cut down on waste.

  9. Donna Cheatle

    I would like to reduce my drying time and save money!

  10. Andrea H

    They would save time & money – both of which I could certainly use more of! :)

  11. lynnc50

    i want to try woolzies because i use only organic and natural laundry supplies and theses look neat

  12. Karla Sceviour

    I want to try them because I have heard a lot of good things about them,I have wanted to try them for a long time now, I would love to reduce my dryer time!

  13. Jeannie

    I would like to try Woolzies because I would love to reduce dryer time as well as soften my clothing.

  14. Jennette

    I want to try Woolzies because dryer sheets don’t work with my baby’s cloth diapers.

  15. Helga

    i want to try them because I have heard so much about them and they are a natural alternative.

  16. brandy davis

    I want to try woozies. natural is always better

  17. alannah

    good for mother earth.

  18. Tara Martin

    I’m working on getting toxins out of my home, dryer sheets are the worst!

  19. Tammy Dalley

    I want to save money!!!!!

  20. Maegan Morin

    I want to try them because they seem like a cheaper more efficient alternative to dryer sheets.

  21. Tina Hamaker

    I want to stop using dryer sheets

  22. Jackee

    I like soft clothing.

  23. Linda W.

    I would love to save time on drying.

  24. Deb S

    I’ve heard several people say how good they are.

  25. Michelle B

    I want to try Woolzies because I’d love to save $$ of my power bill!

  26. Judy Hunting

    I would love to try Woolzies.. as I hate static!

  27. Laura11

    I want to try Woolzies because I want to save money and make my laundry soft and static-cling free!

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