I received a box of Woolzies Dryer Balls
as compensation for this review.
All opinions are 100% my own.
Over the past several years, I’ve been making lots of changes to my family’s routine. We buy more organic food. There are less paper products entering our home in boxes and leaving in the trash. We recycle everything we can. And we’ve eliminated as many toxins as we can from our cleaning products.
I used to get super excited when I got a new box of dryer sheets. The fresh smell would waft from the laundry room through the entire house…and even into the street because the dryer vents outside. It felt fresh and clean and homey. Until I discovered that all that freshness comes with a big down side. Toxins. Yes, dryer sheets are loaded with toxins that can contribute to everything from headaches to nervous system disorders.
Then I heard about Woolzie’s Dryer Balls – the natural fabric softener – and was granted the opportunity to review them. Each box contains six 100% Pure New Zealand Wool balls. These amazing woolen balls really work! They bounce around in the dryer like tennis balls which helps the load dry faster (a plus for the environment!). They soften my clothes just as well as the chemicals in the dryer sheets.
But my big test was whether they would reduce static. They do! Woolzies suggests rolling up a piece of plain kitchen aluminum foil into the size of one of the Woolzies balls, add it to the dryer with the wool balls and static will be even further reduced.
And they accomplish all of these things without chemicals.
I thought I would miss the smell of dryer sheets. Turns out, there’s a solution to that as well.
After the laundry is completely dried, take out 2 of the Woolzies balls and apply desired amount of pure essential oil to each ball. Toss the two back into the dryer with the other four and run on Air Fluff (no heat) for 10 minutes. Your laundry will smell heavenly and the scent will linger for severals days. (from the Woolzie’s FAQ information)
The balls are hypoallergenic and safe for people with wool sensitivities.
Each box is guaranteed to last for 1000 loads of laundry. Try doing that with a box of dryer sheets!
At first they annoyed the boys because they thought they had to count the balls every time we unloaded the dryer. I don’t get that picky. I try to leave as many of them in the dryer as I can…and if I find one in my dry clothes as I fold, I go toss it back in the dryer. No big deal. Another way to deal with this issue would be to have two sets. One in the dryer, and one in a basket on top. When the load finishes, take everything out (including the Woolzies), then toss in the next load with the six from the basket on top. When you fold the dry load, collect the Woolzies in the basket and they’re ready for the next load.
I love doing everything I can to protect my family from the toxins in our environment. And when the solution is simple, effective and safe, I’m in!
If you are also interested in making this small change in routine that could make a huge change in your family’s health and well being, today is your lucky day because the Woolzies company has authorized me to give away a box of six of their XL size Dryer Balls (a $30 value).
There’s one mandatory entry: comment on this post with one small change you are making to make your home safer and healthier for your family. Then, there are multiple other ways to enter — connecting with me and with Woolzies on Facebook and Twitter — and even an option to help me spread the word with a Tweet.