A little over a month ago I was contacted by Soft by Nature and asked to review one of their products – Woolzies. Woolzies are 100% natural wool dryer balls meant to replace the chemical laden, scented dryer sheets that most people use. After I researched them a little bit, I thought it was a perfect product for our family to review since I’m always trying to find products and ways to help keep chemicals out of our house (like I detailed in this post). It’s also perfect because Josh happens to be a static freak and throws temper tantrums when his favorite polyester Adidas pants cling to his legs. We’ve been using them for a month now so,
Do they get rid of static cling?
Yes, for the most part. They worked 100% for about 2 weeks and then
Josh I noticed a little static creeping back so I did what the instructions told me to do in case this happened. I put each ball inside of a sock and washed them with a load of laundry. This seemed to do the trick and we’re back to no static.
Do they really cut back on drying time?
I think so. I’m not positive because I’ve never paid attention to how long loads take to dry without Woolzies. For instance, I set my dryer timer at a certain time every time but I don’t know if they’re actually dry before the timer goes off. I did notice once when I needed to get some baseball gear out early that the entire load was dry about 20 minutes before the timer was set to go off. All 6 dryer balls were in with this load so it’s possible that it was caused by the Woolzies.
Are they loud, bouncing around in the dryer?
Not loud but you can notice that there’s something different going on in the dryer. It’s nothing I’d complain about though.
What do they smell like?
I was a little nervous about the smell since I know what scent elicits from scrubbing my wool rug but Woolzies don’t smell like anything at all. Actually, you can add drops of essential oils to add a fragrance to your loads of laundry.
The only complaint that I have about Woolzies is that they get lost throughout your laundry. My laundry room is so small that I have to take the clothes out of the dryer at an angle (rather than while standing in front of the dryer) so it’s a bit of a pain in the ass when a rogue dryer ball flies out from inside of a shirt and rolls across the floor. Also, on a minor note, my dog gets them confused with tennis balls 🙂
Whether or not we purchase another pack once this one wears out depends on how long they actually last. If they meet up to the claims then yes, I’ll be a Woolzies customer for life.
Woolzies are extremely cost effective. Purchasing directly from the website, they cost $34.95 with free shipping. At first glance this price looks outrageous for a laundry product but they’re guaranteed to last for 1,000 loads. That’s an average cost of about 4 cents per load. You can also buy them for a buck cheaper on Amazon or a 3 pack for $18. For all of the details on how and why these wool balls work, or if you want to purchase a pack visit woolzies.com or check out their facebook page.
In the meantime, Soft by Nature has also been kind enough to give one of my readers their very own complimentary 6 pack of Woolzies shipped directly to your house. To enter, leave a comment, along with your email address, explaining what your family does to be a little “greener” (your email will not be used for anything besides contacting you when you win!). For a bonus entry, follow This Organic Life by clicking the follow button on the top right and signing up via WordPress or email. You must enter by Wednesday, July 17 at 6pm. Good luck!
I received no monetary compensation for writing this review, however the product was given to me complimentary. All opinions expressed are my own.