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I have to start off by saying, I'm new to this whole dryer ball world... and I so wish I had stumbled upon them sooner. Soft by Nature, Inc. sent me six Woolzies dryer balls to review, and six dryer balls to give away to one of YOU in the "For the Home" Giveaway Hop from July 8 - 22nd! These dryer balls are 100% natural, eco-friendly, wool fabric softeners.


Soft by Nature, Inc. is a small family-owned company based in New York, who care deeply for the condition of our earth and the children who will one day inherit it. They produce Woolzies all natural 100% wool dryer balls to save time, money, and the environment. Plus, I've heard they make your clothes super fluffy!

Though they are an higher initial investment than a pack of chemical-filled dryer sheets, they are guaranteed to last for 1000 dryer loads (or as my husband say: forever)! They also reduce drying time up to 25%, saving money on energy, and time! Both are precious, especially to SAHM's like myself.
 

Also, Woolzies are handmade in the democratic republic of Nepal, so they proudly provide a steady source of income to the desperately needy women of that developing nation.  

They ship worldwide, and can be purchased HERE, with free shipping throughout the U.S., and flate-rate shipping elsewhere.

Allergic to wool? I'm no doctor, so please proceed with caution, but Woolzies claims that the wool from the dryer balls does not shed, and therefore is safe for those with wool allergies to use!

MY THOUGHTS? 

Claim: Saves time
Find: After completing about 8 loads of laundry with the Woolzies, I can happily say that they do reduce dryer time. I usually have to restart every 1 out of 4 loads or so in the dryer, but every single load with the Woolzies has dried completely in 40-50 minutes (instead of 50-60+).

Claim: Saves money
I won't be able to truly evaluate this until after a few hundred loads. A pack of dryer sheets usually contains around 100 sheets for between $5 - $10. You should make back your investment within 300 loads (and the balls should still have 700 loads left in them!!) It's pretty awesome you don't have to think about these for many, many months or years, even.


Claim: Better for the environment
We have a trash can sitting next to the dryer for fuzzies and dryer sheets. For the purposes of this trial, I have been able to visually see how much waste we are saving by not having to put in and take out a new sheet after every load! I can imagine how much this will build up - or NOT build up, I should say - over the 1000 loads!

Also - I read that the Woolzies make your clothes way more soft and fluffy, and I can say that this, too, is true! We pre-washed a few new dresses and things for S because she's sensitive to materials, and she was so happy with how soft and "comfy" her clothes were after their cycle in the dryer. 

THE DOWNSIDE? There really is only one teeny tiny negative that I can see to these awesome wool dryer balls: the noise. Honestly, we live in a house with a garage, and our dryer is in the garage. Once in awhile you could hear the balls tumbling when it was super quiet, but other than that you wouldn't notice. BUT... if you live in a tiny apartment with the dryer right next to you, you would hear the balls tumbling in the dryer. Would this be a problem? It's truly personal. It might bother some, and others won't notice. I just wanted to make sure I gave you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!

I would definitely recommend these to anyone who wants to save time, money, and the environment while keeping their clothes clean and fresh! 

Want to win a 6-pack of Woolzies for yourself? 

***Don't forget to enter to win*** in the "For the Home" Giveaway hop starting July 8th!

Have you ever tried Woolzies, or other, similar Wool dryer balls?

77 comments:

  1. I have a set of these and absolutely love them.

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    1. Thanks for sharing! It's great to have a second opinion :)

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  2. I have always wanted to try these, I'm going to have to check them out. I hear such wonderful things.

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    1. Yes, they are definitely worth the investment :) I'll be giving away a pack of 6 starting July 8!

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  3. I have wanted to try these out for some time. They sound so awesome.

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    1. They really are! Keep an eye out for the giveaway starting July 8 :)

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  4. I always wonder about these, I'm happy to see the review. Thank you for posting it!

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    1. You're welcome! They are awesome. Keep an eye out for the giveaway on July 8 :)

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  5. I LOVE Woolzies! They are awesome!

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  6. I am OBSESSED with my Woolzies!!!!

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  7. I have never tried these but have heard so many good things about them. makes me want to try them myself!

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  8. I love my dryer balls! I do have to say that they don't totally eliminate static, but it does reduce it. I've used mine for at least 7 years...the same ones. I only have 3 and have read that the more you use the less time it takes for the clothes to dry and the fluffier your towels will be. Plus, if you are using cloth diapers, your inserts will be super fluffy with the use of the dryer balls. Also, you're not coating your clothes and dryer vents with rendered animal fat...the stuff that's in dryer sheets. Bleh!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your opinion! It seems like a lot of people are already on the dryer balls train. I really like them, and it's crazy that you can use the same ones for years and years!! And animal fat? Gross.

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  9. What a cute idea!!! This would be great for my dryer static.. I never even thought of using something like this.

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  10. I love, love LOVE my WOolzies - they save me so much time and money!

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    1. I'm glad to hear so many people like them as much as I do! It really helps endorse a product with multiple opinions :)

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  11. I've seen these online many times but still haven't checked them out!! I need too because they look and sound simply wonderful!! Great Review! I'll have to look into these soon!

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    1. Autumn - my giveaway for these goes live tonight :) Be sure to check it out!

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  12. I learned that Woolzies are eco friendly.

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  13. I've been wanting to make the switch I love that they can last for 1000 loads!

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  14. I like that they can reduce drying time up to 25% - that's a big energy savings.

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  15. Umm...ok, I tried to publish my comment and it disappeared, so I apologize if it shows up later as a duplicate. I said that I like that they can reduce drying time up to 25% and that's a big energy savings.

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  16. I keep reading about Woolzies and I want to try them! I love that they cut down on your drying time, saving time AND energy!

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  17. I learned that they are handmade in the democratic republic of Nepal.

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  18. I learned that they are 100% natural.

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  19. I learned that that they reduce drying time up to 25% and last for 1000 loads of laundry!!!

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  20. I love that these are made in Nepal, and that they help support some of the people there! Awesome!

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  21. I love that these are made in Nepal, and that they help support some of the people there! Awesome!

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  22. Less drying time?! I need these in my life!! I constantly have to restart my dryer because things aren't getting dry. These sound like they would greatly improve my laundry duties... which I loathe!

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  23. I learned that Woolzies can save up to 25% drying time, which will also save money!

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  24. I learned they are a more ecological source for your dryer than sheets.

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  25. I learned that these dryer balls are safe for people with wool allergies, made of New Zealand wool and that they can be refreshed for static problems by washing in a sock in hot water.. Cool, I think these would be great at my house

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  26. I learned that they're handmade in the democratic republic of Nepal!

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  27. I like that they are all natural and chemical free!

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  28. I got a set for my mom and she looooves them, I'd love a set for us!

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  29. I like that it is made by a family owned company and that they save energy by cutting down on drying time.

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  30. I learnt that they last for 1000 dryer loads. I also think they would be good to fluff up a little bit the towels that have been dried on the clothesline. :D

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  31. i love that it's all natural and better for the environment!

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  32. I learned it is guaranteed to last for 1,000 loads

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  33. they are GUARANTEED to last for 1000 loads! wow!

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  34. Did not realize that "pills" on the balls actually aid in the process!

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  35. I am very surprised how simple they are to use and how much better for the environment they are in comparison dryer sheets.

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  36. I'd love to switch! It sounds great that they make your clothes so much fluffier and soft!

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  37. I like you can use them even if you are allergic to wool.

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  38. I like that you can use them even if you're allergic to wool.

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  39. I like how long they last... 1000 loads. Defiantly worth the money

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  40. Wow, 25% reduction in drying time?! That's awesome.

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  41. Last up to 1000 loads and saves energy?! wow! sign me up!

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  42. I love how they last 1000 loads. What a money saver!

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  43. I love that they save time and money! I didn't know that they are handmade in the democratic republic of Nepal.

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  44. I LOVE that they are a family owned business, to be honest that makes me want to buy them more!

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  45. I learned that even those with wool sensitivities can use these as they don't shed in the dryer!

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  46. I love the way it can dry your laundry 25% faster.

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  47. I learned where they are made - Nepal - and that the jobs they create are helping people there!

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  48. It's awesome that they can reduce your dry time by up to 25%!

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  49. I love that they reduce drying time! Saves time and $ on the energy bill!

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  50. I love that they support women in Nepal.

    pennymindingmom (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  51. I learn that they are all natural, and reduce drying time as well as cutting out static cling!

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  52. You have to care for them by washing them in a sock - good to know. Also they reduce static, which is awesome.

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  53. I learned that they don't shed so people with wool allergies won't have a problem with them. I don't have an allergy as such but wool feels scratchy to me so I don't wear it.

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  54. I also didn't know you could refresh their ability to reduce static by washing them in a sock. I never even thought about how one would wash them.

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  55. I like that Soft by Nature, Inc. is a small family-owned company! Gotta love that!

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  56. I learned they reduce drying time. That is incredible!

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  57. I didn't know they were guaranteed for 1000 dryer loads- that's good to know as I've been wondering about that aspect in thinking of trying them. Also, didn't know they were made in Nepal. Hmm... wonder if I have anything else made in Nepal??

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  58. I learned that they are good up to 700 loads.

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  59. I learned that the pilling on the Woolzies actually help it do what it does.

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  60. I learned the dryer balls are 100% natural, eco-friendly, wool fabric softeners.

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  61. I love that these help women in Napal! Great product.

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  62. Love that these help women in Napal! Seems like a cool product.

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  63. I like they have no chemicals (unlike dryer sheets)

    slehan at juno dot com

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  64. I love how they reduce dryer time (as well as chemical use)! So much better for the environment!

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  65. Wow, I love that they last about 1000 loads. That is impressive. I also REALLY love that they are organic.

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  66. I've been wanting to try these, but I hadn't realized they reduced drying time before reading your review. Thank you!

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