A Purely Natural Alternative to Dryer Sheets

T.J. and I made a personal decision, several years back on our journey to a greener lifestyle, to discontinue our use of dryer sheets. T.J. did much research, as usual, and found that dryer sheets contain weird chemicals and artificial fragrances. So, we stopped buying them all together. Also, T.J. has highly sensitive skin so we are also very careful of everything we use for washing our clothes. I have made my own detergent and buy fragrance/dye free when I have to.

Fast forward a few years and when green products were coming onto the market we tried several “natural” dryer sheets. Eh…pretty disappointing and not to mention the prices were fairly high for something that you don’t get many uses out of and eventually toss into the garbage.

Back to using no dryer sheets again which means static cling up the yang yang and no so very soft, but clean clothes. Seriously annoying especially when living in New England means cold and wicked dry winter air. Nine times out of ten that means you are walking around with a miscellaneous sock on some part of your clothes that you are unaware of and electric hair!

I had seen a fellow blogger recommending Woolzies Dryer Balls and I even entered the giveaway they hosted as I was completely intrigued. I didn’t win, but I was recently given the opportunity to review my own set of Woolzies! 🙂

Woolzies Dryer Balls

So what are Woolzies?

  • 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.
  • Woolzies are also hypo-allergenic and totally safe for people with wool sensitivities as they will not shed onto your laundry.
  • Unlike even natural dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners, Woolzies last for 1,000 loads and are therefore extremely eco friendly.

Woolzies Dryer Balls

I have been rolling these 6 Woolzies around and around in my dryer for about a week now. I’ve done diaper laundry, towels, sheets and our everyday clothes. I am completely over the moon with these dryer balls. They have really cut down on dryer time, especially on the cloth diapers which usually take forever.

They don’t make noise. My washer and dryer is in-between the master bedroom and G’s bedroom. I have run the dryer with the Woolzies while G has napped and there really is no difference in the sound of the dryer running a cycle.

I wonder how long it will take me to wash 1,000 loads? I do A LOT of laundry!

You can buy Woolzies directly on their website here or on sites such as Amazon or Drugstore.com for around $35.00.

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WIN IT! Simply leave me a comment below and tell me why you would want to try Woolzies!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Winner will be chosen via Random.org on 4/6/2013. U.S. entries only. Good luck!

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About Candice

Candice is a mom of three under 5. Originally from the smallest state of Rhode Island, now living in Connecticut. From working gal to stay-at-home mom, she is walking the path of the Modern Mom.

Comments

  1. I have been looking at those plastic dryer balls they sell in stores b/c I want to try something, as we haven’t used fabric softener in a long time, and these would be even better!

  2. With a baby in the house we try to avoid chemicals/pastics and the like and do need some sort of dryer thing that doesn’t include them, this is the only one i’ve seen and we’d love to try it.

  3. I have tried the plastic dryer balls and they don’t completely take away the static. 🙁 I also think woolzies would be great for my cloth diapers! I am not a fan of the toxic chemicals in dryer sheets.. It would be great to try a natural alternative!

  4. Heather K. says:

    I would love to try these! I switched to as many organic natural products as I can but have not found any safe or effective dryer sheets and have just been going without. I’m hoping these will be the answer I’ve been looking for. Thanks for the giveaway.:)

  5. To reduce my drying time by 25%.

  6. Celia Husmann says:

    Would love to try these because I hate dryer sheets – dislike the cost, toll on the environment, and the scent!

  7. I love my Woolzies. They’ve really helped to minimize drying time.

  8. Margot C says:

    I love Woolzies, I love that there are no chemicals. no revolting scents or perfumes, less dryer time (what’s not to like!)

  9. rod jackson says:

    I want to try to reduce dryer time
    Rod Jackson
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

  10. I love how it’s better for the environment by reducing dryer time and containing no chemicals! I love it!

  11. Michele P says:

    I want to reduce drying time, use something that is safe for the environment, and doesn’t have chemicals or anything that will irritate the skin.

  12. I have never tried these, but I sure want to. Would love to lose the dryer sheets!

  13. Woolzies are my favorite! I have several different brands and these one’s have held up the best.

  14. I want to win because we recently decided to stop using dryer sheets for the same reasons and want to try it!

  15. I love the fact that it saves energy and cuts the drying time by 25%! Sounds like an amazing product!

  16. Woolzies seem like the perfect solution to the problem of how to reduce our use of chemicals, as well as saving energy and time. What’s not to like? I’d love to win this giveaway!

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