Director Jewels: Woolzies Dryer Balls Review + Giveaway

Monday, February 4, 2013

Woolzies Dryer Balls Review + Giveaway


If you've read a post or two around my blog, you've probably come to the realization that I seem to always be doing laundry.  It's not an exaggeration.  My washer and dryer run almost all day, almost every day, and I never seem to get to the bottom of the dirty pile.  Yikes.  You can probably imagine that if I can find a way to reduce the time I spend doing laundry...I'm all for it.  So, that's why I am so excited to tell you about Woolzies Dryer Balls!


Until Woolzies offered me a set of dryer balls to review, I had never heard of this concept.  It's possible I'm just living in the dark ages (I'm a mom who has very little contact with the world outside of diapers), but maybe you aren't familiar with dryer balls, either!  Here's the scoop:

Woolzies are an all-natural alternative to traditional dryer sheets.  Available for purchase in a set of 6, these pure wool dryer balls do the same thing as fabric softener, but they don't contain any chemicals that coat your clothes.  One set of these dryer balls will last for over 1,000 loads - which means they are a far more frugal choice than dryer sheets.  They are also handcrafted from 100% pure New Zealand wool by women in the democratic republic of Nepal, so when you purchase, you are contributing to a great cause.

Lincoln thinks the Woolzies box is great for car storage.

So you think that all sounds great, but maybe too good to be true?  It's not!  In the past few weeks, I have used Woolzies in every type of laundry we do here in our home - normal clothes, baby clothes, sheets, towels, and more.  Woolzies dryer balls create space between the items in your laundry load by bouncing around during the drying cycle - this effectively cuts down drying time!  According to Woolzies, the drying time is decreased by about 25% in large loads and up to 40% in small loads!  That's a huge savings.  I definitely noticed a decrease in my small loads of laundry.  Most of my laundry is done in ridiculously-epic-huge-amounts however - so in those loads, I did not see a huge difference.  Woolzies suggests using 8 dryer balls instead of 6 to achieve maximum benefits.  I think I need a couple more...or my kids need to stop going through three outfits a day!

The dryer balls do a great job at keeping static at bay, as well.  The balls are good for up to 1,000 loads and instructions are included to refresh them in the washer if they become less effective over time.

Overall, I'm definitely pleased with these dryer balls!  They have cut down my drying time, made me feel better about having fewer chemicals in my house, and bonus - I think it will be a fun chore for the kids to help me find the balls in the clean laundry when they're a little bit older!


You can purchase Woolzies on their website and on Amazon.  One box of six dryer bottles is $34.95 with free shipping to the USA.  Make sure you follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates! 

Giveaway

One Director Jewels reader will win a box of 6 Woolzies Dryer Balls.  This giveaway will end on February 10 at 11:59pm CST.  This giveaway is open to US readers only.

To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below (you may need Javascript enabled to see the form and it may take a moment to load)!  Once you complete the first entry, the other options will open up so that you can complete them as well.  All of the "extra entries" are optional - you can do just one, or as many as you want!  Winners will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.  Good luck!



Thank you to Woolzies for providing my review sample and the giveaway prizes!  I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own.  For more information, you can read my Giveaway Policy and my Disclosure Policy.


75 comments:

  1. Because I love Woolzies and I want to win some for my friend!

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  2. I want to win because Woolzies cut down on drying time. My washer always finishes before the dryer and I have to wait...

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  3. These look so cool. I've always wanted to try them.

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  4. i want to try them bc theyre eco friendly!

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  5. I've got to try these things!!

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  6. I want to win so that I don't have static.

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  7. I want to win because I have never tried these but I would love to.

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  8. Im right there with you - i am constantly doing laundry all day and the Woolzies would be amazing and cut down on my dryer time.

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  9. I want to use these on my cloth diapers to cut down on drying time and to help make them softer

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  10. I would love to win because I am trying to get rid of chemicals in my house and this would be perfect for my laundry!

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  11. I would like to reduce my drying time to save energy.

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  12. I am on a Go Green Save The Earth, new years resolution kick. SAving on drying time, means I also save money. Go Green and save

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  13. going green is not easy-- this would be a good star-- reduce, recyle--and help without chemicals to soften a load of laundry

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  14. I would like to try try these because they're chemical free

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  15. I want to win because I hate, hate, HATE those toxic dryer sheets.

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  16. I would love to cut down on drying time.

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  17. Because I love the idea of Woolzies and would like to try them.

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  18. My son has sensitive skin, I would love to try a scent-and-chemical free solution like Woolzies for my dryer.

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  19. I've wanted to try wool dryer balls for a long time now. Kept planning on making my own but never got around to it. I'd love to win!:)

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  20. I have been dying to win some woolzies--they cut drying time & naturally soften your clothes. Thanks for the chance! :)

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  21. I have heard and read great reviews of Woolzies and I really want to try them out!

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  22. iwant to see them cut down drying time debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  23. i've always wanted to try dryer balls! kateandoli@gmail.com

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  24. I would love to try these out!

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  25. i want to win because i think they're a great alternative to dryer sheets!

    annae07 at aol dot com

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  26. I would love to win and try Woolzies Dryer Balls because they are all nature and safe for health!
    Thank You for the giveaway

    Fiona N

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  27. I would love to win and save a fortune on dryer sheets

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  28. I've been so wanting to try the Woolizies. I like that they soften your clothes without chemicals, last a LONG time and cut the drying time down thus saving me money. I have heard so many good things about them. terri.moore 30 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I've heard so much about the dryer balls...I'd like to try them. :)

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  30. I would love to use Wool in my dryer!

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  31. I would love to win to cut down on drying time.

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  32. I want to cut drying time so I don't have to run the cloth diapers through two cycles.

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  33. I've always wanted to try dryer balls.

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  34. I would love to save energy on winter drying time when it is too cold for the clothes line. We do 8-10 loads of luandry a week includinqg cloth diaper laundry. Drier balls would make a diffrence
    Am

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  35. This would actually save me a ton of money. We are looking to buy wool balls right now and I'm just holding out to see if I win some in a giveaway. LoL! We really need them to cut energy cuts and help eliminate static in the winter.

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  36. I'd love to win because my wool dryer balls are starting to fall apart.

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  37. I'd like to try them out and see if they really reduce drying time.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  38. We cant use any fabric softeners in our house because of skin sensitivities, and less drying time is always good too!

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  39. I would love to cut down drying time!

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  40. I want to win because... I want dryer balls!

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  41. I have one Dryer ball now and would love to win more. I didn't realize that the more you dry with the quicker they dry. How energy efficient!!!!

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  42. I love Woolzies! They are like clouds of heaven bouncing around in my dryer!

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  43. I want to cut out the chemicals that we use in our home by 50% this year!

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  44. I want to win because I love Woolzies but hate having to fish them out of the load to try the next. It would be great to have a few more so I don't have to do that anymore!
    Alessandra Peterson

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  45. I would love to win because I love that they don't have the chemicals and also reduce drying time

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  46. I would like to reduce my drying time.

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  47. would like to not use dryer sheets anymore

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  48. to eliminate waste and reduce static

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  49. i'd love to try these out & save some energy!

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  50. our dryer is ancient! would to reduce static and drying time!

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  51. I want to share with my sister who hasn't yet discovered the joys of wool dryer balls! - claiborne

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  52. We're going green this year! I'd like to nix the fabric sheets.

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  53. because i want to convert my mother in law to using wool

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  54. I don't like the chemicals in dryer sheets and I like how these reduce drying time

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  55. I want to win because I have never tried dryer balls.

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  56. I need to find an alternative to dryer sheets!

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  57. I want to win because I'm dying to try dryer balls!

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  58. I want to win because I think Woolzies are an amazing product. I want to be able to use a chemical free fabric softening option, and Wwoolzies are perfect!

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  59. I want to win so that I can save money by using my dryer for less time!

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  60. Because I can never have enough dryer balls!

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  61. Some of my diapers are so thick that I have to run two drying cycles! I would love to shorten that to just one!

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  62. I have never tried dryer balls but I have heard lots of good things!!

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  63. I have been coveting dryer balls for a few months but unfortunately they are out of my price range. I would love to win some!!

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  64. I tried making some, but they just didn't felt right.

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  65. I'm new to cloth diapering and just trying to figure things out and trying new things to see what works!! :)

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  66. I have wanted to try thses for so long.

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  67. We are excited by the idea of cutting down in our drying time :).
    It would be great to win some dryer balls to add to the one we have. There was a time when we had more than one, but unfortunately our dog thought they made great chew toys when she was a puppy.. I definitely would recommend dryer balls to those wishing to reduce drying time or wanting a chemical free static solution.

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  68. I would like to win as I have been looking for a more natural fabric softener

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  69. I want to win because I've tried multiple times to make my own, and they never turn out.

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  70. I have to start my dryer twice to dry clothes and I've wanted to try dryer balls forever!

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  71. I would love to win more dryer balls. I have one set of 3 that I use with diapers. I would need more to use with my regular laundry.

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  72. Wedon't use dryer sheets any more so these would be awesome to have!

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