Okay so who loves their clothes to feel soft and not so stiff when they come out of dryer? And who really loves all the nasty chemicals that are in commercial dryer sheets that could potentially transfer to your clothing and get on your skin? Definitely not me, I have sensitive skin and found that most brands dryer sheets irritate me. As a whole my family sticks to very specific brands and types of laundry detergent and supplies that don’t bother my skin. I love watching couponing shows and seeing ladies going crazy getting laundry products free using coupons for their family and thinking man I wish I could do that but my skin is TOOO PICKY! So when I was asked to try Woolzies Dryer Balls free through Tomoson’s I was interested in their claims of being good for people with allergies including those with wool allergies!
I got my box which includes 6 balls that are guaranteed to last for 1,000 loads. They are made from 100% pure New Zealand wool, but are safe for people with wool allergies as they will not shed onto your clothing and never come in contact with your skin. They are supposed to reduce wrinkling, static and reduce dry time by 25% according to their website http://woolzies.com/ and packaging.
Lady Bug actually does most of the laundry in our home as one of her chores with Lego Boy helping out with the sorting before and the folding and putting away after. Hubby and I help them out as needed, and I made sure I was around to help with some while using the Woolzies so I could get a sense of how they did work vs how my daughter thought they were working. My family has used them a few times now and right now it is hot out so static hasn’t been as much of an issue as it is during the winter. We will have to wait and see how they do during the cold weather when our clothes tend to have more static.
As for drying time, we live in an apartment and used paid machines so it really is a pain when your loads are done and there are still damp items in there! Both my daughter and I have noticed that the loads that we use the Woolzie balls in were always completely dry when the time was complete on the machines. The instructions had said if you wanted scent you could get an essential oil and put drops on the ball near the end of the load to fragrance your clothing. We haven’t tried this yet because I’m worried about my skin sensitivity and I’m not sure if it would be enough to do anything to my skin. It’s something my daughter would like to try in the future on her clothes.
I was worried about major noise with balls clanging around the dryer and it being an issue in public machines, but they really are not loud. They might make a dull thump occasionally if they hit the wall without clothing between them and the drum, but they don’t make so much noise that we didn’t feel comfy walking away from public machines and scaring other tenants.
As for wrinkles, since we have an exact time we try to get to the machine as soon as they stopped to help prevent wrinkles so I’m not sure how well it reduces wrinkles.
Overall I think they are performing as described by the company and we will continue to use them. Lady Bug really likes them and was super disappointed when she realized she did laundry the other day and forgot to use them! The price when I first saw it on their website seemed a bit high at $34.95 with free shipping in the US, but when you break it down if they do last 1000 loads that is 4 cents a load. When I do the math for my family and how often we do laundry these should last use a little over 3 years! That is being that the kids don’t use them as balls and loose them! You know how kids are with round objects!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This review is 100% my honest opinion.