Green Your Laundry Routine with Woolzies Dryer Balls

by Chrystal Johnson on May 29, 2013

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woolzies-logoLaundry. It’s something we all dread (at least I do), but it’s a necessary part of life. Anything I can do to make laundry easier, faster and more eco-friendly are huge bonuses in my book.

That’s why I love wool dryer balls. I’ve been using them for over a year now, but I have a few that needed replacing. They are pilling pretty bad and starting to get deformed, so I wanted to get more to optimize my use of them.

If you’ve never used wool dryer balls, did you know that adding 6 of them to your clothes dryer can cut drying time by 25% and soften your clothes naturally (as well as reducing wrinkles and static)? So you can save on your laundry-related energy costs while eliminating your family’s exposure to the horrible chemicals that are in dryer sheets.

woolzies-boxSo was was really excited to receive 6 new dryer balls from Woolzies to add to my dryer. These dryer balls are handmade from pure New Zealand wool in Nepal, and they provide a reliable source of income for the needy women of that developing country who make the dryer balls.

So far, I am impressed with the quality of the Woolzies dryer balls, and was pleased to read that they are guaranteed for 1,000 loads. I have put them through probably about a dozen loads so far, and I haven’t noticed any pilling like I’ve experienced with some other brands. I think they’ll last us well over the 1,000 load guarantee.

If you want to green your laundry routine, check out Woolzies dryer balls. You can pick 6 of them up for $34.95.

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One lucky Happy Mothering reader will win a 6-pack of Woozies dryer balls ($34.95 value) to help them green their laundry routine this summer. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Michelle K. May 29, 2013 at 9:05 pm

I’ve been wanting to try some. I’ve heard some say they work and others, not so much.

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2 Kathy flanagan May 29, 2013 at 9:23 pm

I like that they last for 1000 loads.

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3 Allie May 29, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I learned they are hypo-allergenic and safe for those will wool sensitivities.
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4 jp May 29, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Never heard of these, but they sound awesome! I may be able to retire my essential oil scented cloths. Plus that is for a really great cause

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5 Chrystal Johnson May 29, 2013 at 10:11 pm

You can add essential oils to wool dryer balls too. I do it all the time!

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6 jaime May 30, 2013 at 5:57 am

They reduce drying time by 25%!

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7 Kristi May 30, 2013 at 6:02 am

These will not reduce the fire retardant properties in clothing.

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8 Ray May 30, 2013 at 6:29 am

I love dryer balls. Saves on my electric bill and softens towels!

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9 Susan C. May 30, 2013 at 6:32 am

I really like that these dryer balls aren’t supposed to shed, and they last for 1000 washes! Incredible!

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10 brittany May 30, 2013 at 7:58 am

people are allergic to wool? never knew that. lasts for 1000 loads? how do you remember when it is the 1000th load?!

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11 Zola
Twitter: zolagrif
May 30, 2013 at 8:08 am

Woolzies last for 1,000 loads

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12 Zola
Twitter: zolagrif
May 30, 2013 at 8:08 am

Woolzies last for 1,000 loads

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13 Gigi
Twitter: LadyGDuran
May 30, 2013 at 8:10 am

They are PVC free and won’t fall apart or melt on you.

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14 Andrea H May 30, 2013 at 8:25 am

1000 loads! Ah-mazing!

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15 Megan May 30, 2013 at 8:31 am

They last for 1000 loads and are OK for people who can’t normally wear wool!

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16 Dorothy Teel May 30, 2013 at 8:35 am

I like that Woolzies are made with New Zealand wool and that it reduces drying time 25% a load.. I like that they last a long time..

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17 Jen H May 30, 2013 at 8:42 am

they last a really long time! and help reduce static too

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18 Lindsay Coffman May 30, 2013 at 9:13 am

I love how they eliminate the need for any yucky fabric softeners.

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19 Kali Hees May 30, 2013 at 12:56 pm

love the idea that they are very long lasting and take the place of fabric softener!

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20 polly May 30, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I learned they last for 1,000 loads

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21 Evette May 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm

The wool dryer balls are eco friendly and good for 1000 washer and are non toxic

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22 Helen May May 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm

It’s hard to believe they are homemade. Interesting how they work.

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23 Sarah May 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Cuts drying time 25%

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24 Courtney Renee May 30, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Unlike the plastic dryer balls, they are PVC free and won’t fall apart or melt on you

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25 Jessica A May 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Safe for cloth diapers, last for 1000 loads, and reduces drying time!
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26 Sarah Hayes May 30, 2013 at 10:19 pm

i learned that they are all natural and last for 1000 loads

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27 Ashley F May 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I learned they are handmade by women in Nepal and provide a steady source of income for these women. Good for the earth and good for people!

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28 Bekah Kuczenski
Twitter: MrsKucz
May 31, 2013 at 1:45 am

I learned that they are safe for people who have wool sensitivities!

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29 Darlene Jones-Nelson May 31, 2013 at 8:37 am

I learned that it cuts down on drying time.

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30 Beth Ann May 31, 2013 at 9:13 am

They last for a thousand loads! That’s great!

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31 Trisha W. May 31, 2013 at 9:35 am

I learned Woolzies are tested to last for 1000 loads.

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32 Anne Perry May 31, 2013 at 10:43 am

I learned that they are safe for people with wool sensitivities

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33 Talia May 31, 2013 at 10:48 am

They cut down on drying time by 25%. Wow! I’m a little bit tempted to buy these on my own.

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34 Geri Fink May 31, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I never knew about the fire retardant. I never really thought about it.

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35 Corey May 31, 2013 at 3:32 pm

These look like so much fun. I’ve been eating to try them just have not ordered them yet. Would be great to win.

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36 Michelle Lee May 31, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I learned they last 1000 loads. :)

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37 Georgia Beckman June 1, 2013 at 5:57 am

I learned that not only do these cut your drying time, it also eliminates the need for fabric softener.

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38 Tegan L. June 1, 2013 at 9:26 am

I learned that they last for 1,000 loads which is LOADS better than my dryer sheets!

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39 Shannon F June 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I learned they are hypo-allergenic which is a necessity in this house!

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40 Gayle S June 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Woolzies dryer balls are 100 % New Zealand wool and are completely handmade, which accounts for the variations in size, color and texture.

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41 Debra Cooper June 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I’ve been wanting to try these!

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42 Elizabeth Gentry June 2, 2013 at 1:30 am

It’s like having an eco friendly fabric softener that keeps going and going and going :)

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43 christine k. June 2, 2013 at 2:33 am

I learned they last up to 1000 loads!
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44 Gina June 2, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I learner that they are hypoallergenic and won’t shed onto laundry.

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45 kelly
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June 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm

I learned they will last for a long time (1,000 loads)
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46 Gillian Stafford June 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Woolizes lasts for 1000 loads! Wow!

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47 Jessica June 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

I love that they are sustainable and reduce drying time by 25%!

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48 Aimee P. June 3, 2013 at 7:03 pm

I learned that they cut down drying time and last up to 1,000 loads

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49 Lianne June 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

They last over 1000 loads! Cool!

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50 Kim Pinch June 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Woolzies last for 1,000 loads and they reduce drying time.

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51 Ranu Tanu June 4, 2013 at 8:07 pm

I learnt that these dryer balls also reduce static and wrinkles.

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52 Noreen June 5, 2013 at 7:05 am

They last at least a 1000 loads
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53 Charlotte R June 5, 2013 at 10:19 am

I learned that they are guaranteed for at least 1k loads

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54 Emily June 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I love how these reduce drying time!

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55 Geri Fink June 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm

They do free shipping and gift wrapping. I have one set of these and they are going to be on my Christmas list for this year for family and friends.

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56 lana June 5, 2013 at 8:42 pm

that it last up to 1000 loads

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57 AlannaB June 6, 2013 at 7:38 am

Wool is compostable! :-)
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58 AndreaH June 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm

They cut down on drying by at least 25%, which to mean screams lower electric bill. I also absolutely love that they last 1,000 loads or money back. Seems like a good company sure of their products ability.

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59 Kerry G. June 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm

They last for 1000 loads

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60 Teisha c June 6, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I learned that woolzies are good for me and the environment :)

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61 josi June 7, 2013 at 11:50 am

they are made in nepal :)

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62 Kathleen June 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I learned Woolzies last for 1,000 loads! Also that they are a fabric softener, wrinkle reducer, and cut drying time by 25%. I would LOVE to win this one! Thanks!

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63 trisha kilpatrick June 7, 2013 at 5:56 pm

They save time, energy, and money. They remove wrinkles and static.

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64 Laura June 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I found out that they are made in Nepal.

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65 Amanda Alvarado June 7, 2013 at 6:46 pm

I learned they are handmade from New Zealand wool

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66 Donna Cheatle June 7, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Using Woolzies will cut down your drying time by 25%, and it’s true!! I’ve used them and it really does help!

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67 Claudia
Twitter: Dealsfan32
June 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Woolzies reduce drying time by 25% and are pure handmade New Zealand wool

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68 Jenny R. June 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm

They work as a natural fabric softener.

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69 Caitlin Myers June 8, 2013 at 4:42 am

They last for 1,000 loads of laundry and cut down on drying time.

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70 Ashley B June 8, 2013 at 9:36 pm

They are completely free of harmful chemicals, last 1,000 loads and I like that they are made right here in the US

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71 John Hutchens June 9, 2013 at 11:24 am

I learned that they were hypoallergenic

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72 Jessica O June 10, 2013 at 4:05 am

I learned that they are safe for people with wool allergies!

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73 Lori Davis
Twitter: bohohippiemom
June 10, 2013 at 5:06 am

Woolzies last for 1,000 loads, contain no PVC, and will not shed and bother those with wool allergies.

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74 Jessica Hughes June 10, 2013 at 5:45 am

Never knew these existed! So cool.

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75 Xenia Dutton-Tuggle June 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I like everything they say about them..like reducing drying time..no piling..etc..but I dont wanna pay out that much money for something and then find out I was a sucker & they are junk. Since I live on a fixed income, these would be cheaper (in the long run). But if they dont work, then Im really hurting. SOO maybe Ill get lucky & my name will be picked to try them for FREE !!!!! Thanks for the chance at it anyway…..

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76 Amanda June 10, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I learned they can reduce drying time up to 25%

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77 dawn k June 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm

They deliver the same benefits for laundry as conventional fabric softeners WITHOUT all the nasty chemicals.

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78 Vicki Hall June 10, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I learned that they reduce drying time and are safe for people with wool allergies.

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79 carissa joslyn June 11, 2013 at 10:37 am

They last a REALLY long time! They wont fall apart and or melt either! thats always a plus! cuts drying time down as well!

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80 Dawn Monroe June 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm

I learned they ship world wide and last for 1000 loads.

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81 Robin Jones
Twitter: ekesqueaky
June 12, 2013 at 7:14 pm

I didn’t really learn anything new, because I already have some of them. If I win, I’m giving them to my expecting sister-in-law!

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82 Samii Meyer
Twitter: samiialexxis
June 13, 2013 at 12:41 am

I learned that they last aheck of a lot longer than regular dryer sheets

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83 brandi hawn June 13, 2013 at 10:34 am

i learned that they last up to 1k loads and reduce drying time, that’s pretty cool :)

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84 MonaG June 13, 2013 at 11:30 am

I learned they won’t shed on laundry, a major concern of mine b/c wool makes me itch.

Thanks :)

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85 Krystal G. June 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I learned that you can use these even if you have a wool allergy.

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86 Holly June 13, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Reduces static!! Also safe for people with wool allergies.

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87 Pixel Berry Pie June 13, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I’m happy to learn that they reduce total drying time by 25%. I love that it actually helps to save money on the electric bill. THANKS!

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88 Maggie D June 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm

They last for 1000 loads

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