Woolies Dryer Balls Review

I was given a complimentary product to facilitate this review.

Woolies dryer balls are hand-made from 100% Canadian wool and are non toxic and chemical free. They will save you money, energy, and time on your laundry. Woolies come in eco-friendly biodegradable/compostable packaging and all products come with a 1 year warranty.

What are wool dryer balls and what do they do?

  • Using wool dryer balls can cut down the drying time depending on the number of balls you use. 4 balls = about 25% and 6 balls = about 45%. The wool pulls moisture out of your clothes and the balls bounce around, separating your clothes and creating better air flow for faster drying.
  • Wool dryer balls naturally soften your laundry by circulating the laundry so there isn’t a need for chemical fabric softeners
That makes wool dryer balls perfect for drying cloth diapers! Since softeners aren’t recommended, dryer balls are a great alternative to softening your diapers. If you dry your covers in the dryer the dryer balls will help dry them faster, reducing wear and tear from the dryer.
 
I have three different brands of dryer balls (for a total of 11) and the Woolies are by far my favorite! Here are my Woolies along with two other brands:
Per Woolies website they are felted at least four times so the fibers will not come off on your clothing. To be fair, the other balls have been used for about a year now so it’s natural that they would look a bit ratty in comparison, but the Woolies have been used for over a month and they still look almost new! There is very minor pilling and what pilling there is isn’t from the dryer ball itself. The pills from clothes that attached themselves to the balls where the pills on the other two are from the dryer balls themselves.
 
As you can see, they are much larger than the others and they are extremely well made. Woolies dryer balls are about the size of a large orange and seem to circulate laundry very well due to their large size. Four Woolies dries my laundry just as well as seven of the other, smaller dryer balls. The only thing that I don’t like about using dryer balls is having to fish them out of sleeves and pant legs but another great thing about their size is that since they are so large it makes it harder for Woolies to “hide” in your clothes.
I love my Woolies and when it comes time to replace my old dryer balls, I will be replacing them with Woolies!
 
Buy It
You can buy your own set of four Woolies dryer balls for $38.00 CDN
 
Win It
You can enter to win your own set of four natural colored Woolies dryer balls in your choice of scent (or unscented) via the Rafflecopter form below

Giveaway Ends November 14, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. Open to US & Canadian residents only

 
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79 Responses to Woolies Dryer Balls Review

  1. Angela Hartness says:

    I would choose the Clean Cotton Scent.

  2. Tanvi says:

    I love that Woolies cut down on drying time and the need for fabric softener – eco-friendly in so many ways!

  3. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    I think I would like the ‘ocean’ scent best. I have been curious about these for a while and whether they truly worked. Nice to know they do! I also love that they sell ‘re-scenting kits as well as one would assume they’d lose their scent after much use. Great idea. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Dandi D says:

    I didn’t know that these could be scented! I’d love to try the clean cotton scent.

  5. Elizabeth Volker says:

    I would actually prefer unscented!

  6. Erika E says:

    I think the Cucumber Melon or Ocean would smell great. I think it’s good that you can buy the re-scenting kits too.

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  8. Ruth V. says:

    I’d love to try these to cut down on our drying time. We have HE frontloaders and I feel like everything takes forever to dry!

  9. Jennifer Johansen says:

    I’d get the lemon scent.

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  11. Colleen Maurina says:

    I would lke to win these because it saves drying time and money. I would choose unscented.

  12. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    Ohh I didn’t know you could buy scented dryer balls.. I think I would like the ocean scent!

  13. Probably Clean Cotton, but I love Lavender as well.

  14. Golden Storm says:

    i would like to win because i cannot find away to make my towels softer even with fabric softer maybe these will work and i would love the Tahitian Waterfall sceant

  15. JENNIFER HART says:

    I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO TELL ME HOW WELL OR NOT THESE WORK SO THANKS. I REALLY NEED TO CUT DOWN ON MY DRYING TIME AND I DO NOT USE DRYER SHEETS BECAUSE I BREAK OUT IN A RASH. YOU KNOW HOW LAUNDRY IS WHEN YOU DO NOT USE DRYER SHEETS: FLAT, HARD AND STATIC. IT SOUNDS LIKE THESE COULD REALLY SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS!

  16. I’d like to win these tp save time and money, a clean cotton scent sounds great.
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  17. Brandina says:

    I’ve never tried dryer balls before, but I have wanted to. I’d like to win because I have extremely sensitive skin that doesn’t allow me to use dryer sheets. There are 4 scents I’d like to choose: Cherry Blossom, Clean Cotton, Bite Me and Love Spell.
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  18. Melanie says:

    I love that they cut drying time by creating air pockets, and they don’t leave crud in the dryer like sheets!

  19. Dana says:

    I had no idea that you could get scented wool balls. I also really like the colored ones as well.

  20. Sandy says:

    I would love to win the woolies because they keep my laundry so nice and fluffy and really reduce drying time!

    I like that they are felted at least 4 times so that the fibers don’t end up on our clothes!

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  21. Felicia R says:

    The dryer balls we are using now will need to be replaced soon. I’ve heard a lot about woolzies and would love to try them!

  22. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would choose clean cotton I think.

  23. Krystal M says:

    Wow! I like the designs some of them have! The sheep is way cute. I would probably get the apple mango scent.

  24. Danielle says:

    I would love the wool dryer balls! I have been thinking about making them for over a year, but just hasn’t happened. I love that they cut drying time and soften! I would choose unscented.

  25. kelsey R says:

    Id would love the japanese cherry blossom scent woolie!

  26. Aubree Faunce says:

    Pack of 4 coloured Woolies.

  27. I would like the Cucumber Melon. I want to win because I’ve never even heard of something like this before and I think I would be able to use this and love it!! I hate lint!
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  28. Linda Romo says:

    I prefer unscented laundry items, so that is what I would choose.

  29. Melissa K says:

    I would like the Japanese Cherry Blossom scent of Woolies.

  30. kelly says:

    I use another brand but would like to try these.
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  31. Tara C M says:

    I have been trying a couple other kinds and as you said, some pill up a LOT, and some others are so small they get caught in EVERYthing. We currently have a total of 12, but of those only about 6 are in the dryer at any given time because they are always stuck in the latest load. (and with a newborn and a 2 year old in cloth diapers, I ALWAYS have a load in there or just coming out) Would love to try these for the larger size and lack of pillability (!), although probably unscented, as heavy aromas give me migraines :(

  32. Barnolds says:

    I’d like to win these because I think saving energy is important. Also, right now I’m using vinegar to Soren my cloth dipes and it doesn’t work very well. I’d love something chemical free that works.

  33. Rachel Wright says:

    I am very interested in wool dryer balls and I really want to try them, but we are on a rather tight budget so I am really hoping to win some, as they are not cheap.

  34. Allison says:

    I would love these – I have some that I made myself and they have had a bit of a habit to unravel in the dryer and THAT Is a big old mess!!

  35. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    have never tried them but would really like to – Cucumber Melon sounds good

  36. Olivia L says:

    Yum! Apple Mango or Bite Me! I don’t use dryer sheets anymore, but I miss the smell.

  37. Nadene Adams says:

    I would choose the April Downy Fresh scent. I want to win because anything that speeds up laundry would be great for my house!

  38. Betty Jackson says:

    I think the lavender scent would be great for our family

  39. Carrie C says:

    I would love to try these with my cloth diapers – probably unscented ones.

  40. Meghan V. says:

    I didn’t realize that dryer balls came in different sizes. It would seem like these larger Woolies would be better than the smaller ones.

  41. bonnye sensenig says:

    I am slowly replacing my plastic dryer balls! I would love to try this brand!

  42. TheMeierFamily says:

    I’d LOVE to win these – I have always used my own fabric detergent, but I haven’t ventured into the world of drying clothes without dryer sheets – awful, I know, but I’d love the chance to try!

  43. Nola says:

    I don’t know which set I would choose but I REALLY would love to win some woolies dryer balls. It is getting colder and our electric bill get much higher when the heat needs to be on so anything I can do to reduce the time I am running my dryer is GREAT!

  44. chelsea preston says:

    I am a cloth diapering momma and have been dying to try wool dryer balls . These are one of the brands I have been looking into and the look great. I would love to try them scented. with love spell

  45. Trisha W. says:

    I use wool dryer balls and would like to win these to share with a family member who currently uses dryer sheets.

  46. Leah S. says:

    I would love to try these in the lavender scent!

  47. beth c says:

    i would love to have scented dryer balls!! japanese flower blossom sounds amazing, & lavender does too!

  48. Laura says:

    I have always wanted to try these, but I had no idea you could rescent them until I looked over your site! Cool!

  49. Lily Ivey says:

    These look awesome and love that they come with a 1 year warranty .I would choose a natural pack with no scent.

  50. judi says:

    I’ve wondered about the differences between the different brands. It’s nice to know that the felted ones are nicer then the wound ones.

  51. Cindy says:

    I would like to reduce my drying time. My dryer takes a long time to dry a load of laundry.

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  53. I’d love to try these. The ocean scent would be perfect for us.
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  54. Amanda R. says:

    I like that they come unscented because we have allergies.

  55. I would love to try the sugar cookie scent =) I’ve never heard of these before now and they seem pretty awesome, I might have to try them even if I don’t win.

  56. Keara B. says:

    I’ve been wanting to try wool dryer balls for a long time! I’m trying to be more “green” and find it awesome that these help cut down on drying time. Plus, I hate the idea of plastic dryer balls and the chemicals they probably release. These dryer balls sound like a great product.

  57. Jessie T-B says:

    I like that woolies do not have the chemicals that dryer sheets do.

  58. Katie Fowler says:

    I prefer the white woolies & I would want to scent them tahitian waterfall.
    These would be a great way to get away from nasty drier sheets, not to mention save a little drying time!

  59. Beth VanBuskirk says:

    I keep reading blogs about how to make my own wool dryer balls, but I know I will never get around to doing it… but anything that helps with laundry time would be great!

  60. Bethany Beer says:

    I have been wanting to try these because I’ve heard they really cut down on dryer time.

  61. Cathy H says:

    I would choose unscented dryer balls. I would like to try Woolies – they look so much fluffier than the ones I made myself!

  62. I would choose the clean cotton scent if I won…
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  63. Jonna T says:

    I’ve tried dryer balls before, but they were homemade and all the “hairs” came out on my son’s CDs (what a pain to pick them off him for awhile… I would love to see how well they work, tho. I love the concept. The sugar cookie scent looks pretty yummy, so long as its safe for CDs.

  64. Becky says:

    I would love to try woollies because I have stopped using dryer sheets and I am looking for an alternative for scent, plus I hope they will help my laundry dry faster because I often have to run the load through twice!

  65. Ashley Santillanes says:

    i have been slowly building my wool ball stash, they are pretty pricey. I love wool balls since i dont use fabric softner or dryer sheets these are very helpful. I would love to try the tahition waterfall scent.

  66. Leslie G says:

    I have always wanted to try these but have been on the fence because of the cost.

  67. Louise says:

    I love Woollies because they’re Canadian! We have such great crafters here.
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  68. Julie says:

    I’d like to try them to see if they really work. I can’t decide between sugar cookie, monkey farts or lemon scents.

  69. Sarah G. says:

    I’ve been wanting to try some dryer balls, but haven’t gotten any yet! I would love to get some Apple Woolies!

  70. Ashley B. says:

    I’m a fan of all things “ocean” scented when it comes to laundry!

  71. Mayla M says:

    I would like to try the cucumber melon scent.

  72. Jemima P says:

    I like that they will scent them for you, but I think I’d prefer the plain, white, unscented ones!

  73. Breanne says:

    I’d choose the monkey farts scent

  74. Lisa Kuhl says:

    I would love cucumber melon scent!

  75. Kristin says:

    I have blue plastic dryer balls now, but I’d like to replace them with wool. I’d choose unscented.

  76. Terri Moore says:

    I want to win Woolies because they are chemical free and will save me money while making my clothes nice and soft. These are for my daughter who is going to use cloth diapers . thank you!

  77. Becky Worthman says:

    how many woolies do you need? 1 pack? more? Will they damage delicate clothing? I guess I am feeling these are “too good to be true” and looking for a downside. Saving time, energy, and money? Sign me up~

  78. kim johnson says:

    I love that the woolies cut down the dryer time.

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