Home Product Review: Woolies Dryer Balls

reviewDisclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a sample for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

As I mentioned in a recent post, I use woolen dryer balls in our laundry. Woolen dryer balls are a natural alternative to fabric softener. Just as they sound, they’re balls of felted wool that you put in the dryer with your clothes. Woolen dryer balls can be scented with essential oils or used on their own. They tend to work quite well to soften the clothes, and it’s said that they also help reduce drying time by separating the clothes as they’re tossing around in the dryer. This is a product review for Woolies Woolen Dryer Balls.

I hang most of our laundry to dry. I find that doing so keeps the clothes looking newer longer. But towels, socks, pajamas, sweatpants, and sheets all go into the dryer, and these are all things that I want to be soft.

I use my dryer balls every single day, so you can imagine that they get a lot of wear and tear. But my last ones wore out far more quickly than I anticipated. Here’s what a worn out dryer ball looks like:

worn out woolen dryer ball

They’re not looking too good at this point.

So when I had an opportunity to receive a set of six Woolies Dryer Balls for review, I was pretty excited. My order arrived quickly and my dryer balls came in this cute little bag:

woolies dryer balls


The bag comes with six woolen dryer balls. The dryer balls are just slightly smaller than my original ones:

woolies dryer balls

Look how nice and new the Woolies dryer ball is compared to my old one!

I’ve been using three new Woolies instead of my old dryer balls for a week now and I’m in love with them. You can’t even tell I’ve used them. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of a new one next to one I’ve been using for a week:

woolies dryer balls

You can’t even tell! I admit, my camera is horrible, but…you can’t even tell! The one on the right is the one I’ve been using. The one on the left is the new one.

I have a good feeling that the Woolies are going to last longer than the ones I had before. They just seem like they’re made better on the outset.

I have always used just 3 dryer balls for all loads of laundry and never wished I had more, but some people recommend using 4 for normal loads, 6 for large loads.

I like my towels and sheets to smell nice, too, so sometimes I add a few drops of essential oils of my choice on my dryer balls to add a little scent to the items in the dryer. Having six dryer balls means I can have one set with one kind of scent and another with another kind of scent for different items, if I want.

The woolen dryer balls also help quite a bit with static electricity, which is awesome. We usually have a big problem with static cling, but not since I started using the dryer balls. Yay!

Verdict on Woolies Woolen Dryer Balls: Thumbs up! Highly recommend.

Susan Baroncini-Moe

Susan Baroncini-Moe is a Guinness World Records® titleholder, author of Business In Blue Jeans: How To Have A Successful Business On Your Own Terms, In Your Own Style , and a business & marketing coach and consultant. When she's not counseling her clients on how to market their businesses, she's making jams, jellies, crafty things, and booze or hanging out with her husband and their delightfully wicked guinea pig, Ginger.

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