Woolzies are hand-sized packed balls of 100% New Zealand sheep's wool. You toss them in the dryer with your wet clothes, and they reduce drying time by 25% (saving you energy and money), soften fabric, and reduce static & wrinkles.
Woolzies also have a money-back guarantee, and last for at least 1,000 loads (making them well worth the purchase price). They have no chemicals, and are hypoallergenic so are safe for folks with allergies/sensitivities....even those with wool sensitivities!
Plus, they're soft (we've been calling them Sheep Balls around here). If they start pilling, you can toss them in a thin sock, wash them in hot water, and then continue using them. They don't absorb or give off smells, and they don't make loud noises in the dryer as they work. In fact, they're quieter than the whiffle-ball-style dryer ball I had in there before these little guys.
(Woolzies in my dryer)
Woolzies are better for the environment than standard dryer sheets or plastic dryer balls:
- They're a renewable resource that requires MUCH less energy and waste to create and package than any other fabric softener on the market.
- They put zero chemicals into the water supply and soil, in creation or at the end of their life cycle.
- They save energy in standard laundry-doing.
- They're better for people, too, with their lack of toxic chemicals.
- They last longer than plastic dryer balls and dryer sheets, so there's less wastefulness in their overall need.
- The packaging is recycled paper with soy ink- better for the environment than standard plastic packaging.
- They are handmade.
- They don't contain the chemicals that break down fire-retardent properties in clothing, as most fabric softeners do.
In short, they save you time and money, and they're good for the environment (you can compost them when they start falling apart!).
I used them, and timed my dryer cycle. With both heavy fabrics (Fedora's jeans, towels) and thinner fabrics (my blouses, sheets) the laundry came out less wrinkled than usual, equally soft as before, FAR less staticky than usual, and the dryer time was about 35% less than usual.
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