We are a family with sensitive skin. I’ll be honest and say that I never really thought to do anything about it until we had a baby (for some reason, taking care of the harsh detergents and fabric softeners became important once Declan came along). My easy fix was to simply use free and clear detergents (or detergents I know won’t irritate my husband’s skin) and to nix fabric softener altogether. Seriously.
I’d been hearing wool dryer balls mentioned in my cloth diaper circles, but never really explored further. The fine folks at Woolzies were kind enough to send me a box of 6 dryer balls to give a spin (tee hee hee) and review. I’ve got to tell you, Woolzies are my new favorite thing!
There are so many great things to talk about with Woolzies before I even talk about my laundry. Being pregnant made me really take a look at the ingredients in the items I was coming in contact with, whether ingesting or touching. So many commonly used items contain harsh chemicals, especially detergents and fabric softeners; Woolzies dryer balls do not. They are all natural. As in au naturale. No chemicals. Hypoallergenic. HANDMADE from New Zealand wool. Good stuff people, good stuff.
The first thing I tried the dryer balls on was Declan’s laundry. At this point, we still throw all of his laundry, even towels, in one load. Because of his sensitive baby skin, we don’t use any type of fabric softener. You can imagine the result; scratchy towels and insane static cling with his fleecy pajamas. I was absolutely amazed by the results after drying with Woolzies. His towels were actually soft to the touch! His pajamas came out without a single additional item attached! It’s winter here – I was expecting a little static cling but there was absolutely none!
Okay, so clothes are one thing, but what about diaper laundry? I make my own diaper detergent, so Declan’s diapers end up being a bit rough after drying. We also don’t have a backyard that accommodates a clothes line, so all of my laundry gets run through the dryer. And with the addition of a cloth diapered baby, that’s a lot of dryer loads. One of Woolzies selling points is a reduction in drying time by 25%. I was skeptical, but I was able to dry my diapers in 40 minutes, as opposed to the usual 60 minute drying time. With Woolzies dryer balls I was able to cut 20 minutes off of my drying time – that adds up in energy savings over time. And, not only was the drying time less, the diapers and wipes came out softer and had no static cling. Again, I didn’t need to add any type of chemical softener, the wool dryer balls took care of it.
Folks, I am a believer. Woolzies are now going to be my go-to gift – they’re that good. If you’ve been thinking of trying wool dryer balls, or have been thinking about going chemical free, I urge you to make the investment. If you go to their website, www.Woolzies.com, you can make them your go-to gift as well and take advantage of their gift wrapping options. Even better? Woolzies is giving away a box of 6 wool dryer balls to one lucky reader. Complete the Rafflecopter form below to enter: