Monday, April 8, 2013

Woolzies Review



I've had the pleasure to try out Woolzies!


 

I was sent this package of 6 Woolzie Balls for an honest opinion review, and now that we have tried them in our dryer, I will never go back to plastic balls or dryer sheets!  I am sticking to this all natural fabric softener for my dryer and clothes!


Woolzies are 100% Eco Friendly!

Regular fabric softeners both in liquid and sheet form contain numerous harsh chemicals which are toxic to the environment and even more dangerous to many people who have serious allergic reactions to them.  Woolzies bounce around in the dryer, they naturally separate and create space between the laundry, thereby allowing the hot dryer air to circulate better and subsequently cutting on drying time by 25% in large loads and as much as 35-40% in small loads.  This saves both time and money for you and energy for the environment.

I used to use the plastic dryer balls so I didn't have to use chemical dryer sheets, but rubber and plastic balls are made from harsh chemicals as well, including PVCs which are released onto the laundry by the hot dryer air.  I found out that not only are these types of dryer balls dangerous to health, but they are toxic to the environment as well.  I also found out that the harsh tumbling action of rubber, plastic and tennis balls can damage the dryer's sensitive electronic sensors. Some of these types of balls can even melt slightly and cause fabric staining.





Woolzies:

Saves time and money
Softens Naturally
Reduces Static
Helps Eliminate Wrinkles
Reduces Drying Time
Saves Energy
Noise Free
Chemical free
Hypoallergenic
100% safe for people with wool sensitives
Handmade from fine New Zealand wool
Guaranteed to last for 1,000 loads!


My family and I have been using them and I do find my drying time a lot shorter.  I love discovering more natural ways for our everyday living, I am definitely continuing to use Woolzies in our all dryer loads.



Do you want to WIN the same 6 pack of Woolzies?
 Woolzies is giving a pack away to one lucky Rockabye Butterfly reader!
 Just fill out the Rafflecopter form here to enter and a Winner will be announced this
 Friday!  This contest is open WORLDWIDE! :)
 Good Luck! 

 This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. I hereby release Facebook of any liability.  I received this product for free for reviewing, and in no way did the company influence my review, the opinions in this post and in my social media are strictly my own. I really do like this product! otherwise I would not be promoting it.  Winner will be contacted by email shortly after the giveaway ends.

65 comments:

  1. mrsbraddok@gmail.com

    Thanks for the review on Woolzies. Recycle plastic bags at Wal-mart.

    Charlotte

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  2. I think I saw these on a bargain website once and didn't end up making the deadline to purchase! Good to know from a user what they are all about!

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  3. Instead of using tons of paper towels I use washclothes and then wash them.

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  4. We use a lot of "natural" cleaning products and items in our home. My favorite is cleaning with Vinegar and Baking Soda. By eliminating the harsh cleaners it has not only saved our family money, but I love that the harsh chemicals aren't on all the surfaces of our home.
    I would love to try these dryer balls! With a family of six we do alot of laundry :)
    kelsiehatlevig@gmail.com

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  5. I use a mixture of baking soda and water in place of shampoo. (1 T. soda to 1 c. water) :)

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  6. I love mixing vinegar with citrus peels. Not only does it clean well (and clean ANYTHING!), but it makes my house smell great. People cannot believe it when I tell them what I use to keep my house spotless.

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  7. I have been wanting to try out some wool dryer balls for a while. :)

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  8. I use vinegar and baking soda instead of store-bought cleaners.

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  9. Oh and I avoid chemicals in my home by cleaning everything with just vinegar, water and baking soda. I make my own fabric softener with vinegar and water, and essential oil of my choice for scent. I dip a rag and throw it in with the wet clothes in the dryer. haley84 at gmail dot com

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  10. oops! Forgot my email innachika at gmail dot com

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  11. I do a lot of cleaning with vinegar and baking soda. I've also been trying lemon oil.

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  12. I've been using vinegar and baking soda for a while, and now I'm trying lemon oil as well!

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  13. mamabaker43@gmail.com

    Natural Candles.
    So many candles are made using paraffin wax ingredients in their processing, exposing consumers to a petroleum which affects the air quality and your health.

    Rochelle.

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  14. These are all great all natural ideas for the home! Nice job!

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  15. These dryer balls sound wonderful. I had used the plastic kind, but they only came two to a pack and didn't seem to do much. They also cracked with minor usage. Not to mention the fact that they are plastic. Great to see another alternative.
    As for other tips to clean your home naturally -- I like to reuse newspapers along with vinegar and water to clean my windows. I then recycle the paper. I also like to clean with vinegar and water for a lot of other household chores. Vinegar and water make a nice shower cleaner -- I like to add a little lavender essential or tea tree for cleaning (or both) and a little mint oil. I also mix a few drops of spearmint oil, a few drops of peppermint oil and few drops of lavender oil in a spray bottle with water. I keep this by the toilet and keep a small bottle in my purse, too. Before using the toilet for No. 2 (please excuse the fact that this is a potty tip), I spray a few sprays into the toilet. This prevents any smell from invading the bathroom. With a family of four sharing one bathroom, it's nice to avoid lingering smells. You can't even tell anyone has gone!

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    1. That's a great idea with the lavender and water. Not using traditional cleaning methods does cut down of perfumes which is great when you have allergies but not so great when... you have smells. :-/ Great tip. Thanks.

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  16. My grandma is very sensitive to soaps and detergents used in her laundry. I think this would make a big difference for her allergies too, no more dryer sheets!
    At home we use knit wash cloths to clean EVERYTHING. It saves on tons of paper towels. I also use a steam mop on my floors so i don't have to put chemicals down where the children and pets play.

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  17. My whole family has sensitive skin so I can't use any fabric softener. I am excited to try these. I make my laundry soap with fels naptha, borax and washing soda. I use vinegar as a fabric softener in the rinse cycle. I clean everything with vinegar and water. My most recent change has been baking soda and water as shampoo. My goal is to get rid of all sulfates and silicones in our bathroom. It's tough but our skin has shown improvements so it's worth it! Shannon- smmerriam@hotmail.com

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  18. I use cloth diapers kdrave11 at gmail dot com

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  19. Ive always wanted to try dryer balls! We use eco friendly products only as another way in our home! kerridawson at yahoo dot com

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  20. I only use natural cleaners. No harsh chemicals!! Would love to try this :)

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  21. I use Vinegar and water to clean, use cloth napkins, and make homemade laundry detergent.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  22. Vinegar to clean floors and windows. Baking soda is my favorite green cleaning item. Rubbing alcohol to clean tv, computer screens and other electronics.

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  23. I use washcloths and dishtowels instead of paper towels, but I am looking into ways to do more. We finally recycle EVERYTHING! Took a whole lot of small, baby steps!
    alextdog@gmail.com

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  24. I use vinegar and baking soda to clean my kitchen :-)

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  25. I love vinegar & lemon peels as a cleaner.

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  26. we recycle and re-purpose things

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  27. I started using lemon juice and vinegar for cleaning. love it!

    kristinandbret (at) gmail.com

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  28. Natural cleaners & reusable sandwich bags

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  29. I love to use FlyLady's Royal Rags (flylady.net). Most of the time I don't even need to use any cleaner - just water to wash windows, stove, counters, appliances, mirrors. They're amazing! Plus, they're purple (my favorite!). When I do need cleaners, I make my own with vinegar, or mild soap and water.

    Jill
    homeschooler9@gmail.com

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  30. I do not use chemical cleaners in my house, especially since I have pets and a baby!

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  31. I use vinegar for most of my cleaning.

    Longshaw4735@hotmail.com

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  32. We use vinegar for cleaning instead of the commercial cleaners

    lilypaddj3 at gmail dot com

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  33. Thanks for sharing this. They look like something to try. I'm hoping to win and give some this season as gifts. Thanks for testing them and most importantly sharing your results.
    Joan
    emailodell@gmail.com

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  34. Add orange peels (or any citrus peel) to a quart of white vinegar in a closed container and let it set for two weeks. Combine citrus/vinegar solution half/half with water and use for cleaning. Works on floors, tile, fixtures, etc. Smells good and is tough on scum!

    Happy cleaning
    Joan

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  35. I'm dipping my toe in all natural techniques LOL I love using vinegar on my floors!

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  36. I haven't used dryer sheets in a long time! I also use vinegar on my floors. I'm really just dipping my toes in natural techniques, but so far I'm liking it :)

    Aleksija at ymail dot com

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  37. I use vinegar to clean just about everything in my house and we don't use paper towels, I use washclothes and towels and wash them.
    jbang0331 at yahoo dot com

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  38. We use a steam mop for our floors instead of chemicals... I think it works better, smells better, and is better for the whole family! couponsforlaura at gmail dot com

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  39. We use homemade cleaners (lots of baking soda, white vinegar, and lemon juice) to clean our house.

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  40. I use vinegar for cleaning just about everything. I love using it to clean the coffee pot because I just can't get over how clean it gets!

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  41. I use white vinegar & baking soda for lots of cleaning projects

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  42. Vinegar, Baking Soda, and Soap Nuts are all things I use at home for natural cleaning solutions.

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  43. I use these microfiber Norwex cleaning clothes. They contain silver which I guess is a natural disinfectant. So far I really like them!

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  44. I use these microfiber norwex cleaning clothes that contain silver in them. From what I was told, silver acts as a natural disinfectant.
    Jennifer Hiles
    jjoliet@hotmail.com

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  45. I love vinegar & lemon peels as a cleaner.

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  46. I use vinegar to clean many surfaces, including the floors.

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  47. We've been trying to use vinegar for cleaning. Or even just plain water for things like mirrors & windows if it's not too bad.
    ssqueakert at aol dot com

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  48. We cloth diaper, compost and eat a began diet.

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  49. I use vinegar for a lot of cleaning tasks, and white vinegar for killing weeds. sweetbettysue@gmail.com

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  50. I follow on Pinterest. Treasure2day

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  51. I use alot of vinegar, baking soda and Borax to clean with, instead of cleaners with harsh chemicals.

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  52. i use vinegar and baking soda for cleaning
    sandradavis07 at comcast dot net

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  53. I've been using lemon juice and vinegar for cleaning stains at home
    Thank You

    Fiona N
    iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I use cloth wipes for my 3 in diapers..

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  55. I've read great things about cinnamon. I am going to try that soon.

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  56. I use baking soda instead of a scouring type cleaner for scrubbing sinks, tubs, etc.
    Thank you for the great giveaway...


    intense2002-sweepstakes@yahoo.com

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  57. i use a cleaner soaked rag instead of swiffer pads that are wasteful and expensive! i throw in the washer when dirty

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  58. As many of the other commenters have mentioned, baking soda and vinegar is a great all-natural cleaner. I use it myself all the time. Woolzies are something I've been wanting to try for a while now... thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. Thanks for the great review on woolzies. I'm very interested in trying these for my laundry. I wash a lot of clothes and have been wanting some sort of natural product for the dryer.... I have used plastic balls before but didn't really like them so went back to regular dryer sheets but I've heard a lot of great stuff about woolzies and I think they would work very well.

    I have been trying to do a lot of things to live more naturally in our household. We recycle, reuse some items, we garden, we compost, we conserve water and electricity when possible, use cfl lightbulbs, have all energy star appliances, etc...I Also use baking soda for a lot of things such as cleaning....and we really enjoy upcyclying different items that would otherwise be thrown into the trash, etc.... We would absolutely love to try the woolzies so we could switch over and stop using regular dryer sheets! Thank you for the chance to win! DH_jax (at) yahoo (dot) com

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