So, I didn't know what could take the place of a dryer sheet and then there it was right in front of me. All cloth diapering momma's know about this stuff. Haha, I didn't know anything about them. Here is how I learned about them: one night I posted a question on my facebook fan page, Coupon Mommy, "What are Wool Dryer Balls and what are they used for?" Boy, I was surprised at how many answers I received and even some mommy's were making their own, so I asked about that.
The next day, I had an email from Erin from Wooltopia wanting to know if I would like to review her Wool Dryer Balls? Oh I was so excited but still had that mindset do these really do what they say they do?
dryer balls and funny thing was that afternoon I had cloth diapers in the washing machine that needed to be dryed. So, I thought perfect timing, lets see what these balls will do. Will they do all they say they will?
They help to reduce drying time, reduce static electricity, and soften your clothes. Our dryer balls are made of 100% wool. They are wound to about 10 inches in circumference, but shrink down to about 9-9.5 inches in circumference. They are 3 oz each.
By using 4 dryer balls in each load, you can reduce drying time by 25% on medium loads!
So I threw them in the dryer, but first time I only tried with 2 wool balls to see if I would notice a difference. A little bit, but not much, but I also think that I had too many cloth diapers in there so I think two balls was not enough. Next I tried four dryer balls and they were done in half hour whereas they normally take about 45 minutes. Yes, I do time it, because it is important to me. I did purchase 2 more because I have heard many people use 6, so I tried with 6, and wow what a difference. It took 24.5 minutes to finish drying and I have to tell you, when they come out they are so soft and fluffy like your fluff should be.
I not only tried with Cloth diapers, but I also tried with my clothing and even moreso our comforters. I tend to wash clothes at night, hence that is when I am home so a lot of times things that get washed need to be dryed quickly. One night my comforter got dirty from one of the girls and I washed it. I threw 6 wool dryer balls in there and in no time it was dry and I was able to use it to go to bed.
While I didn't try any of the scents through Wooltopia, she does offer several scents called Scent Again that you can use on your wool dryer balls to satisfy you with the scented pleasure. If you are like me, I love my clothes to smell to give me that sense that they are clean.
Wooltopia also makes custom wool boardshorties, they are super cute.
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