Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Wooly Rounds {#FluffyButtsHop}

02 June 2012

Wooly Rounds {#FluffyButtsHop}



When I first looked into cloth diapering, I quickly discovered that I would not be able to use dryer sheets or fabric softener on my daughter's cloth diapers because it can cause residue buildup on diapers which causes repelling .  After doing some research, I learned fabric softener contains harmful chemicals and decided to stop using it altogether.

Then came the question, "What do I use instead of dryer sheets?" Answer: Wool dryer balls.  Wool dryer balls are felted balls of wool and help reduce 10-25% of drying time. The wonderful thing is you can use them for all your laundry needs.

Wooly Rounds was started by Cyndi in 2010.  Her dryer balls are handmade using 100% local, lanolin rich wool.  Wooly rounds are approximately the size of a tennis ball.  They help air circulate and clothes to separate in the dryer.  Wool dryer balls help reduce static, soften clothes, and help make clothes smell cleaner by absorbing odors.  You can buy Wooly Rounds individually, in packs of three, or in packs of five.

My thoughts: I was scent 4 Wooly Rounds for the purpose of this review.  They came in a small bag where I store them between drying cycles.  I noticed that on loads that take longer to dry, such as jeans, the drying time was reduced approximately 10 minutes.  I'm also pleased with how well made they are.  I have been using these for about 6 weeks and have not had a problem with them unraveling.  They have retained their shape.  I have not noticed any pilling either.  I highly recommend purchasing Wooly Rounds.


Come back on June 4 and enter to win three Wooly Rounds for yourself during the #FluffyButtsHop.

Have you tried wool dryer balls before?
How do they work for you?

Wooly Rounds sent me four dryer balls to review.
I was not compensated in any way
and all opinions are my own.

39 comments:

  1. Yes, I made three of my own! They're holding up beautifully, though I've never taken note of whether they affect the drying time...hmm...

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  2. I would love to win these... I am all for reducing my drying time and getting my diapers softer!

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  3. I would love to try these, its so hard to believe that a wool ball can reduce drying time

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  4. i don't have a dryer.. but i wonder if i toss them around my line dried clothes if it will soften them up??

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  5. ive never tried these!good review! i might start trying them if i have a stink problem with diapers!

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  6. I have not ever tried dryer balls before

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  7. I have a couple of dryer balls, but I think I need more to really see a difference.

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  8. I gonna have to try these they sound great.

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    heather abbe

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  9. So curious about wool dryer balls! One of these days I'll get some :)

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  10. I've been wanting these for a while now. They sound awesome!

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  11. I'm quite interested to try these. I've been reading a lot about them lately.

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  12. I have a few dryer balls now (though 2 seem to have disappeared mysteriously) and I need a few more. I love the colors of these

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  13. I love wool dryer balls. I have a ton of them but you can never have enough. No more chemicals in my dryer!

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  14. I have made some of my own, but every couple of months they tend to unravel -- I just can't seem to get the felting process right :/ I'd love to win some 'real' dryer balls!

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  15. I love the fact that these cut down on drying time! Seems like towels and blankets take forever and if these save some time and energy that would be great!

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  16. A 10 minute reduction on jeans drying time? I guess they really do work then!

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  17. I'm excited to get some dryer balls. We run approximately 14 loads a week for our family of 7, which includes diaper laundry, We are in an apartment and it's humid here, so our energy efficiency is limited. I keep telling DH that it's really going to come down to the dryer balls! I think 10 minutes is good considering that adds up to 140 minutes a week for us, or more than TWO HOURS!!! I'd like to reduce that as much as I can!

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  18. I have a couple of dryer balls but they are not scented, that sounds like a great idea.

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  19. i have not tried wool dryer balls but really want to! i love that these are locally made!

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  20. I really want to try wool dryer balls. I haven't had the chance yet, but i really want too. I love that they cut down on dry time!

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  21. I have 2 right now and defintiely need more to see a difference. Would love these. Thanks

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  22. I really want to give these a try!

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  23. I would love these! Right now I just go "Zap" when I pull my stuff out of the dryer.

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  24. I would love to try these as I am brand new to CDing!

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  25. i'd love to try these to see if they make a difference in my old dryer!

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  26. I have wooly rounds and love them too! I definitely think it reduces my drying time.

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  27. These looks very well made and I don't think they would have issues with unraveling <3

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  28. I love dryer balls! They make fun toys on top of shortening drying time!

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  29. Wool dryer balls are awesome! I'd love to try some wooly rounds!

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  30. I'd love to try these - right now I have to run my diapers through two drying cycles.

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  31. I've never tried these, but would like to!

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  32. drier balls are such a neat idea--I hadn't heard of them either until I started looking into cloth diapering. Thanks for the info!

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  33. I use tennis balls when drying pillows to help keep the stuffing from bulking together, I bet these would be a better option. Not only would they smell nicer but cutting down on the dryer time would be great, pillows take forever to dry.

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  34. I would love to try these out.

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  35. These sound amazing. I have to say that I have not tried any wool dryer balls because I have been worried about them unraveling and pilling.

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  36. I would love to try these, I ike how she sells them in packs also instead of just one.

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  37. I love dryer balls. I have not tried these but I have 3 other brands.

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  38. I am most definitely hooked on dryer balls now, and I am really hoping to add to my stash soon!!

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  39. I hear so many great things about these! would love to give them a try!

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