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.