A couple of years ago I read about dryer balls and how using them in the dryer could reduce drying time. I made a trip to a home store soon after that and bought myself a set of plastic dryer balls. Within less than 2 months the first ball had split apart and was useless. Not much longer after that the second ball cracked. I used that cracked ball for a while not ever knowing if it was making any difference in my laundry. Eventually that ball got tossed out too. I am so glad to have found a better option from The Willow Store!
The Willow Store was founded on the belief that we must respect our Earth and do what we can to take care of it for future generations. One of the products available on the site are wool dryer balls. Wool Dryer Balls are handmade completely from wool in the US. I received a 3 pack of natural balls to try out.
Dryer balls are the easiest thing to use; just toss 2 or 3 of them into your dryer with your wet laundry on the normal settings. You don't need to use anything else in the dryer. Your clothes will be softened without the use of fabric softener. I was so happy to see that the wool dryer balls do help reduce the drying time of my laundry. This summer we've been having swim lessons twice a week plus other days outside getting wet or at the pool, so my laundry loads are full of towels, towels and more towels. These loads take a long time to dry but with the help of these dryer balls the drying is getting done faster. My clothes haven't had any noticeable static electricity since I've been using the wool dryer balls, but it is summer so I'll be curious to see how these work in the winter when that is more of an issue.
Want to know what I most thrilled about? I have used these 3 dryer balls in every load of laundry in my dryer since I received them and they still look like this:
I believe that I truly will be using these balls for years. I can feel good about reusing them and reducing my dryer energy usage.
For more information on natural laundry care visit TheWillowStore.com. From there you can also purchase single dryer balls on the site or packs of 3. Check out all of the fun colors you can get the balls in. I think they would make neat housewarming or shower gift for someone. You can also find them on Amazon.
Disclosure: I was provided this item at no charge in exchange for an honest review. No further compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine.