Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dryer Balls. Which Are My Favorite?

What is a dryer ball? Dryer balls are a natural alternative to dryer sheets. Did you know dryer sheets can cause repelling on cloth diapers or even towels? There are also chemicals in them that take the fire retardant out of children's sleep wear. Dryer balls are all natural and made out of wool. No harmful chemicals and will never make your clothes or diapers repel. I never thought about chemicals in products like dryer sheets before I started cloth diapering. Once I researched it, it kind of freaked me out to be honest. (Chemicals are the whole reason I started using cloth diapers) I gave away my dryer sheets and bought two dryer balls.

My first dryer balls I bought were Bouncing Woolies. I started out with two (even though the recommended amount is 4) because that is all I could afford. The first time I used them was on a load with my biggest blanket and my sheets. We have an older dryer so it would take 2 loads to dry the blanket (and one and a half to dry any other normal load). I put in my two dryer balls with the load and it was completely dry after one cycle! I was amazed! I would buy one extra one every time I could afford a new one. (I was REALLY broke at the time plus trying to build up my cloth diaper stash. We were just starting out) *See more FAQ here*

It has been 10 months ago that I bought my first dryer ball and they are still holding up! I have never had one come unraveled or misshapen. I have tried a few different brands of dryer balls and Bouncing Woolies are by far my favorite. Hers are the biggest and heaviest (which is very important. The heavier, the better. It makes the clothes dry faster) than any other brand. Her FUNKtastic woolies are SO cute! I have 2 of them and I love them! I love the look of them. They are a really cute original design. I also have one of her customs. WOW!!! I have no clue how she does it but she has some REALLY amazing work that you can see here or here.

I have bought 3 different brands and I had one of them come undone and the other one was a little smaller and lighter than these. I ended up giving the other brands to my mom (which is why they are not pictured). The one pictured here is much smaller and MUCH lighter than the Bouncing Woolies!

I also have a car freshener and I love it as well. It's SO cute and makes me smile when I'm driving. You can also use them in a closet for an air freshener. They are multipurpose.
You can purchase any of her wonderful products here! Trust me you will LOVE them!

*Disclaimer* I have not been paid or endorsed for this review. All opinions are my own**


  1. Great review! I have been wanting to try these.

    I love the blog re-design :o)

  2. I've been interested in these!

  3. Thank you Andrea!

    I'm sorry but this isn't a giveaway : ) Not yet at least!
    <3, Ramblings of a Cloth Diaper Addict