Wooly Rounds {review and early giveaway entries}

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The day I got them.
I have been using Wooly Rounds for the past 2.5 months. Cyndi was great enough to send me a set of 4 in May to check out. I have been wanting to try her dryer balls for a long time. I'm always trying to use less chemicals, and just use less in general, and so soft clothes with no fabric softener or dryer sheets really appealed to me. Especially since there are certain things I wash that I don't want to use dryer sheets with (like my face towel). Enter Wooly Rounds which soften your clothes by basically beating them into submission in the dryer, while creating air pockets which help shorten drying time, and the wool helps to eliminate static.

Biodegradable shipping envelopes! And a great little cloth bag to store them in.

Now - after 2.5 months of use!
Short version: They are great! I seriously love them. We haven't bought (or used) any dryer sheets since I received these, and we don't plan too.

More specifics: There is a little bit of a difference between using Wooly Rounds and using fabric softener (slightly stiffer, just slightly), but a huge difference between using Wooly Rounds and not using anything! They definitely work perfectly at keeping your clothes from getting stiff. If you are going from dryer sheets, you might notice a small difference at first, but I promise its hardly noticeable, and before long you'll forget about it completely.

We don't cloth diaper, but these are great for those that do. That's actually why Wooly Rounds came to be. From Cyndi's own mouth:

I learned about wool dryer balls in 2009. When we made the decision to cloth diaper our son, I realized that we would have to give up using dryer sheets.  At first I really was sorry to see them go. They eliminated static, and added very fragrant smells to our laundry. But after doing some research, and learning about the harmful chemicals that are in dryer sheets and the negative impact they can have on clothes and on your dryer, I was happy to make a change and consider a more natural, healthy alternative. That’s when I discovered wool dryer balls. I purchased some online, they worked great and I started to see all the benefits that they offered, but the quality was lacking and only lasted a few months before they started to unravel. So, I gave it a shot and tried to make some of my own. I have a creative background and have always loved to make things so it was and is a lot of fun going through the trial and error stage to come up with a solid finished product.  During this time, I had taken New Ventures course through Women Work and Community and have known for awhile that I wanted to start and run my own business. In October 2010, I launched WOOLY ROUNDS. I love that this business is really about providing a sustainable alternative that will help protect your family’s health and that helps to reduce our impact on the environment. 
Cyndi – Creator & Founder

They are a great, durable product, and I highly recommend them.

Connect with Wooly Rounds on facebook

BUY:  You can purchase your own set of Wooly Rounds on the website, here.

WIN: Come back August 13th to enter for a chance to win your own set of 3 Wooly Rounds (random colors). But comment on this post now for extra entries!

Disclaimer: Wooly Rounds provided me with a set of dryer balls for review, free of charge, and are providing a set to the prize winner in my giveaway event. No other compensation was provided, and all options expressed here are my own. 


  1. I feel like I may be the only person alive who has never used a wool dryer ball. The peer pressure is getting to me. I'll have to check them out :)

  2. We don't use dryer sheets, but I'd be interested in giving these a try!

  3. Yeah, these are awesome! We love them too.

  4. I've been wanting to try Wooly Rounds for awhile now! Thanks for the review :)

  5. The picture of what they first look like instantly reminded me of a warm sweater! Love my dryer balls too...and have no idea how I lived so long without them!

  6. After reading out story on the dryer balls you invented, I don't think I would mind stuffing in my dryer & with that, hoping the "lint" would be the Wooly Ball in there ;))
    Awesome invention!!!! Shout out to the women whom are making a difference!!

  7. I would love to try out some wool dryer balls. I keep telling my husband that we need to invest, but he needs more convincing. We don't use dryer sheets, so it isn't making a switch for us. It's more of a "why change it if it works now?" situation. I've tried to explain and he's read reviews. I think we need to just win some so he can see for himself ; ) (Then we'll invest!)

  8. I'm curious to know if these leave wool fibers on clothing or diapers. I knit and the fibers seem to attach themselves to everything. I'd love to try these.

  9. I am so looking forward to trying dryer balls. My daughter has decided to cloth diaper her baby due next month and they will be staying with us for a couple months so I won't be able to use fabric softener anymore.

  10. I would really love to try these for myself. With my forth child on the way I am considering using cloth diapers and from what I read regular dryer sheets are not so safe.

  11. I adore wool dryer balls and really needs some new ones. It seems that she's hit on a design that works to keep them together.

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  12. I love Wooly Rounds! They are fabulously made dryer balls and they really work!

  13. I think these look like they hold up great. I love using wool dryer balls and mine are about ready to be retired.


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