I don't normally write a review as a post, but I am going to this time because I plan on running a giveaway for free Woolzies Dryer Balls in mid-January.
I received a set of 6 Woolzies Dryer Balls as an offer for bloggers to review this product and then have a giveaway for this product. I was so excited when they came! I have been wanting to try wool dry balls as part of my adventure into cloth diapering.
I read the instructions on the package and also suggestions for use. My husband was also a willing participant. We (really me ;) tried them out on a variety of laundry loads, not just cloth diapers. I tried them with towels, our clothes, sheets, and of course, cloth diapers. With each load I put all 6 balls in the dryer as instructed.
My results were mixed. I feel I should tell you that the type of dryer and size of dryer could have an effect on results. So, I'll tell you I live in an apartment with a Kenmore dryer that is stacked on top of my washer. Also, in the past I have noticed that if the washer is running, it affects how quickly my laundry gets dry (don't know why, but it does). So for this testing I decided to test laundry with and without the washer being full.
I did not notice any change in drying times for any of the laundry BUT I did notice a change in the softness of the laundry (and so did m husband, amazingly ;). We only use softener in our washer for our clothes, towels, and sheets, but don't use anything in the dryer because of the cloth diapers. Our laundry was softer before cloth diapering because we used to put a dryer bar in the dryer. I missed the softness (especially in the towels). I like how the Woolzies Dryer Balls gave us back some softness (and has a bonus of no chemicals, because of my asthma, I have to be careful with perfumes). The cloth diapers were softer (always a good thing ;), the towels and our unmentionables (LOL :) were also noticeably softer.
So all in all, I would recommend the Woolzies Dryer Balls as an alternative to dryer sheets for softness, especially if you have someone with sensitive skin or sensitive to perfumes/ chemicals. Each situation/ dryer is different, in someone else's dryer they may help improve drying time, but it mine they did not. Please take the time to like them on Facebook and visit their website, Woolzies. Thanks!