Mommy Greenest Approved: LooHoos Dryer Balls

purple, blue and yellow wool dryer balls next to loohoos product boxWhen I first heard about LooHoos Wool Dryer Balls, I was skeptical. How could throwing a ball of wool into your dryer reduce drying time and static, and add softness to your clothes?

Then I tried them, adding three dryer balls to a full load. And lo and behold, my clothes were soft and static free in about 10 minutes less time than usual!

I hadn’t used dryer sheets since I learned about the artificial fragrance and toxic chemicals that go into most of them. And without dryer sheets clothes do tend to get a bit rough, so my family was thankful for an extra dose of softness. But for me, the real selling point of LooHoos Wool Dryer Balls was shortening our drying time.

At first I was skeptical, but I dropped three wool dryer balls into the dryer: My clothes were dry and static free in 10 minutes less time than usual!

I have three active children—including a teenager who plays sports daily and a tween for whom changing clothes is a sport unto itself—and do a minimum of eight loads each week. I try to hang much of it to air dry, but it seems like there’s always a load running in the dryer—and that’s bumping up our utilities bill.

LooHoos Wool Dryer Balls lift and separate clothes, creating a constant motion that allows more air to circulate around your wet laundry so it dries faster. I threw in three dryer balls and really saw a difference, but apparently the more you use, the less time it takes—some have reduced drying time by as much as 25%.

I’ve only been using these wool dryer balls for a few weeks, but fans have used them for years with the same effects. And although they look like a cute and colorful basket of goose eggs in your laundry room, the hues will never transfer onto your clothes.

Made in the USA—Maine, to be exact— LooHoos Wool Dryer Balls are made of lanolin-rich wool and are about the size of a baseball. The wool fibers absorb static cling, while the friction of the balls against the fabric helps to soften the clothes. An added bonus is the fact that wool absorbs odors, which may be the reason that my son’s stinky soccer socks now actually smell clean.

Want to try? Now through August 31st get 20% off on LooHoos Wool Dryer Balls with “MommyGreenest” at check out. Happy drying!

This post was sponsored by LooHoos and meets the standards I’ve established to endorse a brand as “Mommy Greenest Approved.” Click here for more about Editorial Standards. 

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  1. Michele Samuels says:

    I was so excited when I saw this. I bought those plastic dryer balls in the past and hate using anything plastic (haven’t used dryer sheets in almost 20 years). BUT……
    Sorry, but I have a large dryer and there is no way I’m spending $75 on little wool balls (it says I need 9) to roll around in my dryer with my clothes. I can see buying 3 for the $27 – 20%, but seriously………

    I love the earth and I only use environmentally friendly products, but there has to be some sane parity in pricing for what it costs to do the job. $10 for plastic dryer balls (that have lasted about 4 years so far – no matter what the package says) or $75 for 9 wool dryer balls, that, given that there are “refresher packs” @ $17 for 2, must either wear out of get lost……..

    I just can’t go there.

    • Rachel Sarnoff says:

      I hear you. It’s an investment! I use three balls quite successfully with my laundry and have for about a year–they’re not worn out at all. I don’t know if they do wear out…? Also, take a look at the end of the article there is a link to a DIY for wool dryer balls that might be more cost-effective. Thanks for reading and commenting, I really appreciate this perspective!

  2. Hey Rachel! I just added these to our Wild Mint site in our Green Cleaning section (http://www.wildmintshop.com/kitchenware/green-cleaning—laundry/) because I also loved them! They really work, and I totally didn’t expect it! I never use dryer sheets so going from no dryer sheets to these dryer balls made all the difference in my clothes.

  3. These sound fantastic. And I love the name. Thanks for the discount info!

    • Rachel Sarnoff says:

      You are welcome, Jordan! Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think when you try. I love them!!

  4. Cool! Lots of laundry over here so anything to help speed up the drying time wait is always a good thing! 🙂 Nice find Rachel!

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