About the company:
LooHoo Wool Dryer balls are a playful, simple, & sustainable alternative to dryer sheets that helps protect your family’s health and the environment. They help conserve energy and save money, ideal for all laundry, and made in Maine, USA, using 100% wool.
I had heard of wool dryer balls from a group of local mamas that also cloth diaper. For many cloth diapering moms this is a great alternative because you cannot use softeners or dryer sheets with cloth diapers for fear of ruining them.
I was sent LooHoo dryer balls “Classic Pack” to review and I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. Even after speaking to the local mamas about how wonderful they were, I just didn’t “get it”. How were these “wool balls” going to help? And knowing how frugal I am, I had a hard time wrapping my head around paying $26+ on 3 dryer balls (especially when it is recommended to have 6-8 minimum).
I threw a load of clothes into the dryer and I put in all of the dryer balls. I have the worlds slowest drying machine and typically my clothes take at least an hour and a half to dry. With the dryer balls it took about 75 minutes with my first load. With the second load I used the dryer balls with it took a little less than that. This made me pretty happy.
What I was really excited about was when I threw a load of towels in to dry. Towels are a nightmare of mine and take forever to dry in our apartment dryer. I typically have to turn my timer to an hour and a half (the longest timed setting) and then come back again and add at least another 30 minutes. I turned the timer to 90 mins and went about what I was doing. To my surprise when the timer went off and I went to check, everything was completely dry. I wish I knew if I could have turned it on less, but I will just have to check again next time!
LooHoo Dryer balls are also supposed to help with static in your clothing. Again, I was skeptical. How can these little balls help with that? I have tons of tank tops that I have been wearing throughout my pregnancy. Whenever I pull them out of the dryer, they are always stuck together. It’s so annoying. I had 5 of these tank tops in one of the loads of laundry I did. I was very surprised that only one of them still had a lot of static. I’m not sure why that one did, but they fact that the others didn’t, made me really happy.
LooHoo clearly makes an excellent product and you are getting what you pay for. Reducing drying time by more than 30 minutes each load and not having to buy dryer sheets and/or softener anymore, clearly outweigh any cost comparison you can imagine. If you are still wanting the scented smell you get from softeners, a few drops of essential oils are great with the dryer balls.
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Disclaimer: I was sent a product free of charge to write this review. The opinions and statements in this post are 100% my own and were not influenced by receiving a free product. We’re Parents!? is not responsible for the delivery of any winner’s prize.