This review is for one of my favorite WAHMies out there…Bouncing Woolies! I purchased 4 bouncing woolies from her (Shauna) months ago and they are still a’bouncing in my dryer. After purchasing my original (undyed, but scented) woolies, I won a pair of her new FUNKtastic dryer balls. So, my review is based upon these products.
Shauna has some really great information already on her website, so instead of reinventing the wheel, I am going to share her awesome information with you for a bit here in order to get you acquainted with Bouncing Woolies.
What exactly are Bouncing Woolies and how will they benefit me?
Wool dryer balls (Bouncing Woolies) save time, money, and energy. They are made from 100% wool and are felted 3 times (more than most other wool dryer balls on the market). Felting keeps them from falling apart in your dryer. Also... Did you know that there are chemicals in commercial dryer sheets that take the fire retardant out of children's sleepwear?
How will they save time, money and energy?
The woolies circulate and separate the clothing and get the warm dry air right down to the core of the laundry load! The more you add to your dryer, the faster the drying time, softer softness and money saved. They speed up the drying time and soften up by gentle friction of the felted wool fibers against your clothing fibers. Not only do they save money by lessening your drying time, you also will not have to purchase store bought, chemical-filled fabric softeners or dryer sheets.
How long will they last?
Your Bouncing Woolies will last at least one year. If you add scents to your woolies, the scents won't last a full year, but you can always send them in for fresh scents to be added back to them.
What's the difference between rubber/plastic/ dryer balls and Bouncing Woolies?
Wool is 100% natural so you don't have to worry about chemicals escaping and latching to your clothing and other laundered materials. Bouncing woolies are more gentle and will not tear up your laundry.
Now back to your regular scheduled programming…LOL
Products available at Bouncing Woolies include…
Bare Naturals Woolies (undyed, can be scented or unscented) $7-10
Color Expressions Woolies (wrapped in colored yarn, can be scented or unscented) $10 - 11
FUNKtastic Woolies (one of a kind color combos, can be scented or unscented) $10 - 11
Rescent Packs (used to rescent your woolies when you think they need it) $4 - 9
Seasonal Woolies (colored holiday type woolies) $11 - 38
Custom Design Woolies (animals, flowers, etc "printed" on your woolies) $13 – 14.50
Car Freshener (lots of little woolies on a string to hang on your rearview mirror) $12 – 18
Scents (over 25 to choose from) and you can even double your scent for $2
Cobra Bracelets $10 - 15
I LOVE my woolies! Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out my system, I will tell you why…
1. Bouncing Woolies are bigger than other brands that I have tried. The more surface area, the better, because that cuts your drying time.
2. I like that BW offers more than JUST dryer balls. They really have a nice selection of products and options, so that you can get exactly what you are looking for.
3. I love working with Shauna! She has great customer service skills, I’ve never had a problem with her and she’s more than happy to answer questions if you have them.
Like I said, I originally ordered 4 Bouncing Woolies and have used them every day since. They have gotten a little “pilly”, but that is just aesthetic and doesn’t cause a performance problem. They work just as well as they did the first day I used them. If it really bothers you, you can pick them off. I ordered my set of four scented, and if I had to guess when the scent faded, I would say after a month of regular use. I ordered a re-scent pack a while ago, so now I’m back on track with my scented woolies!
Now for the FUNKtastics! I won these and I am so happy that I did, because they are so cute, I mean FUNKy! Just take a look at the picture! I haven’t any pilling issues with these ones.
Previous to owning my Bouncing Woolies, I was the “proud owner” of a couple plastic type dryer balls and I have to say, they are no comparison. Bouncing Woolies work so much better and they are made from a renewable resource, so they are environmentally friendly. A big difference I noticed was a change in the noise level coming from the dryer. My plastic dryer balls sounded like I had rocks knocking around in there, so it’s nice to hear the softer sounds of Bouncing Woolies. The biggest change I noticed was in the amount of drying time required. I went from having to dry clothes in 3 – 4 cycles down to 1 – 2 cycles, depending on what I have in there. What an improvement! Bouncing Woolies does recommend starting out with 4 woolies and then working your way up. The more woolies you are using...the more your drying time will be reduced.
Want to know where you can get your own set of woolies?
Take a look at their official retailers page
you can order them direct at http://www.bouncingwoolies.com/
Want to win some Bouncing Woolies?
Shauna has generously offered a pair of Halloween colored FUNKtastics to one lucky reader! This giveaway is open to both U.S. and Canada residents, so read below and see how to enter.
Mandatory Entry (5 parts for 1 entry – must be completed before entering any bonus entries). If you do not complete this step first, your bonus entries will be deleted.
1. Like Bouncing Woolies on Facebook
2. Like Tootsie Woots on Facebook
3. Look at the Bouncing Woolies website and tell me what your favorite scent is.
4. Your Name (first name and last initial)
5. Your E-mail Address (so I can contact you in case you win)
Bonus Entries (can only be completed after you have done the mandatory entry)
1. Follow Bouncing Woolies on Twitter (include your twitter name) – 1 bonus entry
2. Tweet the Giveaway (once per day – leave the direct link) – 1 bonus entry
3. Follow Tootsie Woots via Google Friend Connect – 3 bonus entries
4. Make a purchase from Bouncing Woolies (from today through the end of the contest) – 10 bonus entries
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
This giveaway will end on October 13th at Noon CST. A winner will be chosen via Random.Org
The winner will be contacted and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen.
All opinions in this review are my own honest opinions. I was not compensated in any way for this review.