While not exactly herbal related, a couple of weeks ago, I posted a link about an eco-friendly item on my Facebook page (are you a fan, yet?). In case you missed it, the link is here.
Anyways, I was excited about this product. I’m always looking for ways to help the environment and cut down on my expenses. So, I ordered a pair of these recycled wool dryer balls. Service was prompt – I received a notice of shipment within a couple of hours of placing my order and they arrived within a few days.
Pros: at about 4¢ each for a dryer sheet, the balls would have paid for themselves in about five years – there’s only two of us so we don’t do a lot of laundry. But in larger households, they’ll pay for themselves much quicker. Time is precious in our household and the balls cut down on the drying time by about 15%. Saves time and electricity. Plus, I’m lazy. I just left the balls in the dryer. No remembering to put the dryer sheet into the dryer.
Cons: Fabrics aren’t quite a soft as with a dryer sheet or liquid fabric softener. The only thing about this that really bugs me is the towels. I like my towels fluffy soft. And today, with probably less than a dozen loads of use, I found wool pilling the same color as the balls (red & green) in with my dried (ivory) sheets. This makes me wonder just how long they’d really last.
So, my rating: 2 out of 5 stars. I’d be interested to hear if anyone has any better experiences with them.