Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Maple Hill Naturals Wool Dryer Balls Review

review of the wool dryer ballsThe great folks over at Maple Hill Naturals recently sent me a set of their XL wool dryer balls in exchange for an honest review.

Since the product claims to reduce static and drying times, and are also reusable and eco-friendly, I decided that they would be a perfect fit for my family- if they work. {With a 3 year old daughter and a husband who is a mechanic, laundry seems like a never ending chore and need all the help I can get!}
Before I get started with my Maple Hill Naturals Wool Dryer Balls review, let's find out a little more about the product and what it's suppose to do.

Also, be sure to grab the coupon code at the bottom of my review to save 25% of your order between now and March 18th, 2014!

About Maple Hill Naturals Wool Dryer Balls

The Maple Hill Naturals Wool Dryer Balls are made from 100% domesticated wool, in the great USA. According to their site, Maple Hill Naturals uses wool taken from their Dad's family farm in Lafayette, Indiana, and the ladies craft it into these nifty little wool balls by hand. Best of all, there are no added chemicals, no dyes and no harmful additives.

So, just what is the purpose of the wool dryer balls?

  • Reduce Static
  • Reduce Drying Times {Thus, saving energy and money!}
  • An All Natural Alternative to Expensive Dryer Sheets
  • Eco-Friendly by Reusing Natural Products & Being Reusable
  • Hypo-Allergenic

My Review of the Maple Hill Naturals Wool Dryer Balls

I was sent a set of (2) XL Maple Hill Naturals Wool Dryer Balls in the Outdoor Fresh scent. I tested them on a couple different types of laundry, because as we all know- some fabrics cause more static cling than others. I also wanted to able to test their ability to reduce drying times.

So, let's see how well they worked...

Reduced Static
The first load, which was the towels, came out as they normally would, no static and a light, fresh scent.  I also noticed that they were done sooner than they would have typically been, by about 10-15 minutes. 

Next, was the load of colored clothes which sometimes have a light static, but in this case- using the wool dryer balls, there was no static.  

Last but not least was the real test of the wool dryer balls--- K's clothes! This loaded included two fleece jackets and a fleece outfit. Anyone who has ever dried anything with fleece in it knows that it sounds like the Fourth of July, crackling and popping from all the static, when you take the laundry out of the dryer. Well, not with the wool laundry balls!

There was a tiny amount of static, that was only noticeable by the very light cling between the clothes. There wasn't enough static to even raise the hair on my arms. {Not that I have hairy arms or anything, but you know what I mean.} I was able to tell a HUGE difference in the static reducing abilities, which was a huge PLUS for me!

Fresh Clean Scent
As for the scent, the Outdoor Fresh is very clean smelling. I typically use softener in the wash and a Bounce sheet in the dryer because I like my laundry to smell super fresh {I get it from my grandmother}. The wool dryer balls leave a fair scent, that lasts a long time. I'm now going on two weeks since I first used them and can still smell the scent on some of the linens that I washed and dried two weeks ago!

Reduced Drying Time
When using the wool dryer balls, I did notice that my clothes dried 10-15 minutes faster than they normally would. I noticed the most difference in my towels, which usually take about 75 minutes; they were done in a single cycle which is 60 minutes including the cool down & fluff time. I can only imagine the difference that four balls would have made!

More Balls = More Drying Power
In addition, Maple Hill Naturals suggest using multiple balls for less static and even more drying power {lower energy bills- woo hoo!}.

Overall, Would I Recommend the Maple Hill Naturals Wool Dryer Balls?

YES, Yes and yes! There are so many great reasons to use them, I can't imagine why you wouldn't want to. Here are a few of the reasons why I think the Maple Hill Naturals Wool Dryer Balls are a must-have for any laundry room:
  • Reduces drying time: Saving you time and money.
  • Reduces waste: They are made from wool, plus there are no dryer sheets to throw out. It's recycling in more than one way!
  • Chemical & Dye free: Great for anyone with sensitive skin, babies and those who are organically conscious.
  • Save Money on Dryer Sheets: A typical box of dryer sheets cost about $4 for 75 loads. For the same price you can get the wool dryer balls for $16.99 and do thousands of loads. That's $53 for dryer sheets to do 1,000 loads vs. $16.99 for one set of balls, which may last well beyond 1,000 loads, meaning you save even more.
  • Eco-Friendly: Again, there is no dryer sheets to throw in the landfill, no wasted energy on creating the product, no chemicals going into the air during use or manufacturing.
  • Hypo-Allergenic: No chemicals or dyes, these are perfect for anyone with allergies.

Maple Hill Naturals is giving all my readers 25% off their orders between now and March 18th!!! Simply use the code SoSimplyStephanie at checkout to save 25% off your order! :)

Where to Purchase Maple Hill Naturals Wool Dryer Balls & Other Products

You can purchase the Maple Hill Naturals Wool Dryer Balls and check out their other handmade, eco-friendly products at their website, Maple Hill Naturals. They have a variety of laundry, personal care and other great products to choose from.

What do you think about the Maple Hill Naturals Wool Dryer Balls?

Have you tried these handy wool dryer balls? If so what did you think about them. If not, are you interested in trying them? What are some of your likes or dislikes? Please post share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Disclosure: I received a free set of Maple Hill Naturals Wool Dryer Balls in exchange for an honest review and did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions are my own honest feelings about the wool dryer balls and have not been influenced by the brand in any way. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at sosimplystephanie{@}gmail.com.


  1. I think it would be pretty cool to try the dryer balls. Things are pretty dry in the winter in Florida, so they would help a lot!

  2. I love my dryer balls. Gave a set to my sister for her birthday!

  3. I have been reading a lot about wool dryer balls and these Maple Hill Naturals Wool Dryer Balls sound like something that would help with the static that we have been having in our laundry related to this crazy weather this winter. It is not unusual to walk and touch something or my cat and shock them, I think the cat is tired of it...LOL. Seriously I think if they speed up the drying that would be a real money saver and they would not leave all the scum on my lint filter.

  4. I think that dryer balls are a great GREEN way to help cut down on laundry costs and on chemicals. Yea for Maple Hill Naturals' Wool Dryer Balls!!!

  5. I would like to try the natural lip balm.

  6. These would be a great way to save some money on all that dryer-running!!!

  7. These would be so great on saving money on electricity as well as no longer having to buy dryer sheets. Wahoo!

  8. I think they look environmentally friendly and are cheaper in the long run

    Debnmike moretti

  9. I have seen these but never tried them...looks like they might be worth a try, though! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

  10. I have been debating on using wool dryer balls. But this review on Maple Hill Naturals Wool Dryer Balls might have pushed me to try them out. Thanks!

  11. I think they are great! I would recommend them!

  12. I think they are great! I would recommend them!


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