The Willow Store {#FluffyXmas Sponsor Spotlight}


Catherine Bolden, founder and mom behind The Willow Store, created this company in 2005 to share her dedication and respect our Earth, for our children and our reusable future. All of the products sold at The Willow Store are ethically manufactured in the US, they strongly support small business, and living wages. The Willow Store chooses only the highest quality materials, and organic whenever possible, sourced in the US whenever possible.

Catherine was kind enough to allow me to review the wool dryer balls found in her store. Now I'm pretty familiar with dryer balls and have been using a set I received from an Etsy seller. However over time we've actually lost them due to a certain 2 year old who decided they were his balls and were for play, not for the dryer. Luckily I now have a new set of three dryer balls that I love just as much as the other set. Maybe even more since they're slightly larger.


The dryer balls were different from the ones I owned before. For one, as I said before, they were a bit larger. And second, I didn't have to wash them before use. I just tossed them in the dryer and hit the start button. Super easy and no prep is always good in my book. I've been using the dryer balls for about 2 weeks now and they've kept my clothes soft and fluffy and my cloth diapers feeling great. I love the fact that they're great for all cloth. And I especially love how soft they make our sheets. Another added bonus is that they've helped speed up the dryer time for my comforters and large blankets. Not sure how but they dry a lot faster! 

Do you use dryer sheets and fabric softener?  Have you ever noticed a film like feel to your clothes after using these products? That's the chemical residue that makes your clothes feel soft. And it can be pretty irritating if you have sensitive skin. Wool dryer balls are the natural solution for softening your clothes without chemicals. Made completely from US wool, they help your clothes (and cloth diapers!) tumble dry softly, and reduce the drying time by up to half. To use, simply toss 2-3 balls in your wet dryer and start. No need to remove them from the dryer when you are done, just keep them there for the next load!

The Willow Store's dryer balls are approximately 9” circumference (about the size of a tennis ball). You'll want to use 2-3 balls for fastest drying. These won’t harm your clothes or cloth diapers at all. The balls are 100% wool, so some natural pilling may occur over time but all you have to do is pick it off and continue use. These balls are available in natural cream or hand dyed in a variety of colors. The colors are safe for any color laundry, the dye used is fiber reactive, and will not bleed onto your clothing. And the best thing about them is that they last for many years and you don't have to continue purchasing dryer sheets!

Purchase and Giveaway Information

The Willow Store has kindly offered to include a set of wool dryer balls to my Merry Fluffy Christmas package and I couldn't be more thrilled. Not only will my package include cloth diapers, wipes, wipes spray, and inserts but it'll also include the items needed to care for your cloth diapers as well. Now I'd say that's a pretty great package!

To find out more about The Willow Store please visit their website. You can also find them on facebook and twitter where you'll always hear the latest on sales, new products and much more!

Disclaimer: I received a set of wool dryer balls from The Willow Store for review purposes only. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own. I only promote products I believe in 100% and will always disclose this information to my readers.  

11 comment(s) with love:

Lilac City Momma said... Reply To This Comment

We have a Willo Store diaper that I LOVE! I have always wanted to try wool balls but haven't yet. On my to get list though!

Sippy Cup Mom said... Reply To This Comment

They sound great! I have never tried dryer balls but will be looking into them!

Carrie with Children said... Reply To This Comment

Very cool! I've never even heard of dryer balls before - these look very cool! Thanks for the scoop!

Kerri said... Reply To This Comment

I never heard of these dryer balls. I will have to check them out.

East9thStreet said... Reply To This Comment

This is the second time I've seen these wool balls being highlighted. I am really excited to try them out!

LOVE MELISSA:) said... Reply To This Comment

I have never tried out drying balls. These sound awesome! We do lots of laundry here.

Cassie said... Reply To This Comment

I have never heard of using wool as a softener but I am defiantly interested in learning more and trying them out!

Jess and the boys said... Reply To This Comment

LOVE dryer balls and these look amazing! The three that I have are wearing out so I would love to try these! And they're a great price! :)

Michelle said... Reply To This Comment

I used to have the plastic/rubber dryer balls but then thought that they weren't my best or greenest option and stopped using them. I know using them helps with drying time and that helps to use less energy, so these are something I am def. going to ck out. I'd like to see the difference they make with our cloth diapers. and I love wool products!

Ps I know that shaking out all of your clothes before drying them helps a great amount too!

Emily - faliLV said... Reply To This Comment

Oh how cool!! They are super pretty too!

Cori said... Reply To This Comment

i love fabric softners, but HATE the feeling they leave on some clothes! Love the idea that this eliminates the stickiness!! So Cool!!