Do your clothes look like this when they come out of the dryer?
Are they also full of static electricity?
Do you worry at all about all of the chemicals in fabric softener?
Well, Norwex has a solution to these problems – the Fluff and Tumble Norwex Dryer Balls – which we’ll review in this post.
What are the Fluff and Tumble Norwex Dryer Balls?
The Fluff and Tumble Norwex Dryer Balls are used in place of fabric softener or dryer sheets. They are said to:
- Naturally softens clothes
- Reduce drying time by 25%
- Help eliminate wrinkles in clothes coming out of the dryer
- Reduce static cling
They are also much better for your dryer than fabric softener or dryer sheets.
How Do the Norwex Fluff and Tumble Dryer Balls Work?
The Norwex fluff and Tumble dryer balls work by creating space between your clothes in the dryer. They do this as they gently bounce around with your clothes in the dryer.
This creates more space between your laundry, allowing air to circulate.
What Are the Norwex Fluff and Tumble Dryer Balls Made Of?
The dryer balls are made from 100% New Zealand wool.
They are hand-spun together very tightly from the core out, which gives them a long lifespan (guaranteed for 2 years / 1,000 loads).
Norwex Fluff and Tumble Dryer Balls vs. Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets
Although they make your clothes feel soft and smell “fresh,” fabric softeners and dryer sheets are some of the most toxic products around. They add toxic chemicals to your laundry and, consequently, your body.
Scientific American published a pretty frightening research article on dryer sheets and fabric softener. The article highlighted some of the most harmful ingredients that are found in both dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners. These include:
- Benzyl Acetate which has been linked to pancreatic cancer
- Benzyl Alcohol which is a proven irritant to the upper respiratory tract
- Ethanol which has been connected to central nervous system disorders
- Chloroform (yikes!) which is a neurotoxin and carcinogen
- And other harmful chemicals.
Plus, since fabric softeners are designed to stay in your clothes for extended periods of time, these chemicals can seep out gradually and be inhaled or absorbed directly through the skin.
Also, the environmental impact of dryer sheets is very bad. It can take several years for a dryer sheet to break down in landfills.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the chemicals and waxes found in dryer sheets and fabric softeners can damage the heating element in your dryer?
I didn’t until doing this research.
Fabric softeners and dryer sheets can cause a wax build up on the lint catcher in the dryers. This traps the hot moisture inside the dryer so that it can’t escape, which has burned out the heater in many people’s dryers.
Still Want That Fresh Laundry Smell?
If you still want your clothes to have a great “fresh” smell when they come out of the dryer, you can actually use essential oils with these Norwex dryer balls.
To do this, put a drop of the essential oil you like on two of the three dryer balls. Then run your dryer on the “Air Fluff” setting (no heat), for about 10 minutes.
Your laundry will smell great – chemical free!
Do the Norwex Dryer Balls really reduce drying time?
In my experience, absolutely yes! On average, when I use these dryer balls (which is now all the time), I save about 5 minutes of drying time per load.
Are the Norwex Dryer Balls Cost-Effective?
The Fluff and Tumble Norwex Dryer Balls are $29.99, and come in a set of 3.
They also come with a 2 year warranty, and are guaranteed for 1,000 loads of laundry.
Compare that to 1,000 loads worth of fabric softener and dryer sheets
Fabric Softener = $119 for 1,000 loads
The average cost for a bottle of Downey fabric softener is $7 for a bottle that will last 60 loads. To get to 1,000 loads of laundry, you would need 17 bottles of fabric softener!
Dryer Sheets = $60 for 1,000 loads
On average, for a box of Bounce dryer sheets, you will pay around $12 for a box that will last 240 loads (if you only use one sheet per load). To get to 1,000 loads of laundry, you would need to buy 5 boxes of dryer sheets!
So as you can see, the Fluff and Tumble Norwex Dryer Balls can save you A LOT of money!
After using the Fluff and Tumble Norwex Dryer Balls, it’s easy to see why these are a top seller for Norwex. They are a great product! I have found these dryer balls to be:
- 100% eco-friendly
- Safe for all clothes
- Saves money – No need to buy dryer sheets and fabric softener
- Extends the life of your dryer
Anytime I can find a product that is chemical free, saves our family money, and most importantly – works, I’m happy.
And if you decide to try out these Norwex Dryer Balls, I think you’ll be happy too!
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