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Friday, November 30, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight: Bog Berry Dryer Balls

Hey, y'all! I'm back from the dead! Well, sort of. We still have furniture to assemble and boxes to unpack, but I'm finally getting into a routine here and I've upgraded my status from "surviving" to "happy homemaker" (and by that, I mean dishes and laundry are being taken care of and the baby isn't crying at the moment...) Anyway, I absolutely HAVE TO tell you about Bog Berry Dryer Balls!



I have been curious about dryer balls since I started cloth diapering, but I was also a little too skeptical to invest any money in them. What was I so worried about?! Like a lot of things I've grown up with (e.g. household cleaners and medicine), I've been conditioned to believe that the "natural" alternative to dryer sheets wouldn't be effective or efficient. So, for the longest time I used nothing in my dryer with cloth diapers. (Dryer sheets leave a residue on fabric, causing diapers to repel instead of absorb.) I was beyond stoked when Brooke at Bog Berry agreed to sponsor me for the Merry Fluffy Christmas giveaway so I could FINALLY see what all the buzz was about dryer balls.

Before I moved, Brooke sent me 6 wool dryer balls to try out. I immediately noticed a difference in my diaper laundry. The microfiber inserts didn't cling anymore and it actually did reduce the drying time. I usually have to run the dryer twice to get everything completely dry, but to my surprise, they were done after one cycle. Woohoo!

FACT: I don't use liquid fabric softener or dryer sheets at all anymore. I just keep my dryer balls in the dryer and I'm good to go!

Why use Bog Berry wool dryer balls? 
 Bog Berry Dryer Balls are :

* the eco friendly alternative to dryer sheets

* biodegradable

* chemical free

* energy savers

* perfect toys for babies and pets....and adults! ( Do you juggle?!)

* NOT made of yarn

* great for scenting your drawers and closets

* excellent gifts for wedding and baby showers

* also decorative! They look marvelous in a pretty bowl on the table!


Brooke also helps support the local economy by purchasing her wool from a family farm in Lancaster County, PA and a small company in Maine.

What else can I get from Bog Berry?
Handmade Necklaces
Seed Bombs
Herb Blends
Tolkien-inspired Elf Cloaks (How freakin adorable are these?!)

Where can I get these awesome homemade products?
Brooke's website or her Etsy store.

Ooooor... You can win a set of dryer balls from me. Starting at midnight tonight!

33 comments:

  1. They are chemical free! - Claiborne snyder

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  2. I have been looking at these online for a while. I still haven't purchased them yet. Not too sure what I am waiting for - these sound WONDERFUL!

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  3. I love that this is a chemical free way to soften clothes and diapers... These are not made of yarn... would have never guessed

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  4. I like they are chemical free, definitely want to try them

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  5. I like that these shorten drying time. Would love to try them!

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  6. I had heard that they shorten drying time but I didn't realize that they also cut out the static. I really want to try wool dryer balls! :)

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  7. I'm from Maine; hooray for purchasing wool from small farms!

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  8. Love that they're chemical free and reduce drying time.

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  9. I am so excited about these as part of the giveaway because I just told my hubby I wanted to order some because they are eco friend, cut drying time and last a long time. (fingers crossed)

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  10. I learned that wool; dryer balls can also double as dog toys and baby toys :)

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  11. I've never heard of these before! I'm not cloth diapering yet, but I just use plastic dryer balls.

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    1. I learned that wool dryer balls can shorten drying time, but I don't know if my plastic ones do!

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  12. I love dryer balls. They shorten drying time, and also make fun toys for pets/children. I know this because 75% of mine are missing due to this.

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  13. I learned that you can use them to scent your drawers and closets too! The few dryer balls I have are unscented but if I got scented ones that is a great idea!

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  14. Those are great! I never thought about using them to decorate, good idea.

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  15. I love that they are a chemical free alternative to dryer sheets I have a few already but could certainly use a few more

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  16. I LOVE wool dryer balls! They work so well I can't wait to add more to my collection! I love that Bog Berry balls come from local wool too!

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  17. I didn't realize they could be used for scenting drawers as well

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  18. i didnt know they could be toys for a baby lol

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  19. i use dryer balls, and I love them. they really do create less static.

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  20. I use dryer balls and these look lovely! Would like to try out scented ones.
    Kimberlie

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  21. i learend that dryer balls work in the place of dryer sheets

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  22. I learned these are not made of yarn, so they might not unravel on me!

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  23. I love wool dryer balls, but I need MORE! LOL These are a great price too!

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  24. I really want to try these! I've heard great things about wool dryer balls and would LOVE to cut down my drying time (particularly for DS's diaper inserts).

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  25. I learned these are chemical free and help reduce drying time- I would love to have some of these! What a great way to be green. :)

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  26. always wanted to try them because i hate clingy inserts!

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  27. I've been reading about dryer balls for quite a while and I really need to take the plunge! Static is a huge problem here in our dry climate and I'd love to save some money on electricity by having faster drying time.

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  28. I learned that they are biodegradable and they reduce drying time.

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  29. i learned.... that i had never heard about dryer balls until tonight and now i want to try them for all of my baby laundry!

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  30. Yes, I just love wool dryer balls. They work great and look beautiful!

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