Maple Hill Dryer Ball Review & Giveaway

by Mama Chocolate on March 2, 2012

image from Maple Hill Dryer Balls

Dryer balls are a great way to make your laundry more “green!”

Not only can you avoid the nasty chemicals found in most dryer sheets, but you can conserve energy by using wool dryer balls!

Four to six wool balls thrown into your dryer along with a load of laundry can significantly reduce static and decrease drying time, cutting your energy usage!

Maple Hill sells quality, undyed, 100% wool dryer balls made of roving instead of yarn.

Roving is the un-spun wool after it’s been cleaned and carded, and functions as a dryer ball better than yarn because it is able to absorb more and makes for a quieter ball!

I have used cheapo plastic ones and they make a horrible clatter and clunking noise in the dryer as it turns.

I reviewed two, white, unscented balls, like the ones pictured below, to review.

image from Maple Hill Dryer Balls

I loved the look and feel of these and after a couple months of use, they are still in great shape.

They have pilled a bit (as expected) and gathered a little lint, (you can see I used them on a red wash!) but they are holding up great!

Maple Hill suggests having at least four balls per load for smaller loads and around six for larger loads for best results. I suspect this is probably true, since with only two balls, I didn’t see much difference in my drying time with my huge capacity dryer.

I think they did help cut down on the static quite a bit and help keep the clothes fluffed, but otherwise, I didn’t see much benefit and to be honest, was a little disappointed.

If you plan to give these a try, be sure to have 4-6 handy to receive maximum benefits. I truly believe that these dryer balls from Maple Hill are of the highest quality, but I didn’t get to experience all of their benefits because I was only given two.

You can purchase these at the Maple Hill Dryer Balls website for about $29.99 per 6-pack  (large size) and use the coupon code,  MamaChocolate10 to get 10% off your purchase. Coupon code expires March 26th, 2012.
(Please note that the coupon code is good for the main website only and not the Etsy shop.)

Maple Hill is also giving away two dryer balls to one lucky Mama Chocolate reader in their choice of scented or unscented!



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Tifany Ede March 2, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I like that they will “re-scent” your dryer balls for you! How cool. :)

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Tiffany (As For My House) March 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I had no idea they came in sizes – L or XL!
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Jo March 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Love the re-scenting idea!

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Crystal March 2, 2012 at 6:33 pm

What a novel idea! Never heard of such a thing, but it makes sense!

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Nina Bogard March 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm

These are great. They make a little noise, but you don’t have to use fabric softener.

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Lien March 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I love the bigger size. I have 4 in regular tennis ball size and need more.

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Lien March 7, 2012 at 8:11 pm

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Katy March 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I had no idea these existed. I actually forgo dryer sheets as I try to avoid anything non-organic/eco-friendly so I am VERY glad to see these…less static…here I come!!!
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Amanda Alvarado March 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I learned that the dryer balls are made form the wool off the sheep from her dad’s farm.

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Sarah Hull March 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I like the Jingle Bell Balls!
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Audrey M. March 3, 2012 at 7:21 am

I’d love to try wool balls, right now we have the loud plastic ones too!

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Audrey M. March 3, 2012 at 7:23 am

And I love that theirs are made from the unprocessed wool!

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Julie G March 3, 2012 at 8:35 am

I learned they have 11 Fruitful Yield stores in the Chicago suburbs. That is where I am located!

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Regan S March 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

I like that you can rescent your dryer balls
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Kimberlie T March 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I like the Jingle Balls! Cute toy idea!

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tamara Sz March 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I like the Medium WOOL Jingle Balls

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anne perry March 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I like the lavender essential oil dryer ball in large

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Sarah Jane March 3, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I like the Jingle Bell Balls.
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Julie Witt March 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm

This was feedback from a very satisfied customer: “I have been able to cut my dryer time down by about 1/4…. Which is so exciting when your in a family of 5. The balls smell amazing also!”

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Jennifer B March 3, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Love that you can re-scent your dryer balls!

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Jackie F March 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

I like the DIY ESSENTIAL OIL Scent Kit for your Dryer Balls!

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Cat March 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I’ve heard of drier balls before, but never really looked into them. By visiting the website, I learned that using them lessens your dry time.

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sindy murray March 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I like the DIY Scent Kit!

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KD {Mom of 3 Dolls} March 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Jingle Bell Balls

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Tandra Ahrens March 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I like that they also sell wool roving! Neat for needle felting! =)

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Karina Lee March 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

the jingle bell balls look fun

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Amanda N. March 4, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I like the Unscented Wool Extra Large Dryer Balls.

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Stephanie Klemm March 5, 2012 at 8:25 am

I love that they sell the essential oils so you can re-scent them.

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Lauren March 5, 2012 at 8:57 am

I like you can rescent them!

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Eleanor Mulford March 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

That the dryer balls can be scented & re-scented.
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Theresa Shafer March 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm

“What color will they be?
I do not dye my wool so they will be whatever the color the sheep was!!”

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Christina Skinner March 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I learned that they reduce static cling! I have a BIG problem with that.

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Nikole H. March 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I like that they offer a DIY scent kit! ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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Amylynn H March 7, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I like the Jingle Bell Balls! My son would love those!

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Theresa J March 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

The more you use the better your results

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Karina Lee March 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm

i like the jingle bell balls

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Christine M Tubbytelly March 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I learned she offers wool year from her dad’s sheep!

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Christine M Tubbytelly March 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I mean “yarn”
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Rebecca Rowan March 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Christine,
I do need to have some of Dad’s wool turned in to yarn that would be so nice! Right now we have just had it carded in to roving but that is a good idea for the future!
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Christine March 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm

like the Jingle Bell Balls

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Beth March 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I like the jingle bell balls
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Susan Jonell Roragen March 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I like that they are natural colored, so are whatever color the sheep is.

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Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) March 13, 2012 at 10:45 pm

This is neat, I would love to win it & give it a try. Reduces static, that’s great, because most dryer sheets don’t .
thanks for the giveaway

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Sam Kidd March 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm

i couldn’t get it to paste . i guess i’m a dumb-ass. sorry.

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Michele P. March 14, 2012 at 7:14 am

they recommend 4-6 dryer balls per load depending on size of the wash you are doing and for extra large loads of diapers or towels, 12+ to have the maximum benefit.

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Cindy March 14, 2012 at 9:27 am

The dryer balls will also decrease static cling as well as fluff up clothing without using a conventional dryer sheet.

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Daiva March 15, 2012 at 3:06 am

Wool Dryer Balls are naturally colored with no dyes added.

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Mare S March 15, 2012 at 4:17 pm

This is so great. I love that they aren’t dyed and have no harmful chemicals. Plus, I’ll feel less guilty about not having dryer sheets.
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Brittany H March 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I love that this is “home grown” wool. How cool is that?! Not only is it super natural, we know exactly where this wool is coming from. Heck I can see her shaving that fuzz off the sheeps herself. That’s awesome.

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Rebecca Rowan March 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm

LOVE IT Brittany!!:)
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Char W March 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I like many things about wool dryer balls but mostly that they are all natural and don’t use chemicals and additives like those found in dryer sheets.

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Kathleen March 16, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I did not know that they had two different sizes.

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Sharon L. March 18, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I love that they help dry your clothes faster and I love that they can be scented.
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sharon b March 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

i like that no dyes were added and they are made with “home grown” wool.

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sarah carroll March 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I like the Essential Oil Scented Wool Extra Large Dryer Balls. I really could use these to help pull the fuzzies that are stuck onto my favorite sweater.

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Christy Johnson March 20, 2012 at 11:49 am

I learned that these balls reduce static cling and are re-useable!

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Stephanie March 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I found out I haven’t been using enough dryer balls to do the job. I was told 2 was enough but they recommend at least 6 for the size loads I wash. :D
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Missy Lynnh March 20, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I thought it was interesting how they describe the “why” of how the balls work. They separate the clothing and get the dry air away. They also increase dry time by doing this. Neat product!

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Brittney Minor March 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I love the fact that wool dryer balls decrease static cling :)

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Nicole Hale March 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I think it’s so neat that she uses the wool from the sheep “personally known” to her! LOL!!!

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Michelle Tucker March 21, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I like the jingle bell balls.

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Jaque R. March 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I really like the Essential Oil Scented Wool Extra Large Dryer Balls, Lavender Mint. :-) Thank you.

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Gianna March 23, 2012 at 12:13 am

My 100% Wool Dryer Balls are naturally colored with no dyes added.

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Donna K March 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I would like to try the peppermint scented ones.

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