Woolzies Dryer Balls
1Why are Woolzies better than traditional fabric softeners?
Regular fabric softeners contain chemicals that are toxic to the environment and are dangerous for people with serious allergies (which are often triggered by chemicals). Woolzies bounce around in your dryer and naturally create space between your laundry items, allowing the hot air to circulate better, therefore reducing drying time.
2How many dryer balls do I need for each load of laundry?
Three Woolzies dryer balls are enough for a small load. Use six for a large load and eight for an extra-large load.
3How long will my Woolzies last?
Woolzies last for around 1,000 loads.
4If I have an allergy to wool, can I still use Woolzies?
Yes! Absolutely! Since the wool is not directly touching your skin and does not shed, everyone can use Woolzies without any allergic reactions.
5Why are Woolzies better than other rubber/plastic/tennis balls?
Rubber and plastic balls are made from harsh chemicals including PVCs, which are released onto your laundry by the hot dryer air. Not only are these types of dryer balls dangerous to your health, they are toxic to the environment as well. Additionally, the harsh tumbling action of rubber, plastic, and tennis balls can damage your dryer’s sensitive electronic sensors. Finally, some of these types of balls may even melt slightly and stain your laundry.
6Why aren’t the dryer balls uniform in size, shape, and texture?
Our dryer balls are completely handmade, not mass produced by machines. Therefore, variations are to be expected.
7Are the sheep treated well?
Yes! Beyond the Code of Sheep Welfare regulations enforced by the New Zealand government, our wool supplier proved through a partner selection process that their sheep are treated and sheared humanely and they are free to express their normal patterns of behavior.
8 Which blend do you recommend pairing with the Woolzies dryer ball?
Woolzies Laundry Collection Essential Oil Set.
9Are the Woolzies dryer balls vegan?
Because they are made with 100% natural wool, they are not vegan. They are, however, cruelty-free.
10Why do sheep need to be sheared once a year?
The Government of New Zealand shares that sheep with 12 months wool growth or more will suffer considerable stress and even exhaustion resulting in death, unless they are shorn before the onset of summer heat each year. Sheep also like to roll on the ground, particularly after a shower of rain. A shorn sheep is much more likely to get to its feet again compared to a sheep with a long fleece. A sheep on its back with a heavy fleece will die quickly in the height of summer and long fleeces will also get caught up more easily in wire, netting, etc.
Woolzies Essential Oils
1Can these oils be used directly on the skin?
No. Essential oils are very concentrated and should be diluted before being applied to the skin. Simply combine a few drops of your essential oil with Woolzies Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, Castor Oil... (or your favorite coconut or vegetable oil) and use topically.
2Can I use these oils with my Woolzies dryer balls?
Absolutely! Use your dryer balls like normal, then, when your laundry is completely dry, add 2-3 drops to the dryer balls and run the laundry on the air-fluff (non-heated) cycle for 10 minutes.
3How do I use the oils as an air freshener?
Simply add a few drops to your vaporizer or Woolzies Diffuser and enjoy the scent and natural benefits.
4Are these food grade oils?
Yes. All Woolzies essential oils are 100% natural and contain their true plant essence. They are food grade, but a professional who has full knowledge should recommend the dosage form before you use them for consumption.
5How are essential oils used?
Woolzies oils are primarily used for aromatherapy and for laundry. They can be used as massage oils when combined with a carrier oil, such as jojoba, coconut, or vegetable oil.
6Will the oil stain my laundry if I use it with the dryer balls?
No. Once your laundry is dry, simply add a few drops of Woolzies essential oils to your dryer balls and run your dryer for 10 minutes on its air-fluff cycle (no heat).
7Is it safe to add the oils to bath water?
Absolutely. A little goes a long way, so enjoy the aromatherapy benefits while soaking in a relaxing bath.
8Are Essential Oils safe for dogs and cats?
Some essential oils can be toxic for cats or dogs and should not be diffused around them or applied on them. For dogs: Clove Cinnamon Ylang Ylang Rosemary Tea Tree PIne Citronella Wintergreen For cats: Cinnamon Citrus Clove Eucalyptus Lemon Lavender Peppermint Tea Tree
9Do you test your products on animals?
Absolutely not; we never have – and never will – test any Woolzies products on animals.
Woolzies Carrier Oils
1Can I combine carrier oils with essential oils?
Definitely! Simply combine a few drops of your favorite essential oil with Woolzies Carrier Oils and enjoy a relaxing and aromatic massage.
2Is it safe to use Jojoba oil to take off makeup?
Yes. Jojoba oil makes a great cleanser for your whole face or for removing your makeup. Oil attracts oil, so use this to get rid of dirt and makeup while moisturizing your skin at the same time.
3I have dry brittle hair. Can I use Jojoba Oil as a hair treatment instead of conditioner?
Yes, you certainly can. Apply Woolzies Jojoba Oil to dry hair and leave in for 10-15 minutes, then wash your hair with shampoo like you usually do. The oil will help treat split ends and leave your hair shiny and soft.
4Can I use Shea Butter directly on my skin?
Yes. You can apply Woolzies Shea Butter to your skin just like you would a regular moisturizer. It helps refresh dry skin, and long-term use can make skin stronger and less prone to wrinkling.
5Is Woolzies Shea Butter Organic?
Absolutely! Our shea butter is hand processed and made from the finest quality shea nuts.
6Howe do I use Woolzies Rose Water Toner?
Apply Woolzies Rose Water Toner to a cotton puff after cleansing your face thoroughly. You can also splash a few drops into your hands and simply pat it onto your face and neck.
7Why should I use Woolzies Rose Water as a toner?
Many cleansing products strip your skin of its natural lubricants. Woolzies Rose Water Toner helps restore your skin’s natural pH balance. It can soothe irritated skin, add vital moisture, and help prevent acne and eczema
Woolzies Laundry Detergent
1Does this product contain essential oils?
Yes. Woolzies 100% Natural Essential Oils subtly scent your laundry without the need for artificial chemicals.
2Is this detergent HE compatible?
Yes. Woolzies laundry detergent is made to work with your high efficiency washer and is suitable for both front loading and top loading machines.
1Can I use Woolzies essential oils on my pet? I heard that you can apply tea tree or lavender to pets to prevent ticks and fleas.
The ability to tolerate essential oils is dependent on many factors including plant species, product, dose and route of application. Essential oil use cases show the biggest risk of toxicity is from direct to skin application on your pet’s skin – these same cases also share that a large volume was applied directly, and neat (pure without a carrier) to the pet’s skin. Knowing that there is a risk in applying these oils to your pets fur or skin and in order to protect their wellbeing, we strongly recommend consultation with your veterinarian or animal care specialist prior to the application or exposure of any of our products.
2I want to use essential oils around my pet and I’ve seen tea tree and eucalyptus reported as toxic. Is this true? Why are these ingredients unsafe?
Our research has shown it’s the application method (ie. direct to skin) and dosage (how much is being used) that are the primary factors in these reported cases – however, to be cautious, we recommend using a Woolzies blend without these two ingredients when you’re using diffusing or using Woolzies products around your pet.
3I’ve checked with my vet and am choosing to use essential oils around my pet, do you have any Woolzies product recommendations?
If you’ve chosen to use essential oils around your pet, we first recommend taking note of your pets behavior, contacting your vet with any concerns, and the below list of Woolzies products that we feel are the most pet-friendly: Single note essential oils: - Chamomile Roman - Frankincense - Clary Sage - Geranium
4 Is it safe to use an ultrasonic diffuser with essential oils in a room with my pet in it?
Should you choose to use your ultrasonic diffuser in the presence of your pet, we recommend: - Using only small amounts of your favorite diffuser blend. 1-5 drops is our recommendation - Ensure the space is well ventilated with a window open slightly for fresh air - Always keep a door open so that the animal can enter and exit the room easily - Take note of how your pet responds at all times and if you notice your pet resisting an aroma, discontinue use and move them to a well-ventilated space - Be particularly mindful of pets that are in cages or enclosed spaces (including birds and small rodents) as they do not have the ability to leave the room if they become uncomfortable
5How do I introduce an essential oil or blend to my pet to see if they like it?
Many animals have a higher sense and sensitivity to smell than we do; we do not recommend that you attempt to have your pet smell any essential oil products directly out of the bottles, and follow the guidelines above regarding diffusing.
6 Can I pet my cat or dog after applying a Woolzies product?
We recommend waiting until the product has fully absorbed before handling your pet.
7Is it safe for my cat or dog to lick my skin after using my skin care products?
We recommend that you discourage your pet from licking any area of your skin following application of our products.
8 Is an ultrasonic diffuser with essential oils safe to use near my aquarium?
We recommend placing your ultrasonic diffuser a safe distance away from your aquarium.
9Is an ultrasonic diffuser with essential oils safe to use near my pet bird, lizard, tarantula or guinea pig?
There is a need for more research on the topic of essential oils used near small pets. To be cautious, we suggest avoiding essential oils and use of diffuser blends in an ultrasonic diffuser placed near small pets. As we mentioned above, when diffusing these small pets in cages do not have the ability to leave the room should they become uncomfortable.
10Which Essential Oils are toxin for dogs and cats?
Some essential oils can be toxic for cats or dogs and should not be diffused around them or applied on them. For dogs: Clove, Cinnamon, Ylang Ylang, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Pine, Citronella, Wintergreen. For cats: Cinnamon, Citrus, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Tea Tree.
Woolzies Soap Bar
1Are Woolzies soap bars vegan?
2Do Woolzies soap bars contain additives?
No. Our soaps are 100% natural, contain no harsh chemicals, and are additive free.
3What type of oils are used in these soaps?
Each soap contains different ingredients, but most of them include saponified extra virgin olive oil, saponified castor oil, and saponified coconut oil.