Washing, laundry, piles of clothes – it’s the story of my life since we had Tyler. It seems never ending! And the amount of washing detergent we get through is ridiculous. We used to get Persil at discount when my husband worked at Unilever – that was seriously the best perk, the staff shop! Anyway, since he moved companies, we’ve had to buy washing detergent and fabric softener at FULL PRICE! It really does add up.
The other month I got offered to review the Ecoegg. It’s a laundry egg that you can use over and over instead of detergent, saving you loads of money. I was intrigued, how on earth can it clean your clothes without washing powder?! I had to try it out. The Ecoegg team kindly sent me a 210 wash egg in the ‘Spring Blossom’ flavour.
This is how it looks, and the back of the packaging tells you more about the Ecoegg.
On opening the box, I had the pink plastic egg, one packet of dark coloured pellets and 5 packets of white coloured pellets.
The dark pellets are ceramic tourmaline and the white ones are mineral pellets.
To set it up, I had to open the pink egg and fill with 3 packets of white pellets and the 1 packet of dark pellets. So the other 2 packets were spare, as you top up the egg with 1 packet after 72 washes.
After closing the egg, I was ready to do a wash. I put the Ecoegg on top of my laundry in the washing machine drum. I added fabric softener as usual, we use Comfort.
I tried it out on a wash that was a mix of Tyler’s, mine and my husbands clothes, socks and underwear. And they came out clean and smelling fresh! I was amazed. Without washing powder, it still came out clean. I was worried they wouldn’t smell fresh, but they did!
I let the Ecoegg dry on our table, and the next day I tried it out on my husband’s football gear. Now this would be the test, and you can imagine this is quite a stinky wash. And they came out clean and smelling fresh – result!
I was worried the clothes would smell as I read that residue from using washing powder can build up in the pipes and leave a smell. But our machine is just under 2 years old and we’ve been using washing liquid, so there has been no smell – phew!
It’s been about a month now, and the Ecoegg is still working. I do alternate between washing liquid and the Ecoegg, I guess it’s habit. And for teatowels, or dirty cleaning clothes, I do use washing detergent as I think you need something strong for those types of washes. But for everyday laundry, I use the Ecoegg, and as it’s got no harsh chemicals I’ve used it to wash Tyler’s newborn clothes ready to use for Honey Nut.
I am curious as to how it works, and basically it’s down to the pellets. The dark tourmaline ceramic pellets weaken the adhesive forces between dirt and the fabric. Then the white mineral pellets naturally ionize oxygen molecules in the water, which then penetrate deep into the fabric, lifting away the dirt and grime, without fading colours or damaging the fibres (that’s from the leaflet).
A 210 wash pack costs £9.99 from ecoegg.com, which works out at just under 5p per wash. So there you have it, a way to save money on your laundry and be kinder to the environment and your skin too. And good news, I have a giveaway for you too – you can win an Ecoegg 210 Wash Laundry Egg!
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Ecoegg kindly sent me one 210 wash pack free of charge, but all words and opinions are my own.
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