As a family of 5, I do a lot of laundry. I have one child with eczema and I suffer from sensitivity to artificial fragrances. I am conscious of the products we use. That’s why when I discovered Ecoegg I found it to be the best Eco-friendly laundry alternative.
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Naturally, I was skeptical so I did some research on it. I love searching for innovative things that are non-toxic and natural.
This is my honest review and this post is not sponsored in any way.
This laundry egg replaces the need to buy laundry detergent and use bulky plastic jugs.
The benefits the Ecoegg offers is that it is great for your clothes, your skin, and the environment. It has no harsh chemicals, its dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic and so easy to use. It also saves you money.
How the Ecoegg works
The laundry egg replaces traditional laundry detergent by using non-toxic mineral cleaning pellets.
The company offers two versions of the egg lasting 210 washes or 720 washes. The 720 would last up to 3 years worth of washing.
Inside the package came 4 bags of white pellets and 1 package of grey pellets.
After aligning the triangles you twist the egg to open it and place the pellets inside the large side of the egg. Once in you twist and lock.
After tossing it into the washing machine the egg is ready to go. When merged with water the cleaning pellets activate and release their cleaning power. They clean your clothes by weakening the bonds between dirt and the fabric.
It does this by ionizing the oxygen in the water cleaning your clothes with-out harsh chemicals.
Side note: Update Sept 2019- One of my readers asked me: How does the Ecoegg know how much cleaning solution to release during a wash?
I reached out to Ecoegg to get clarification on this for my readers: The Ecoegg works with the water level in your washing machine, the two mineral pellets work together to deliver the cleaning solution. It is delivered based on the load size and length of wash.
Where the Ecoegg is not a soap-based detergent you don’t have to worry about adding too much which doesn’t get rinsed out in the end.
Does the Ecoegg work?
I used the Ecoegg for a week and washed over 10 loads of laundry. Following the direction’s I pre-soaked my egg.
I placed the egg in a white mixing bowl to pre-soak. I was curious to see if the water would change during the pre-soaking process.
I found the water did change. It became cloudy white and when I placed my hands in the water I could feel the difference.
Most people do the sniff test when cleaning their clothes. However, most natural detergents don’t have scents.
What I loved about the Ecoegg was that it offered two scents and one non-scented. The scents are fresh linen and spring blossom.
That was one thing I missed with using regular natural detergent. What I use to do was put essential oils on my wool dryer balls to get a scent.
But there is no need to do that. The scented Ecoeggs are scented by infusing essential oils in the mineral pallets. I found that to be fabulous.
After each load, I did the sniff test and every load came out smelling great. Now, I will note the scent is not super strong. But they smelt great and clean.
Something unique I did find was that my clothes felt softer. Since I don’t use fabric softner I found that to be a pleasant surprise.
In my opinion, the Ecoegg worked great and exactly as claimed.
Other benefits I discovered
After my trial period, I thought more about the benefits of the Ecoegg.
- The ease of using this egg is perfect. No more measuring liquid for each load. No more liquid to spill or clean up from spills on my machine. All the build-up that would happen in the dispenser I no longer have to deal with.
- When it comes to the kids I will no longer have to worry about them using too much laundry detergent. Nor do I have to worry about them spilling it.
- Doing laundry while traveling will be easier. I don’t have to worry about laundry detergent spilling on my clothes. I could wash things by hand quickly. It’s lighter to pack and easy to store.
- Cost savings is greater than any prior laundry detergent I have used. $17 dollars for a year’s worth of laundry. Doesn’t get any better than that.
As little more history on the Ecoegg
The Ecoegg was originally introduced to the UK and is made there. It’s an Allergy UK’s ‘Allergy Friendly Product’ award winner since 2011. It also won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation in 2016.
It was founded in 2008 and vegan-friendly. All their packaging is recyclable and the dyes are all plant-based.
The company offers dryer balls in addition to the laundry egg. They also have stain remover and detox tablets to clean your machine.
They have cleaning items as well. You can learn more about them here: www.ecoegg.net
Notes to remember:
- It is recommended that you purchase the detox tablets to rid your washing machine of the prior stuff other laundry detergents have left behind.
- After about 70 washes you will need to add more white pellets. They do come in the original package which is great.
Join the forces and help save the planet from the detergent that is damaging our waters. Not to mention this egg can save you on average $100 a year by switching.
Helping make mama life easier. I give this a two thumbs up.
Wanna try out the Ecoegg for yourself?
What laundry detergent alternatives have you tried let me know in the comments below??