Laundry Egg Review: I recently experimented with the EcoEgg laundry egg. Despite the fact that the product’s name says it all, it’s a simple plastic egg container that stores capsules that offer the same cleansing power as commercial laundry detergents but containing less unpronounceable ingredients.
Another claim is that the multi-use egg will save you money on detergent because you will be using the same cleaner over and over again rather than using up your current detergent and purchasing fresh. So I placed an order to put this washing gizmo to the test, and I couldn’t have been more excited!
When the EcoEgg Laundry Egg came, it was in a plain cardboard box with no further packing, which was a surprise given that it had been featured in protective packaging on Amazon.
What’s more, all of the components were present: the egg itself, together with packages containing both black ceramic tourmaline pellets and white mineral pellets (the aforementioned chemical-free cleaning agents) and directions, the most essential of which were included in the package.
The instructions included a helpful calculator for calculating how much money the egg will save you, but I didn’t need it to make the following comparison: 210 washes are promised by the egg, but my regular detergent provides 125 loads at precisely the same price as the egg. If the egg performs as promised, the cost is around half of the total.
According to the instructions, the tourmaline would “weaken the adhesion forces between dirt and cloth” and minerals would “naturally ionise the oxygen molecules in the water” to remove dirt and grime off the fabric. Even if I don’t really grasp the science, I know how to put it to the test: wash the dishes.
As a result, I complied with the instructions and filled the eggs with two packages of white beads and one packet of black beads. I put the egg on top of my filthy clothing in the washing and turned it on. And then I started my Sunday laundry, which consisted of a set of sheets as well as two loads of clothing for both my husband and myself.
In our tests, we discovered that cotton was the most effective fabric for stain removal, washing away 90 percent or more of blood, baby food, and sebum.
Synthetics were less successful in the washing process, with only about 67 percent of stains cleared on average in comparison to natural fabrics. As a result, you may wish to use your usual detergent on your polycotton clothes.
Despite the fact that it has some staining issues, the Ecoegg is a fantastic option for people who wish to be more environmentally conscious or who have sensitive skin. If you’re interested in giving it a try during your next laundry cycle, you can get it for £9.99 at Ecoegg.com.