If there is a product that I have always wanted to try out it has to be the Ecoegg, so I was over the moon when and Email landed in my inbox asking me to try it out. With Imogen having suffered from infantile eczema and still getting the odd flair up, I was curious to see if the revolutionary Ecoegg would do the job of cleaning my families laundry as well as protecting the children’s delicate skin and save us some hard earned money.
The list of benefits that support the use of the Ecoegg are huge, the first being cost:
- The Ecoegg, which costs a mere £19.99, claims to last for 3 years – that’s 720 washes or the average families 4-5 loads per week. Although I do nearly twice that and therefore won’t expect the Ecoegg to be as long, the average price per wash is under 3 pence!
- It’s hypoallergenic, so safe to use on even the most delicate of skin and is supported by both Allergy UK and the National Eczema Society. The lack of harsh chemicals is not only great for the skin it’s also kinder to the environment.
- It’s simple to use and suitable for all types of fabrics, even your delicates. As it contains no bleaches, it can be used on dark fabrics and whites.
What’s in the box?
- Your funky yellow Ecoegg
- Dark ceramic pellets
- White mineral pellets
Before using the Ecoegg you are advised to “detox” your washing machine by putting it on an empty, very hot wash to remove all of the residue from inside your washing machine. After that I was ready to assemble my Ecoegg. Before the first use you are advised to fill the egg with three packets of white pellets and the packet of ceramic pellets. That’s a lot of pellets and I did find it hard to squeeze them all in but if you add the ceramic pellets first and then keep tapping the egg you will eventually get them all in. With my Ecoegg ready I put on my first wash and eagerly awaited the results.
How does the Ecoegg work?
“The dark coloured tourmaline ceramic pellets weaken the adhesive forces between the dirt and fabric. The white mineral pellets then naturally ionize the oxygen molecules in the water which then penetrate deep into the fabric lifting away the dirt and grime, without fading colours or damaging the fibers. Scientific testing shows that these two types of pellets used together give the best cleaning results.”
So how did the Ecoegg perform?
The first wash I did was a white wash, which contained a white shirt that Joseph had been allowed to eat lasange in. Now, I did add a little stain remover to his cuffs before I put it in the wash, but I would do that with my usual detergent anyway. There was also a rather nasty pair of Imogen’s white school socks that Daddy had let her play outside in, so they were fairly grubby. Did they come out clean? Well, yes they did and I have to say that I am very impressed. The only thing I would advise is to use a little fabric softener or if you are using a tumble dryer a dryer sheet as they is literally no fragrance at all.
The Ecoegg Laundry Egg is available to purchase from www.ecoeggonline.com at just £19.99 and come with a full 30 day money back guarantee.