My Eco Egg review from last year gets quite a few page views every week so I’m guessing lots of people are interested in knowing how an Eco Egg works and if it’s worth investing in so I thought I’d reshare the review for those of you who missed it and also add in a competition to let you win your own Eco Egg.
Disclaimer: I was sent my Eco Egg as a PR gift along with some other lovely things and I thought you might be interested in seeing what I thought of it in case you wanted to invest in one. The link to buy the Eco Egg and the Eco Egg holder are both my affiliate links to Amazon and not to the company who sent me the gift. I’m not even sure if you needed (or wanted) to know any of that but hey ho!
So, before I give you the chance to win your very own Eco Egg, let me tell you more about what we think of ours…
What is an Eco Egg?
To bring you up to speed, an Eco Egg is an eco-friendly alternative to washing detergent. It’s hypoallergenic as it uses natural cleaning pellets that contain no harsh chemicals and it’s even recommended and endorsed by Allergy UK for being great for sensitive skin. Sounds good so far, doesn’t it?
The Eco Egg is designed to completely replace your normal washing detergent although it does say on the instructions that you could still use fabric softener or even a few drops of essential oils if you wanted to.
Amazingly, it lasts for up to 720 washes, which is around 3 years worth of washing for the average family and at its current price of £19.99 that works out at around 3p per wash which is brilliant.
I read all of the above facts and figures and I’ll be honest, I was more than a bit sceptical as I just can’t see how something so natural and so cheap can do such a good job but apparently it’s scientifically proven to deal with dirt and grime and it’s even suitable for white and coloured clothes as well as being safe to use with all fabrics, even delicates!
Let’s see, shall we!
What comes in the box?
You get your Eco Egg and enough pellets to last for up to 720 washes in the box. I say up to 720 washes as apparently, your water type can affect the life of your pellets as can the temperature you use to wash.
It’s easy to put together – basically, open up the egg, add in the one sachet of black pellets and two of the white, close up the egg and voila, you’re good to go.
When the little pellets start to shrink in size you just top up with a pack of the white pellets.
How does it work?
The simplest explanation I’ve read is that the Eco Egg contains two types of cleaning pellets. There’s one type of pellet that weakens the adhesive force between the dirt and the fabric and the other type then naturally ionize the oxygen molecules in the water and lifts the dirt away from the fabric.
There are much more complicated explanations but that just about makes sense to me. 😉
Does it really do the same job as detergent?
You know what? I think it really does work on most wash loads.
Our washing comes out looking clean and fresh and no one has noticed any difference in their clothes although I must admit that I still use normal detergent when I put a white wash in or when I have a particularly grubby wash to do.
I’ve even bought a little Eco Egg holder that sections onto the side of my fridge so I can store it neatly.
Now, how do you fancy winning an Eco Egg of your own?
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