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EcoEgg Review

Since I shared on social media recently that I’ve been using an EcoEgg for my laundry, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about it so I thought I’d answer the most common ones here and share what I think about it.

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I discovered the EcoEgg after watching BBC’s Shop Well for The Planet, the COP26 inspired spin-off from Shop Well for Less. They gave one to a family full of rugby-mad teenagers so there was an awful lot of muddy and sweaty kit to wash. Being an ex-rugby player myself I know how disgustingly filthy the kits can get so I was amazed to see that the mum just popped the kit straight into the machine with the egg and made no attempt to brush or pre-rinse the dirt off. She was impressed when it came out clean and I was just as astounded as her! As I’m making an effort to make my household more eco-friendly (read more about our eco journey here) I decided to give it a go.

How Does The EcoEgg Work?

The EcoEgg itself is an egg-shaped cage that you add mineral pellets to. The pellets are what clean and freshen the laundry and are made from biodegradable surfactants (the white ones) and tourmaline (the black ones). The surfactants remove the dirt from the clothes and the tourmaline ones make the water slightly more alkaline which aids the dirt removal whilst softening the fabric. The pellets come in a range of scents, I went for spring blossom for my pellets and dryer egg fragrance sticks. Once I’d been using it for a while I ordered the EcoEgg for Whites to try and oh my god! Completely blown away! Daddy Dino’s white gym socks come out fresh and bright white every time. Even more impressively, I recently accidentally washed one of the Unicorn’s white school polo shirts with a brand new black hoodie which ran and turned the polo a disgusting shade of grey. I had planned on bleaching the polo back to white again but I decided to start with I’d throw it in with the rest of my whites the first time I tried the EcoEgg for Whites egg. I was astounded when the polo came out as white and fresh as the others. So white that I couldn’t even tell which one had been the grey one! I didn’t pre-treat the offending polo or add anything else to the machine and I washed it on 30.

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How Long Do The EcoEgg Pellets & Scent Sticks Last?

I started using mine in November 2021 and have only just topped up the pellets (January 2022). I have my washing machine on almost every day (sometimes twice or more at weekends). EcoEgg recommends replacing them after 70 washes.

I also started using my tumble dryer balls and scent sticks in November 2021 and they are still smelling fresh and clean but I think they are due for replacement soon. EcoEgg recommends replacing them after around 40 dries.

The balls have meant I no longer need to use fabric conditioner as they soften and freshen the laundry

How Much Does It Cost?

I got my egg in November 2021 on a Black Friday offer so it was discounted and came with a storage tin but they seem to do discounts and freebies quite often. I opted to get the starter bundle which came with the laundry egg, the pellets to go inside it, a cup to store it in when not in use, a detox tablet for the machine to clean out the detergent residue before I started using it, two tumble dryer eggs to reduce my drying time and some scent sticks for the dryer eggs to make my laundry smell fresh. My entire kit cost £18, I also ordered some extra pellets and dryer ball refill sticks which meant I didn’t need to pay for postage.

You can get started with the EcoEgg for just £9.99 which will get you the EcoEgg and some pellets. They also do a starter kit for £11.99 which includes the EcoEgg, pellets, detox tablet and egg cup holder.

Does It Save Money?

In short, yes! Before using the EcoEgg I was using laundry pods. These cost 15p per wash, the EcoEgg costs just 10p per wash. The use of the EcoEgg also means that I have reduced my use of single-use plastics as I don’t have a laundry pod box to get rid of each month, not to mention the coating of the pods and the potential microplastics they release.

Due to the tumble dryer eggs I no longer need to use fabric conditioner. My usual fabric conditioner cost 6p per dry and the tumble dryer eggs also cost 6p per dry however my tumble dryer is on for a shorter amount of time (reduced by up to 28%) so I am saving energy.

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7 thoughts on “EcoEgg Review”

    1. Unicorns Dinosaurs and Me

      I’ve just ordered the one for whites to try so I’ll review that too once it’s had a couple of uses. It will be interesting to see how well it tackles the school shirts!

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