Everything you need to know about ecoegg Laundry Egg

The ecoegg Laundry Egg is an award-winning eco-friendly replacement for regular laundry detergent and fabric softener. It is designed to naturally clean your clothes and reduce plastic waste in your home.

All you need to do is fill up your laundry egg with the white and black pellets, close it and place it in your washing machine on top of your clothes. The lightly scented, chemical-free egg will leave your clothes refreshingly clean for 50-70 washes.

Plus, you’ll save your household up to 40 bottles of laundry detergent and fabric softener a year, no more unnecessary single-use plastic! All you have to do is buy the refills and your egg will last for ten years, costing you only 10p per wash.

It couldn’t be easier, (or better for the planet!) to swap but if you’ve still got questions, find the answers here.

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How do I know when to replace my ecoegg Laundry Egg pellets?

Depending on whether you’re using the initial 70 wash egg or 50 refills and how often you put a wash on, you’ll need to replace your pellets roughly every seven to ten weeks. To be more specific, you can work out your average washes per week and divide 70 or 50 by that number, which will tell you how many weeks your egg will last. But remember, the hotter and longer your wash runs, the quicker the pellets will need replacing.

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Do you need to use fabric softener with the ecoegg Laundry egg?

No, you don’t need to as the mineral pellets naturally soften the fibres of your laundry. But you can use fabric softener if you wish as it won’t affect how the egg actually works.

Just because the ecoegg isn’t heavily scented, doesn’t mean your clothes aren’t clean! The ecoegg was originally designed for sensitive skin so it only has a light fragrance. With regular washing powder our clothes usually come out of the washing machine heavily scented but the ecoegg cleans clothes just as well, without the chemicals and scent.

If you’d like a dash more scent, trying adding a few drops of essential oils.

Can the ecoegg Laundry egg be left in for the whole wash cycle?

The laundry egg and dryer egg are two separate designs so your laundry egg must be removed from the final drying cycle if you have a washer-dryer, to prolong the life of the pellets.

As the laundry egg contains no ‘soap’ agents, it means you can shorten or skip the rinse cycle, saving you water, time and electricity (and money!). With regular washing powder the rinse cycle is designed to rinse away any chemicals, but there’s no need with an ecoegg Laundry Egg.

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Does the ecoegg Laundry Egg kill Coronavirus / COVID-19?

Like most laundry detergents, the ecoegg has no antiviral or disinfectant purposes, so no. And as COVID-19 is a new strain, it’s not yet available for commercial testing.

However, you can follow government guidelines to prevent any germs. The government suggests:

  • Using the warmest water setting
  • Drying clothing completely
  • Do not shake dirty laundry to prevent germs dispersing through the air
  • Clean and disinfect anything used for transporting laundry

The ecoegg Laundry Egg can be used in washes up to 60 degrees Celsius. Which? recommend washing high-risk clothing like sportswear, baby clothes, reusable nappies and towels at the highest temperature to reduce risk.

Additionally, the laundry egg may not remove tough stains so add stain remover to your wash or use homemade remedies beforehand. Find our top tips for eco-friendly stain removers here.

Do I need to dry the ecoegg Laundry egg between washes?

If you’re doing multiple washes one after the other then you don’t need to dry the ecoegg Laundry Egg between washes. However, once you’ve finished washing for the day, you should leave the egg in an airy space to dry.

Can the ecoegg Laundry Egg be used in all temperature washes?

The ecoegg laundry egg can clean your clothes in any wash up to 60 degrees Celsius. The natural pellets aren’t designed for higher temperatures but it works just as well in cold washes, reducing your energy usage.

It is also suitable for hand washing. Simply place the egg in water to soak for 10-15 minutes and hand wash as normal.

What do I do with my used mineral pellets?

You can throw your used mineral pellets in your general waste bin. Although the ingredients are natural, biodegradable and contain no harmful chemicals, they have not been tested on wildlife yet so it’s best to be safe and throw them in the bin rather than the compost.

How do the Laundry Egg pellets clean and soften clothes?

The award winning ecoegg Laundry Egg cleans your clothes naturally, without any harsh chemicals or fragrance. The white pellets contain surfactants which naturally ionise the oxygen molecules in the water. They work by lifting the dirt from the fabrics, breaking it up and washing it away, without fading colours or damaging fibres.

The rest of the ingredients inside the white pellets ensure that the dirt in the water doesn’t penetrate the fabrics again. While the black pellets are made from tourmaline which naturally ionise the water, adjusting the pH, making it slightly more alkaline.

The ecoegg Laundry Egg is perfect for sensitive skin as it doesn’t contain any petrochemicals, enzymes, bleaches, phosphates, parabens, palm oil or microplastics.

Do I need more than one Laundry Egg for a large machine?

The ecoegg Laundry Egg is designed for washing machines that weigh up to seven to eight kilograms. If you have a larger washing machine then you will need to use two laundry eggs. But ensure there is plenty of room for your clothes and egg(s) to move around freely.

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