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Ecoegg Laundry Egg

I discovered the Ecoegg Laundry Egg in my subscription for the Vegan Kind in November last year. The egg I received, the one in the picture below is for 70 Washes and it has a RRP of £9.99. I started using the egg right away and I was pleased. Now it’s time for a proper review, after using it for over 2 months. Also, I should mention that I paid for the subscription myself. Not that being compensated would have made me speak differently about a product though.

The Ecoegg Laundry Egg has two types of natural mineral pellets, the ones in the picture. The egg is recyclable, but you are going to use it many times before you consider recycling it anyway. They advertise that the Ecoegg replaces both laundry detergent and fabric conditioner. The product also has an award for being an ‘Allergy Friendly Product’. The egg is cruelty-free. You can buy it from their website, from the Vegan Kind or amazon.

Ecoegg Laundry Egg

The egg I received came with these four bags, enough for 70 washes. In these last few months I used the egg 37 times. There still are plenty of pellets and it looks like it will be enough for another 20-30 washes, as they mention. The clothes are clean. I used conditioner for certain types of clothes, such as towels, but it still means that I am buying less and using less plastic. Even so, I just add a bit of conditioner, about a third of what they recommend on the package, meaning that I’m using 3 times less conditioner, and not for every load of washing.

At about £10 for the egg, it means a wash costs 14p, while the refills are around 10p per wash. Depending on the kind of brand you are using, this comes cheaper. The previous brand I used costed 38p per wash. The Ecoegg is a bit more expensive than a supermarket’s own brand though. This is just for detergent, without taking into account the conditioner. For me, not having to buy and store laundry detergent, especially with the restrictions we have today, it makes a better deal to have the Ecoegg. Also, in this time period I would have used 2 bottles of detergent and 2 bottles of conditioner. Instead I’m just about to finish a conditioner.

Not only it saves money, it saves space in the kitchen cupboards, and it lowers our carbon footprint because the pellets are so small, when compared with the weight and package dimensions of the bottles of detergent.

I should mention that our clothes are not particularly filthy, but we do have the dog and I wash items he uses too. They come out just as clean. This is why I would highly recommend switching to Ecoegg for doing the laundries. It is such an easy way to lower your carbon footprint without having to change your lifestyle at all.

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  1. My Mum and I used to use the predecessor of this sort of Ecoegg and it worked really well and we liked it. I am glad it has worked well for you. I do consider trying it. At the moment, we have a tin (well, it’s my laundry powder tin which I filled up from the paper bag) of Fill washing powder which I bought in the Zerowaste shop in Northumberland (we usually use Ecover) which I quite like so if it runs out and it is a time when we can get there again, I will buy more. We have quite a lot left so here’s hoping it lasts.

    1. I wanted to try detergent from the zero waste stores, but I got this and so far I’m very happy. I will check this kind of store for conditioner though. I’m glad to hear that you are happy with their products.

  2. I used to have a similar ecoegg, I think it was ceramic and I remember that the clothes were always clean after washing. I think it lasted as much as it was advertised it is going to last, but I don’t remember how long it was or how long ago it was that I used it, maybe six years ago. The reason why I didn’t repurchase is because these egoeggs disappeared from the shops after a while.. Speaking of other eco friendly methods, I tried using baking soda and vinegar for washing as well, the results were impressive.
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  3. I’ve been wondering about switching to something like this for a while now. Both Alan and Flora sometimes complain their clothes are itchy but if I wash with non-bio it doesn’t get things as clean. This sounds pretty cost effective and if it copes with Festus’ stuff too, I think I need to investigate further!

    1. For Festus’s stuff I add conditioner each time, but it works really well. I am very pleased with it and the price for one is around how much I would have spent on a standard bottle of detergent (I was using Method before moving to the supermarket’s own brand, due to animal welfare concerns).

  4. This sounds like a great alternative to detergent! I will look at their website for more information about how it works. You’ve convinced me to try! I really appreciate the fact that it would really help with plastic waste as detergent packaging is always huge and unpractical.

    Julia x

  5. This is an interesting product. I don’t think I’ve seen anything comparable here, but I’d be willing to bet there’s something available. I’d have to put pencil to paper to see if it’s worth switching from my usual brand, which I’m quite pleased with.
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    1. I am not sure if they sell the Ecoegg in US. There are similar products though, with mineral pellets. I hope you like them, if you decide you want to try them.

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