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.
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.