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Long time I wanted to try this one. Eco egg 70 washes £6.66 at Waitrose, refill of 50 washes bit over £3 , they got dryer balls too... Tried this evening, works perfectly on my husband gardening clothes.
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These have been proven to be only as effective as using water.
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I'd never heard of an EcoEgg... the title totally confused me! Was picturing regular eggs... and had no idea why they're Ecco (it's Eco... still, meant nothing to me) - then whats an egg got to do with laundry, soo many questions!
Toonah26/01/2020 20:06

I'd never heard of an EcoEgg... the title totally confused me! I'd never heard of an EcoEgg... the title totally confused me! Was picturing regular eggs... and had no idea why they're Ecco (it's Eco... still, meant nothing to me) - then whats an egg got to do with laundry, soo many questions!


It's like laundry detergent, just without chemicals.. and very economical
These have been proven to be only as effective as using water.
krept77726/01/2020 20:09

These have been proven to be only as effective as using water.


No way. Just took out clothes out if the washer and cant see any different between persil and egg...😝😝
My children's dad uses one of these... For their clothes too and unfortunately I have to re wash every time. Does not remove stains and clothes smell very bad... Don't know if that's to do with how he's drying them too though :/
under £6 on Amazon
I'd never heard of these before, done some quick research and found one endorsed by Allergy UK, my youngest is sensitive to washing powders etc so will give it a try! Heat added
For anyone interested in dryer balls, there was a product listed on HUKD from Below The Belt Grooming a few weeks back if I recal correctly.
amarone8226/01/2020 20:11

No way. Just took out clothes out if the washer and cant see any …No way. Just took out clothes out if the washer and cant see any different between persil and egg...😝😝


I guess you proved persil to be only as effective as using water.
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I’ve tried these. Fine for most things but I’ve found on tough stains it doesn’t work
ndyanem26/01/2020 22:06

I’ve tried these. Fine for most things but I’ve found on tough stains it do …I’ve tried these. Fine for most things but I’ve found on tough stains it doesn’t work


Well, nothing works for toght stains, you have to pretreat them... even with normal laundry liquid or whatever
amarone8226/01/2020 22:29

Well, nothing works for toght stains, you have to pretreat them... even …Well, nothing works for toght stains, you have to pretreat them... even with normal laundry liquid or whatever


Well I’ve won the battle many times with vanish
ndyanem26/01/2020 22:30

Well I’ve won the battle many times with vanish


That's the suggestion from eco egg... so , you used not just normal detergent, but stain removal also.
amarone8226/01/2020 22:31

That's the suggestion from eco egg... so , you used not just normal …That's the suggestion from eco egg... so , you used not just normal detergent, but stain removal also.


The plan was not to have to use other products to cut down on environmental waste but it doesn’t do it. So in short I don’t use them until a new invention appears, plus like others have said smell isn’t always the best unless you can hang them outside the uv rays kills the smell somehow
Tried but rubbish on white socks.
krept77726/01/2020 20:09

These have been proven to be only as effective as using water.


Who did the test, is it someone reliable like Which?

I've been using one for 6 months and it works really well. You do need to use something in addition for really tough stains.

I've had no issues with smelly clothes. Maybe it depends which flavour you use.
DealJourno26/01/2020 22:49

Who did the test, is it someone reliable like Which?I've been using one …Who did the test, is it someone reliable like Which?I've been using one for 6 months and it works really well. You do need to use something in addition for really tough stains.I've had no issues with smelly clothes. Maybe it depends which flavour you use.


A number of properly conducted studies including Norway's National Institute for Consumer Research. Try washing with just water. You may be surprised by how effective it is together with agitation provided by machine.
amarone8226/01/2020 20:07

It's like laundry detergent, just without chemicals.. and very economical


They do contain chemicals, not very effective at cleaning from what I've read though.

Materials safety data sheet:- ecoegg.net/wp-…pdf

3. SECTION 3: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS 3.1 Mixtures EC Classification No. 1272/2008 Hazardous ingredient(s) %W/W CAS No. EC No. REACH Registration No. Hazard pictogram(s) and Hazard statement(s) Sulfonic acids, C14-16- alkane hydroxy and C14- 16-alkene, sodium salts 30 - 40 68439-57-6 270-407-8 01-2119513401- 57-0000 GHS07, Skin Irrit. 2; H315, GHS05, Eye Dam. 1; H318 Sodium carbonate 20 - 25 497-19-8 207-838-8 01-2119485498- 19-0000 GHS07, Eye Irrit. 2; H319 Disodium metasilicate 1 - 10 6834-92-0 229-912-9 01-2119449811- 37-0000 GHS05, Skin Corr. 1B; H314, GHS07, STOT SE 3; H335 Dodecan-1-ol, ethoxylated 1 - 10 9002-92-0 500-002-6 01-2119968561- 30-0000 GHS05, Eye Dam. 1; H318, GHS07, Acute Tox. 4; H302, Skin Irrit. 2; H315 EC Classification No. 67/548/EEC Hazardous ingredient(s) %W/W CAS No. EC No. REACH Registration No. EC Classification and Risk Phrases Sulfonic acids, C14-16- alkane hydroxy and C14- 16-alkene, sodium salts 30 - 40 68439-57-6 270-407-8 01-2119513401- 57-0000 Xi; R38, R41 Sodium carbonate 20 - 25 497-19-8 207-838-8 01-2119485498- 19-0000 Xi; R36 Disodium metasilicate 1 - 10 6834-92-0 229-912-9 01-2119449811- 37-0000 C; R34, Xi; R37 Dodecan-1-ol, ethoxylated 1 - 10 9002-92-0 500-002-6 01-2119968561- 30-0000 None

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amarone8226/01/2020 22:29

Well, nothing works for toght stains, you have to pretreat them... even …Well, nothing works for toght stains, you have to pretreat them... even with normal laundry liquid or whatever


Laundry liquid doesn't work anywhere near as well as biological washing powder on stains, reason: the liquids don't contain oxygen bleach found in powders, because it would break down the enzymes and other ingredients in the bottle in liquid form.

Also liquids tend to leave residue in the tub after a wash which causes mould growth, although that would be a benefit if you try these, as at least there will still be a very small amount of reasonably effective detergent in your next few washes with these.

If you are sensitive to detergents, use the extra rinse feature on your washing machine if it has one, thanks to the energy efficiency labels, standard washes don't rinse thoroughly enough in order to save water.
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Rubbish and waste of money 😪
Sound to good to be true, mixed reviews.

But I will give it a go, thanks for posting
DealJourno26/01/2020 22:49

Who did the test, is it someone reliable like Which?I've been using one …Who did the test, is it someone reliable like Which?I've been using one for 6 months and it works really well. You do need to use something in addition for really tough stains.I've had no issues with smelly clothes. Maybe it depends which flavour you use.


Do you eat them?!! If you do you're using it incorrectly!! "Flavour"!
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DealJourno26/01/2020 22:49

Who did the test, is it someone reliable like Which?I've been using one …Who did the test, is it someone reliable like Which?I've been using one for 6 months and it works really well. You do need to use something in addition for really tough stains.I've had no issues with smelly clothes. Maybe it depends which flavour you use.


Which "flavour" are you using?
Rita_l27/01/2020 02:02

Rubbish and waste of money 😪


You're probably using it incorrectly....
DealJourno26/01/2020 22:49

Who did the test, is it someone reliable like Which?I've been using one …Who did the test, is it someone reliable like Which?I've been using one for 6 months and it works really well. You do need to use something in addition for really tough stains.I've had no issues with smelly clothes. Maybe it depends which flavour you use.


In fairness the reviews are very mixed "Which" is why I haven't bought one yet - and there are Ecofriendly washing liquids out there that do work.
Jeremy Corbyn uses these
melted27/01/2020 00:36

Laundry liquid doesn't work anywhere near as well as biological washing …Laundry liquid doesn't work anywhere near as well as biological washing powder on stains, reason: the liquids don't contain oxygen bleach found in powders, because it would break down the enzymes and other ingredients in the bottle in liquid form. Also liquids tend to leave residue in the tub after a wash which causes mould growth, although that would be a benefit if you try these, as at least there will still be a very small amount of reasonably effective detergent in your next few washes with these. If you are sensitive to detergents, use the extra rinse feature on your washing machine if it has one, thanks to the energy efficiency labels, standard washes don't rinse thoroughly enough in order to save water.


Do you have a source for this? I moved to liquid years ago but happy to switch back to powder if it's proven to be better.
I was given a couple of these for Christmas, popped them in all day and got no effects whatsoever. Absolute rubbish, will stick to my rabbit.
Wirral_guy27/01/2020 11:46

Do you have a source for this? I moved to liquid years ago but happy to …Do you have a source for this? I moved to liquid years ago but happy to switch back to powder if it's proven to be better.


Here's an item on washing powder Vs liquids:- whitegoodshelp.co.uk/whi…nt/

I've also experienced how stinky and disgusting a washing machine can get if you exclusively use liquid.

I nearly always use a bio powder nowadays, but I do use a non-bio liquid when washing wool and silk that should not be washed in a biological detergent.

Of course if you add oxygen bleach to the wash (Vanish, sodium percarbonate), it will make up for its absence in the washing liquid.

Another item here:- dailymail.co.uk/hea…tml
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melted27/01/2020 21:44

Here's an item on washing powder Vs liquids:- …Here's an item on washing powder Vs liquids:- https://www.whitegoodshelp.co.uk/which-is-the-best-type-of-washing-machine-detergent/I've also experienced how stinky and disgusting a washing machine can get if you exclusively use liquid. I nearly always use a bio powder nowadays, but I do use a non-bio liquid when washing wool and silk that should not be washed in a biological detergent. Of course if you add oxygen bleach to the wash (Vanish, sodium percarbonate), it will make up for its absence in the washing liquid.Another item here:- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2050239/How-washing-machines-familys-health-risk-Low-temperatures-mixed-loads-spreading-dangerous-bugs.html


Thanks for taking the time to find this. I think I'll move back to powder next shop, the downsides to liquid don't outweigh the convenience for me.
melted27/01/2020 21:44

Here's an item on washing powder Vs liquids:- …Here's an item on washing powder Vs liquids:- https://www.whitegoodshelp.co.uk/which-is-the-best-type-of-washing-machine-detergent/I've also experienced how stinky and disgusting a washing machine can get if you exclusively use liquid. I nearly always use a bio powder nowadays, but I do use a non-bio liquid when washing wool and silk that should not be washed in a biological detergent. Of course if you add oxygen bleach to the wash (Vanish, sodium percarbonate), it will make up for its absence in the washing liquid.Another item here:- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2050239/How-washing-machines-familys-health-risk-Low-temperatures-mixed-loads-spreading-dangerous-bugs.html


All that seems to say is powder is not very good at low temperatures.
sussexroyal28/01/2020 09:00

All that seems to say is powder is not very good at low temperatures.


Does it? I was looking for a better article, but couldn't quickly find the one I was looking for.

The second Mail article is mainly on about low temperature washes, but it does also mention the issues with liquids, including the absence of oxygen bleach in liquids.

It also mentions a study that found the even a 40 degree wash using a detergent containing bleach was quite effective at killing bacteria:-

Her concerns are backed by a German study on clothes contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, linked to skin and urinary tract infections, as well as pneumonia. Researchers found the only way to eradicate the bacterium was with temperatures of 40c and above combined with a detergent containing bleach.
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On the topic of bacteria you can now buy anti-bacterial liquid (e.g. dettol antibacterial cleaning liquid) which seems to do a decent job of getting rid of smells etc. in tub and when clothes haven't dried so quickly, when you use it from time to time in the fabric softener drawer.
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