This post looks to answer the most common questions I get on the eco friendly laundry products Soapberries, Dryer Balls and Ecoegg Laundry Egg!
Do Soapberries really work?
Yes, Soapberries work! Also known as soap nuts, these are the shells of the Sapindus Mukorossi tree and they naturally contain a high level of saponin, which is known as “nature’s soap”. This saponin suds up in water to create a detergent – a 100% natural cleaning product for your laundry! These little shells of goodness will get your clothes fresh and clean every time.
Do Soapberries work in cold water?
Soapberries work in all different temperatures, including cold water, however the saponins are released more effectively in warm water - 40 degrees is the ideal temperature. Using them in cold water they will still work but they may not activate as quickly. A quick hint for you - soak your soapberries in hot water for 5 mins prior to a cold wash and this will soften the shells and activate them.
Do soap nuts kill bacteria?
Yes, soap nuts are naturally antibacterial and anti fungal, so kill odour causing bacteria and germs. On top of that, Soapberries are fragrance free and hypoallergenic, so perfect for sensitive skin.
What is the purpose of dryer balls?
The purpose of dryer balls is to reduce the dry time of your laundry load and to reduce static and wrinkles of your clothes – this means you not only save energy reducing your use of the dryer, but you save time ironing!
Do the dryer balls really work?
Yes, dryer balls really work! In knocking around inside the dryer, they work their way between the fabrics of your clothing to create pockets of air for a more even distribution of heat while also soaking up moisture in the machine.
What is the best dryer balls to buy?
How many dryer balls should you use?
You only need three or four dryer balls depending on the amount of clothes in the load.
Does Eco Egg work?
Yes, the Ecoegg Laundry Egg works! Not only does it work, but this reusable, refillable eco laundry product has been named one of the UK's best laundry products.
The mineral pellets work to effectively draw dirt from your clothing fibres and soften your clothes by changing the pH, leaving your laundry clean, fresh and soft enough that you won’t even need fabric softener!
How long does an Ecoegg last?
The Ecoegg Laundry Egg is resuable – all you need is to do is continue replacing the the mineral pellets once every 50 washes. The Egg itself will last up to 10 years and is fully recyclable.
What are Ecoegg pellets made of?
There are two different types of Ecoegg pellets, each made with different minerals. The white ones are the surfactants that clean the clothes, and black ones are tourmaline to change pH and soften fabric and water.
How do you know when to refill Ecoegg?
You will know when to refill your Laundry Egg when the white pellets have worn down – these are the ones you need to replace. The black tourmaline pellets won’t wear down and do not need to be replaced.