The Ecoegg has landed! A review and thorough testing

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For the past couple of weeks I have been reviewing the Ecoegg Laundry Egg, together with the Concentrated Fabric Conditioner and the Bamboo Kitchen Towels in a bid to go greener and reduce my laundry costs.  With the addition of Daniel to the family and now he is eating, teething, dribbling and generally making a mess my laundry has increased significantly!

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What is an Ecoegg?

It’s a device that holds these magic pellets to lift away dirt and clean your clothes without the use of harsh chemicals.  It replaces the need for washing powder or detergent and can be used again and again – It comes as either 54, 210 or 720 washes.  I have been road testing the 210 wash soft cotton Ecoegg.

What’s it like?

It looks very space age inside my machine, I love the design and the ease of use, the way you can just chuck it in with the washing and let it get on with it – no mess, no scooping, slopping, pouring or measuring.  Set up was pretty easy, one packet of black pellets and three packs of white pellets, leaving two packs spare.

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After about 72 washes (I do about 1 lot of laundry every other day so that would for me be about every 4 months) you need to top up with one pack of the white pellets.  So  it works out extremely good value and you’re helping to save the environment.

You can use your normal fabric softener, I decided to go the whole hog and go for the concentrated fabric conditioner, which is so concentrated you only need 3 squirts directly in your fabric conditioner draw making it come out at a cost of 3p per wash!  It’s a pretty big bottle so I know it will last ages, I was a bit worried about where I’d put it, but it does just about fit under my sink!

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But does the Ecoegg clean your clothes as well as the big brands?

This is where I put the Ecoegg to the test!  In the instructions it says you can’t wash over 60 degrees and to not overfill the drum so that the egg can circulate, also you can’t use reduced water option.  You can use a stain remover as well if needed, either your own favourite or the Ecoegg stain remover.  My clothes came out nice and clean with a pure fresh fragrance, even with whites.  I found if I needed a little boost of fragrance I just added a tiny amount of my usual fabric softener as well and that’s all it needed.

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No photo filter used, the blue shirt is meant to be blue!

I decided to do the ultimate test – I recently did a Spartan mud and obstacle race (read about my adventure here) and my trainers were so muddy they need to be washed!  I did rinse off the lumps of mud before washing, I wasn’t that mean!

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Before

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After rinsing

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After washing with the Ecoegg

I think it passed the test!  We also road tested the Bamboo towels which are a strong kitchen towel that you use and then can wash and reuse.  I found them great to use as wiping up cloths, nice and soft with an added bonus that they can be washed and reused.

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Have you or would you swap your laundry products for Ecoegg products? They have a huge range of cleaning products available both online and in supermarkets. The dryer egg is next on my list!

Disclosure: I received these products in return for my open and honest review.

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153 Comments

  • Reply ruthmeaney

    Is this a worldwide giveaway or just uk? And can you use it with modern cloth nappies?

    October 6, 2015 at 9:30 am
    • Reply MidwifeandLife

      UK only and I don’t see why not

      October 6, 2015 at 10:36 am
      • Reply ruthmeaney

        Thankyou 🙂

        October 6, 2015 at 10:37 am
        • Reply MidwifeandLife

          From Ecoegg: Yes, they are great for washing cloth nappies. Loads of our customers use them on their nappies as it is kind to sensitive skin. In fact, we also are endorsed by the reusable nappy association as they think our product is great for using to clean cloth nappies.

          October 6, 2015 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply rhymingwithwine

    Looks good. Would love to give it a try! ;0)

    October 6, 2015 at 12:03 pm
  • Reply Lukeosaurus And Me

    This looks fab. I had something similar once, but it sort of ended up making clothes smell like wet dogs. I’d love to try something a bit better but still eco friendly! Great giveaway.

    October 6, 2015 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply glenn hutton

    Looks like it works…

    October 7, 2015 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply iain maciver

    would love to try this out

    October 7, 2015 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Rachel Bustin (@RachelBustin)

    This looks really good! Would love to try it out! xx

    October 7, 2015 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply Rachel Craig

    Nice prize.

    October 7, 2015 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Andrea Fletcher

    Would really like to try this.

    October 7, 2015 at 5:58 pm
  • Reply Claire D

    Please pick me

    October 7, 2015 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply mandydoherty65

    These sound perfect for my grandson who has sensitve skin

    October 7, 2015 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply allthingshamsterandmousy

    Great competition, love your blog and your family looks so cute!

    October 7, 2015 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Paul Scotland

    Love to give this a try

    October 7, 2015 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Sean Downer

    Great stuff

    October 7, 2015 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply sarah-dawn pope

    Very interested in seeing the results you got using this product. Was always sceptical of the cleaning power. I need some for myself now.

    October 7, 2015 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply sammychloe

    Looks fab thanks for a lovely giveaway

    October 7, 2015 at 11:43 pm
  • Reply Jess Powell

    Sounds amazing! My other half has really sensitive skin so we keep trying different powders, etc, to find one that doesn’t result in itching.

    October 8, 2015 at 12:04 am
  • Reply Abigail Cullen

    Nice giveaway, would like to give this a try.

    October 8, 2015 at 12:36 am
  • Reply lovethatglowblog

    I’ve been so curious to try these for so long, they sound like a great idea x

    October 8, 2015 at 9:03 am
  • Reply wendy malone

    love to see how this works.hope its good for dirty football kit.

    October 8, 2015 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply isis1981uk

    I’ve never heard of these before but they did a good job on the trainers!

    October 8, 2015 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Tracy Newton

    I have never seem these before. I am impressed with the performance on the trainers. I spend a fortune on stain remover, detergent, fabric conditioner. These will be much more economical

    October 8, 2015 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply laura stewart

    hope to win xx

    October 8, 2015 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply clair downham

    would love to win one thankyou

    October 8, 2015 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply corinne peat (@corinne555)

    Would love to try this!

    October 8, 2015 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Lyla

    I’d like to give this a try

    October 9, 2015 at 7:33 am
  • Reply Sally Collingwood

    Wow! this looke great, would love to try it.

    October 9, 2015 at 7:52 am
  • Reply smilingawayfoodallergies

    This sounds great! With my son’s eczema and allergies, we are always looking for new products like this. Thanks for sharing ! #PickNMix

    October 9, 2015 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Jodie Allen (@beautybabyblog)

    That looks great! I honestly thought when you got to the end of the review you were going to tell us it didn’t work haha! I want my clothes completely clean and am not willing to compromise but this actually did an amazing job on those trainers! I could well be convinced! #picknmix

    October 9, 2015 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Max Power

    What a good prize.

    October 9, 2015 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply Amandeep Sibia

    Great prize!

    October 9, 2015 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Alix Smith

    Excellent prize – would love to try one of these!

    October 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Ema J Lowe

    lovely review, been looking at these for a while and wondered if they would be so good as normal washing powder

    October 9, 2015 at 10:49 pm
  • Reply Chocolate Mama Loves Vanilla

    WOW! that product did some major work on those shoes! LOL and This paper towels seem so awesome, I hope to get a chance to try that! Thank you so much for sharing this honest review!

    October 10, 2015 at 5:46 am
  • Reply Lynn Heath

    What a great product, I’m sure it would be much kinder on the kids skin!

    October 10, 2015 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply carole n

    Great giveaway, would love to win thanks

    October 10, 2015 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Donna W

    These are such a great idea and very reasonably priced too. It’s great to find an eco friendly product thats also easy on the pocket and works.

    October 10, 2015 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply claire griffiths

    i like the sound of these and not only saving the planet they are very good value as well

    October 10, 2015 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply clairew137

    would love to try.

    October 10, 2015 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply supermumandotherdisguises

    this sounds great. and especially for people with eczema! Which is my post I have just linked up!

    October 10, 2015 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply Karen K

    This sounds excellent, I am always looking to save money, I may have to try these!

    October 11, 2015 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply Julie Ward

    Have heard of them before and its always should I or shouldn’t I try them. Haven’t tried them yet, maybe one day

    October 11, 2015 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Pam Francis Gregory

    This would be great for my husband’s sensitive skin!

    October 11, 2015 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Sheila Reeves

    These sound really good, always on the lookout for green ideas that really work – thanks for the giveaway and review

    October 11, 2015 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Something Crunchy Mummy

    I need one of these in my life!! Thanks for sharing on #justanotherlinky xx

    October 11, 2015 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply acornishmum

    I’ve never heard of the ecoegg before, what a clever invention!
    Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

    October 12, 2015 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply karen laing

    I’d love to try this eco egg,anything that’s good for the environment is good,who knows,many years from now and we may all be using them x

    October 12, 2015 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Helen Atkins

    Looks really good and Eco friendly bonus

    October 12, 2015 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Nisbet

    would a good idea! fingers crossed

    October 12, 2015 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply Ruth Harwood

    we’d love to try this!!

    October 13, 2015 at 8:26 am
  • Reply mumjd

    Yes I would like to try this, as sometimes I’m not convinced even by the big name brands on shirt armpits at 40 deg #TriedTested

    October 13, 2015 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply Colette B

    I’m impressed with your shoes! I dread to think what the laundry costs must be in our house.
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

    October 13, 2015 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Betony Bennett

    yes please 🙂

    October 13, 2015 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Kate Fever (@FamilyFever)

    I keep meaning to try a Ecoegg, we do so much washing and I think this might save us a small fortune! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    October 14, 2015 at 10:40 am
    • Reply MidwifeandLife

      It’s working well for me so far already saved money

      October 14, 2015 at 6:10 pm
  • Reply Martina Evans

    Thanks for the great giveaway. This Ecoegg sounds fantastic! Fingers Crossed x

    October 14, 2015 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Christine Caple

    I would love to try this.

    October 14, 2015 at 10:39 pm
  • Reply Jenna Parrington

    The ecoegg sounds fantastic, I’ve been wanting to try one for ages!

    October 14, 2015 at 11:21 pm
  • Reply Lorraine mabbitt

    The ecoegg seems a great idea would love to try X

    October 15, 2015 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply Kirsty Fox

    Looks good, please count me in.

    October 15, 2015 at 11:07 pm
  • Reply Nat thomason

    Would like to try this 🙂

    October 16, 2015 at 2:54 am
  • Reply Lauren Old

    This looks great, need this to wash a pair of boots that look slightly past it!

    October 16, 2015 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Eileen Tingle

    Great idea, would love to try it

    October 16, 2015 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Jo m welsh

    A great prize would be very handy

    October 17, 2015 at 8:09 am
  • Reply wendy malone

    im going to buy one of these and go green.

    October 17, 2015 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Samantha Rummens

    great giveaway

    October 18, 2015 at 1:35 am
  • Reply david cavender

    it’s a great giveaway-love to try it

    October 18, 2015 at 3:33 am
  • Reply emmaellams

    I would love to try this, I’m always looking for new ways to be eco-friendly.

    October 18, 2015 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Gwyn Sharps

    What a difference to those trainers! Would love to give this a go.

    October 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply Kelly Hanson

    Great idea! Fab giveaway 🙂

    October 18, 2015 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply Janine Atkin

    id be interested to give this a go 🙂

    October 18, 2015 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Emily Clark

    Excellent giveaway!

    October 18, 2015 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply Lucy Carter

    I’d love to try an ecoegg

    October 18, 2015 at 11:02 pm
  • Reply ellie spider

    sounds fab – my trainers could always do with a wash 😀

    October 18, 2015 at 11:15 pm
  • Reply Mark Beynon

    Unbelievable, looks great.

    October 19, 2015 at 4:33 am
  • Reply Danielle Baker

    Fab giveaway

    October 19, 2015 at 10:14 am
  • Reply Michelle Jenkins

    Great prize I would love to try this x

    October 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply lizzyjanecooper

    This looks great! Amazing giveaway 🙂

    October 19, 2015 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Julie McDonald

    Id like to give these a try, I spend a fortune on laundry products,my four sons could certainly put them to the ultimate test

    October 19, 2015 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Lisa Houston

    Sounds reall good. Would love the chance to try it

    October 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Debbie Preston

    I’ve always wondered if ecoegg really works

    October 19, 2015 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Donna Caldwell

    Can’t believe how clean you got the trainers

    October 19, 2015 at 5:29 pm
    • Reply MidwifeandLife

      They did still smell a bit like the lake though! Good luck

      October 19, 2015 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply kimneville1

    Would like to try thanks 🙂

    October 19, 2015 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Chris Fletcher

    This looks great, not only good for the environment but saves money too! I’d need to try it to be convinced though!

    October 19, 2015 at 6:45 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Howells

    The ecoegg is a really good idea. (@PeanutHog)

    October 19, 2015 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Nancy Bradford

    This looks very useful. I’d love to try it x

    October 19, 2015 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply Jemima Nisbet

    This is a fab invention. Would love to try it.

    October 19, 2015 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Kay Foster

    Great give-a-way, would love to try it out, I’m always thinking about the environment and how I can do my little bit!

    October 20, 2015 at 8:06 am
  • Reply victoria thurgood

    would like to try these

    October 20, 2015 at 1:14 pm
  • Reply Nuta Roberts

    I have always been hesitant to try these Ecoeggs. But after reading your blog and seeing the pictures. I would love to trial them. I think as u get older I am more concerned with the damage we do to our environment. And changing something as easy as buying an ecoegg to make a difference, has to done. If it works as you say I shall be converting my family and friends…I am like a dog with a bone when I love something new.

    October 20, 2015 at 2:12 pm
    • Reply MidwifeandLife

      It’s definitely worth trying, I won’t go back now.

      October 20, 2015 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply jemma dwyer

    Id love to try this 😀

    October 20, 2015 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Victoria Dixon

    I have been researching this and would love to try out as my washer is on a lot!

    October 20, 2015 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Claire Nelson

    Amazing results, I would love to try it!

    October 20, 2015 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Pauline Wilson

    I have never really considered using one of these as I was doubtful about the cleaning power but your washing looks like it has come out nicely laundered

    October 20, 2015 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply Val Pownall

    Oh gosh! That sounds amazing!

    October 20, 2015 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Hayley Todd

    I have heard about Ecoegg’s but wasn’t really sure what they were all about! Having read your review they sound absolutely fabulous and just what I am looking for! Thank you for the opportunity to win some!

    October 20, 2015 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply Tracey Tedford

    would love to try this

    October 20, 2015 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Karl Borowy

    clean up with this

    October 20, 2015 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Natalie Crossan

    would love to try these x

    October 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply Amy Jo McLellan

    These look very interesting. I have to be honest with you, I’d never really heard of them before but I’m definitely intrigued now!

    October 20, 2015 at 10:04 pm
  • Reply Victoria Prince

    This sounds brilliant, not come across them before! I’m impressed

    October 20, 2015 at 11:34 pm
  • Reply Megan Evans

    I’m curious, I’ve been thinking about buying one of these for a while. Do you still use the ecoegg? Do they last well and continue to work?
    Thanks.

    December 14, 2017 at 10:57 am
    • Reply Midwife and Life

      Not any more but I did use it successfully. It cleans just as good but you don’t get as nice a scent as with other brands. It saves a lot of money though!

      December 14, 2017 at 2:56 pm

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