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Wacky washing powder alternative

EcoballsmallA box of these UFO-shaped Eco Balls turned up in the post last week, so I switched off my snakeoil radar and started using them to wash my clothes. The balls apparently produce ionized oxygen which in turn causes a chemical reacton with water, thus removing dirt from your laundry. How they work is beyond my GCSE science, but work they do - at least in my experience - removing light stains and generally proving as effective as Ecover washing powder. For £35 and a claimed lifetime of 1,000 washes, they also compare favourably against £6 for a box of Ecover that'll manage about 25 washes. There are, however, a couple of caveats. The balls don't leave your clothes with a nice/unpleasant (delete according to your preference) washing powder fragrance  and they also make a bit of a racket bouncing around in the machine (about the same noise level as washing a pair of trainers). They're available online from The Insight EcoStore.

May 10, 2005 in Fashion & accessories, Green gadgets, Health & beauty | Permalink

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Hippyshopper has been trying out the Eco Ball washing powder alternative and thinks they're an effective, perfume free and money saving option. If I had £35 (3p a wash) I'd give them a go. [Read More]

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