In what now seems like the far distant past already, right at the start of this site I wrote about being left here up the Mountain for a while while Mrs. Dirty Boots went back to the UK for a bit.
Having never taking much notice previously I was in charger of doing the Laundry. This involved the use of Eco Balls.
There is now a wide range of different Eco Laundry Balls to choose from – click to see all brands.
I wrote about how amazed and surprised I was by how efficient Eco Wash Balls were. For such as simple thing they really do a surprising job, for the most part. Today I thought I would actually give a bit more information on exactly what they are and how efficient eco washing ball kits are when it comes keeping the washing clean.
What Are Eco Wash Balls?
At the most basic Eco Balls are an alternative to washing detergent and are supposed to make the Laundry clean without the addition of fabric softeners, fabric conditioners and anything else you normally add to the Laundry to get it fresh and clean.
Eco Laundry Balls contain no detergents at all, not even high efficiency laundry detergent. They work on the following principle:
Eco Wash Balls use Ionic cleaning to penetrate deep in to the fibres of the Laundry to clean them without fading clothes. Eco Balls lift the dirt via this Ionic cleaning without the need for any detergents or any of the other normal additions that most of use to get clothes clean and smelling nice.
Eco Balls like like some kind of Flying Saucer with their strange design but they are becoming the choice of many and are starting to replace more conventional means of cleaning the laundry.
The price of Eco Wash Balls is not too bad, considering they can be used time and time again they work out very economical in the long run but there are more advantages to Eco Balls than simply the price, although this is always a consideration.
The Advantages Of Eco Balls
There are numerous advantages to Eco Wash Balls over more conventional ways of keeping the Laundry clean. We shall look at each one in turn but first I will quickly list them:
- No worries about running out of Detergents
- No mess
- Much better for the Environment
- Perfect for those with Allergies
- Ideal for sensitive Skin
I am sure there are even more advantages but these seem to be the most important reasons for using Eco Balls. Eco friendly Washing Balls definitely score high for many reasons over conventional ways of doing the Laundry.
Eco Wash Balls-Never Run Out Of Detergent
How many times have you gone to do the Laundry only to realise there is not enough Detergent to get the job done? Quite a few times if you are anything like the rest of us.
Eco Balls mean that you never have to worry about this. The Eco Balls are always there waiting to do the job. No need to jump in the Car just to get Detergent which is a big saving in itself.
Eco Friendly Washing Balls Make No Mess
Eco Balls will never make a mess. With even eco friendly high efficiency Laundry Detergent you can still get in a mess. I expect everyone has missed the little areas where you pour all your Soaps, Detergents etc, and got the Washing Machine in a right mess. When the conventional Laundry Detergents are quite full then this is even more likely to happen.
Eco friendly Washing Balls mean that you will never pour liquid all over the place.
Eco Wash Balls Are Better For The Environment
There are no Chemical in the Eco Balls so they are much better for the Environment. The fact that they are so reusable means that you will save money over the long term and are not perpetuating the manufacture of plastic bottles to produce containers for your Detergents.
Looking after the Environment is more of a concern to us all and Eco Balls play an important role in helping us to do our bit.
One other very important point is that Eco Wash Balls means that none of your Detergent will be going in to the Sewers when you do the Laundry. This would be a dramatic reduction in Chemicals, bleaches etc getting in to the er. While there are now many more Eco friendly high efficiency Laundry detergents, many still contain Chemicals that do the waterways nothing but harm.
Eco Balls Are Perfect For Those With Sensitive Skin Or Allergies
No chemicals, no Detergents or bleaches means that anyone with sensitive Skin or Allergies would do well to switch over to Eco Balls as soon as possible. The fact that they do not use conventional methods of cleaning means that they are perfect for anyone who is sensitive or can come out in rashes etc because of conventional washing products.
For Babies Eco Friendly Washing Balls are a perfect answer. Many Babies have sensitive Skin and removing detergent from the Laundry will do nothing but good. Eco Balls may well be the answer to many allergy problems that a lot of people get from conventional Laundry products.
Now, on to my Eco Balls Review, where I will give my opinion on how well they work and if they REALLY do what they say they can.
Eco Balls Review
Followersof the site know that we live off grid and therefor are limited to what electrical products we can use because of the limits placed on us by our Home Inverter. Because of this we can only use our Washing Machine on a completely cold cycle. This Eco Balls Review is based on cleaning Laundry on a completely cold wash.
Eco Balls are supposed to be at their most effective on a cool 30 Degree wash where the water temperature itself will help to lift dirt. We don’t have this luxury so bear that in mind for this Eco Balls Review.
To be honest there is not a lot of negative things to be said about Eco Washing Balls. We have found that simply putting the Eco Balls in with the washing, on a cold wash works extremely well. They do a very good job of getting ALMOST everything clean and smelling fresh. They effectively clean Muddy Jeans, dirty shirts and just about anything that is normally dirty.
There are a few things that do not come up totally clean but they are few and far between. If a shirt collar is extremely dirty then a small amount of normal liquid soap is rubbed on the collar, along with the Eco Wash balls this gets them completely clean. Bear in mind we are using a totally cold wash here.
On ocassion if items are extremeoly dirty, maybe there are grass stains or a Dogs Bed is in need of a wash then we will add a small amount of Vinegar. Vinegar works extremely well as an alternative to Fabric Softener and does an extremely good job of freshening the worst smelling of items.
Bicarb or baking soda is also sometimes added to the laundry. Baking Soda is the perfect alternative to conventional detergent and as part of my Eco Balls Review I can say that combined with Eco Balls it more than does the job.
So, for the most part Eco Wash Balls will do a very good job of getting the Laundry clean, on a 30 degree wash they will work even better. With the ocassional addition of Vinegar or Baking Soda there really is no need to use conventional detergents and fabric softeners. Even high efficiency Laundry detergents are still less cost effective than using simple Eco Wash Balls.
If you follow the Eco Balls links you can also read an Eco Wash Balls Review from many of those that have purchased the Eco Balls. There is nothing like a review from others to give you a genuine idea about just how efficient a product is.