I thought this topic is worth blogging about especially for first time users and those who wants to know how to use the Ecoegg Laundry Egg. These step by step instructions will help show you how simple it is to use the laundry egg. This can also be found in the ‘Directions for Use’ leaflet (in the box) when you buy this product.
I am using Soft Cotton fragrance and this is how it looks like if you decide to get one of this. I opted for the 720 washes because it is most value for money. This can last approximately up to 3 years (3-4 loads of washing per week). It is value for money, kind to your pocket, skin and the environment. So why not?
What’s in the box?
1. A very detailed instruction leaflet on how to fill and use your Ecoegg
2. An empty blue Ecoegg (Colour is depending on the fragrance you choose)
3. White mineral pellets
4. Dark coloured tourmaline ceramic pellets
How to fill your Ecoegg for the first time
To open the egg, grip each half. Push the button in and twist the bottom half in the opposite direction of the arrow until the two triangles line up.
Separate the two halves of the egg.
Stand the larger (more pointed) half of the Ecoegg on a flat surface and empty 3 x packs of the white mineral pellets and the one pack of dark coloured tourmaline pellets into it.
Place the smaller half back on top of the larger half, lining up the triangles so that they are pointing at each other. Twist together in the direction of the arrow, until the triangle is now lined up with the dot and you hear and feel the button clicking into place.
Ensure the Ecoegg is fixed firmly back together before use, with the button located in place and the bottom triangle facing the ‘dot’ as shown below.
Refilling your Ecoegg
You will need to top up the white mineral pellets after approximately each 72 washes (approximately every 3 months – depending how often you wash). A good estimate is when you notice the pellets have shrunk half their size then you know it’s a good time to top up. The dark coloured tourmaline pellets last for the entire 720 washes and do not require refilling.
Using your Ecoegg
Detailed instructions can be read from the leaflet provided but I thought this is worth repeating. The Ecoegg needs sufficient water to work so it is best not to use a reduced water setting on your washing machine. I wanted to experiment so I tried putting on Eco wash but it doesn’t clean as well. So please follow the instructions on the leaflet. When I did not use the reduced water setting, I found that the laundry egg works very well indeed.
Another one worth mentioning is DO NOT OVERLOAD the machine. The Ecoegg requires room to circulate in the drum. Fill your laundry about 3/4 of the way and leave about 1/4 of room for the laundry egg – as a guide.
If you want extra fragrance on your clothes, I used 5-7 drops of pure essential oil in the ‘fabric conditioner compartment’ (Orange/Tea Tree/ Eucalyptus/Lavender) and it is really quite aromatic.
I found my clothes to be brighter too since using the Ecoegg laundry egg for over 5 months and I am still amazed how well it cleans my clothes.
If you have other questions, you may find our frequently asked questions page helpful.
The benefits of using Ecoegg
Last up to 720 washes
Costs approx 13 cents per wash
Hypoallergenic – great for sensitive skin
Kinder to the environment – No harsh chemicals
Safe for use with fabric softener (eco-friendly preferably)
Safe to use up to 60 degrees Celsius
Works great on cooler washer – saving energy
Suitable for white and coloured clothes – no bleaches
Safe on all fabrics – even delicates
Simple and convenient to use – no mess, no fuss. You do not need to recharge under the sun (like the Bio wash ball) so you save time. Just top-up and you’re good to go.
It works – proven by an independent laboratory and endorsed by Kim Woodburn (How Clean Is Your House? – UK)