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Eco-friendly laundry products by EcoZone

Ecozone E250 Dryer Cubes

Rating: ★★★★☆

Ecozone offer Ecoballs for washing your laundry. The Ecoballs are a hypoallergenic, natural alternative to conventional washing detergents and are ideal for sensitive skins. Their scientifically formulated filling penetrates powerfully into fibres, lifting away dirt without fading colours or damaging delicate fabrics.

When placed amongst your washing, they soften clothes even in hard water, so no conditioner is necessary and, as they do not contain soap, you can also cut out the rinse cycle to save energy. They come in a pack of 2 balls and include refill pellets. Ecoballs are reusable for up to 150 washes costing as little as 7p per wash. So not only are they safer, they are also cheaper to use.

Laundry Balls

Place both Ecoballs on top of the load together inside the drum. Ecoballs need to circulate in the water so only use your regular washing programme and do not select a reduced water program. You can use an ECO setting as long as the water that is used during the washing cycles is not reduced. Select the desired temperature, between 30°c and 60°c. Do not boil wash with the Ecoballs you will shorten their life.

The pellets inside the Ecoballs do not contain any fillers, builders or any chemical that leaves a build up in the fabric, therefore you may cut out the rinse cycle from your wash programme to save water, if your machine allows. If you cannot cut out the rinse, you can still use the Ecoballs through the rinse – you just will not be saving any water. Wash time should be around 30 minutes to gain maximum washes.

You may continuously use the Ecoballswash after wash but once you have finished all your washing for the day you must always take the Ecoballs out of the drum to dry. Ecoballs cannot be used in the tumble dryer, the dryer will shorten the life of the Ecoballs.

In short, the Ecoballs:

  • Deliver a clean fresh alternative to conventional detergents
  • Eliminate the need for fabric softener
  • Anti-bacterial properties
  • Easy to use and store
  • Stain remover power comparable to other leading Eco powders/laundry balls

Dryer Balls

Tumble dryers are notoriously expensive to run, but by using Dryerballs you will reduce drying time by up to 25% and have soft clothes naturally without the use of fabric softeners. Dryerballs are completely non-toxic and allergy-free, they are an environmentally friendly way to soften your laundry.

Scientifically tested and proven to soften fabric naturally, reduce drying time, make ironing easier and reduce lint and static. Ecozone Dryerballs are the legal registered version

Just place two reusable Dryerballs in the drum of the machine and switch on and operate at the usual setting for the fabrics. The Dryerballs retain the heat and transfer it to the clothes as they tumble, further speeding up the drying process. They lift and separate the laundry whilst drying, thus reducing drying time and creasing. There is no need to add a chemically laden “softening” dryer sheet or use fabric softener in your wash.

Pros

  • natural alternative
  • no conditioner required
  • economical
  • safe

Cons

  • no fresh smells

Verdict

My washing appeared pretty clean as far as I could see, although I have to admit, I missed that ‘fresh’ smell I’m used to with my normal laundry products (thanks to their chemical ingredients!). However, this is much outweighed by the benefits of being hypoallergenic, a natural alternative and more economical.

These dryer balls produced great results. My towels and bedding appeared “fluffy!” without the need for any fancy softening products.


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