Beth Tries is our latest blog series from Beth Mundy, the Sustainability Lead (HE), where she tries a variety of sustainable products so you don't have to! From lifestyle to make-up and much more - these are non-sponsored, genuine reviews of upcoming and popular planet-friendly products. First up is the 'latest economical laundry solution' from ecoegg - Laundry Egg!
So, what is the ecoegg Laundry Egg?
The ecoegg was founded in 2008 with the goal of offering new and effective laundry and cleaning solutions to the UK market as well as the rest of the world. The company aims to reduce plastic, and is both skin friendly and vegan friendly. The company won Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation in 2016 and The Grocer's New Product Award in 2020. The Laundry Egg is a substitute for laundry detergent and fabric conditioner that uses no toxic chemicals.
“If you normally put on one wash a day, you will save 40 bottles of detergent and softener each year!”
How does it work?
Before using your Laundry Egg, they recommend using a detox tablet to remove any remaining residue from detergents and fabric softeners you've used before. Then, you simply fill the larger half of your Laundry Egg casing with the two types of mineral pellets. These pellets work together in the wash to draw any dirt from your clothing and soften them at the same time, in order to leave your washing clean and fresh without the use of harmful chemicals or excessive plastics.
Now, onto the part you've all been waiting for... Beth's Review!
After doing some research, Beth decided to give it a try in 2021 because she'd noticed that she was using conditioner and detergent bottles on a monthly basis. The Laundry Egg stood out to her because the casing lasts up to ten years, meaning it would drastically reduce the amount of plastic she was using every month - not to mention the potential for saving money by purchasing refills.
After switching, Beth found that the difference that the ecoegg Laundry Egg made in her use of plastic. Not only does it have an adorable design, each scent has a different coloured case. She said that switching to the product was one of the best decisions she made last year, and she continues to use it now, nearly a year later.
In her opinion, the product works really well and is extremely simple to use. It even comes with a small egg holder, and students receive a 50% discount on the £10 retail price. It's a bargain to pay £5 for the first 70 washes. As well as being kind to the planet, the ecoegg Laundry Egg is also kind to your bank account, working out at just 14p per wash and 10p per wash when you refill the egg casing.
Since using this product, Beth has managed to convert most of her flatmates, so she recommend that you give it a go too!