Voted one of the Ten Best Green Household Products by The Independent
The orginal Eco Balls! Ecozone Ecoballs® are an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional washing liquid and powder. Simply put the three Ecoballs® into your washing machine instead of detergent, et voila! Clean clothes. Eco balls ionize the water, allowing it to get deep into your clothes and lift the dirt away. Good for up to 1000 washes, which works out cheaper than 3p a load! (Based on a 30 minute cycle). Rinse cycles can be shortened, and the Eco balls won't damage or fade clothing. Also, they are fully hypoallergenic, which is good news for people sensitive to phosphates and optical brighteners.
If you've been using Ecoballs for sometime, then you can buy your Ecoball Refill here too.
- Reuse for up to 1000 washes (the same as approx. 50 boxes of washing powder!)
- Cost less than 3p per wash (normal washing powder costs approx. 25-30p per wash)
- No more heavy shopping loads full of bulky boxes
- Perfect for sensitive skin
- Cuts out the need for a rinse cycle
- You save money, water and energy, and help the environment
- 100% hypoallergenic, residue and antibacterial
- No toxic chemicals
- No harsh detergents
- No petrochemicals
- No animal testing
- Non-toxic solid washing pellets
- Higher alkyl sulphate
- Non-ionic surfactant
- Sodium metasilicate
- Calcium carbonate
- Sodium carbonate
- Sodium tripolyphosphate
- Cellulose gum
Instructions for Use:
- Place load in washing machine.
- Place all 3 Ecoballs® on top of the load, together.
- Use a stain remover on stains.
- Ecoballs® do not contain bleach, so add a natural bleach if desired.
- Select the desired water temperature (but DO NOT EXCEED 60C).
- There is no need to remove the Ecoballs® during any of the washing cycles, but do not put in the tumble dryer.
- Once finished washing, remove the Eco Balls and leave out to dry.
Try with confidence - this product has a 30 day money back guarantee!
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Washes the clothes well but after only 15 or so washes one of the two balls split open spilling all the mini balls everywhere, which took quite a while to clean up! I emailed Ecozone for their thoughts but never received a reply. So far the second ball is still working but I am still anxious about how long it will last. Not convinced the plastic ball that contains the mini beads is environmentally friendly either.
Verified product owner
the washer balls are good so far, ive only used a few times, the laundry smells fresh and looks clean when done, I use all three balls on top of the laundry and set at 40 50 I havent tried it on a heavy load or grimey workwear yet but there is also a tube of stain gel with the package.
They should last a long long time by the product description, if so amaaaaaazing value for money.
Verified product owner
I'm so glad I decided to start using these I must have saved hundreds of pounds already on washing powders and liquids! These eco balls work just as well for washing clothes, sheets, towels, and delicates. I use fabric softener as well to get the nice smell. I also can't believe how long each ball lasts! It's not quite as good on sweaty gym gear, hence the 4 stars rather than 5.
Sarah asked this question on 29th Jul 2008
I bought some of these a few months ago and am very pleased with them however I do have one question. How ashall I know when to put the replacement pellets inside the balls? Thanks.
A: The pellets will, over time, dissolve and disappear; therefore, when you can no longer see or hear them, it's time to replace them! (The manufacturer states that this should be after approx 1000 washes)
Heather asked this question on 17th Jan 2008
Q: Can you use fabric softner with these balls. I know it says that you don't need it, but if you have guests it is nice to make the lining smell nice.
A: According to the manufacturers..."You should find that the garments are naturally soft without the use of fabric softener. If you do miss the synthetic smell we suggest that you only use an Eco softener such as Ecover, but do not add it to the wash. When the wash is complete remove the Ecoballs™ add the softener and switch the machine on to a short rinse" John.
Elizabeth asked this question on 19th Jul 2008
Q: I recently read in Ethical Consumer that some "eco-washing balls" are made from PVC. Are these PVC free? Thanks
A: I am pleased to tell you that Ecozone Ecoballs do not contain any amount of PVC whatsoever. Marty
Ecozone is a British company who believe it is possible for all of us to make small changes that will make a huge difference to now and the future.
They have a handy range of ecological, innovative and technologically advanced cleaning products such as washing balls, soap nuts and even lightbulbs. They do not use any animal ingredients, and are vegan and Certified Cruelty Free.
Ecozone was created to provide the consumer with a cleaner, healthier, toxin-free lifestyle and they continue to succeed in offering customers cleaner, sustainable ways of living. Their mission is to 'make your home an Ecozone' to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals in your home. They believe that homes should be safe and clean environments for all families, and fight to keep germs at bay, without compromise and without toxicity.
Product Ethics & Tags
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Non-toxic solid washing pellets: Higher alkyl sulphate, Non-ionic surfactant, Sodium metasilicate, Calcium carbonate, Sodium carbonate, Sodium tripolyphosphate, Cellulose gum