Eco balls for washing machine

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12 years 2 months ago #22744 by thevarneys
I got given some Eco Zone Eco Balls (from UK) which got into the washing machine instead of laundry powder. The balls (3 + refills) worth 60 pounds and will last for 1000 washes.
I was skeptical as to them actually working on our washing, as I have grubby kids (playcentre, farm life activities) and hubby at Beaurepaires.

BUT...they actually work. I still soak baby stains , tomato sauce etc in nappy san first, and have been impressed with the results. In UK everyone does their wash on warm, but I do mine on cold and it still works fine. It is also antibacterial cos of the ph, and hypoallergenic.

You can also still reuse the grey water for garden etc, and fine for septic tank.

THE BEST BIT THOUGH, is that you dont rinse, so just one load of water not two. I do have to hang around while the wash is going to stop machine filling for rinse cycle, and just turn dial to last spin.

They work by increasing the degree of alkaline. They have a website
www.ecozone.co.uk

I just wanted to share my discovery with others who may need to save water too (and works out cheaper that powder anyway).

Some people are so poor, all they have is money.

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12 years 2 months ago #326228 by Xartep
I have had some of these for a couple of years. I still have to use some laundry liquid, but not nearly as much as I did in the past. I think this is because we have scale buildup in the pipes which makes the water hard.

I got mine from a organic shop in Petone and they are branded "code wash" I also saw them on trademe once.

I have a friend who uses one that she got from Japan, and loves it. Her children have very bad eczema and it has certainly helped there.

I highly recommend these products - they seem expensive but the savings on laundry products makes it worth it.

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12 years 2 months ago #326234 by Organix
Similar product available here marketed as "Soapnuts"

Harm Less Solutions.co.nz
NZ & AU distributor of Eco Wood Treatment stains and Bambu Dru bamboo fabrics and clothing

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12 years 2 months ago #326242 by Xartep
No, soapnuts are a soaplike product.

More like these here

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12 years 2 months ago #326275 by spoook
Or here they are even cheaper :D . Not sure how I could use them to save water, my front loader would need watching to catch the right time to change the cycle. :(

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12 years 2 months ago #326291 by Xartep

spoook;312489 wrote: Or here they are even cheaper :D . Not sure how I could use them to save water, my front loader would need watching to catch the right time to change the cycle. :(

We had to get different ones for a front loader. You would have to check the product info before buying.

The Code Wash ones don't do as many washes as the other brand. Code wash is on trade me for $15 at the moment.

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