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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when to replace my ecoegg Laundry Egg pellets?

You will need to refill your ecoegg Laundry Egg roughly every 2 months (approximately 7-10 weeks). This time period will differ according to a number of factors:

1. Whether you are using the initial 70 wash egg or 50 wash refills. 

2. How often you put a load of laundry on each week. 

3. Which washing machine cycle you typically use – hotter longer cycles will use the pellets more quickly.

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Do you need to use fabric softener with the ecoegg Laundry Egg?

You do not need to use fabric conditioner with the ecoegg Laundry Egg as the mineral pellets soften the fibres of your laundry. 

If you wish to use fabric softener, this will not affect the operation of the ecoegg Laundry Egg. Alternatively, some people find that a couple of drops of essential oil works great. 

The ecoegg Dryer Eggs also help to soften your clothes. 

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Can the ecoegg Laundry Egg be left in for the whole wash cycle?

Yes. However, the ecoegg Laundry Egg MUST be removed for the final drying cycle if you have a washer-dryer. 

The Laundry Egg was developed purely for washing your laundry and the Dryer Egg was developed to be used in the tumble dryer.

Therefore the Laundry Egg would need to be removed before the drying cycle.

The Dryer Egg would need to be added at the beginning of the drying cycle.

If you do leave the Laundry Egg in the machine during the drying cycle, it will shorten the life of the pellets

TOP TIP: As the Laundry Egg does not contain any “soap” agents, it leaves almost no residue on your clothes. Therefore, the rinse cycle can be significantly reduced, saving water, time and electricity. Some machines have a ‘rinse hold’ button, which, when pressed, skips the rinse cycle. If you are unable to cut out the rinse cycle, this will not affect the Laundry Egg.

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Does the ecoegg Laundry Egg kill the Coronavirus/COVID-19?

As with most laundry detergents, the ecoegg Laundry Egg has no antiviral or disinfectant properties. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus and it is not yet available for commercial testing. 

The UK government has issued guidelines on the best cleaning and laundry practices to follow around your home during this time. They can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-decontamination-in-non-healthcare-settings/covid-19-decontamination-in-non-healthcare-settings

The UK government has also published the following guidelines with regards to washing your clothes:

  • Wash items in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Use the warmest water setting and dry items completely. Dirty laundry that has been in contact with an unwell person can be washed with other people’s items.
  • Do not shake dirty laundry, this minimises the possibility of dispersing virus through the air.
  • Clean and disinfect anything used for transporting laundry with your usual products, in line with the cleaning guidance above.

The ecoegg Laundry Egg can be used in washes up to 60 degrees, so is suitable if your garments can be laundered at this temperature according to the washing instructions.

Do I need to dry the ecoegg Laundry Egg between washes?

If you are doing several washes one after another, then you do not need to dry the ecoegg Laundry Egg between washes. However, once you have finished washing for the day, you should leave the ecoegg laundry Egg out of the machine to dry. 

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Can the ecoegg Laundry Egg be used in all temperature washes?

The ecoegg Laundry Egg can be used in washes up to 60 degrees Celsius. It will also work well in cold water washes. Also suitable for hand washing. The natural mineral pellets in the ecoegg Landry Egg are not intended to be used above 60 degrees Celsius. 

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What do I do with my used mineral pellets?

We recommend placing your pellets into your general waste bin once you have used them. Although the ingredients are biodegradable and do not contain any harmful chemicals, we have not tested the effect on wildlife and plants, so cannot recommend putting the pellets in your compost.


How do the Laundry Egg pellets clean and soften clothes?

The biodegradable surfactants in the Laundry Egg pellets lift dirt from the fabrics because one end of the surfactant’s molecule is attracted to water and the other end is attracted to dirt and grease. The surfactant molecules help water to take hold of the dirt and grease, break it up and wash it away. The other ingredients in the pellets ensure that dirt and grime in the water do not move back onto the fabrics and remain in the wash water. The black tourmaline pellets naturally ionise the water making it slightly more alkaline. Alkaline water lifts dirt better, but also softens the fibres of the clothes. Acidic water can be damaging to clothes and fibres.

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Do I need more that one Laundry Egg for a large machine?

One Laundry Egg is suitable for washing machines up to 7-8kg. Therefore, if you have a much larger washing machine, you will need to use 2 Laundry Eggs. Please allow plenty of space in your washing machine for the clothes and the Laundry Egg to move around freely.

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