Product: Eco-Clean Laundry Ball
Manufacturer: H2O At Home
This laundry ball is used in the washer and reduces consumption of laundry soap by 75%. It enhances the cleaning of clothes. It is solar powered so you put it in the sun once a month. It can give you about 1000 loads of clean laundry and it is completely natural.
By Debra Jean from Rio Rancho, NM
In 2009 the Spanish consumer organization OCU made a study of "ecobolas" (a type of laundry ball marketed in Spain). It compared the efficacy of the laundry ball, normal detergent, and no detergent at all. It concluded that laundry balls were no better than using just water, and it recommended that consumers simply use a minimum amount of detergent.