Get a load of this: This clever little detergent tool makes laundry easier — and cheaper

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Blue Ecoegg shown open to reveal white and gray pellets inside and pile of laundry and packaging on surface nearby.
Say goodbye to bulky detergent bins for good. (Photo: Amazon)

Imagine life without laundry detergent. No muss, no fuss, no late-night runs to the grocery store when you run out. But, also, dirty smelly clothes (no, thank you). Well, this product — which takes the place of detergent — offers both ease and cleanliness. It’s a nontoxic, phosphate-free hypoallergenic detergent alternative, and I’m convinced it’s the wave of the future.

As a mom, I have a very close relationship with my washing machine (in fact, I see more of it than I do my family). And I couldn’t wait to introduce it to the Laundry Egg by Ecoegg — the aforementioned miracle product that cleans clothes without soap. Anything that makes laundry easier— and cheaper — is a win in my book. Hence I’m crazy about this egg. No more sudsy overkill, no more soapy clothes that need an extra rinse cycle, no more weird chemical smell that pretends to be lavender or eucalyptus or the unspecified scent of a meadow.

$16 at Amazon

Ecoegg Laundry Egg Refill Pellets shown in front of their packaging.
If you do laundry about four times per week, you'll only need to replace pellets every four months or so. (Photo: Amazon)

Instead, it’s just me and my egg. But how, pray tell, does this egg work?

Well, you fill the egg with white mineral pellets (which dissolve over time) and dark ceramic pellets (which never need replacing). Then it’s set for months. You throw it in the washing machine on top of clothes, towels or linens, and the pellets work to gently lift away dirt over the course of the cycle. Over and over, load after load, your laundry emerges gorgeously clean. When you’ve noticed that the white pellets are about half their original size (this will happen after about 70 washes), it’s time to re-up — just add one new pack of white pellets.

Egg maintenance is effortless. After each load, you just leave the egg out to air-dry. Speaking of “dry” — there’s even an egg that works in the dryer to eliminate static.

Choose from Fresh Linen (blue), Spring Blossom (pink) and Fragrance Free (yellow). If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Over 1,500 reviewers give this tool five stars, with one calling it "the greatest laundry product you will ever own!"

Another chimes in: "I have a certificate in holistic health and have been buying non-toxic household cleaners for quite some time. Unfortunately, natural plant-based laundry detergents do not do a good job removing dirt. This cute little egg cleans better than any non-toxic ones I’ve tried."

The bottom line: This is what you call a good egg.

$16 at Amazon

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