This laundry ‘egg’ means you can do your washing without detergent – and it’ll only cost you £12 a year

No one likes doing household chores.

But possibly the most boring of household chores is washing your clothes.

And it will always inevitably lead to some sort of spillage – liquid detergent, laundry powder, scented beads – something will always end up all over the floor.

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Well now there’s a new way to wash your clothes – and not only does it mean no spillages, but it’ll also save you a whole lot of money.

With over 1,000 Amazon reviews, nearly 5 star ratings and a couple of their products already sold out, the Ecoegg Laundry Egg is the newest craze when it comes to washing your clothes.

The handy eggs just goes straight in with your wash and use natural cleaning pellets to clean your clothes and leave them with a pleasant scent – no bleach, powder or liquid required.

And it’s even good for the environment.

The eco-friendly, nontoxic and phosphate-free reusable egg means that you don’t have to use environmentally-harmful detergent (and the plastic that it comes in).

Plus the nontoxic formula is said to be soft on babies’ skin, as it was developed in partnership with The National Eczema Society and is endorsed by Allergy UK.

‘Two types of natural mineral pellets, inside a recyclable egg (that we guarantee for 10 years),’ wrote the brand in an Instagram post. ‘Pop the ecoegg Laundry Egg in your washing machine – it’s a complete replacement for laundry detergent and fabric conditioner.

‘The egg is refillable – you can buy the refill mineral pellets from our website. No harsh chemicals, kind to the environment, kind to your skin (@allergy_uk Allergy Friendly Product Award) and kind to your pocket!’

You can get the nifty laundry tools on Amazon – and prices start at only £11.99!

For an egg that does 54 washes it’s £11.99 – so if you only do one wash a week that will cost you less than £12 a year!

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For bigger families they have eggs that last 210 washes (for £12.99) and 720 washes (for £19.99).

And there’s even a choice of scents. Choose from Fresh Lavender, Fresh Linen, Spring Blossom or Fragrance Free.

Looks like there’ll be a different type of Easter egg in the kitchen this year…