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It’s good for the planet

David Attenborough programmes took on a whole new meaning from the moment we set eyes on our babies. But while we undoubtedly want the best planet possible for our kids (and their kids’ kids’ kids’ kids – an INSANE thought, no?) being sustainable isn’t always easy when just getting your husband to take out the recycling requires a Google calendar invite.

Using the ecoegg Laundry Egg can save up to FORTY plastic bottles per household each year. You just fill the reusable case with the mineral pellets that clean without harmful chemicals for a more environmentally-friendly wash, with two fragrances or a scent-free version to choose from. One egg holds enough pellets for 70 washes and they won’t cause colour fade or irritating streaks of residue on your new Arket jumper.

It’s a godsend for sensitive skin

Even the fussiest bums will get on fine with the ecoegg’s skin-friendly system. Rated ‘excellent for sensitive skin’ by Dermatest and boasting Allergy UK’s ‘Allergy Friendly Product’ award, the mineral pellets work together in the water to effectively draw dirt from your clothes and soften them by changing the pH. Bloody genius, if you ask us.

It can save you money

Alongside the ecoegg Laundry Egg, there’s the ecoegg Dryer Eggs that reduce tumble-drying time by up to 28 per cent. They also cut down on creases and soften your clothes thanks to clever nodules on the outside. Faster drying time = no more using your new Dyson to panic dry their grey old Jellycat or the ONLY (now discontinued) sleeping bag they’ll sleep past 4am in.

It takes up less space

We’re so over playing ‘laundry bottle Jenga’ every time we just want to grab a sodding sponge from underneath the kitchen sink AND WHY ARE THERE ALWAYS SO MANY RANDOM CLOTHS. The ecoegg system takes up way less storage space than jumbo containers of fabric conditioner and detergent… ideal when a wild Saturday night these days involves rearranging our cupboards for the 457th time. It also means they require less carbon emissions to transport them, too. Win.

It works for handwashing

We rarely regret a clothes purchase – unless it’s one that turns out to have “I’m-more-delicate-than-the-skin-of-your-newborn-handwash-me-only-please” written on the label. Thankfully, the ecoegg Laundry Egg works a treat for handwashing jobs, too.
Small, light and liquid-free, it’s also a handy thing to chuck in your suitcase next time you go away. PAH. We can dream, can’t we?

The Mum Club has teamed up with ecoegg to bag 15 per cent off your total basket spend at ecoegg.com. Just enter TMC15 at the checkout.

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