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Review: The Green Pocket Laundry Ball [Giveaway #5]

2010 March 23
by MieVee @ MummysReviews.com

The Green Pocket Laundry Ball

I am very excited to share this Review-cum-Giveaway with you! For months, I have been wanting to try washing clothes with laundry balls (and with NO detergent), so when thegreenpocket.biz and baby-mel.com offered me a set for review, I jumped at the opportunity. Yes, I absolutely love eco- and pocket-friendly solutions.

First Impressions

The Green Pocket Laundry Ball

These laundry balls can save me from buying detergent for 3 years!

Each box contains a set of laundry balls (large blue rattles that Vee would love to play with), a stain remover and a brochure with instructions. As a careful Mummy, I studied the instructions and emailed the sponsor for some clarifications. Here is what I found out:

How It Works

The Green Pocket Laundry Ball generates strong infrared rays wavelength to break the bond between molecules, enabling the individual water molecules to penetrate into the fabric. The water is also highly charged with negative ions. The dirt, which is positively charged, is attracted to the individual water molecules and is flushed out with the water during the rinse cycle.

Tips

  • The laundry ball works more effectively in a top-loading washing machine. (Reason: The laundry ball needs soaking to carry out its function.)
  • When using the laundry ball for hand-washing clothes, you would need to shake it and rinse it often. You would also need to dry it more often.
  • It can used for washing cloth diapers and would not affect the absorbency. Rinse the diapers clean before washing them with the laundry ball.

The Tests

I have a front-loading washing machine while my mother has a top-loading type, so I brought the laundry balls to her place for my “experiments”. We followed these simple steps — soak the laundry for one hour, wash without detergent, spin-dry, and line-dry under sun. Ta-da…. the clothes turned out clean and smelled clean too!!! This was repeated throughout the entire week and we still got clean clothes, without using any detergent.

The Green Pocket Laundry Ball (Stain Remover)

Eco-friendly stain remover

The next test was for the stain remover (made of natural ingredients such as coconut oil), which is meant to remove all types of dirt. An old T-shirt was dabbed with patches of soy sauce, chilli sauce, and mud (from the surface of lotus roots). After creating the stains, a layer of the stain remover was applied and left on for five minutes. It seemed like doing a facial mask for the stains. The T-shirt was then rinsed with water and the stains disappeared! With a toddler who loves self-feeding and making a mess during craftwork time, the stain remover would certainly come in useful.

Conclusion

Overall, we are very pleased with the cleaning effectiveness of The Green Pocket Laundry Ball and the stain remover. My mum is so pleased that she has kept the laundry balls for her own use! Now, I wish I were eligible to participate in the Giveaway…

What we like about them:

  • Easy to use
  • Clean clothes well
  • Save time, effort and money on buying heavy bottles of detergent
  • Especially suitable for people with sensitive skin (like Vee and myself)
  • Stain remover does its job very well

What can be improved:

  • Wish they could be as effective in front-loading washing machines (If the machine has a soak function, I think they may work.)

Get Your Own (with Discount!)

Visit thegreenpocket.biz and baby-mel.com for their wide range of eco-friendly and organic products for baby, Mummy and the family.

Details:

  • Special Treat (on Laundry Balls): RM20 discount + free shipping throughout Malaysia
  • Special Treat (storewide): 10% discount + free shipping for order above RM80
  • Extra Special Treat: RM10 voucher off for all BUDS baby skin care range with purchase above RM50.00
  • Discount Code: MMR2010003
  • Validity Period: 15 March to 15 June 2010

Win Your Own

ONE (1) lucky subscriber will win a set of The Green Pocket Laundry Balls worth RM169! And save on buying detergent too! This is how to participate:

  • Send an email to me with the following information:
    • Your name
    • Facebook nickname, if any
    • Visit here and tell me one reason why you would like to win The Green Pocket Laundry Ball
    • If you are a new reader, mention how you got to know of this Giveaway
    • Blog / Website URL, if any
  • To get EXTRA entries:
    • 1 extra entry: First 3 participants (Hurry!)
    • 1 extra entry: Become Mummy’s Reviews fan on Facebook (existing fans counted)
    • 1 extra entry (unlimited total): For each participant referred by you (e.g. through sharing the Giveaway on Facebook)
    • 3 extra entries: Share this Giveaway on your blog / website

Other Information

  • This Giveaway is open to subscribers with a mailing address in Singapore or West Malaysia.
  • It will run until 18 April 2010.
  • The usual Giveaway Terms apply.

Send in your entries now and good luck!

Disclosure: I received a set of laundry balls (including stain remover) for review.

16 Responses leave one →
  1. March 25, 2010

    hi, can i find out where this is made?

  2. March 26, 2010

    Interesting.. will love to have this product at home..

  3. allycat permalink
    April 12, 2010

    hi, have you tried during the clothes indoor during rainy days? any smell on the clothes?

  4. Ayuni permalink
    April 18, 2010

    is it confirmed that will not produce stinks smell (hapak)?? need to clarify on that before proceed on buying this ball.my husband kept asking is it smelly…

    • April 30, 2010

      Our clothes smell clean when we tried the laundry balls. But I cannot guarantee for everyone else… (scared of your husband!) How about sending the owner of The Green Pocket an email to enquire more on proper usage?

  5. Ayuni permalink
    April 26, 2010

    just want to ask..after use this ball laundry,does our clothes will get smelly?thank you.

  6. November 27, 2010

    hi MieVee, can we use the laundry ball to wash CDs (cloth diapers)? What’s your opinion? Thank you for sharing :)

    • December 2, 2010

      Hi Nuzula, my washing machine is KL is a front loader, so the laundry balls are used when I stay over at my mum’s place (top-loader). We have used them on clothes with good results, not on cloth diapers yet. The manufacturer (Green Pocket) confirms that they can be used on cloth diapers, as she used them on her daughter’s diapers. Most importantly, washing machine needs to be a top-loader.

  7. Nicole permalink
    April 8, 2011

    There seems to be some controversies over the laundry ball http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laundry_ball

    • April 9, 2011

      Thank you for the link, Nicole! :) When we tested them, the clothes certainly didn’t seem like they were washed with plain water.
      Also, we used cold water instead of warm / hot water, the instructions didn’t mention using higher temperature.
      Of course, it’s about “buyers beware”, so let’s all be careful shoppers.

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