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Do the washing balls wash well?

A few weeks ago I asked you at Instagram @dpblogpl do you use washing balls and is it worth buying them. Many of you wrote that you had heard or heard about them for the first time, but did not use them. I thought about buying them for a long time, but when my favorite Bobini washing liquids began to run out (as one of the few washing agents do not irritate my allergic skin), I found it a good time to try the crutches. Actually, the expense was not high, and it is always worth testing, because it may prove to be something effective.

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How much do washing balls cost and how long are they enough?

Crutches are an ecological and very cheap way of washing. One bullet cost me 6.99 PLN. plus parcel (I ordered them on Allegro). There are also more expensive bullets, but apparently they are no different from these, so in my opinion there is no point in spending money.

Depending on the model chosen, the balls are sufficient and the amount of washing different. For me, one ball is enough for 1500 washes. When we wash more laundry, the manufacturer says it is better to throw balls into the 2 washing machine. I do the same - I use one ball when washing white, and two when using dark ones. Unfortunately, you have to mark yourself how many washes were done with the ball. We calculated the amount of washing (on average) and it turned out that after two years we should change the balls. Considering their cost it really big savings.

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eco cleaning at home

I have also seen other versions of the balls - with replaceable cartridges (they are even more eco than the ones I have). Once I know that the balls fulfill their role - next time I will decide on the version with replaceable cartridges. It will be even more ecological.

How do washing balls work?

Washing balls increase the pH of the water, thanks to which the washing has an antibacterial effect. There are small balls inside the balls. When washing granules, negative ions detach, and during friction (rotating balls in the washing machine), the balls rub, which creates waves that cause micro-ionization of the water - I read all this information at the auction where I bought my balls.

construction of a washing ball

Washing balls - what should you know about them?

Washing balls are odorless. We do not add any powders or rinsing liquids for washing. Interestingly, the clothes don't get static, which I was initially afraid of. This is a great choice for skin allergy sufferers, because there is no possibility for anything to sensitize you. If you don't have the fragrance - you can add non-greasy fragrance oil to the rinse aid compartment.

As I mentioned above - if we have a large amount of laundry, we throw 2 balls into the washing machine. The washing balls are doing great even in 30 degrees. They should be used in the 30-60 degrees range. I usually wash most things at a low temperature (except towels or blankets), so that's not a problem for me.

One ball costs around PLN 7 at Allegro. In case of a large amount of laundry need to use 2 balls. If you're single, you only need one bullet, if you have more people at home - it's worth buying two at once.

When using washing balls NO we add powders and rinses. Crutches ensure that the clothes are washed and the fabric is softened.

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It is worth adding a teaspoon of soda to white washing, which not only whitens beautifully, but also softens the water (if someone has hard water, I recommend adding soda).

After each wash Leave the washing balls to dry. Only then do we put them back in place.

How do washing balls work?

Washing balls do great with clothes that need refreshing, as well as sportswear in which we go to the gym. Unfortunately, the sweatshirt did not remove the trace from the oil, but to be honest I expected it. The oil itself is very difficult to get off the clothes and more than once clothes with greasy stains have already had to throw away. I'm not sure how the balls will work for large stains, especially for children, but they managed with the blouse after the spaghetti sauce.


  1. Avatar Karolina 25 May 2017 / 11: 56

    Interesting, I haven't bought such a washing ball yet, I have to try 🙂

  2. Avatar WredniakNaBudowie 17 May 2017 / 07: 00

    I have heard about washing crutches, but I have never studied this topic. You encouraged me to try. The expenditure is not really big. I'm just afraid that they won't work for me after every wash. My husband is a cook, so I don't have to say in what condition he brings me "work" clothes. Even the powder can't do it here. But just for washing clothes that are not very dirty, I could use them.

    • Avatar [Email protected] 17 May 2017 / 15: 24

      I'm not sure if they could handle such spots. They certainly cope with minor dirt.

  3. Avatar Karolina nicponwkuchni 4 May 2017 / 20: 21

    I wonder if they would work with children. This is not a big cost, so I think I will be tempted

    • Avatar [Email protected] 17 May 2017 / 15: 25

      To be honest I have no idea 🙂 If you test it, let me know, for sure moms will be interested 🙂

  4. Avatar Amina D. 4 May 2017 / 10: 30

    Interesting, I've never heard of these crutches. I'm not very convinced, but maybe someday I'll try;)

  5. Avatar red cup 4 May 2017 / 09: 29

    I admit that I was interested in this bullet

  6. Avatar Aneta Nawrot 4 May 2017 / 07: 38

    I learned something new 🙂 because I honestly haven't heard of such an invention before wcześniej

  7. Avatar Milena M. 3 May 2017 / 18: 14

    Interesting thing, maybe someday I'll try, though I'm a little scared if the clothes will be really clean. Do they remove bad odors, e.g. from sweat?

  8. Avatar Maja Mix 3 May 2017 / 17: 15

    I haven't heard of such crutches yet 🙂 I really like when washing, however, smells like some nice rinse aid 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 4 May 2017 / 06: 25

      I am not a fan of rinsing liquids, because I often feel sick because of too intense smells - liquids, powders, body lotions.

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