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.
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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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.
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.