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I recently had the chance to review a fairly new product to the U.S. called the Robby Wash Ball, produced by Oransi. The Robby Wash Ball has actually been around for quite awhile in France, but is new to us, and I was intrigued by the idea of anything that could help me cut my laundry costs.
I was even more impressed by anything that could lesson my impact on the environment. But what made me most happy to try this product out was that it was considered hypo-allergenic, and I, along with my three guys, all have very sensitive skin.
My youngest child has severe allergies, though, and I note some exceptions later in this review because of that fact, and would urge caution if your child has exceptionally sensitive skin for the same reason.
I took my time in reviewing this product, because it was the first official product I have been able to review at the Cafe, and because I didn’t want to put my name behind something unless I thought it would be able to benefit you, my readers.
If you have ever read anything from the Cafe about our youngest child, Logan, then you know how very sensitive he is. He’s had massive allergic reactions before to what we thought was a change in detergents. So I was leery of trying this product out with my youngest without some confirmation.
After contacting a company spokesperson and doing a little research into how this product works I was convinced to try it with the rest of my family, but I did leave Logan’s clothes out to wash separately – we just didn’t want to take the risk of seizure breakthroughs because of a bad allergic reaction.
So, full disclosure here, if you aren’t sure about any product for your child with severe allergies, double check all product information before you switch them over – and you would want to determine for yourself if hypoallergenic is good enough for your own family or not. It was fine for all of us except for Logan, who has other additional health concerns.
The Robby Wash Ball actually helps you accomplish several things – it can help you save money because you don’t have to buy as much laundry detergent; it’s easy to use because you just toss it in the machine and pre-treat any stains; it’s better for the environment because you aren’t washing so many chemicals down the drain.
It works by a unique method, as described on the Robby Wash page of the Oransi website:
The Robby Wash ball uses a unique and patented worldwide technology to clean your laundry even better than the powder laundry detergents it was independently tested against. Its activated macromolecules are gradually released through the wash, dissolving dried-in stains by generating ions which activate the water molecules. This increase in the pH enables the activated molecules to penetrate deep into the fabrics and attach themselves to the stains. As the motion of the drum agitates the clothes, the stains come away easily from the fabric and dissolve in the water. Of all the systems on the market, Robby Wash’s effectiveness is tested, proven and guaranteed.
Basically, it’s all those things you learned about in Science class but can’t remember today … and I found that kind of neat — did I mention I might be a little bit of a geek?
I was pleasantly surprised to see that this ball actually worked! It cleaned our clothes fine! Though I didn’t include Logan’s clothes, I was still able to use it on the rest of our clothes, and I was happy to find that it took out several different kinds of stains, from dirt to some things I didn’t want to try to identify!
One load didn’t seem to be as clean as the rest of my laundry, but that was my fault – I had loaded my washer to capacity.
Just like other detergents, the Robby Wash Ball is designed for regular loads of laundry. Of course, in my house, regular loads of laundry are usually packed to the gills, so if there was one true drawback to using this product, I would say that it isn’t as easy as tossing one ball in the washer if your family goes through laundry like mine does … and you tend to pack those clothes into the washer.
I asked the spokesperson about this, and she said that in these cases you could just use a second Robby Wash Ball and your needs would be met. I’m not publishing my math, because there’s a reason I hate that subject, but comparing the numbers meant that even after I paid for the special soap for Logan, and even after we would have purchased two balls, we would still have the benefit of clean laundry for up to a year, for a much lower comparable cost.
Does this sound like a neat product to you?
You could win your own Robby Wash Ball if you enter the giveaway here at Kat’s Cafe, beginning Thursday, Mar 15 at noon and ending Friday, March 23 at Midnight. If you have any questions about the product I’ll be happy to answer what I can in the comments below.
I found Oransi’s Robby Wash Ball to be both economical and environmentally friendly, and I think it’s a steal for the price.
What are ways you cut your laundry costs? Do you have any children with severe allergies that you have consider when using something like this? What is the best product you have found that is also economical for them?
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