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The journey to create and build the SmartKlean brand began after the loss of a loved one to cancer. This tragic event caused family members to educate themselves on positive changes for personal health and the environment. A search for healthier alternatives led to the discovery of the technology behind the Laundry Ball. With this eco-friendly solution, the SmartKlean family is committed to helping other families protect their health and the environment. In 2009, the brand SmartKlean was born and the small family-operated business in Miami, Florida, began producing and selling the SmartKlean Laundry Ball.ย  Today, SmartKlean has a sales network with distributors in more than 40 countries and 140 regions around the world. Many distributors are former customers who are also committed to spreading the word about green, sustainable solutions.

With this blog we wish to raise environmental and health awareness pointing out health risks posed by everyday products commonly used and other useful information. We wish to spread awareness about the negative effects of toxins found throughout the home and help provide simple solutions and ideas to help minimize exposure without foregoing convenience.

To learn more about SmartKlean, please visit http://www.SmartKlean.com



24 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tami Stingley  |  March 13, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    I am a massage therapist and wondering if this would work on my sheets. Would I need to add something to them? I also wash them in warm water. Should I wash on cold with your product?

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    • 2. smartklean  |  March 17, 2016 at 2:19 am

      Hi Tami,

      Thank you for your interest in SmartKlean! Yes, you may use our laundry ball for your needs. For oily or greasy laundry, and for white maintenance you can add oxyclean, borax or sodium percarbonate to the wash. If you have any other questions please contact our support team at customer-care@smartklean.com.

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  • 3. Zil  |  January 27, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Hi, we have a communal washing machine and the lowest water setting is at 30deg. Is this temperature ok to use with the Smart Klean? Super excited to try it. Thanks for the advice. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • 4. smartklean  |  February 15, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Hi Elizabeth,
      Thank you for your interest in our products ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes warm water (87ยบf/30ยบc) is ok to use with the laundry ball.If you have any other questions, for a faster response, please email customer-care@smartklean.com

      Happy and Safe Cleanings!

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  • 5. Sylvia  |  January 23, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    So someone washed and dried a cough drop in our new dryer. Will this product get the smell out? I can’t stand my clothes smelling like menthol

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    • 6. smartklean  |  January 26, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      Hi Sylvia, our laundry ball should be able to completely remove the menthol after a couple of washes, yes. You can also add a bit of baking soda to the washes, this will help expedite the process. Thanks for your interest in SmartKlean! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • 7. Carrie Jahnke  |  September 10, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    We have have our own well and our water lacks any traces of acidity. It already has very high alkalinity. Will the laundry ball still work for me ?

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    • 8. smartklean  |  September 10, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Hi Carrie! Thank you for your interest in SmartKlean ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, the laundry ball will work beautifully with alkaline water. Feel free to contact us directly at customer-care@smartklean.com if you have any other questions.

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  • 9. Heather  |  May 6, 2015 at 3:06 am

    I purchased the laundry ball at the Florence Green Fair this past weekend. It had it’s first work out when I got home, I had been wearing the same pair of jeans off and on all week I work at the local humane society with the dogs I get everything on my pants. Then I was at home cleaning stalls and moving stall mats and got …..well….. it wasn’t mud on me. Tossed the jeans and some other odds and ends in washer and it all came out beautiful, clean and fresh. My second load today is just as wonderful and the idea that I only have to use the rinse cycle to wash my clothes BRILLIANT. I love this thing!

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  • 10. Violet Reodica  |  March 16, 2015 at 1:00 am

    I just started using the Smartklean laundry ball recently. I used cold water with my colored clothes and they turned out clean and smells great! However, I used the laundry ball with my whites using hot water. I just found out by reading the brochure that came with the ball that using hot/warm water is not good because it will decrease the efficiency of the laundry ball. I only used it once for my whites but after that, I stopped using it in the meantime.

    Does this mean that the laundry ball is now damaged because I used hot water on my whites? Or can I still use it but keeping in mind not to use it again in hot water/

    Your advise will be so much appreciated.

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    • 11. smartklean  |  March 17, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Thank you for choosing SmartKlean, Violet! Warm water is ok, but not necessary. Hot water may damage the exterior shell, but if no damage has occurred since that one time you used hot water, the ball should still be in good condition. For whites we recommend the use of non-chlorine bleach, lemon juice & sunlight or hydrogen peroxide. Please feel free to write to customer-care@smartklean.com if you have any other questions or comments. Have a great day!

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  • 12. Brenda  |  January 4, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Hi, I bought the smartclean ball at a health show last January. I used it faithfully, and followed all directions of putting it in the sun and all. By Sept I started to notice all my clothing that had spandex or lycra in them started to stretch. The arms on my jackets got super long, the legs on my yoga pants became 4″ longer and they were brand new. Also all my whites became very dingy. I decided just to go back to my organic laundry detergent. So what causes this?? I use cold water in my washes, does it require hot or warm water??

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    • 13. smartklean  |  January 9, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re not sure what can be causing the stretching as we have never heard about this problem before from our customers. Perhaps the spin setting is too fast on the machine? In regards to the dingy whites, please do consider going through the troubleshooting page to give the laundry ball a second chance. It can save you loads of money and is a much healthier alternative for your health and our planet. Please allow us to make this right and stand by our own high expectations for health and environmental focus as well as customer service. I thank you and look forward to your response.
      If you have any additional questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us at customer-care@smartklean.com

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  • 14. A Dekker  |  February 25, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I tried to follow directions by placing my smartklean ball in the sun for a while.
    It was freezing outside. Now things don’t seem to be coming out as clean as they used to. Does this make sense?
    If so, please caution purchasers to protect their investment against frost, by not putting outside in the sunshine when following other instructions.
    thank you.

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    • 15. smartklean  |  February 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      Hi and thank you for choosing SmartKlean. The purpose of leaving the product out in the sun is to remove the moisture content of the ceramics. The humidity caused by the frost might have interrupted the process and maybe added a thin layer of ice on the ceramics which might have been the cause of them not working the same anymore. If you just leave the laundry ball outside of the washer in a dry area of the home it should remove the moisture content entirely. Try this and let us know if it works. If you are still experiencing problems, please contact customer-care@smartklean.com. Thank you and we look forward to your response.

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    • 16. Terry Ross  |  March 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      I leave my ball outside the washer between uses in the winter months. I only take it outside when the weather is above freezing. The window sill works great as well, it I am not going to be home during the day.
      My ball is 6 months old now and works great for this family of 3 with pets too.

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  • 17. Susan  |  January 20, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Will this Smart Klean ball work in an HE machine. My machine uses very little water.

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    • 18. smartklean  |  January 23, 2012 at 3:49 am

      Hi Susan,

      Thank you for your interest in our product. Yes, SmartKlean is designed to be compatible with all HE washing machines.

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    • 19. Terry Ross  |  March 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      I have been using it in my front load HE since Sept 2011 and it works great.

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  • 20. smartklean  |  October 21, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Try adding white organic vinegar to your wash cycles. A cupful is enough. If the smell persists, it might be your washer:

    Before you started using the SmartKlean laundry ball, you probably used detergent. Soap residues have stuck to the soap dispenser and to the inside of the pipes in your washing machine, causing them to clog up slowly and cause mold. This may be the cause of the unpleasant smell. The smell of your detergent disguised this. To clean out your washing machine, we recommend that you do a 90-degree wash with an empty drum, putting two cupfuls of white organic vinegar in the soap dispenser. White organic vinegar is good for cleaning and removing soap residue deposits. Organic vinegar is a natural antibacterial and does not foam in your machine. If you do this regularly, your machine remains in top condition and odor-free! If the unpleasant smell persists, please check the drains and pipes at the back of your machine to make sure that they are not blocked.

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    • 21. alma  |  March 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      why organic white vinegar and not regular white vinegar? won’t the regular one work?

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      • 22. smartklean  |  March 7, 2012 at 11:38 pm

        Hi Alma,

        They should work too, but not as well. Most conventional vinegars are synthesized from natural gas or petroleum. Petrochemicals. Organic vinegar is not chemically processed, therefore retains its antibacterial properties the most and therefore will be the most efficient.

  • 23. Semper Boyce  |  July 19, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    This product is super. I am interested in the distributorship in Barbados which has a population of approximately 290,000.i need to get the details on this promptly.Distributor cost and minimum stock levels exported.

    Your Businessman,
    Semper Boyce

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  • 24. Juan Carlos Saltos  |  July 1, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I am interested in knowing more about distributionship for Colombia, like how much do I have to invest, and exclusive rights in the Colombian market. I would appreciate your prompt reply.

    Sincerely

    Juan Carlos Saltos

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