Buy the SmartKlean Laundry Ball

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  • 1. B&B Owner  |  November 5, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    We operate a B&B and use laundry balls exclusively. They are good for the environment and especially good if any of our guests are sensitive to scents – as am I. Several people commented on how nice the sheets were – and they didn’t “smell” so I think we got it right.

  • 2. Patty Burzo  |  August 12, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    I purchased the ball at a trade show a year ago, skeptical of course, but I have used it for 1 year and it cleans not only my clothes wonderfully but also my teenage son and husbands work clothes. If it can clean their clothes (and remove the smell) it’s worth every penny! As an FYI I live on a barrier island where we need to be careful what chemicals end up in the ground so I love this even more! have gotten several friends hooked as well.

  • 3. Petra  |  August 2, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I was finally able to get my ball today. I was more than skeptical about it but something about it just felt right. Just did laundry some time ago and the result is amazing. It doesn’t smell detergent but it is perfect ; my clothes are clean. It is just what I need. I am having a baby and I want to avoid chemicals as much as possible on her skin.
    Thank you Smartklean

  • 4. dorli  |  April 20, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I LOVE this ball so much I order several for my family and friends as a gift.
    It works great, gets even my hand towels clean. (I o soak them overnight)
    I just think it makes more sense to soak things then just letting it run through right away. I also got the stain remover block. (like a soap bar) and it works wonderfully on my husbands shirt collars. I feel so much more comfy to apply the remover and stroke it with a brush not having to worry what chemical am I getting on my hands. They stay nice and soft not like when I use other products.
    it also works on a white t-shirt in case you spill your green smoothie on it. (which I did several times already.)

    Also impressed with customer service as any questions or concern I had they responded kindly and very beneficently.
    I usually order everything on Amazon because of their type of service, but this company keeps definitely up with this trend, plus it’s a little bit simpler. I will order from them again,

  • 5. Char Hammond  |  February 24, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I have not used detergent in years. If something is very dirty, I use 2 of the laundry ballsd.

  • 6. smartklean  |  February 24, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Hi Sarah,

    The SmartKlean Laundry Ball will remove bacteria. It’s easy to test this by smelling the laundry after it’s been washed with the laundry ball. Stinky clothes come into the washer and come out odorless. Odor is caused by bacteria. But we do not claim our product kills all and remove all germs and bacteria, as it is not a sterilizer. Yet, neither are most eco friendly detergents. When it comes to clothing that need to be sterilized due to staph-infections and more serious volumes of bacteria, we recommend the use of distilled organic white vinegar (known to kill 98% of germs), oxyclean or hydrogen peroxide in the wash with the product. All inexpensive and eco-friendly boosters.

    Part of our mission is to educate others that the concept of killing of all bacteria with chemicals is actually dangerous. We live in a socially conditioned mind-set where we’ve become obsessed with living in a germ-free environment as a result of the scare tactics employed by product marketers. Our germ phobia is a distraction when we could be focusing our energy on more positive and constructive practices like boosting our immune systems. Your body, when healthy, is beautifully designed to handle germs. The germs in our homes and our clothes are our germs. Our bodies generally have no problem dealing with the familiar. So just to make it clear to all, we don’t need to live in a scrubbed-down sterilized bubble 🙂 I hope that answers your question. Please feel free to contact us at customer-care@smartklean.com with any additional questions.

  • 7. Anita  |  February 22, 2016 at 3:03 am

    Has anyone ever had anyone break out with contact dermatitis from their balls?

    • 8. smartklean  |  February 24, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Hi Anita,

      We’d like to share these testimonial shared on this same page by some of our customers regarding his skin sensitivities.

      “I was extremely skeptical .. but was convinced to try it. This ball is amazing!!!!!!!!!! My husband work clothes are covered with oil, grease, dirt…. the list goes on and it all comes out!! … and the clothes smell clean!!!
      My daughter has eczema as well and the ball has made a dramatic difference not having to use laundry soap anymore. I love it and tell all my friends to use it too!!!!!”

      “Let me first just say that I have very sensitive skin and also have eczema just like my sister and my mom. For the longest time I have been using the so called free and clear detergents and still suffered with irritated skin and even worse i would break out in cystic acne all over my body from time to time and i just learned to live with it. it was a nightmare having to do laundry and worry about putting all those chemicals on my clothes, till i came across the SmartKlean laundry ball. I was a bit skeptical when I first used it thinking how will it clean my clothes with out suds? But now i see it can. Not only does it clean my clothes with out putting harsh chemicals on my clothes it also makes my clothes supper soft! And the best part is that my skin is no longer irritated and i no longer break out allover my body! This laundry ball has made doing the laundry not a burden any more, in fact i look forward to doing the laundry now. I love the ball so much that I have recommended the ball to almost every one I know!
      Thank you so much for creating such an amazing product”

      Learn more about our product and how it can help with eczema: http://smartklean.com/html/eczema.html
      I hope this answers your question. Please feel free to contact us at customer-care@smartklean.com with any additional questions.

  • 9. Sarah Haun  |  February 4, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Does laundry ball kill bacteria and germs?

    • 10. terry ross  |  August 22, 2017 at 12:12 am

      It contains silver nitrite. This kills the bacteria.

  • 11. Kim  |  January 19, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    It states on your website that this isn’t available from Amazon.com. Has that changed? I found this and it appears to be the genuine product: http://www.amazon.com/Smartklean-Laundry-Ball-Detergents-Forever/dp/B00JB2JYI2#customerReviews

    If so, could you update your site to let users know?

    • 12. smartklean  |  February 24, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Kim,

      Good question. Authorized SmartKlean Representatives and Distributors do not sell on Amazon.com. There is a risk that the laundry balls may be inauthentic SmartKlean products and for this reason anyone purchasing SmartKlean products on Amazon or eBay buy at their own risk. If you find that there is a problem with the product purchased on these sites, SmartKlean doesn’t offer a refund or replacement units. I hope this has answered your question.


  • 13. April  |  December 27, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    One of our dogs got skunked right in the face while in our backyard. It was awful and I managed to get the smell off of her with a wonderful product. The towel I used to dry her off with had skunk smell on it and I was pretty sure it would need to be thrown out. I decided to give the laundry ball a whirl before tossing it. It came out smelling like new. Just amazed that it got skunk smell out of the towEl.

  • 14. Katie  |  August 22, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Have a question. I currently own, use, and love the SmartKlean laundry ball, however I would like to have the light scent that detergent leaves behind. Does anyone know if laundry scent boosters such as Downy Unstopables affect the SmartKlean ball from doing it’s job? I found that the dryer sheets I use for “fluffiness” don’t really leave much scent behind.

    • 15. Katie  |  August 22, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      Also, if I take the scented oil approach putting some drops in my wash, will that stain my clothing?

    • 16. smartklean  |  August 24, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      Hi Katie,

      Although the Downy product won’t affect the laundry ball’s functions, we would like to recommend a more natural (and even therapeutic) approach to your need. A great way to add natural fragrance to your laundry would be to use essential oils. Lavender or lemon essential oil are two of our favorites! Both smell amazing and have many therapeutic benefits! We’ve tried adding the drops in the washer but it’s much more effective and longer lasting (and won’t stain laundry) when done towards the end of the dry cycle in the dryer. Once the clothes are dried, simply add 10-20 drops of the essential oils on a rag or towel and throw it in the dryer with your dried laundry. Then turn on the dryer (air dry only – no heat) for 10 more minutes. The heat will remove much of the scent, so the trick is to not use any heat. The clothes should come out smelling heavenly!

  • 17. Rob Greenfield  |  August 6, 2015 at 2:52 am

    I absolutely love the Smartklean laundry ball! It completely replaces the need for detergent, softener, and dryer sheets! It’s economical, people friendly, and Earth friendly. My clothes have always come out clean with this magical little ball. I recommend it to everyone!

  • 18. leanna  |  July 20, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    I was extremely skeptical .. but was convinced to try it. This ball is amazing!!!!!!!!!! My husband work clothes are covered with oil, grease, dirt…. the list goes on and it all comes out!! … and the clothes smell clean!!!
    My daughter has eczema as well and the ball has made a dramatic difference not having to use laundry soap anymore. I love it and tell all my friends to use it too!!!!!

  • 19. Julia Jones  |  May 31, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Has any one used this with a washing machine that has an agitator?

  • 20. katherineaunderwood  |  May 2, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    I bought a laundry ball at the spring home show & as a rule I’m very Happy with the results. On thing to note though if your water is very hard or has alot of calcium or iron in it, mine does, an additive such as Borax is an absolute necessity. Otherwise your laundry will smell like dirty socks. But Borax is minor compared to the cost of laundry detergent. One last thing if you have an He washer, cleaning it first is highly recommended

  • 21. Judy  |  May 1, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    All of these reviews sound so scripted. Normally with this many reviews I see a number of grammatical errors, etc. I want to read reviews from real people!

    • 22. smartklean  |  May 6, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      Hi Judy, thanks for your feedback! On WordPress (our blog host), each comment comes from a different IP address or registered user, meaning each review you find here comes from real people and experiences 🙂 The best way to test the laundry ball is to try it yourself at no risk as we offer a 100% money back guarantee. Have a great day!

  • 23. Tracey Bricker Stump  |  March 19, 2015 at 4:42 am

    I am so glad I put my doubts aside and bought a Smart Klean laundry ball. I love it!! I will never buy laundry detergent again!!

  • 24. Chris and Gail  |  March 1, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Our Laundry Ball was a gift from our daughter; we tried it very skeptically at first…but are now convinced of its benefits! My only request would be that the ball itself might be made re-usable. The contents diminish over time, but the outer casing could be used many more times instead of becoming waste.

    • 25. terry ross  |  March 2, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      The ball is sealed so that it will not come open in the machine. However, at the end of the life span, open the ball using a sharp box knife, careful not to cut yourself and remove the minerals and feed them to your house plants. Remove the magnets and use to hold notes or drawings in place on the refrigerator. The remaining can then be placed in the Blue recycle box.

  • 26. Tina Vitetta  |  February 22, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    I just bought the laundry ball a few weeks ago from Anna Leone (Milton, CND). It sounded too good to be true but I am truly amazed at the results. My clothes feel lighter and not weighed down by all those chemicals I was using. My towels smell so clean & fresh. I am hooked ! Thank you Anna for introducing me to this fantastic product. I’m never going back to detergents & softeners.

  • 27. Liz  |  February 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I have used “The Ball” as we call it since October 2013. I am just about to order a new one, for me and others in our family. We are pensioners so we don’t wash clothes everyday but the others who have children,do. However, recently, I did a wash with detergent on stained work clothes my husband had. I chucked a towel in that we use for the dog. I was astonished how HARD the towel was when dried. I am used to soft towels that the machine usually gives us. I do find for heavily soiled overalls, detergent is better. And then we clean out the machine and “The Ball” get back to work. This time in my order I am going to try the stain remover. I have been a very happy customer, coming back for more!

    • 28. Julia Jones  |  May 31, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      We bought the stain remover when we bought “The Ball” and love it!!! Use it for everything. Even spilled a berry smoothie on our light carpet and used the stain remover stick to get that out of the carpet and it worked beautifully to completely remove the stain.

  • 29. Mitch S.  |  January 26, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    I live in an area that still uses septic. I love that SmartKlean means I can do laundry with just one tub of water! I only use the rinse cycle and can do a load of laundry in just 15 minutes! So I save a ton of time, less water, less electricity and way cheaper that replacing detergent month after month. Why wouldn’t you want all those benefits?!?!

    • 30. Char Hammond  |  July 20, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      I also use the rince cycle to wash my clothes. If the laundry load is more dirty than usual then I put on the extra rince cycle. The 2 rince cycles together are the shortest cycles on my washing maching.I have been useing the laundry balls since they first came out and I love them.

  • 31. Linda Shore  |  December 10, 2014 at 2:37 am

    I, too, was skeptical, as was my husband. This product is great. So easy. We don’t have to keep track of detergents (which ones am I allergic to?), fabric softeners. It gets the clothes clean and fresh. I even used it for the costumes from a haunted house and they were clean and not stinky. Buy this!

  • 32. Bonnie Teeter  |  November 23, 2014 at 4:02 am

    First time user, will be my lifetime laundry product. Easy to use, works fabulously, kind to the environment.

  • 33. sang  |  September 26, 2014 at 3:43 am

    can i use this ball with front loaded washer? pls help me with this question.
    thank you

    • 34. smartklean  |  September 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Hi Sang,

      Thank you for your interest in SmartKlean! Yes, the laundry ball can be used with a front loader.

    • 35. Char Hammond  |  July 20, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      I use them in my front load washing machine and they work great.

  • 36. Nicole  |  September 4, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Can this be used on cloth diapers?

    • 37. smartklean  |  September 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      Hi Nicole,

      Yes the laundry ball is cloth diaper friendly. You can find instructions and tips on our homepage under the section “Healthy for Your Wardrobe”. http://www.SmartKlean.com

      Also, you can find a review of a mom who used the laundry ball on her baby’s cloth diapers here:

      • 38. Char Hammond  |  July 20, 2015 at 7:49 pm

        Some people might find this odd. I use cloth mini towels to wrap around the girth of my Yorkie male dog, so he can no mark his territory in the house. Of course the pads are smelly. When I used detergent I found that the pads smelt and looked dingy after washing them. With the ball I am amazed, there is no smell left in my washer of dog urine at all and I don’t have to worry about my dogs skin having chemicals against his body.

  • 39. Patty Samuel  |  July 31, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I skeptically purchased this product at a home show yesterday. I have VERY hard water from a well. The clothes always have a musty or old smell after washing. I have tried every product I could find to help, most causing more problems. I assumed that even if this product worked it would take several tries to see any improvement. Was I WRONG, so much cleaner, softer and better smelling after only one use. Can’t wait to see the long term improvements!!! This is the first posting I have ever done for a product, that’s how impressed I am!!!

  • 40. Nancy  |  July 10, 2014 at 12:15 am

    I had winter coats and spring coats that were in need of cleaning. Usually they would go to the dry cleaner. One coat was on it’s last legs so I decide to try it with the Laundry Ball first. The coat was microfibre with polyester fill Plus it had fur trim on the hood. If it didn’t work I had nothing to lose. It was amazing. I hung the coat to dry. it was like I had a new coat. The fur looks fluffy, not matted. I washed 2 more coats with fur trim and the spring coats which were fabric blends and some were marked dry clean only. The ball paid for itself immediately.
    It also is great for dress pants, some of which are marked dry clean only. Not at my house!

  • 41. Sharon  |  April 10, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    9 loads in one day I washed every thing I could find. I am thrilled with this product. Fresh soft and saving the earth. Impressive.

  • 42. Jan  |  March 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I purchased this product from Liquidation World in Edmonton, Alberta, it’s the same thing in the ball that Smart Klean sells – and the price was only $5, if you want to go greener yet – I’ve also purchased a bottle of Thieves oil from youngliving.com/PureEden & that works great – even for grass stains –
    The amazing thing about this – is that there is absolutely no chemical!! And Thieves helps with Warts as well – so it’s great for personal products….
    So yes going green is great – but don’t go crazy on spending a lot on one of these balls!!

    • 43. Audun Hjelseth  |  July 11, 2014 at 6:10 am

      Hi Jan. I also got one of these cheap balls. After 3 -4 washes it did not clean the clothes anymore. It seems that it contained detergent. That was the most expensive washes I have done.

  • 44. Kristen  |  February 16, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I bought this ball last week from Patty at a home show in Rockland County, NY. She said it was great for clothes that you wear to the gym, yoga, etc. Since I am a yoga teacher, I thought this would be a great investment. I washed my boyfriend’s clothes with it first since he is a trainer in sports performance/body builder/powerlifter. Needless to say he is ALWAYS working out! He had deodorant stains which I used the stain remover stick from SmartKlean then I threw it in the wash as I was told with cold water with the SmartKlean ball and VOILA !! the stains are gone! I have before & after pictures to prove it. Like everyone else, I was skeptical but this ball (and stick) are a GREAT investment! Your clothes just smell CLEAN. There’s no added odor or anything. I definitely suggest everyone buy this!

    Also, if there is a place to send my before & after pictures as well- I’d love to know!

    • 45. smartklean  |  February 18, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Hi Kristen!

      Thank you so much for your feedback! It would be great if you can post your before and after pictures on our facebook page! We can’t wait to see them 🙂


  • 46. Audun Hjelseth  |  February 6, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I just cleaned my wooden floor with launderyballwater. (10min with the ball in the bucket). All clean and no rest of soap on the floor. I also washed my car with the water. I removed both asphalt and diesel-spill. Impressing.

    • 47. Char  |  February 9, 2014 at 1:01 am

      Did you just put the ball in the water and then take it out after 10 minutes ? I wonder if that would change the ball for drying clothes ?

      • 48. Audun HJelseth  |  February 9, 2014 at 8:47 am

        I took the ball out before using the water, stirred a litle with it first.

  • 49. J Barker  |  February 3, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    This sounds terrific! A modern version of going to the river bank & cleaning c;othes on the rocks!!

  • 50. Char  |  September 13, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I have been using the Smart Klean Laundry Ball for 2 years.I just now have purchased my 2nd ball but I don’t need to change it yet.I live on a farm and no matter what I have put in the laundry, the Smart Klean Laundry Ball gets it clean.It actually removed a few stains that I thought were set.Believe me when I say, you can’t go wrong by using this product.

  • 51. Pamela deVries  |  July 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Client testimonials are the best way to sell product. This weekend I had a “rib sauce incident” while wearing my white capri’s and white and red cotton top. I was sure they were ruined with all that grease and tomato/pepper combo. About two months ago I switched to using the non-detergent Laundry Ball below. It was hard to believe that a ball full of rocks and magnets can clean but folks you would NEVER believe it. – I used the stain bar on the rib sauce and then said a prayer and threw it all in the machine. Be sure to look for me in my white capri’s and top to see that there is NO rib sauce on my clothes. If I was not sure before – I can tell you now for certain, this little super ball works fabulous while saving you money and being Eco friendly and non allergenic who could ask for more :).

  • 52. smartklean  |  January 9, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re sorry your experience was not what you’d expected. We use only the highest quality active ceramics and components and you can see that reviews of our product are outstanding, by the users themselves. If you would be willing to explain in detail the problems you are experiencing with the laundry ball, we will be happy to see if there’s anyway we can help. Please contact us at customer-care@smartklean.com. Also please try our trouble shooting page where many have found simple solutions to common problems.

  • 53. Cara  |  January 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    SportClips Haircuts for men and boys/January 6,2013
    I have been using SmartKlean aka green ball at my home and 2 SportClips locations for the past 1 1/2 years. I am most satisfied with this easy to use product, I also feel good that I am making a contribution in lessining the amount of landfill/recyclables, not to mention the $$$savings. FYI we do 5+ loads of laundry at each store daily…. That’s alot of laundry detergent…..

  • 54. April  |  September 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    It got the skunk smell out of my towel!!! When my dog Sophie got skunked in the face we rushed her to the shower to flush out her eyes. When we were done with the treatment we towelled her off and comforted her. My towel smelled horrible and I thought there would be no saving it. Decided to give the laundry ball a try and threw the towel in. Low and behold it came out smelling like nothing! As someone who has developed an allergy to detergents and scents I am so glad I found this ball.

    • 55. Terry  |  September 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      I thought I had it bad with gym clothes and then cat pee on the bedding. It took it all out as well. Good to hear, nothing is much worse than skunk.

  • 56. Kristen Grunewald  |  August 20, 2012 at 3:04 am

    This is awesome! We have been using this for about 6 weeks now with great results! We have a family of 6, so we do a lot of laundry. All of the clothes are coming out clean, smell great and softer. We’ve also noticed a reduction in dryer lint, so I know it’s easier on our clothes. The best testimonial happened this weekend when my teenage son brought home his football practice uniform…they were very dirty and VERY stinky. After I washed them, he sniffed them, and with a smile on his face, said, “WOW, these smell better than when I was issued them from the coach! Thanks Mom!” We will never go back to detergent again.

  • 57. Darcy  |  July 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I’ve been using the Smart Klean Laundry Ball for about a month now and I love it. I particularly enjoy knowing that I am no longer putting any chemicals or toxins in my family’s clothing and it’s environmentally safe. Our clothes come out smelling clean and fresh in a natural way instead of the fake aromas that laundry detergents give off. I hang my laundry on the clothesline and let it dry naturally. All you can smell is fresh air!

  • 58. Violeta Barajas ;)  |  June 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    ¿¿¿¿ Lavar sin detergente ????

    NOTA: No vendo nada, nomas les comparto algo que me esta dando un RESPIRO ENORME en la lavada=comadreada!

    Mi experiencia:

    * SI LIMPIA: quita manchas, la ropa queda sin NINGUN OLOR (es decir, sin perfume pero tambien le quita los malos olores, el resultado es olor a limpio/neutro)

    * La ropa queda suaveciiiiiiitttaaa

    * Ahorro muchisimisimisimisimo tiempo: En 1/2 ya termine de lavar!!!! cosa que antes me llevaba de 2 a 3 hrs lavar de 3 a 4 cargas de ropa/cobijas/toallas!.. asi que me despreocupo.. lavo y me voy a la calle!! jaajaj

    * Ahorro muuucha agua por que no requiere de enjuage, y por lo tanto ps tiempo tambien!

    * Y como una cosa lleva a otra, ps ahorro luz! por la disminucion en enjuagues, secadas, etc

    * Ahorro muuuucchhoo dinero: porque no compro/necesita NINGUN DETERGENTE/SUAVISANTE.

    * Quita la estatica!, comprobado!..ya no me ando electrocutando a cada rato jaja

    :::: Ventajas extras geniales!! ::::

    – Ya no me visto con quimicos de detergentes que quedan en mi ropa. Por lo tanto, le evito a mi cuerpo estar en contacto con una de las tantas posibles causas de CANCER, que es el estar en contacto directo de los quimicos de los detergentes!

    – No contamina: asi que se protege a los HUMANOS, animales marinos y terrestres, los oceanos, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc….bueno muchisimos! jajaja

    – Aguanta 365 lavadas (esto aun lo tengo que comprobar)

    – Me falta comprobar: La duracion de tiempo de vida de mi ropa y colores. Este producto DICE que tiene este beneficio!… ya me lo dira el tiempo y un ganchito! jeje

    Espero les guste!

  • 59. Vincent  |  May 23, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Let me first just say that I have very sensitive skin and also have eczema just like my sister and my mom. For the longest time I have been using the so called free and clear detergents and still suffered with irritated skin and even worse i would break out in cystic acne all over my body from time to time and i just learned to live with it. it was a nightmare having to do laundry and worry about putting all those chemicals on my clothes, till i came across the SmartKlean laundry ball. I was a bit skeptical when I first used it thinking how will it clean my clothes with out suds? But now i see it can. Not only does it clean my clothes with out putting harsh chemicals on my clothes it also makes my clothes supper soft! And the best part is that my skin is no longer irritated and i no longer break out allover my body! This laundry ball has made doing the laundry not a burden any more, in fact i look forward to doing the laundry now. I love the ball so much that I have recommended the ball to almost every one I know!

    Thank you so much for creating such an amazing product

  • 60. Bernice Vollebregt  |  April 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Hi Amanda, I just received your comment about the Smartclean ball. If you have time read the reply to my email. You will have to clean your machine. These tiny specks are from mold build up inside your machine. I cleaned my machine and no longer get the specks on my laundry. Sorry it ruined your clothes. For me it was just on towels and my sheets. Hope this helps.

    • 61. Terry Ross  |  April 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm

      Hello Amanda and Bernice
      Others have experienced the same issue but these will eventually come off. It is the residue that has built up in your machine during its use. The first step to prevention is to clean your machine. Use straight hot water, vinegar and sea salt. I threw in an old towel to add weight since I have a front load machine. The 3 interact with each other and give the machine a body cleanse. use the same mixture to wipe down any seals, etc to remove the remaining residue. Remember it took many washes to get the build up but with a great first cleanse, it will be gone. Now your machine is healthier too and will have a longer life. Cheers, you are helping save the planet one wash at a time.

  • 62. Sarah  |  January 8, 2012 at 1:53 am

    I have been using the SmartKlean laundry ball on my clothes for only 2 weeks, but so far I am thrilled. Everytime I wash something, it somehow gets softer. I feel great using this product on my daughter’s belongings because I know there are not chemicals and perfumes in her clothes and bedding. Plus, I feel pretty good about saving money on laundry and doing something beneficial for the environment. I can’t see myself using soap detergents again.

  • 63. Bernice Vollebregt  |  December 23, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I did just what you said and have not had the problem since. Thank you.

  • 64. Terry Ross  |  December 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    There was a comment on specs now on the clothes and it is hard to get out. The info below is from the faq page. For search, type in spec and it is the bottome of the page with suggestions.
    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. Mold is then accumulated in different areas, but particularly the rubber seal on the door (typically HE front loaders). What happens with the laundry ball is that since it’s not using stain-removing ingredients that are used in detergents, the mold ends up on the fabrics and stays there. The laundry ball is designed to clean day-to-day laundry, not mold stains.

    So, first, if you have an HE front loader, investigate the rubber seal with a flash light, and wipe a paper towel over the inside of the rubber seal to see if the mold is accumulated there. After doing so, we recommend you clean out your washing machine by putting two cupfuls of white organic vinegar in the soap dispenser. This will help out in removing soap residue deposits. Organic vinegar is antibacterial and does not foam in your machine. If you do this regularly, your machine remains in top condition and mold-free. This is not caused by our laundry ball. In fact, many people experience this problem with detergent.

  • 65. luz edith sepulveda suaraz  |  December 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    excelente me gustaría saber donde se consigue o donde lo puedo comprar

  • 66. Bernice Vollebregt  |  December 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I just purchased my Smartklean Ball for my laundry and do love it for my coloured wash. However for my whites I have noticed occasionally on my pillow cases and sheets little tiny grey/black dots that are very difficult to wash out. Just wanted to let you know.

    • 67. smartklean  |  December 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      Thank you very much for your feedback. We’re sorry your experience was not what you’d expected. We guarantee our product unconditionally, and we want you to be thrilled with your SmartKlean purchase. If you would like to return this for a refund or exchange, please contact us by email at customer-care@smartklean.com. Also, if you are using an HE front loader machine, make sure there is no mold accumulated on the seal (the rubber part between the door and the drum), this may be the cause of the dark spots. If this is the case, all you need to do is run an empty cycle with 2 cups of white organic vinegar. This should clean your machine and remove the mold.

  • 68. Tina Gray  |  November 4, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I do Aromatherapy Treatments using many different kinds of essential oils. When washing my sheets before, I would use detergents and TSP and it still wouldn’t get the oils out. So I gave the SmartKlean Laundry Ball a try and it removed the oils and softened my sheets. My clients noticed a difference. I now sell the Laundry Ball to my customers!!

  • 69. Kerry Rotchill  |  November 4, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Being a skeptical person I was leery to try the laundry ball but knowing that they are good for the environment and able to save me on detergent I thought I would give it a try. I was amazed how well it cleaned and was glad I purchased one but it was when I did my first dark load that I fell in love with it! 85% of my wardrobe it black or black and white combo and not only does the ball keep my darks dark I am sure it washed out soap residue that had built up and was starting to cause fading. It also allows me to laundry my black/white combo clothes without the black bleeding into the white. Not only has it saved me money on detergent it has pro-longed the life of my clothes !

  • 70. Marilyn Phelps  |  November 4, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I have used the laundry ball for a year now and have started on my second one. I am absolutely thrilled with its cleaning power and ease of use. Being environmentally friendly, the ball cleans without polluting, is gentle on my clothes and has saved me hundreds of dollars in cleaning products in just one year. I have given them as baby and shower gifts, introducing this product to more people. No more thinking about stocking my cupboard with chemical-based detergents, fabric softeners and dryer sheets. A must in the home!

  • 71. Terry Ross  |  November 4, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I wanted to look for vendors at the KW Home show and the list was the same as last year except for SMARTKLEAN. I was intrigued and that is why I went to the show. The sales pitch was great and the fact no chemicals are used is better. I am a thrifty person and any way to save money is attractive to me. The fact I am saving the enviroment makes me feel happy and safe. I made a purchase and that weekend put it to the test on my working clothes, all black, just in case it did not work. The results were great. Then the cat peed on a bed with comforter, sheets and mattress cover. Due to the size, I took it to the laundro-mat. Used just the ball and the result, NO cat urine odour.
    This is a great product and everyone should have one, that is why my 5 children are getting this in their stocking instead of coal.

  • 72. MaraLou Rhodes  |  August 6, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I LOVE the laundry ball. I was skeptical at first but after using it I am a believer. I found them at a craft/festival show. It makes the clothes brighter, softer, less static, less water, less electricity, less time, etc. I can’t say enough good about them. It even cleaned mustard & chocolate from the kids clothes. Great for allergies- no chemical added to your clothes. I told about them to my coworkers & now they are using them. I sent them to my sister & she is also spreading the word. Thank you for making this great item.

  • 73. Bridget Kimsey  |  July 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    As I become a new mom, excited to be able to use with cloth diapers 🙂

  • 74. Beth Bacon  |  June 29, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    These balls are amazing – I have a son who does his own laundry – well he washes it – then forgets it in the washer for a couple of days. If you’ve ever done that you know the smell that comes with it – usually I have to rewash it 2 or sometimes even 3 times to get the smell out – one wash with the laundry ball and the smell was gone! Even from the washer itself – simply amazing!

  • 75. lopezafrica@hotmail.com  |  June 20, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I did not believe when I was told so I try it, and now I love it.

  • 76. Andrea Alzate  |  June 4, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Hi everyone, I am a mommy to a 17 month old boy and my bf works in restaurants, so needless to say I do a lot of laundry! I started using the Smartklean ball over a month now and I have to say I am very happy with the results. The ball leaves my clothes fresh and clean, even my bf’s smelly restaurant clothes. I love how easy it is to use, no more detergent to measure or fabric softner to apply, there is no need for it since the ball leaves your clothes soft as well. Let me just say, that before having my son I never thought about the dangers of the products we use in our daily lives. My eyes were opened when my son developed skin rashes caused by the detergent we were using. I tried many different ” Hypoallergenic detergents” but it was just one chemical replacing another chemical. Thankfully, I heard about the Smartklean ball and decided to give it a shot. Now, my son has no allergies and I can rest easy knowing that his clothes are chemical free! We are very satisfied with this product. It has kept our clothes clean, removing dirt, grease, odors, even blood stains! and ultimately it has already saved us plenty of money considering the cost of detergent. The only cons that I have seen in this product is that with white clothes I would recommend pre-treating it with a stain remover. I have had some white clothes that still had the stains from my sons baby food after washing. The ball also will not leave your clothes with that lavender or mountain spring fragrance that we all love, but it does leave your clothes with a light fresh smell. I use dryer sheets to give the clothes a little bit more fragrance but it’s not necessary. In conclusion, I believe that the Smartklean ball is an innovative and revolutionary new product. Anyone who has children or who wishing to save money should own one. Sincerely yours, Jason Mommy

    • 77. Alicia  |  November 6, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      You might like to eliminate the use of dryer sheets and buy 2 small Dryer Balls. The product in the dryer sheets goes into your CLEAN clothes as you can note when they change from heavy clothes to limp ones. Dryer balls are noisy but they help keep clothes from wrinkes and static. Have introduced to my sisters and family and now also getting them to use the laundry ball which I find doing a great job also. FYI…cheers, Alicia

  • 78. Simran  |  May 18, 2011 at 4:39 am

    I really like these… they are wonderful and they really do work… you have to try it…. just have to..

  • 79. Kunal  |  May 16, 2011 at 3:14 am

    I love these balls.

  • 80. damion  |  May 12, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    love it, really works.

  • 81. Jenifer Weston  |  May 11, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    As the song says “Now I’m a believer!” I became a rep only because i was pretty sure I could find 5 other people to try these and it didn’t make sense to pay more for less.. I just got my product today. The very first thing i did was grab a white dish rag and go rub it in the grass in my yard. Then i brought it into my kitchen and smeared ketchup, mustard and yes, even blood from my finger onto it. The first half went into the wash with one laundry ball and four bath towels. The second half went into the wash with the same four more towels and the recommended amount of detergent. I didn’t pre-treat anything, because that’s not normally what I do. and I didn’t skip the rinse cycle cuz i am a busy mom and will not realistically be running out to stop my washer. The results? AMAZING! The Smartklean ball got the well used dishrag NOTICEABLY cleaner and brighter! (I took pictures!) Both the laundry ball and the detergent left a yellow stain from the mustard, but again, the Smartklean ball stain was LIGHTER! I was floored! I was happy to think that i had a product that would equally replace my detergent, but to find that it works BETTER and gives me all the benefits of being non-toxic and Green as well. I’m sure with some pre-treatment, the results would be even more impressive. I’m sold, and will be recommending this to EVERYONE i know.

    *** Side note. My 11 year old just walked in from school. I told him there were two rags on the kitchen counter and to please go bring me the one he thought was cleaner. He looked at me like I was nuts, but brought me the Smartklean sample. A completely unbiased opinion! NICE!

  • 82. Satnam Singh  |  May 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    The ball really works! I was a skeptic but now I’m a believer!

  • 83. Melodie Tong  |  May 10, 2011 at 6:31 am

    My clothes’ colours fade less. And there’s much less lint clogging up the drier. And I like that it’s a lot less expensive than buying detergent. It’s a perfect product for washing baby clothes.

  • 84. Eldar Swartsman  |  May 10, 2011 at 6:24 am

    This thing is awesome. I think I cough and sneeze less. Anyway, I don’t get how it works, but it’s awesome. Thanks!

  • 85. Kal Chauhan  |  May 8, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Excellent resuLts. Would recommend to my friends.

  • 86. Nathan Swartsman  |  May 7, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    When I was first introduced to the Smartklean laundry ball at work, even with being a devoted environmentalist and learned scientist, I couldn’t help being skeptical. I mean, who wouldn’t considering all the conditioning we’ve all had with how cleaning in general should work. And we all still use soap to clean our bodies, so it would stand to reason. The turning point was the video on the Smartklean website. We stood there while I watched this marvel of an invention being introduced to me on his smartphone. For less than the cost of a night out for two, I hastily agreed to purchase one. I’ve been using my ball consistently for several months and have even convinced a couple of friends to buy one from Kavita. It’s really not magic… Just science at its finest!

  • 87. A. Patel  |  April 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    SmartKlean laundry ball does an amazing job. Love it!

  • 88. Liz  |  April 25, 2011 at 2:03 am

    My son has really sensitive skin due to ezcema. He’s also allergic to Formaldehyde, the main preservative in laundry soap. I decided to give this a try, figuring, what can it hurt….and I LOVE it. I would recommended it to anyone, sensitive skin or not. It’s better for you, your health and the environment. My favorite purchase this year. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • 89. Joe  |  April 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    We have tried this product and it is absolutely amazing great job! Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

  • 90. Kirtesh  |  April 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    My wife tried this product. She says its awesome and she recommends others to use it too.. Thumbs up!!!!

  • 91. Deepa Tailor  |  April 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I really enjoy having the laundry ball. It is very economical and cost effective. It cleans your clothes pretty well too! I would recommend this laundry ball to you all.

  • 92. Lisa Ho  |  April 23, 2011 at 12:44 am

    I love this product and recommend it to others to use. Make a change this Earth Day!

  • 93. Roger  |  April 23, 2011 at 12:27 am

    I got my wife to try the product. She loves it! Thanks. It works well for all my clothes and nice on my pocketbook.

  • 94. deb  |  April 22, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Have only done a few loads so far so good and when I learned that I can use with vinegar as a rinse, even better. Haven’t done my sheets yet so that will be the next test!

  • 95. Amisha  |  April 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Great Idea!!! love the ball

  • 96. kk  |  April 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    this is very good product!!

  • 97. Hiren Patel  |  April 19, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    The Laudry Ball is a fantactic idea.

    Hiren Patel

  • 98. Cindy  |  April 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I was a skeptic at first. I am no longer a skeptic now. It is safe to use and saves so much money.

  • 99. Dan D  |  April 18, 2011 at 7:46 am

    What a great idea. I love this laundry ball. I am really impressed after having used this ball for several months. It works to clean your clothes and even removes minor stains. I’ll be getting more.

  • 100. Norm  |  April 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you SmartKlean for this product. I have been using the laundry ball for more 3 months. Im so glad that I use this eco froendly product. Good bye to laundry detergent!

  • 101. Paul  |  April 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I have been using this laundry ball for months and it really works.

  • 102. Malena Mieth  |  April 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Yo adquirí este producto y es de las mejores cosas que he hecho estoy fascinada!!! por supuesto que lo recomiendo, y lo seguiré usando!!!!

  • 103. MONICA VAZQUEZ  |  April 10, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    About six months ago I bought smartklean, and it´s made a huge difference in my laundry, being allergic to most detergents; this product has really helped me to simplify that.

  • 104. ANA LUISA CEPEDA  |  April 9, 2011 at 7:18 am


  • 105. Natalia Molina  |  April 7, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I have been a smartklean user for over a year now and I’m really grateful that this product exists in the market. Before Smartklean I was constantly dealing with skin irritations and rashes finally ending up at a dermatologist office to figure out the problem. Apparently, regular detergents had been irritating my skin for years and had finally managed to give me a whole new allergy to fragranced products on my skin. The dermatologist let me know how common this was, recommended I find a friendlier product, while leaving me bewildered that these products are even approved for use in your home.
    Smartklean has been an amazing investment, always leaving my clothes and linens fresh. It feels great to know that the items that are intimately in contact with my skin everyday are no longer a threat to my health or the environment.
    I’ve recommended Smartklean to all my friends and family and highly encourage the skeptics to step out of their comfort zone and give it a try. My recommendation is in the best interest for the planet and the health of the community.

    Thank you Smartklean!!!

  • 106. Diane Gabriel  |  April 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I have used my new laundry ball that I purchased at the home and garden show for a week now. I can say that I notice no difference than when I use my expensive detergent. I was a little concerned at first because I have a front loading machine that does not use as much water as a normal machine. Do you know if that makes a difference?
    My daughter was here this weekend and she is very “green”. Her baby had a very messy diaper and we used a cloth diaper to clean it up. I threw it in the wash and asked her what she thought without telling her about the laundry ball. She was suprised that the stain was gone. She would like to try it on her expensive cloth diapers that she uses. My bachelor son who hates to wash clothes and never has laundry detergent when he needs it would probably like this too. I only wish that I had picked up 2 more when I had the chance at the show!!!
    So I will be ordering 2 more from your site!!!
    thanks- diane gabriel

    • 107. smartklean  |  April 4, 2011 at 2:30 am

      Thank you Diane, we are very pleased to know that you’re happy with our product! The laundry ball is compatible with both front and top loaders. Remember that without any suds or residues, there’s nothing to rinse meaning you can skip the rinse cycle and conserve water and energy. 🙂

  • 108. Darren  |  February 9, 2011 at 12:59 am

    I just bought my Smart Klean washer Ball last week and with my health challange ie M.S. (Multiple Sclerosis) it has made doing laundry a whole lot easier. With detergents both liquid and powder I was spilling all the time because of shaking in my hands, now I just toss in the ball and leave it. If all I have to do is put it on the window sill for a few minutes a month, hay then that is what I will do.My cloths have never been cleaner. and doing laundry has never been easier. I will definately recommend the Smart Klean laundry ball to everyone I know and come in contact with.

  • 109. Sheri Brown  |  February 8, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Just like most people I was a bit skeptical but after trying the laundry ball I am hooked. My husband is a longshoremen and he gets pretty sweaty and dirty some days and everything now comes out fresh and clean. I have even stopped using fabric softener, there is no need.

  • 110. naomi merthe  |  December 10, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    WOW! I ordered this and thought if it didn’t work no big deal. I’d been using Tide for about 25 years and was getting tiered of the cost, storing the plastic containers etc. In an effort to cut useless spending I now very proudly use the SmartKlean Laundry Ball. I was a sceptic at first, but when my laundry came out of the washer smelling like I’d washed it in the stream I was sold. I tell everyone they have to buy this. I use two as I do bigger loads in a front loader and am always so happy with the results.

  • 111. Olympia & Kos  |  November 23, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Dear SmartKlean,

    We have been using your washing ball for almost a month now and we can honestly say it works and is saving us lots of money and helping to save the environment at the same time.

    We have experimented with a number of stains and can honestly say they come off. Sometimes we may add vinegar which adds to removing tough stains.

    Thank you for introducing us to this brilliant invention!!!

    Kind regards,

    Kos & Oly

  • 112. Tania  |  November 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I love SmartKlean! My friend told me about it since she knows I am conscious of artificial chemicals and toxins that harm our bodies and planet. It’s been about six months now and I haven’t had to buy any other laundry cleaner- no more plastic bottles nor chemicals plus I have saved so much money! My laundry is clean, fresh and natural- I’m very happy and hope everyone hears of smartklean and switches to it so the oceans and rivers are protected 🙂

  • 113. Daniel Alonso  |  November 10, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I first heard of the SmartKlean laundry ball at work, while my co-workers where going on and on about it, so I decided to give it a try, and im glad I did! It works great and no more measuring, running to the store to buy more detergent, and sticky fingers. Thanks SmartKlean!!

  • 114. Franca Fiumani  |  June 12, 2010 at 1:08 am

    I used the SmartKlean ball for almost one year. My clothes are clean, they smell fresh and I saved a lot of money!

  • 115. Marlon Morina  |  October 13, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Smartklean is a one of a kind product that has been beneficial to me on many levels. After several weeks of using Smartklean I have not had one article of clothing damaged or discolored. It is very effective against stains that are difficult to deal with. I feel better about doing large amounts of laundry knowing that this product is environmentally smart. It lasts so much longer than any detergent on the market, making it extremely cost effective and a big money saver. I’ve recommended Smartklean to all of my family and friends who are now hooked. If you care about the quality of your clothing, the environment you live in and saving cash then Smartklean is definitely a fantastic buy.

  • 116. Francy Freixas  |  May 25, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Plagued by sensitive skin and a conscience that won’t let me use chemical cleaning agents in my home I have always been open to using natural products. Through much trial & error I have been disappointed by the actual products, the wasteful manufacturing or that it’s just marketed as earth-friendly but is just another crazy chemical. It’s safe to say that I have probably tried every overpriced laundry detergent on the market before I found something that worked as well as Smartklean. It doesn’t breakout my skin and isn’t expensive! But best of all, it actually delivers on its promises…clean clothes & clean earth.

    I know there are many skeptics out there, but a product as great as this definately deserves a try. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me about my experience.

  • 117. MINI MAZAIRA  |  May 22, 2009 at 1:17 am


  • 118. Michael Marston  |  May 13, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    I half skeptically purchased this product a few weeks ago. It’s been nothing short of amazing. You the drop the ball in, run the cycle, and your clothes are clean. I live with a chef, his clothes wreak after a day or two’s work. Our doubts were put to rest when his clothes came out perfectly fresh, time after time. I won’t be using detergents anymore, and I hope (for the sake of our planets, wallets and bodies) more of my friends and family will do the same.


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