I use eco balls a look at link above, in the wash. These are expensive and friends and family use dog balls instead and have the same great results. So buy three rubber dog balls about the size of an apple. Or the ones with the holes in like in the picture above. Alongside this I put in about 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of salt in the wash drawer and 1/2 of vinegar in the conditioner drawer.
But the magnets stay “stuck” (magnetized) to the walls, which are metal, so there’s no friction. And they don’t change the molecular structure of water (which would be scary), but the charge. I’m no expert, that’s why I had my sister and her family try it out! And with excellent results! Placebo effect? Could be, but she has a little boy who sure dirties things. Maybe I’ll have her try doing a load minus the magnets to see her thoughts. I’ll post back my her reaction to this experiment if she goes along with it.
With regard to what really does work to clean laundry, I agree that the ingredients in commercial detergents probably aren’t the best for the environment, or human health, but without some sort of soap/detergent, you will not get your laundry clean. Front loading washers are far superior to top loaders, and they require far less soap. You can go on Pinterest where there are lots of recipes for home made laundry soap. Some look interesting enough to be worth trying. With regard to commercial products, OxyClean is truly an amazing product to treat stains. I have been using it for 20 years, from back when it was expensive, and only available from those “as seen on TV” offers. Because it really works, every store now sells it, and for years now I only buy the generic version from the dollar store, which works just as well. As for actual laundry detergent, by far the best is Persil. I used to have to buy it from an overpriced, upscale specialty grocery, paying $50 for a large box, but it was worth it. Now I can buy it from my local grocery, or Walmart. It is truly the best, and no, I don’t work for the company.
This alignment changes what is called the “surface tension” of the water, causing it to be extremely reduced. The “drops” of water become so small and minute, they can easily penetrate into the fabric.
I have a Magnet Ball in my dishwasher and I love it! I have heard that even what Minnesotans (where I am from) call soft water is still fairly hard because there are so many minerals here. This interferes with the soap’s ability to clean, but ever since I have had the Magnet Ball, I haven’t had a problem! I would love to hear what other Magnet Ball users think about the product too!
I’ve made a whopping grand total of $331.45 from Google in the ~5 years since I started showing ads on my blog, across the entire blog, not just the Magnetic Laundry System postings. If you think I made up the entire thing just to attract clicks to my blog and earn a few pennies from Google, well, you’re welcome to believe that, but it’s not true.
The belief that magnetic fields can reduce the surface tension of water has become almost an urban legend that is widely promoted by various magnet merchants, despite the very small amount of evidence that has been amassed during the 100 or so years that the effects of magnetic fields on matter have been studied. Owing to the intense scientific interest in the properties and structure of water, one would expect that any convincing evidence that the surface tension of water can be influenced by magnetic treatment would make its way to one of the mainline chemistry journals. So far, this has not happened; what few reports there are tend to be in rather obscure publications which deal mainly with other fields and are probably not subject to review by water chemistry experts. Two recent articles illustrate this problem:
In 2009 the Spanish consumer organization OCU made a study of “ecobolas” (a type of laundry ball marketed in Spain). It compared the efficacy of the laundry ball, normal detergent, and no detergent at all. It concluded that laundry balls were no better than using just water, and it recommended that consumers simply use a minimum amount of detergent.
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Water does have a high surface tension, but this is not what causes water to “stick together”; both effects have their origin in the intermolecular hydrogen bonding (described above.) Surface tension is the work required to expand the area of the surface. The lower the surface tension, the more readily will a liquid penetrate narrow spaces as in a fabric.
I saw the ad for the magnets the other day, and was tempted to buy them. The comments on the ad were glowing in praise. But the show-me skeptickism prevailed. Yes, it was shown to be too-good-to-be-true. Thanks for your testing methods!
According to the brand, a package of two units of the laundry system can be used for many years and aside from saving you the hassle of having to buy detergent, it can save you a great deal of money as well. The system also does not use any chemicals or harmful compounds to provide you with results. As the brand explains, with this product, you no longer need to rely upon harmful formulas that contain common ingredients such as pesticides, imitation estrogen, and other toxins. Research shows that these toxins not only lead to harm over the long term, but they are not good for your clothes either.
For now though, we’ll leave you with a quote from ScienceBlogs: “In other words, there’s plenty of evidence that Adya Clarity can’t do the things claimed for it and a lot of reason to worry about its safety and potential toxicity.”
All you have to do it try is for yourself and also see the results with your own eyes. Magnetic Laundry System is the perfect double patented technology that make you to wash every clothes with no need of any toxic chemical detergent. You can achieve similar results using a chemical-free, completely renewable magnetic basis, without using non-renewable petrochemicals
A seller of various commercial items was touting the magnetic balls for washing clothes. Being skeptical I proceeded to research the internet for serious criticism and found your excellent article that dispelled the hype and left me grateful to you.
I ordered the Nanotowels and couldn’t be more impressed. With just water, they clean everything, greasy pans, stove tops etc. No toxic chemicals, just water. They are amazing. We also bought their …water filter for the office and the water now tastes great and we aren’t using as many plastic bottles. No chlorine taste at all. I haven’t had any trouble with the company and love their products that I’ve tried. See More
“Does detergent-free laundry sound too good to be true?” So asks Pure Products International, maker of the pureWash Eco Friendly Laundry System. Based on Consumer Reports’ testing of this product, as well as the similarly marketed Wash It laundry system, the answer for now is, “Yes, it’s too good be to true.”
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Safe Wash not only sells laundry disks, but includes a link to the laundry-disk-skeptical World Wide Scam Network and is a member of something called the Association of Ethical Internet Professionals.
If letting your beverage re-align itself in a magnetic cup takes too long for you, this magnetic funnel gets the job done more quickly. Magnetic Technologies LLC makes the ridiculous claims, totally lacking in scientific support, that magnet-treated water
It’s hard to say how many of the folks selling detergent placebos know about their bogus nature. Some are probably just as taken in as their customers. Others, like The AwareHouse (which calls their product The Emperor’s New Detergent) or Judy & Company (which sells a product they’ve dubbed “Snake Oils” which “have specially treated waters called Structured Waters”) probably sleep well at night despite vending bunk.
This promoters of this crackpot scheme appear to be somewhat confused about the meaning of “dissociation” in this context. Independent test results by U. Minnesota Water Resources Center and Consumer Reports (Feb 1995) do not support the performance claims of he manufacturer.
After 5 emails and phone calls I was told I would get the full refund, but not the s & h! So you pay for a product that does not work, pay for the s & h to receive it and pay for the s & h to send it back to the merchant, looks like the post office is the only entity benefiting from this classic scam!
I don’t want to attack the magnetic laundry system, I just want to return the product. I have been trying to find out how to properly do that. I called 2 times 3 weeks ago and just recently left 4 telephone messages and no one has returned my calls in 2 days.
I have a Meile washer and Dryer front loads and can only use Purcell boxed soap and have no problems coming clean and always wash with cold water,never hot and they come out clean!!So Iwill stick with my Purcell soap and only need a 1/2 oz of soap!!no magnets for me!!I do like the nana towels to clean glass computer and I pad screens and windows,fire place glass ,microwave glass door and my glasses I wear love those towels!!
FYI… I havent tried these magnetic balls yet, but, it’s extremely difficult for me to accept “naysayer” credibility when the naysayers website is sponsored by traditional laundry detergent companies. NEXT.
When the perfume is absorbed by the body it can spell trouble in the form of environmental sensitivities. Some of those red eyes and runny noses are not because of allergies, but due to the perfume and detergents left behind in our clothes.
Effect of magnetic water treatment on homogeneous and heterogeneous precipitation of calcium carbonate. One of the most thorough studies on this subject was published by a group in France in 2006 (Fathi et al, Water Research 40 (2006) 1941-1950). Using a system in which a supersaturated solution of CaCO3 was repeatedly circulated through a magnetic field, they found that the mass eventually precipitated was greater than in the absence of the field. The effect was greater at higher flow rates (with or without the field) and treatment durations of up to 15 minutes. The effect is more pronounced for homogeneous nucleation than for heterogeneous nucleation. Although the mechanism is not clear, the authors suggest that the magnetic field may affect hydration changes as ion pairs [Ca2+ CO32–]0 form.
Primary Class: Class (003) – Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices.
Aqua-Phyd sells a device intended primarily for treating irrigation water. It is a “non-chemical water and soil treatment technology and service. Aqua-PhyD treated water will reduce soil compaction and create optimum growing conditions for plants and turf.”
Washing clothes with less detergent is a good idea. In some cases, even washing clothes with no detergent is a good idea. But people don’t need this product to use less or no detergent. All they need is the knowledge that they don’t need to use as much detergent to get their clothes clean.
Jim Zimmerman, of Life Miracle at lifenatural.com did contact me personally with detaills needed to return Laundry Magnets. So Life Miracle seems for now to be good on at least there guarantee. Got to admit, after 6 calls and as many emails, I was getting a little scared. Jim seems to be a stand up guy though.
Hi Jonathan, thank you for this blog. I almost considered going for it after seeing a Facebook ad but had a bad feeling about it. My one point of confusion is how it got so many 4 and 5 star reviews from verified purchasers on Amazon. Any thoughts on the matter?