SmartKlean Laundry Kit Review

Posted on Oct 17 2013 - 9:10pm by Susan Bewley

If there is one thing I hate to do every week, it's laundry. I don't just hate folding laundry, but cleaning it as well. I know, I know – I'm lazy. It just feels like when I have free time I should be using it for more productive things – things like gaming or watching the latest episode of my favorite TV series (Arrow's back, yay!). As much as I'm embarrassed to admit, laundry is usually only done when we run out of clothes or I'm desperately wanting to wear something that's in the wash. I may hate doing laundry, but when I do take care fo it, I only want to use laundry detergents that aren't just guaranteed to work, but don't release toxic chemicals into my home or the environment. It's also helpful if they don't cause an allergic reaction or stain my clothes a lovely, dark blue (the last time I was desperate and used Tide – never again!) While on my search for the perfect laundry detergent, I came across something new that seemed rather interesting – SmartKlean. Curious about their laundry kit, I approached the company, who was happy to send me a complementary kit for review purposes.

SmartKlean Laundry Kit: What is It

What makes the SmartKlean Laundry Kit so innovative is the fact it actually isn't a detergent. Rather than detergent it uses mineral pellets, which, according to the product's creators, cause negative ions to form when in contact with water, forming both hydrogen peroxide and oxygen radicals.  Through the combination of these natural chemical cleansers, the balls is able to clean laundry without the use of any synthetic chemicals added to the water.





SmartKlean Laundry Kit: Does It Work?

While doing my weekly laundry, I decided to give the SmartKlean Laundry Kit a try. One thing that is nice about the SmartKlean kit is that can be used right out of the box. You just throw it in the washer and you are good to go! The only thing you need to do first is look for stains. If any stains are present, you need to know their special soap bar to pre-treat the stains before they go in the wash.  I was a bit nervous how my laundry was going to smell at first, because the pellets in the ball smell a lot like mothballs. Thankfully, my laundry just had a very neutral scent. From my inspection of the clothes, everything seemed clean and soft, letting me know that it truly does work!

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SmartKlean Laundry Kit: Overall

So far, the SmartKlean Laundry ball seems to do a fairly good job. I love that it can take care of all washes in cold water. My only complaint is that it isn't a true replacement for all laundry. I still have to keep detergent in the house for cleaning Reya's toys and anything that truly is badly soiled. For everyday laundry, however, it really does seem like a great alternative, especially since it can last for up to 365 loads. Based on my own experience, I am happy to give the SmartKlean laundry ball a B rating.

SmartKlean Laundry Kit: Where to Purchase

Want to try the SmartKlean laundry kit for yourself? You can purchase it on the SmartKlean website. It is also available at some local retails near you. To learn where it can be purchased, feel free to head over to their website! To learn more about SmartKlean, make sure to check out their blog, Facebook, & Twitter page!


Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive compensation for this review but did receive free product for review purposes via All opinions on this product are my own and may differ from our readers' opinions.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

9 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Crystal B October 18, 2013 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    I'd be pretty concerned about the moth ball smell, and not sure how well this would work in an old school washer with a full sized agitator.

    • Susan Bewley October 18, 2013 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      I don’t know how it would e in an old school washer since we have a front loading HE one ourselves. I was very concerned about the smell but it seemed to go away after the first wash. It may just be something with how they are manufactured? Believe me, I was very nervous puttiting it in with my clothes. 😉

  2. Jaime Brown October 19, 2013 at 12:37 am - Reply

    I would love to try this it sounds absolutly wonderful, with the price of laundry soap keeps going higher and higher and all the chemicals whitch are poisoning our enviroment . Thank you:)

  3. mindy cole October 20, 2013 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    I love that it dont use all the chemical 

  4. Tanya White October 20, 2013 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    I use the stain remover now it has lasted about a year and I did have the laundry ball and it worked very well I am thinking about getting another one. Thanks for sharing.

  5. md kennedy October 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    I would love to use this – I hate keeping a large bottle of laundry detergent taking up space in my very small laundry room!

  6. Marcia Lee October 26, 2013 at 12:07 am - Reply

    I have not been using detergents for some time now. However, when I make a batch of laundry soap it last a long time, but not for a year. I watched the clip on your site and the narrator said that the SmartKlean ball doesn't need a rinse cycle. Will a washing machine allow you to choose a cycle without rinsing? I don't think it does. 

    • Susan Bewley October 26, 2013 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      Yeah, I ignored that part of the video. That seemed a bit silly to me. I know MY washing machines doesn’t give me that option 😉

  7. lisa November 12, 2013 at 11:33 am - Reply

    I would give it a try.I've used soap forever and don't like change in general. If it's safe and works, why not?

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