The Laundry Solution The Laundry Solution is a small plastic globe that replaces regular laundry detergent and is reusable-3000 washes. This laundry globe really does work and is totally guaranteed. This technology is not new, it has been used with great success in foreign countries for years. The globe is great for the environment and your health. It will also save you a good deal of money in several ways. It costs only about 2 cents per load, your clothes lasts longer, you save water, and your washing machine lasts longer. The Globe is detergent-free, chemical-free, 100% hypoallergenic, and has anti-bacterial properties!!! Detergents are responsible for more poisonings than any other household product. Debra Lynn Dadd, author of Home Safe Home believes detergents leave chemical residues on clothing that can cause "mysterious" skin rashes. Most detergent consists of harsh very toxic chemicals. Some long term effects don't show up until later in life, after you've been exposed to these poisons for many years. It takes up to five washes to remove detergent residues from clothes. Chemicals which are not biodegradable are some of the most difficult substances to remove from waste water. Detergents clog drain pipes and septic fields which costs you money. My experience with the Laundry Solution For really dirty clothes I use little Borax (natural mineral, sodium borate) with my Globe and have got good results with it. This is a much safer alternative than poisonous laundry detergents. I use hot water for the wash cycle and warm for the rinse (some people use cold water). You DO NOT need an extra rinse cycle with this product. You will save water. It takes several washes to remove old detergent in your clothes. You will find that your dryer's lint screen has at least 1/3 less lint in it after using the laundry ball. The reason is detergents have abrasives in them that actually tear fibers in your clothes to clean them. Your clothes and washing machine will last longer! Colors do not fade as much. I find that all odor is gone from my clothes. There is no need to use any fabric softener and there is no static cling.- More money saved!!! Water quality will effect results of any washing. Harder water does not clean as well. The Laundry Solution Super Globe replaces regular detergents, it does not replace spot and stain removers, bleach, brighteners or detergent boosters. My clothes do smell great and feel nice-and-soft without any fabric softener.