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I am NOT being paid to talk about this and I have no association with O3Waterworks.
I was tired of trying to find a decent laundry detergent.
I made my own for years. Then, bought various unscented detergents for many more years. Only to find that I'd react to some of those or they didn't work well, leaving my clothing dingy.
When I moved in with my parents after my divorce, they thankfully switched to unscented detergents but their clothing had been saturated with tide for years and was perfume bombing the washer and dryer every time they did their laundry. I rolled with it hoping that eventually after washing their clothes enough times the scents would wash out. Over a year later, that hasn't happened, until now.
As much as I hate ads, I'm really thankful this random Instagram ad popped up.
It showed a laundry system that used tap water to create ozone to wash your clothes and I was intrigued. The $400 price tag was a bit hard to swallow. This was something I had to be sure I wanted in order to spend that much. So I watched YouTube videos of other people using it and decided it was worth a try.
My parents were not so excited.
My dad likes to call it snake oil. He doesn't see how it could work at all. Even though I've sent him videos. What can you do?
I'm far from an expert in ozone but it isn't a foreign concept to me either. After following doctors like Dr. Jess for years, I know ozone is used in many ways to treat anything from chronic illness (using ozone chambers or injecting it) to gum disease (via ozone oils or ozone water). I also know its safety is still up for debate. Breathing ozone can kill you or irritate your throat and lungs. O3WW claims the amount of ozone released in the air while using their products is safe. I genuinely hope that statement is true (I've lost trust in the alt health community over the years) because I LOVE their products.
The laundry system works really well.
Ozone is naturally antibacterial, kills mold, and deodorizes. That means your clothes are are being fully cleaned and deodorized along with your washing machine every time you use the O3 laundry system. This means no more perfume-bomb washer from my parents doing their laundry! AND, with less smelly clothing going into the dryer, the dryer now smells better too.
My clothes are clean and scent-free now.
I tested out the device on my clothes first. After my parents saw that my clothes were clean, they let me try it out on their cleaning rags and then their exercise clothes.
Something to note: for super stinky laundry, do NOT try to wash a huge load, try a medium size load and be sure to use the "heavy duty" option.
Using that combination we were able to get the sweat smell out of my dad's stinky exercise clothes. My mom was sold after that and has been using the laundry system ever since.
The set up is easy, but also not.
Here's what I mean, they make it very straight forward, plug and play. It was easy to mount and super easy to figure out what needed to screw into where. BUT, getting the cold water hose to unscrew off of our washing machine so we could screw it into the laundry system was crazy hard. I had to recruit my dad to muscle it.
So, yes, what they say about install is true, but you still may run into hiccups with other issues that are not the laundry system's fault, making installation a bit challenging.
They make a spray bottle too.
You can use the spray bottle to clean your entire home without using any cleaning products. Spray your veggies with it to clean them, spray your dog to help lessen their stink, spray shower curtains to kill or stave off mold, and so much more.
I LOVE having the spray bottle.
Last night I sprayed my toothbrush with it to not only disinfect my toothbrush but to also brush my teeth with ozone. I sprayed it on my floss to get that ozone to my gums, I've swished with the water, and used it on my tongue scraper.
I've been struggling with rosacea since moving back to the US so, I'm spraying ozone onto a cotton round every day and cleaning my face with it to see if that helps. And, so far it has. My skin has been clearer.
I've even used the spray bottle on my armpits. I know, sounds crazy but, I wanted to see if it would deodorize there too. So, I sprayed each armpit, left the water on there for about 20-30 seconds, then wiped it off and NO SMELL! I still plan on bathing regularly but, in a pinch, ozone can really come in handy.
I watched their website for a LONG time before buying
I wanted to see what sales they had and if I could somehow get the $200 spray bottle too without spending $600 *choke*. And, the sales I noticed they had were, over the summer last year, they did a half off sale for the laundry system alone. Then, in the fall and through Black Friday/Cyber Monday, they had the bundle for $400. That's what I decided to go with. You basically pay full price for the laundry unit and get the spray bottle for free.
Some people with MCS cannot tolerate ozone.
Obviously, if this is you, I'm sorry.
If you're still interested in giving it a go, I'd suggest:
I'm currently trying to get thick laundry smells out of some used clothes.
When you have MCS, it can actually be easier to buy new clothes than used. That's because of the laundry detergents people use now, they are perfumed with scents that are made to cling. It can take FOREVER to get the scent out of any item washed in these detergents. So, I'm hoping with this unit, I'll be able to save money and buy used clothing again because I'll actually be able to get these nasty laundry detergent scents out. I'll post about how it goes.
Wish me luck.
Hi, I'm Dana.
I love art, design, vintage goods, healthy living, and weirdo fringe stuff.
I design wallpaper and textiles under the name Dolphin & Condor.
I have my own line of pillows based on the periodic table called Element Pillows.
I have an ugly Christmas sweater shop called My Ugly Sweater.
I edit and sell vintage photos under the handle Photo Trade Co.
And, so much more! Can you tell I enjoy working?