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Who suffers from allergies? Who suffers from asthma (or knows someone that does)? Unfortunately, these are both tragic epidemics in the United States. I am one who suffers from both and, although it was a blessing that it was adult onset, it is no less annoying and crippling in life. I am on multiple medications everyday, and our son, who has not yet been diagnosed with asthma, seems to have to use his nebulizer multiple times a year. I was excited to recently learn about Oransi, a company developed by a dad with his own respiratory allergies and an asthmatic son. Seeking to develop methods to decrease the amount of medications necessary to treat these maladies, Oransi strives to develop non-invasive solutions to those who suffer from allergies and asthma.
Oransi was started in 2009, and their initial products have focused on high quality, but also affordability, especially as it relates to filter replacement costs. As a mom, I admire their business model, employing the majority of their customer service reps of stay-at-home moms in the Austin area (woo-hoo…Go Texas!). They encourage their employees to work from home since it benefits them and you, so if you hear a pet in the background (or a screaming baby), know that they will be attended to as soon as you are taken care of.
Oransi recently sent me two products to review with my family. The first was the Oransi Ionic Fridge air purifier, which cleans the air in your refrigerator so it smells amazing. Right out of the package, it is easy to place, start up and forget about as it purifies the refrigerator!
Here are 10 great features of the Oransi Ionic Fridge air purifier:
1. Save money for starters: there are no replacement filters and nothing to clean. The air purifier uses 2 AA batteries that require replacement approximately every 45-90 days. Built-in micro processor controls the operation of the air purifier so it will cycle on and off to save battery life.
2. Silent: no fans.
4. Effective in the removal of odors and bacteria to keep your refrigerator smelling fresh and your food fresher.
5. Conveniently fits anywhere in your refrigerator.
6. Attractive neutral color and cool contemporary design.
7. Easy operating instructions: Turn it on, freshen your refrigerator
8. Patented Piezo-electric technology allows for a high negative ion output to freshen your refrigerator without the harmful side effects of ozone that is found in standard ionizers.
9. Safety: The Ionic Fridge air purifier has received safety certifications from GS and CE as well as the RoHS lead free directive. Made of durable fire-resistant ABS materials. Tested for ozone production by ITI (Industrial Research Technology Institute) and found to be 0.011 ppm which is 78% below FDA limits.
10. Operating costs: Ionic Fridge purifier average battery costs: $1/month.
This product was also featured in Living Without Magazine!
The second product that I had the pleasure to try was the Oransi Laundry Ball.
The Robby Wash fuchsia laundry ball pack is formulated to clean colored items and is for use in cooler water temperatures (up to 86F) for 12 months on average. It does not require any additional detergent to clean clothes or odor removal detergents to get your laundry smelling fresh. The pack includes the fuchsia washing ball, a stain stick and three extra packets of macro-molecule pellets. For loads that are to be washed in water temperatures above 90F, you should use the Blue washing ball.
Simple to use – just put it in the wash. The Robby wash ball is an ultra high-efficiency laundry solution with no need to add any detergent. Makes doing the laundry very easy and saves you the hassle of lugging home large containers of laundry detergent and cleaning up if you spill when adding detergent to your washer. Refill ball when level of maco-molecule pellets is less than 75% full. For over-sized washing machines they recommend using two washing balls.
This pack contained 10 ounces of macro-molecules, which can clean for 12 months of laundry. This is equivalent to 1200+ ounces (75+ lbs) of washing powder. Consider what you are no longer dumping down the drain.
Economical: No need to buy washing powder, a savings of up to $100+ over 200 washes.
Caring for you laundry has never been so easy, efficient or inexpensive — as soon as the machine starts, the ball gets to work:
– Hypoallergenic and great choice as a baby laundry detergent cleaner or for someone with sensitive skin
– Cleans and protects your clothes
– Guards fabrics against oxidation and discoloration caused by chlorine in the water, and maintains your clothes’ bounce
– Eliminates unpleasant smells thanks to its antibacterial action
Robby Wash saves you money but that’s not all that makes it exceptional – it’s the only laundry ball that add a light fragrance that you expect from your washing experience.
Versatile: Can be used in both front loading high efficiency washing machines as well as standard top loading machines. Note: Be sure to use the wash ball with a full load of laundry as the wash ball can get damaged if run with a very light load.
How it works: The Robby Wash ball uses a unique and patented worldwide technology to clean your laundry even better than the powder laundry detergents it was independently tested against. Its activated macromolecules are gradually released through the wash, dissolving dried-in stains by generating ions which activate the water molecules. This increase in the pH enables the activated molecules to penetrate deep into the fabrics and attach themselves to the stains. As the motion of the drum agitates the clothes, the stains come away easily from the fabric and dissolve in the water. Of all the systems on the market, Robby Wash’s effectiveness is tested, proven and guaranteed.
Both of these products – the laundry ball and the ionic fridge air purifier are great products. The air purifier is small and sleek and looks quite expensive, so it serves its function while drawing a fun conversation to guests that do see it. I’ve always used baking soda, so I am looking forward to continue using this product and confirming the elimination of odors that foods naturally produce.
The laundry ball is a great concept, especially to those who like to conserve waste, as I do. I won’t have to buy soap, theoretically, for a year. Even when I do have to replenish the soap within the ball, the waste is minute and can be recycled. I washed multiple loads of laundry with the laundry ball and stains were removed as well as general dirt. The only thing is, is that the instructions say that there is no need for fabric softener or additives, which is true in the sense that the clothes are both clean and soft after the wash cycle……but……the smell that standard cleaners and softeners provide, is not there. Therefore, I did choose to add my Meyer’s fabric softener to provide my clothing with additional soft, natural lavender fragrance.
The only other issue that I had with the laundry ball, was not in the actual product, but in the packaging and directions. Both had about 4 languages worth and it was quite difficult to even tell what the laundry ball was, or what its purpose was, because it was hard enough for me to even find the English instructions and verbiage.
Other than that, the Oransi products have been great through their trial runs in our home and I would love to try the big HEPA filters that they manufacture and see if they work as well in reducing the amount of allergies and asthma related issues that we suffer through in our home.
BUY IT! The Oransi ionic fridge air purifier retails for $29.00 on their website
Robby Wash Fuchsia Laundry Ball Pack retails for $32.95 and can also be purchased on their website. The refills retail for $49.00 and last for 2 years!!!
OTHER GREAT ORANSI PRODUCTS
The Finn HEPA UV Air Purifier retailing for $334.00
The MAX Hepa Air Filter retailing for $479.00
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This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
Robby Wash laundry ball ($32.95) and Oransi Fridge Air Purifier ($29)
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