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Eco Orbies Review

Life In Texas: Eco Orbies Review

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Eco Orbies Review

     Recently, I had the opportunity to try Eco Orbies. To say that I liked them would be an understatement. I have already ordered several more packs and I am checking the mailbox like an obsessed person, waiting for them to arrive.

Magenta and Turquoise Eco Orbies

     Now, for those of you that don't know what Eco Orbies are, let me enlighten you. They are small, non-toxic, biodegradable balls that when you add water, grow. More than that, Eco Orbies can be used to keep plants alive without using soil. They come in 10 beautiful colors, including magenta and turquoise (the colors featured in this blog). They can also be used to keep cut flowers looking beautiful, in a candle holder or in a vase with fake flowers. The best part is when they lose their water, you can rehydrate them and use them again! Eco Orbies arrive to you unscented. But, you can a few drops of your favorite scent to fully hydrated Orbies. The Eco Orbies will then release the scent back into the room as they shrink. The possibilities are really endless.


     I put my Eco Orbies in pots that my kids made. We then added a few bamboo plants. Now, we have beautiful, colorful plants that they're going to give loved ones for Mother's Day. Each pack of Eco Orbies makes about 2 cups of full sized Orbies. This was perfect for these little pots. The colors also look good mixed together. The colors won't bleed, so you don't have to worry about your Orbies turning funny colors.


     My kids were very interested in the Eco Orbies. Because they can be use for occupational therapy, I decided to let them play with a few for a while. Thing 1 did great. She bounced them and ran her hands through them. She even gently squeezed them to see what would happen. When she did this, Thing 2 also decided to squeeze an Eco Orbie, not quite as gently. Squeezing as hard as she could, she was able to break the Orbie (don't worry, they're non-toxic). I was impressed with what we discovered next. Even broken in half, the Eco Orbies still retain their moisture. And while the broken pieces started to look a little smaller after a few days (not completely dehydrated, just slightly smaller), they grew back to their original size with just a little water.

     If you want your own Eco Orbies, visit their website. If you order in May, you get free shipping! You can also find Eco Orbies on facebook.

I received products for review purposes for free or at a reduced cost. However, the opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. There was no additional compensation for this post.

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14 Comments:

At May 2, 2012 at 9:19 AM , Blogger Melody Boals said...

Great review! I really need to buy a few bags of these!

 
At May 2, 2012 at 9:22 AM , Blogger Toystory said...

Nice experiment by Thing 2 -- and information that's valuable to know. I once had a nephew eat one of our paintballs.... ug... orange tongue, but also totally non-toxic (phew).

 
At May 2, 2012 at 10:09 AM , Blogger Brooke said...

I love the way those coordinated with your pots from Thing 1 and Thing 2. Also, great to know about the "experiment" from Thing 2. :)

 
At May 2, 2012 at 10:52 AM , Blogger Jacqui Odell said...

I love eco orbies! They are so fun and useful!

 
At May 2, 2012 at 11:23 AM , Blogger Jenn [ Crippled Girl ] said...

I never thought to put scents in the water while they soak! SO smart! I wonder if using essential oils in the water would damage the orbies?

 
At May 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM , Blogger Kallie Greenly said...

Jenn - the Eco Orbies website says that you can add essential oils or perfume to fully hydrated Orbies.

 
At May 2, 2012 at 12:23 PM , Anonymous Diane N - Philzendia said...

What a great way to plant bamboo. Love the colors of the Eco Orbies

 
At May 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM , Blogger Heather said...

I love the idea of adding scent to them!

 
At May 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Meagan said...

How fun!! And love the pots that your kiddo's made :)

 
At May 2, 2012 at 2:38 PM , Blogger Sadie said...

Love this! :)

 
At May 2, 2012 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Nicoyle Simmons said...

Those colors are very pretty adn bright looking. They really do bring out the colors of the pots. I like the idea of adding a scent to them also.

 
At May 2, 2012 at 11:17 PM , Blogger Leila said...

Those turquoise ones look awesome! I think I may have to get some of those!!!

 
At May 2, 2012 at 11:54 PM , Blogger Jen - Life With Levi said...

I just ordered some and I can't wait for them to arrive!!

 
At May 3, 2012 at 12:18 AM , Blogger Becky W said...

Well now I just may need to be ordering some of these :) Thank you for such a neat review!

 

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