Have you heard of soap nuts yet? These amazing little nuts are actually berries that grow in the Himalayas that naturally produces a soap.
They are all-natural, safe and gentle, yet still clean clothes just as good (if not better, in my opinion) than all of those chemical laundry detergents out there.
When I started researching laundry detergents to use on our cloth diapers, I came across Eco Nuts Soap Nuts and just had to test them out. For only $9.95 you get enough soap nuts to wash 100 loads of laundry! The cost is so much cheaper than any other detergent- natural or chemical- so I figured I had to give them a try. I am so glad that I did!
At first I was a bit skeptical about how well these little nuts would work at getting my laundry clean. It was so strange to just throw in a little bag filled with 5 nuts instead of laundry detergent. Let me just say, I was amazed at how well they work! We aren’t just talking about cleaning a normal laundry load either… I used these on stinky, poopy diapers and they came out clean and fresh! I love how easy they are to use and that there is no mess and less waste. I have used the Eco Nuts on my diapers, towels and every day laundry and have had great results. The only thing that I ran into was that even though they say that there is no need to add fabric softener, I still ended up needing to throw in a dryer sheet because of a little bit of static cling (but then again, EVERYTHING is full of static right now with the dry, winter weather!).
From Eco Nuts:
The soap is called saponin, a natural cleaner that works as a surfactant, breaking the surface tension of the water to penetrate the fibers of your clothing, lifting stains from the fabric and leaving dirt suspended in the water that is rinsed away.
Eco Nuts are gentle on both clothes and skin, making them ideal for those with sensitive skin, eczema, allergies and psoriasis. Because they are so mild, they are perfect for baby clothes and cloth diapers. All-Natural Eco Nuts are also great for septic and grey water systems. But don’t expect these shells to foam up like commercial soaps, which have artificial foaming agents. Foam simply does not represent cleaning power.
Don’t wash your baby’s clothes, bedding, stuffed animals and cloth diapers in anything else! Eco Nuts is 100% Non Toxic – your family deserves the best!
Try a sample size (only $3.99) and you’ll become an Eco-Nut too!
Just to be sure that Eco Nuts was all it was cracked up to be (LOL! Nut pun!), I sent some to my cousin to also try out. Here is what she said,
“So the first load I did with them had kinda a funny smell, I guess earthy is what we decided was a good description. But after that they have smelled fine. I was getting ready to need to strip my diapers and they made it so I could put that off for a little while longer. I did a load of the baby’s clothes also. He has super sensitive skin and he didn’t get a rash when he wore them. I really like the Eco Nuts and I would definitely switch from xxx- I removed the name of the other natural detergent she uses ;)-.”
I feel the same way! I am so glad that I was able to try out soap nuts and am definitely an Eco Nut convert!
Be sure to check out their brand new article library on their site. It has lots of soap nut info as well as regular laundry references. The coolest thing is that each article link is a pinnable square so get pinning on Pinterest!
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