Soap Nuts. . .Where have you been all my life?

I am so in love with soap nuts.  Seriously.  I got several trial size bags to start me off, I was initially planning on giving them to a few friends so we could all try them together, but I liked them so much I kept them all to myself and have been using them for the last month to do my laundry with.   I love them.  I have weird allergies to things randomly and have always had to be careful with laundry detergents, lotions, make up, and so on, I never really know what something is going to effect my skin.  I previously used Tide Free, but even though it is fragrance free and dye free it is still full of chemicals.  Then I heard about soap nuts.  A completely natural, sustainable, and apparently effective detergent. . .can it be so? I was a little skeptical, but still curious enough that I purchased the sample packs.  I didn’t do any fancy liquid or powder making.  I just threw the little bag with the soap nuts in the washer with my clothes. . . and Voila! my clothes came out clean looking, feeling, and smelling.   They clean my little grub-ball child’s clothes as well, and he gets pretty grubby during the course of a day.  I haven’t had a problem, and I never pre-treat anything.  Well since I have had such good results I decided to order more.  I ended up getting a 16 oz bag from NaturOli and 3 extra bags so I can force some friends to try them.   Yesterday I made up three little “sample packs” to give to my friends as well as some directions, and am patiently waiting to hear back.  As long as you buy a large enough package of the soap nuts they are a much better deal than commercial laundry detergent, at least the Tide that I was using, of course if you buy the small packages and trial sizes, it is not so much of a great deal, but really that is common sense.  I am really trying to get friends to fall in love so we can get together and order them in bulk.  You know. . .to save more money.

4 Responses to “Soap Nuts. . .Where have you been all my life?”

  1. I used them on my towels and liked them a lot. I didn’t have to use fabric softener and the towels came out soft and smelling nice.

  2. Michelle Says:

    i loved the soap nut experience. i was very surprised how incredibly soft my clothes were when i was taking them out of the washer. i’ve never had clothes that soft before! somewhat dubious (because everything was so soft), i put put everything up to line dry. the next day i took a good whiff of the clothes as i was taking them down, and they all smelled clean and looked clean to boot. i’m wondering if one could do a baking soda/soap nut combination in the washer for an extra good clean…

  3. I know, they do make your clothes soft, I never used fabric softeners, so I feel extra spoiled!

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