Hey Greenies! I am really excited about a new product I’ve recently been using at home - Soap nuts! Well, truth be told, I've used soap nuts before, just not those of
Eco Nuts Soap Nuts, an online company that asked if we would do a review, AND offered to give SWG readers a 10% discount using the code GREEN10 at checkout.
What exactly are soap nuts you ask? They are actually a berry that grows in the Himalayas, and which naturally produce a soap-like substance called saponin. Saponin is an organic cleaner (surfactant) that effectively breaks the surface tension in water to infiltrate the fibers of your clothing, ridding them of stains by suspending the dirt it removes in the water that is rinsed away. This truly is the best in Mother Nature's high-tech performance. Soap nuts come straight from a tree, which is why I love them even more.
And you don’t have to stop at just using this stuff on clothes either. Eco Nuts are mild, yet effectual on both clothes and skin (ideal for folks with sensitive skin, eczema, allergies, psoriasis and other various skin related issues). They are gentle and wonderful for baby clothes and washing cloth diapers, and are also very good for septic and grey water systems. Me personally, I am extremely hard on my clothes and find using soap nuts, specifically Eco Nuts Soap Nuts, to be very useful in getting my clothes clean and smelling fresh. I think a lot of nay-sayers get confused by the lack of “sudsing” and foam they get from typical chemically laden commercial soaps. But sudsing is not effective at removeing stains and cleaning. Your clothes get a much better result from the surfactant effect then they do from artificial foaming agents containing harsh chemicals like Sodium Laurel-Sulfate. So please take this little tip into consideration before you get caught off guard by the lack of suds that soap nuts produce.
When it comes to organic laundry soap and natural clothing, it does not get much better than soap nuts, guys. The brand I have had the privelage to test out firsthand, Eco Nuts, are wild-harvested, meaning they are selected from wild trees grown without any chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides. The saponin in soap nuts tastes bad to insects so no pesticides are even needed anyway. Ha! Even insects are afraid of getting their mouth washed with soap! Furthermore, soap nut trees naturally thrive in poor uncultivated soil (hence the Himalayan environment). They are organically grown by mother earth herself! Eco Nuts is certified USDA Organic by Oregon Tilth. Take a look at Eco Nuts and read more about this really ingenious product and see why I thought it important to share them with you.
Where to Buy
Purchase here directly from Eco Nuts Soap Nuts. Use code GREEN10 to receive 10% off your purchase. I am happy to say that they actually guarantee each and every purchase or you get your money back! I find policies such as this to be extremely important when trying products online for the first time.