Saturday, May 5, 2012

Eco Nuts

Why would you want to choose Eco Nuts soap nuts to clean your clothes?

  • They are completely sustainable, renewable, biodegradable and an organic alternative to chemical detergents and more expensive natural laundry detergents
  • They are gentle and chemical or allergen free. No concerns for sensitive baby skin, or those with eczema or other skin conditions.
  • They are mild and don't leave residue, so they are suitable for washing cloth diapers.
  • They have antimicrobial properties, which makes them a great choice for those with septic or grey water systems.
Wondering how soap nuts actually work? They contain saponin, which is a natural cleaner that breaks the surface tension of the water to penetrate the fibers of your clothing- a fancy way to say that they are able to lift stains and leave the dirt in the water to be washed away. They don't foam up, because they don't contain foaming agents. No foaming??? How do you know if it's really working? 

I bought my soap nuts from Baby Half Off,  whom I recently discoverd....and love!

The Eco Nuts are safe for cloth diapering which is also why I bought them.  (and being half-off)

I tried them out, and I have to say they do work well. 

I've used them in both cold and hot, regular loads, and cloth diapers, all successfully. I often throw these when I need to rinse out my diapers after a really messy explosion.  The diapers have always come out fresh smelling and clean. I have always gotten at least 5-7 washes out of each batch. 

It was also nice to be able to put a few in a bag to give to a friend who was using cloth diapers, so that she could keep using cloth-diaper approved detergent.  Overall, I give it an A+.  I will definitely be buying again, and getting them at HALF OFF is why I was willing to give them a try.
soap nuts

I am not sure that they will replace my stash of natural cloth diapering detergents, but I do like them. I love how small and light they are to carry and store, and the fact that they're entirely sustainable. I was impressed with their cleaning ability, despite the lack of bubbles and pretty smells. BUT I am not sure if I am completely won over.

I loved the price I paid.....BEST OF ALL!

THANK YOU, Baby Half Off!