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Friday, July 24, 2009

Buy Soap Nuts Review and Giveaway ** CLOSED**


So I received some soap nuts and a coconut scrub pad from Buy Soap Nuts. Soap nuts are a nut from a tree to put it plainly. They are harvested as nuts and can be used in your laundry in place of laundry detergent and fabric softener. You can also make then into a liquid form. When in a liquid form it can be used for cleaning, liquid hand soap, shampoo, mosquito repellent, and much more. Here is the recipe:



To Make Soap nuts Liquid:


Boil approximately 12-15 whole soapnuts with 6 cups of water for 30 minutes. When it is boiled down, you will have about 4c. of liquid left. Add extra water, if needed, to keep it at that amount. When cooled, remove the soap nuts, and pour the liquid into an airtight plastic or glass jar. It is better to make the liquid in smaller batches as it can spoil. Experiment with making liquid to see if you prefer a more concentrated version, using 3 cups water instead of 6 cups. Some prefer the concentrated liquid for hand washing and shampoo.



To make liquid from soap nuts powder, add 1/4c powder to 6 cups of water and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the sediment, or use as is. Store in an plastic or glass jar.


NEW!!! You can also freeze the liquid in ice cube trays as well. Depending on the size of each ice cube, use two or three per load of laundry. If each ice cube holds about 1Tbsp, use two ice cubes.




To use Soap nuts as they are in the laundry you place 4 Soap Nuts in the small muslin bag, tie it closed, and throw it into the drum of your washing machine along with your articles of clothing that need washing. You can reuse this batch for 4 or 5 loads of laundry. The soap nuts will be mushy and gray when they need to be composted for your garden. Alternatively, you can use 3Tbsp (45mL) of soapnuts liquid detergent per large load of laundry.


Soapnuts are perfect for HE and front load washers as they do not create many suds! Just remember to put whole soapnuts in the drum of the machine. Soapnuts liquid can go in the detergent drawer. They are a very economical to use, they work great in cold water and you don't need fabric softener! I love that. I didn't really believe it until I tried it!



The coconut scrub pad that I also got to try out is awesome. Its hard to find scrubbers for your dishes that are not plastic or something you need to throw out every few days! This coconut scrub pad is holding up super! It doesn't have any smell to it after using for about 2 weeks and looks good as new still. Its just made from coconut coir fiber bound together by a non-toxic adhesive. Great stuff!











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34 comments:

Nickel Pickle said...

I learned I can use them to wash my cloth diapers! Sweet. nickelpicklemom@gmail.com

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I learned that "Soap Nuts are completely natural and even babies and pets can be washed using them."

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Stephanie said...

There are no added fragrances! It is au naturale!

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Ash said...

I learned they are good for people with allergies to soap and other skin problems!

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judybrittle said...

My daughter has eczema and I learned they contain no harsh ingredients that can trigger and attack while most other store bought laundry products do. Thank you!

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theacockerton said...

I learned that you can make a natural toothpaste out of soap nuts!
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DieselMonkey said...

who knew you could use soap nuts as a Mosquito Repellent ??? crazy stuff. a bazillion uses just like vinegar!

VickieB said...

They have anti-microbial properties that help kill germs and help reduce skin problems.

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Dina said...

I learned that they offer free shipping on orders of $50 and more - to US and Canada! aitmama {at} gmail{dot} com

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Julie said...

I found out Soap Nuts Shampoo is beneficial for those with hair loss-my husband could use this ;)

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Caprice said...

I learned that you can use soap nuts as a skin cleanser and is great for people who suffer for eczema!

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