I have been wanting to try Soap Nuts to wash my laundry for a while now, and finally got my chance. The nice people at BuySoapNuts.com sent me a bag to sample!
If you are wondering what “soap nuts” look like, here is a picture:
Recently, I wrote a blog post with some basic information about Soap Nuts, you can read it here for more information about where these certified organic nuts come from and how they contain saponin, a natural detergent.
As for my review, I will get right to the point: If you are looking for an effective way to GREEN your laundry routine, you must try Soap Nuts! I wasn’t inside my washing machine to see exactly how they worked – but I know they did! My clothes came out clean and smelling like “nothing” but clean. The thing that surprised me the most is the fact that my clothes came out feeling SOFT – no need to use a separate fabric softener.
How do you use Soap Nuts for laundry? Simple. I put 4-5 soap nuts in the muslin bag and tossed it into the washer. The soap nuts should last for at least 4-5 washes. My soap nuts seem to be lasting for longer than that!
Skip the rinse cycle! Yes, that is right. You can skip the rinse cycle when you wash with soap nuts – saving gallons of water and also washing machine energy. The saponin left on your clothes will just make them feel soft. (I actually only caught my machine once in time to stop it from rinsing – I am so used to just setting the washer and forgetting about it.)
What about dirty cloth diapers? Amazingly, the soap nuts cleaned even the nastiest of diapers my son could produce for testing purposes. They came out clean, soft and unscented. I have tested soap nuts on my cloth diapers for 2 weeks now, wondering if the diapers would develop a “stink issue” – but so far, I have been shocked that soap nuts is actually working on cloth diapers. Cloth diapers are by far the most challenging things I have ever had to wash, and normally require me to buy their own special detergent.
Bottom Line: BuySoapNuts.com gets a perfect 5 Star Rating for their soap nuts from Mom Always Finds Out!
Please visit BuySoapNuts.com to learn more. They are an excellent source of information about their products and their many uses. You can also shop their online store and purchase soap nuts to try for yourself. Satisfaction is 110% guaranteed.
Disclaimer: BuySoapNuts.com sent me samples of their products for review purposes. I received no other form of compensation for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own, based on my personal experiences with this product. Your experiences may be different from mine.