Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Review: Eco Nuts Organic Laundry Detergent

When I opened the sample from Eco Nuts, I really could not wait to try them. I watched the episode on "Shark Tank" that featured the soap nuts and was fascinated by this product because I thought that I had tried every conceivable way to do laundry. So what exactly is an Eco Nut?

Eco Nuts are completely sustainable dried fruit shells that some from the Sapindus Mukorossi tree in the Himalayas.  It produces soap that is called saponin, a natural cleaner that works as a surfactant, breaking the surface tension of the water to penetrate the fibers of your clothing, lifting stains from the fabric and leaving dirt suspended in the water that is rinsed away.

There are many benefits to using Eco Nuts.  They are 100% naturals, fragrance free, no fabric softener is needed and they fluff and soften naturally.  They work in all types of washing machines and in all temperatures.  You can reuse them (approximately 10 times) until they start to disintegrate.

It was time to put the Eco Nuts to work.  I read the directions and put five Eco Nuts in the machine with towels and other heavier pieces.  After I finished drying, the towels came out noticeably brighter and fluffier.  Next up...play clothes.  Once again, they came out brighter and softer.  I've used the Eco Nuts seven times and they are still working hard.

I encourage you to go the the Eco Nuts website to read about soap nuts. The site also has liquid detergent, green cleaning products, natural bath and body products and more.  The soaps nuts are available in three sizes: trial size (10 loads for $4.50); medium (100 loads for $9.99) and large (360 loads for $34.99).