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Child Organics Soapnuts and Soap Nut Concentrate Review and Giveaway

>> Thursday, March 4, 2010

I recently read about soap nuts and was very intrigued. I try to go green as much as possible but this was even better than I had hoped for. An actual natural plant with no additives cleans my clothes? Really?

So I did some research and found that Soap Nuts are the only true 100% Natural detergent and green cleaner. This sounds ideal I thought, but I have an HE washer... It turns out that they are ideal for both High Efficiency, front loaders and traditional top loaders!

So what are soap nuts exactly? They really are a deseeded fruit with natural detergent that comes out in the water when they get hydrated. Soap Nuts are extremely gentle, biodegradable, hypoallergenic, additive free, yet highly effective. They are low sudsing, eco-friendly, non-polluting and very affordable. They eliminate the need for fabric softeners and dryer sheets.

Are the soapnuts strong enough to wash cloth diapers? Yes! In fact, they are ideal for this because soapnuts do not have added oils that will "wick" diaper fabric fibers and reduce absorbency. They are also great for anyone with sensitive skin as they are hypoallergenic and unscented.

I tried out both the traditional soapnuts and an extreme 18X concentrate. Since I have two children still under 5, I was able to really put it to the test. It just so happened that the first load I needed to wash included some lovely throw-up and some pee-peed on training underwear. Both of my kids were happy to contribute to testing out the new detergent! I simply put 5 raw nuts in a drawstring bag, and tossed it in with my laundry. I put it on heavy duty and washed on cold. The clothes all came out without any scent what so ever! You can re-use the soapnuts 3-5 times. I was very pleased.


Next I tried the extreme concentrate. My son wanted to really put it to the test once again. I can't believe how this worked out but my second load of laundry was for Leo's bedsheets because he had a bloody nose at 3 in the morning! I threw them in the laundry with the soapnuts again on regular wash with cold water. In the morning when I checked the load, the blood was gone from his down pillow and his cotton blanket but there were still marks on his bed sheets. So this time, I applied the concentrate and rubbed it on the spots and washed again with warm water on express wash. It was spot free on removal! Both forms clearly work great and left clothes clean and scent free. On my next load, I added a few drops of lavender essential oil to the wash to get a gentle fragrance. I did not use fabric softener or dryer sheets. I am very excited to have found such a natural, green laundry detergent. You can check them out and buy some for your laundry here.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Child Organics, which offers all fair trade and environmentally friendly products, is generously sponsoring this giveaway for one bottle of 8 ounce bottle of

SOAP NUTS LIQUID CONCENTRATED DETERGENT - EXTREME 18X
• A better way to clean. - New. Simpler. Greenest.
• The lowest carbon footprint of any detergent - anywhere.
• 99+% botanical based.
• Fully sustainable.
• Biodegradable
* 8 ounces= 96 HE loads! Wow.
Enjoy the convenience and all the wonderful benefits of Soap Nuts with Extreme 18X. It is also excellent for many household cleaning needs. They have been used for a wide range of cleaning purposes for literally thousands of years.


Giveaway Dates March: 4- March 30, 2010

How to Enter Giveaway:
To enter this Moms Wear Your Tees/ Child Organics Giveaway, you need to do one or more of the following and post a comment below about each action you took (each comment will count as a separate entry so your chances of winning increase.) Each person may get up to 8 entries, but only the #1 entry is required.

1. Required: Visit Child Organics and post comment with what other product you would like to try.
2. Follow MWYT on Twitter
3. Tweet or Retweet about this giveaway:
Come enter to win Child Organics Soap Nut Concentrate Giveaway at http://www.momswearyourtees.blogspot.com @MWYT
4. Follow Moms Wear Your Tees Blog in right margin w/ Google Friend Connect
5. Follow the Child Organics Blog with GFC
6. Fan the Moms Wear Your Tees Blog Facebook page in right margin
7. Fan the Child Organics Facebook Page
8. Blog about this giveaway and include a link, leave web address I can visit

Giveaway Rules
Open to US only, age 18+ to enter. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to cdblack!

Child Organics did provide me with soap nut samples in exchange for my candid opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.
Thanks for entering and good luck!

175 comments:

ckblack,  said... March 4, 2010 at 1:19 PM  

Since I have 5 hockey players in my house, I would love to also try Hyland's Bumps 'n Bruises. Thanks!

ckblack,  said... March 4, 2010 at 1:22 PM  

tweet, tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/9986751930

Domestic Diva,  said... March 4, 2010 at 1:39 PM  

George The Bouncing Horse looks liek a lot of fun. My little one would like to try him.

Jamie,  said... March 4, 2010 at 2:17 PM  

I love soap nuts!! I have always wanted to try a swaddlebees c.d. I gave one to my friend for her son's birthday and am jealous!

jamie @ suburban saving mama.com

Jamie,  said... March 4, 2010 at 2:20 PM  

Became a follower of childorganics blog

jamie @ suburban saving mama.com

Jamie,  said... March 4, 2010 at 2:20 PM  

became a child organics facebook fan

jamie @ suburban saving mama.com

Isi and Jas' mom,  said... March 4, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

tweet
http://twitter.com/isaiahsmom21/status/9992832495
mstlee2000 @ hotmail.com

Greta,  said... March 4, 2010 at 7:23 PM  

I'd love to try the Spiffies dental wipes. My daughter just got her first teeth so I need to get something to clean them!

ckblack,  said... March 5, 2010 at 7:18 AM  

3/5 Daily Tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/10023344685

sfyates,  said... March 5, 2010 at 3:48 PM  

I would like to know more about soap nuts. Could I grow them in a nut orchard? I'd like to try a sample and where could I get some seeds?

ckblack,  said... March 6, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/10076656389
:)

Michelle Hoad,  said... March 6, 2010 at 9:22 AM  

I would love that sandbox excavator. My kids love to dig and that is perfect.

ĸiтs©нÿ-♥-нiррiε,  said... March 6, 2010 at 4:27 PM  

I think the dolls are really cute, especially the Organic Cuddle Cozzy Natur dolls. :)

ckblack,  said... March 7, 2010 at 10:05 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/10125246088
:)

Terri,  said... March 7, 2010 at 8:06 PM  

I like the Organic Zen Kimono Set in Mandarin orange edging. :-)
vinter at warwick dot net

Terri,  said... March 7, 2010 at 8:07 PM  

I follow Moms Wear Your Tees Blog via Google Friend Connect.

Terri,  said... March 7, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

I'm following Child Organics blog via Google Friend Connect.

clynsg,  said... March 8, 2010 at 8:52 AM  

Would like to try the dental wipes for my grandson.

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

ckblack,  said... March 8, 2010 at 9:27 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/10175016125

ckblack,  said... March 9, 2010 at 10:22 AM  

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ckblack,  said... March 10, 2010 at 8:37 AM  

Daily tweet:
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ckblack,  said... March 11, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

Daily tweet:
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Elphie,  said... March 12, 2010 at 4:06 AM  

I would like to try the organic aromatherapy pillow. Thanks!

Elphie,  said... March 12, 2010 at 4:08 AM  

I'm following on Twitter (@fureez)
chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

Elphie,  said... March 12, 2010 at 4:09 AM  

Following with Google Friend Connect
chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

Elphie,  said... March 12, 2010 at 4:10 AM  

tweet
http://twitter.com/fureez/status/10365786286
chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

ckblack,  said... March 12, 2010 at 8:29 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/10373975720
epblack at zoominternet dot net

bison61,  said... March 12, 2010 at 7:31 PM  

I'd like to try the Aubrey's Bath Soap

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

sineaddylla,  said... March 12, 2010 at 9:01 PM  

I would love to try the one size organic cotton velour diaper. I'm about to move on to the next size up for my son and this looks so soft and cushy.

ckblack,  said... March 13, 2010 at 7:13 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/10421198223
epblack at zoominternet dot net

ChelseaF,  said... March 14, 2010 at 10:32 AM  

I would love to try one of the Organic Pillows!

flufffreebies@hotmail.com

ckblack,  said... March 14, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/10481928382
epblack at zoominternet dot net

ckblack,  said... March 15, 2010 at 8:45 AM  

Daily tweet:
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epblack at zoominternet dot net

ckblack,  said... March 16, 2010 at 11:05 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/10575954423
:)
epblack at zoominternet dot net

Vegan Valerie,  said... March 17, 2010 at 7:01 AM  

The other product I would like to try is simply the original soap nuts. Just the nuts. I sound nuts trying to explain myself! :)

ckblack,  said... March 17, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/10631264685
epblack at zoominternet dot net

ckblack,  said... March 18, 2010 at 8:09 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/10670089378
epblack at zoominternet dot net

ckblack,  said... March 19, 2010 at 9:06 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/10723700843
epblack at zoominternet dot net

Joyful Girl Naturals,  said... March 19, 2010 at 5:33 PM  

We would like to try the Organic Cuddle Cozzy Natur for my grand baby.

kari jasus,  said... March 20, 2010 at 7:08 AM  

i love their line of homeopathic remedies for kids. especially hyland's


raggammuffin@gmail.com

kari jasus,  said... March 20, 2010 at 7:15 AM  

follow you on twitter!


tweet!

http://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/10770089491

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ckblack,  said... March 20, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/10772083358
epblack at zoominternet dot net

ckblack,  said... March 21, 2010 at 7:23 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/10818432252
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ckblack,  said... March 22, 2010 at 7:34 AM  

Daily tweet:
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epblack at zoominternet dot net

Tabathia,  said... March 22, 2010 at 8:07 AM  

I like the organic cotton sling pouch

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia,  said... March 22, 2010 at 8:12 AM  

tweeted http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/10870896145

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia,  said... March 22, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

child organics fb fan (michelle b.)

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tami,  said... March 22, 2010 at 2:06 PM  

i want to have the Hyland's Cough Syrup with Honey to keep in the house. i love hylands!

ckblack,  said... March 23, 2010 at 9:06 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/10926599492
epblack at zoominternet dot net

Connie Black,  said... March 24, 2010 at 9:15 AM  

Daily tweet:
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epblack at zoominternet dot net

~Shelley~,  said... March 24, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

I'd love to try an Aromatherapy Pillow!

mdlangmead at gmail dot com

Connie Black,  said... March 25, 2010 at 8:26 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/11033708122
Thanks!
epblack at zoominternet dot net

Connie Black,  said... March 26, 2010 at 11:05 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/11096595251
epblack at zoominternet dot net

ms mel,  said... March 26, 2010 at 3:21 PM  

i would definately like to have the Humanity Family Co-Sleeping Bed, and thank you for the chance!

ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

Connie Black,  said... March 27, 2010 at 7:43 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/11141878883
epblack at zoominternet dot net

Tami Pearson,  said... March 27, 2010 at 6:27 PM  

nice shop! i would love the Organic Rattle Ring Zmooz Natur

tamipearson at gmail dot com

Benita,  said... March 27, 2010 at 8:14 PM  

I'd like to try the HYland's Cough Syrup with honey.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shellie,  said... March 27, 2010 at 8:24 PM  

I also like the sheepskin for baby.
fatmeatloaf1 at gmail dot com

Connie Black,  said... March 28, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/11199947893
epblack at zoominternet dot net

- Marybeth I.,  said... March 28, 2010 at 10:08 PM  

follow on twitter and tweet
http://twitter.com/misaacmom/status/11228447225

Kyndra,  said... March 29, 2010 at 6:41 AM  

I love the KinderCoat at Child Organics!

themeimlookingfor at yahoo dot com

Connie Black,  said... March 29, 2010 at 7:51 AM  

Daily tweet;
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/11247196389
epblack at zoominternet dot net
:)

Kimberly,  said... March 29, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

It is pricey, but I'd like the Eco-Lambskin for baby.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly,  said... March 29, 2010 at 11:16 AM  

tweet! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/11256936346
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

matt4melis,  said... March 29, 2010 at 11:55 AM  

Follow MWYT on Twitter @matt4melis

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

matt4melis,  said... March 29, 2010 at 11:55 AM  

I would like to try the Organic Aromatherapy Pillows

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

matt4melis,  said... March 29, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

tweet

http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/11258912751

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

matt4melis,  said... March 29, 2010 at 11:58 AM  

Follow the Child Organics Blog with GFC

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

matt4melis,  said... March 29, 2010 at 11:58 AM  

Follow Moms Wear Your Tees Blog in right margin w/ Google Friend Connect

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

Scott,  said... March 29, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

Rosemary Respiratory Rub
would be awesome to try.
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott,  said... March 29, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

follow you on twitter under repurrpussed
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott,  said... March 29, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

tweeted http://twitter.com/RePurrPussed/status/11263421860
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Jen,  said... March 29, 2010 at 2:51 PM  

I'd like to try the Momma Jacket - such a unique way to dress warm while babywearing.

dvanti77 at gmail dot com

Jen,  said... March 29, 2010 at 2:52 PM  

I follow you on Twitter.

@prgaftrmiscar

dvanti77 at gmail dot com

angie lilly,  said... March 29, 2010 at 3:50 PM  

I would love to try the Burt's Bees Buttermilk Lotion.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly,  said... March 29, 2010 at 3:50 PM  

I follow you on Twitter as FotoMacro.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly,  said... March 29, 2010 at 3:50 PM  

I tweeted this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/11265267646
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

Tylerpants,  said... March 29, 2010 at 4:06 PM  

The Mama Jacket would be nice to have! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx,  said... March 29, 2010 at 7:45 PM  

The Burt's Bees Lotion would be nice & gentle for my daughter

Auriette,  said... March 29, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

The Lana Goose toys are adorable, and I can see how a baby or toddler would fall in love with it.

Alison,  said... March 30, 2010 at 2:50 AM  

I'd love to try the Aubrey's Sunblock. :)

THANK YOU! alisonad23 at gmail dot com

Kerrie,  said... March 30, 2010 at 8:07 AM  

I would also like to try the Storchenwiege Turquoise Sling
kerriekg@yahoo.com

purango,  said... March 30, 2010 at 8:59 AM  

I would like to try the Nui Organics Wool Ribbed Blanket. garrettsambo@aol.com

Connie Black,  said... March 30, 2010 at 11:08 AM  

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/11315373347
epblack at zoominternet dot net

fancyfeet48,  said... March 30, 2010 at 12:29 PM  

the Spiffies Dental Wipes is what id like to try
fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

alecia,  said... March 30, 2010 at 5:27 PM  

following you under google connect

luckysweeps13mom(at)gmail(dot)com

alecia,  said... March 30, 2010 at 5:27 PM  

I love to try the Hylands vitamin c tablets.

luckysweeps13mom(at)gmail(dot)com

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