Natural Laundry Soap Problems Solved

by montejosmemorials on February 17, 2016

Natural Laundry Soap Problems Solved

by Joyce Montejo

 

Since we started on this natural journey 18 years ago, I have used lots of laundry soap! Many were health food store brands, that I have since found had questionable ingredients. I have made laundry soap, powdered and dried, as well as gotten frustrated and used the regular kind. I know, don’t judge, but sometimes this natural journey is tough!

We have hard water, which makes it even more difficult, because many natural soaps just don’t work well and if we’re honest, they’re expensive!  Add that to boys, animals, muddy yard, grease and oil from working on cars, etc. and I had almost given up the search.

Now, I am so glad I didn’t, because I have found something that’s natural, organic, inexpensive, and goes a long way. Is the suspense killing you? Well here it is! Eco Nuts.

"These odd looking "nuts" are actually dried berries from a tree that grows in the Himalayas. When agitated in water, they produce a naturally occuring surfactant called saponin, which gently cleanses laundry – an option for those sensitive to conventional laundry detergents. Simply place 4-5 Eco Nuts in the provided cloth bag and toss in the washer with your clothes – they suds up naturally and act as a natural fabric softener in the rinse cycle. Clothes come out smelling fresh and clean and super soft. Berries can be re-used up to 10 times making them a super-affordable option."

Sounds too good to be true? Well I can promise you it’s not! We are a family of seven at home right now. I got my first box on Dec 21st and am just finishing it. We went through years of everyone complaining because the clothes didn’t smell good, or they didn’t come as clean as I wanted them to, but no more! The flip side was using laundry soap that had strong smells and loads of chemicals, which wasn’t the best option for me.  I also don’t have to worry about them overusing the expensive laundry soap. The only problem we run into is occasionally misplacing the bag of soap nuts. It’s easily found mixed in the clothes.

If this is just too simple for you, they have made a liquid soap from the soap nuts that is still extremely budget friendly.

I also love to add a few drops of my favorite essential oil to these wool dryer balls.

How about you? Do you have a favorite natural laundry option?

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Pam February 22, 2016 at 4:55 pm

Wow! You’ve opened my eyes to a very different option! Thanks! I will need to check these out! Visiting as your neighbor today at Beauty in His Grip! Have a blessed day!

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montejosmemorials February 23, 2016 at 8:38 am

You will love them! You are welcome! You have a blessed day too! 🙂

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Angela February 26, 2016 at 9:06 am

I have tried so many natural detergents and have made my own so I totally understand your laundry battles! I am going to try these soap nuts, thank you for the inspiration!

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montejosmemorials February 28, 2016 at 5:02 pm

You are welcome! Hope you like them as much as we have!

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Hazel Moon February 27, 2016 at 6:59 pm

I find this very interesting. My husband is sensitive to odor and I watch to be sure products are odor free. This sounds lovely. Thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

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montejosmemorials February 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm

I am sensitive to smells as well! You are welcome and thanks for hosting! 🙂

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