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Monday, April 19, 2010

Maggie's Soap Nuts Review and Giveaway!



I recently had the chance to review Maggies Soap Nuts, and their new liquid formula. Soap Nuts are the dried fruit of the Chinese Soapberry tree (Sapindus mukorrosi), similar to the lychee. A long time ago, local folks in the South East Asia figured out that when the nuts get wet, they release saponin, a natural cleaner, making them great for washing clothes! Maggie's Soap Nuts are the only household cleaner made exclusively from Nature, by Nature.




I have to admit I was a bit skeptical when I first got these. They don't look too appealing, and they don't smell that great either (in my opinion.) But I went ahead and tried them. I used them first on a load of My son's clothes. He has a sensitivity to a lot of detergents, so I thought this would be good since it is all natural. The clothes came out clean and fresh! No weird smell!

Next I tried the liquid formula. The liquid is made from the soap nuts, with a few other (natural) ingredients including lavender and tea tree oil. I loved the smell of this. I love anything with a real lavender scent, and this definitely had it. I also love that you only have to use 1 ounce per load of laundry! I used this soap on a load of cloth diapers. I figured that would be the ultimate test! They came out clean and stink free! I was impressed!

Buy it: You can buy your own at Maggies Pure Land

Or, How would you like to win some! Maggies has graciously offered Four of my readers their choice of either the soap nuts or the liquid! How cool is that?

To enter:
1. (mandatory) Visit Maggies Pure Land and tell me one thing you learned about the soap nuts.

2. Purchase Maggies soap nuts or detergent (4 entries)

3.Follow my blog

4.Follow me on twitter.

5. Put my blog button, event button or Etsy button on your site (2 entries each)

6. Blog about the giveaway (2 entries)

7. Tweet about this giveaway. Be sure to include @katrinawelch.

Don't forget to include your bonus entries if you did the pre-event blog (will only count if you commented on the original post!)

I will check all entries, and non valid entries will be deleted! Good Luck!

Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents over the age of 18.
Winner will be chosen on May 1st.

Disclaimer:
I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.
I did receive free product samples to keep for my testing purposes for this post. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion.



Don't forget to check out my Spring Fling Giveaway Event!

53 comments:

royaldixie said...

I love that soap nuts are able to be put in the compost! HOW AWESOME!!

Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

i learned that by buying soapnuts we are helping to prevent deforestation because instead of chopping down the trees to sell as lumber, the live trees are profitable to farmers and therefore are not cut down.
Autumn

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Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I learned that they provide you with a reusable cloth bag to use the soap nuts in!

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Domestic Diva said...

THey grow on trees. How neat!

racergirl1313 said...

I love that they natuarally soften and add body to your clothes.

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Attila & Tamara said...

I learned that they also act as a natural fabric softener!

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Stuff Parents Need said...

I have some wool diaper covers, and I was really glad to read that these are good for wool!

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bison61 said...

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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

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