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?
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.
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.
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