It was so exciting for me to win the giveaway from Girly Girl Giveaways for soaps nuts from Laundry Tree! I was even more excited to receive the box in the mail and open it! I was expecting just few soapnuts, the essential oil and a baggy. Maybe I didn't read the giveaway close enough, but I was pleasantly surprised to receive what's shown in the picture above! A LOT of soapnuts, 2 baggies and the essential oil adorably packaged in the basket! But....are soap nuts just nuts? Or are they something I'd buy again?
I put them right to the test! Following the directions, I put 5 soapnuts in the baggy. Not following the directions, I put about 8 drops of essential oil on the baggy. You really only need 2 or 3. I had chosen baby powder scented oil and it's a little overpowering with 8 drops. 2 or 3 would have done just fine, just as the instructions say! Although, I loved the smell so much, I added a couple drops to my natural cleaning solution. Back to the laundry room, I had quite the task for these little soapnuts. Last night, my infant had a poopy cloth diaper that I had forgotten to rinse. Yellow breast milk poop was mostly dried in the nappy. When I pulled the diaper out of the wash, they were spotless! WOW!
So, what in the world are soapnuts? They the dried berries of the Chinese Soapberry Tree. They contain saponins which create suds and clean things! They are as natural as you can get and great for cloth diapers and delicates. Shall I try them on my silk blouse that my son spit up on a month ago and I have yet to laundry? 5 nuts last up to 6 loads of laundry. I haven't counted them, but I got quite a lot of nuts!
Please, go visit Laundry Tree and check out their soapnuts and essential oils!
**Please note that I won this on an online giveaway and chose to do an online review without incentive from the company. No monies were exchanged.**