Maggie's Soap Nuts Natural Laundry Soap
This is so wild!! Ever wonder how people washed their clothes thousands of years ago? In India, for over 2,500 years, they have used the dried fruit of the Chinese soapberry tree, which contains natural saponins (detergent). It is so gentle it can even be used as a toothpaste. And when you're done with the berries, you can add them to the compost pile. So why is this detergent so cool? We now know that many synthetic chemicals in detergents and cleaners are harmful irritants, at best, and toxic carcinogens at worst. Many people are starting to search for natural alternatives that aren't so risky, and that don't contaminate our bodies and our planet. It turns out there are people the world over who have known about the soapberry for not just hundreds, but thousands of years! If that isn't a testament to it's effectiveness, I don't know what is! And the soapberry is also supposed to have healing medicinal properties, according to Ayurvedic belief. I was skeptical, yes, and so I just had to try this product. It worked fantastically! Cleaned my clothes with no strong scents, and left them so soft (apparently it's a natural fabric softener, too). Maggie's Pure Land says that this detergent is great for babies, people with sensitivities and/or allergies, and anyone looking for a natural alternative to harsh detergents. There is a sample size you can try out without breaking the bank. So how do you use it? The soap nuts come with a cotton sack. You put a few of the "nuts" in the cotton sack, add it to your washing machine, and voila! you will have super clean clothes. Because the soap nuts do not sud much, they can effectively be use din high efficiency machines, too!
These colorful socks are fun to wear with the colors of the rainbow blended together through hand tie dye.
OK, if you haven't heard of soap nuts, you totally have to check them out! They are the only TOTALLY natural laundry detergent, since they actually grow on trees (the "nuts" are really berries). You add them to the wash, and the n... OK, if you haven't heard of soap nuts, you totally have to check them out! They are the only TOTALLY natural laundry detergent, since they actually grow on trees (the "nuts" are really berries). You add them to the wash, and the natural saponins do the dirty work for you. They are a natural fabric softener, naturally microbial, hae been use din India for thousands of years, and are hypo-allergenic. But still, some people are wary of putting these berries into their laundry- just a little too strange- so now there is good news! Maggie's has come out with a totally natural soap nuts concentrate liquid that works just like regular soap nuts. Coooool!