I have been in touch with The Spotted Owl for a couple weeks now. In this time I have tried a sample package of Soap Nuts and prepared a review and we've agreed to do a giveaway of another trial size package of Soap Nuts so another fan can try them for themselves!!
Before getting my package to try, I had heard of Soap Nuts. But honestly I had no idea what they were or how they worked. When the package arrived it was a little bag with these nut things in them. To me it looked like broken up peanut shells. I'm thinking mine got roughed up a bit through transport as the picture I have found shows them whole.
I asked how was the best way to use these neat little things, and was surprised to find out they actually hold a lot of uses. The decision was to test them out on my laundry. It seemed to me to be the most efficient way to use them where they would last a while and I could be able to put an honest review on them.
Using them in the wash was simple. Just tie a knot in the top of the bag (to hold the 'nuts' in) and throw it into the wash. I have gotten 13 loads out of my trial bag so far and I just checked the soap nuts bag and by the looks of it I can get a few more washes still!! When the nuts get soft/grey/mushy your supposed to throw it out (or compost if you do that). I was leery at first as I wasn't sure how well these little Soap Nuts were going to hold up to laundry of 6 people including three toddler boys. And we all know how messy toddlers can be. I did not notice a scent on the clothing after being washed with Soap Nuts. And everything has come out clean. Even the pants my boys chose to wear 'puddle hopping' and I didn't get them into the wash until the next day - so the dirt was nicely dried in at that point. I will be getting myself more of these to use in the future as I am very impressed. In the mean time I'm looking into finding out what other uses these have as it would be nice to try them in other was as well.
One lucky reader is now able to win their own trial size package of Soap Nuts thanks to The Spotted Owl. I will leave this giveaway open until Monday May 30th at 9:30am Central Time. It is open to all readers worldwide!!
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