This week, I published an article about 5-6 laundry products that are greener, more eco-friendly alternatives to modern detergents and bleaches. Having done a web search, it was easy to see that there are a lot of different options out there. Truthfully, I was a little bit surprised to see that Simple Green doesn’t really have a laundry detergent as such, just a cleaner that can also be used as a laundry additive alongside regular detergent.
I decided to include them, anyway, because I have used their products with good results in other areas and I needed another type of product to round out the 5 types the assignment required. I knew I was leaving people out, but I use personal experiences whenever possible. It makes for better writing, and it is often a requirement of my assignments.
When the article posted to Twitter, I got this reply: “Don’t forget about LaundryTree SoapNuts — they are a SUPER eco-friendly laundry solution.”
It was, naturally, from LaundryTree. The name “SoapNuts” intrigued me, so I took a gander at their website, expecting to find it was just a clever name for balls of detergent or something, but it isn’t. They are actually nutty-looking fruits, which are actually named Soapnuts because of their cleaning properties. Soapnuts are relatively inexpensive, multi-use, completely organic, and the website basically gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to use them to their best advantage - and how to make them last longer.
All-in-all? A product I definitely want to try. I will let you know how it works out…