From Soap to Nuts: A Guide to Green Laundry

soapnuts1This 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…



One Response to “From Soap to Nuts: A Guide to Green Laundry”

  1. Hi, Eloah!

    Your experience is by no means unique — we find that the main reason most people aren’t using soapnuts is simply because they haven’t HEARD of them. So we’re particularly thrilled that you’re sharing the news. Thank you!

    Lisa Albrecht
    LaundryTree.com

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