LaundryTree Soap Nuts Giveaway

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Congrats to Kyra of Michigan!  Everyone check back soon for another LaundryTree Giveaway!

I’ve heard of Soap Nuts; I knew they were out there, but what the heck were they?  Fruit you put in your washing machine?  You’ve got to be kidding.  How could they possibly work?  LaundryTree.com gave me a chance to find out recently, and I’ve been nothing but Nuts for about two weeks now. 

I haven’t used laundry soap for years.  Seriously.  I’ve concocted my own combination of Borax and vinegar, but it’s had its drawbacks.  While totally chemical free, the whites didn’t always get as bright as I’d like.  And while vinegar is a natural fabric softener, it never worked as well as chemical-laden dryer sheets.  So I was completely caught off guard to find that after using Soap Nuts, my whites were whiter and the clothes softer.  (Soap Nuts have no brighteners or bleach, but by golly, the whites look nice anyway.)

Wondering how they work?  Soap Nuts are actually a fruit found in India, Indonesia, and Nepal.  When they’re dried and then placed in water, they create a nice soapy solution.  Totally nontoxic, totally natural.  LaundryTree.com sends along a little drawstring bag that you put three or four Soap Nuts in; you also get an essential oil of your choice for adding a few drops of fragrance.  After all your wash is done, remove the Soap Nuts from the bag and dry them.  Or just throw your bag of Soap Nuts into the next load.  (I don’t know how, but the little bag always manages to conveniently fall to the bottom. I was certain I’d lose the thing, but I haven’t yet.)  You can use them a total of three to four washes!  Then they’re compost.  We love compost.

You want to try them too?  LaundryTree.com is giving away a $20 gift certificate to their store to one of you!  Just follow the rules below.  For another shot at winning, LaundryTree has also thrown a $20 gift certificate into the Gimme Recipes! Contest gift bundle.  AND keep your eyes peeled, because we’ll be giving away two more $20 gift certificates in the upcoming weeks!

3 Ways to Enter:

1.) Leave a comment after visiting the LaundryTree,com site. (It’s very pretty.) Tell me why you want to try SoapNuts, or give me another use for them.  There are lots of amazing uses!  (Winners are chosen at random, but if the first winner selected does not claim the prize, the second winner is chosen based on comment originality. So have fun with your comment!)

2.) Subscribers are automatically entered into this and all future giveaways. Just click here: Subscribe to dkMommy Spot by Email (Please make sure to verify your Feedburner subscription by responding to the email they send you. If you don’t receive it, check your junk mail. Only verified subscriptions are entered for all the giveaways.)

3.) Blog about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post.

Do all three, and you’ve got three entries to win! You have until midnight EST on Sunday, July 13, 2008, to enter.

Enter the Whole Foods Giveaway too!

196 thoughts on “LaundryTree Soap Nuts Giveaway

  1. I would love to try Soap Nuts! It seems like everyone in my home has some sort of sensitivity to every kind of detergent I buy! I am also trying to be more organic these days!

  2. I would like to try SoapNuts because they are a 100% natural cleaning product. Using them would be enviromentally friendly and I am trying to do more to help out the environment. In addition, I have sensitive skin and would like to try SoapNuts out because they are great for people with sensitive skin. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.

  3. I’m always looking for better alternatives to the usual commercial detergents that I’m using!

  4. My goodness; we can use it as a produce wash? So many different uses for this that it’s like an all purpose cleanser. Only without all the crap.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaways and for leading us to greener pastures dkmommy!

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  5. I also like that it is versatile and can be used as a produce wash. I have a large family and would love to see how this works, since I do lots of laundry.

  6. I’m very interested in these…I would love to try them because they’re organic. And we’ve been working on changing over to all organics!

  7. THat is the craziest thing I have ever seen. We have friends in Indonesia – I have to ask them about these nuts. I would love to try them out! Thanks….I also subscribed to your blog.

  8. I’m always looking for a different laundry solution than my big plastic behemoth of a jug I lug from the store each month. It makes my back spasm, I’m sure, so these little nuts will be more welcome than a pair of flip flops on a hot beach. For real!

  9. how cool i’d love to try them because they are just ‘different’ and intriguing!!

    Thanks for a great contest! I hope I’m the lucky winner :)

  10. I want to try them because these are definately green and I hate buying the big plastic bottles of detergent. I think I would try the energy essential oil first!

  11. I’d like to try them because anything “Green” is a good thing. Also, my son has a skin condition and I am always looking for alternative products that are natural and not chemical laden.

  12. So far I haven’t found a green alternative that works as well as the big brand names. I’d love to find a really good product that would work well, save money and save space in the laundry room.
    I can make Soapnut Soak and use it for cold water washing or even shampoo! Who would have ever thought of that.

  13. Everyday I learn about new ways to do your ordinary chores a healthier, greener way! Today, this one tops them all! I would love to try this non-toxic way to do laundry! Laundy Tree Soap Nuts is the most genius product I have heard of in a long time! Laundytree.com is a wonderful website with many great products. I learned a lot from visiting there today!

  14. I love that they are 100% natural and they leave the clothes with no scent. I get bad headaches with the scented laundry products so this would be great to try! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Wow – I read your blog on these with fascination…unbelievable. I would love to try these, as I don’t like doing my laundry with harsh chemicals & odors.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. After reading about these, you can color me “amazed”! A very important item for me was that soapnuts are great for high-efficiency (HE, or front-loading) washers! Jeepers – they can be used for everything from jewelry cleaner to produce wash. That’s what I call versatility!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  17. wow! 100% natural, i love that, i hate using chemicals so this would be great for us!

  18. i love anything that’s all natural, i have very sensitive skin so this would be so great for me!

  19. Bleach is not used in my house so this “soap nuts” is a great discovery if it really works.

  20. a wonderful site, I currently use a few green products, but mostly from seventh generation. I would love to try this product. The sampler pack sounds like a good back to start and ocean breeze scent oil. Thanks for the contest

  21. Very, very cool! I would love to try soapnuts because they are all natural, good for the environment and cause no irritation for people with sensitive skin! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  22. I would love to try these out for my two little boys. Since the youngest is still only 5 months, I need something sensitive like this. Thanks for the contest!

  23. Since tonight is the last night for the giveaway I am not going to post a link on my blog just to get an extra entry. Not really fair considering the day is almost over. I’d love to try these because I have sensitive skin and therefore I cannot use a lot of products. These look great! Thanks for the chance :)

  24. I would like to try Soapnuts because I am interested in learning more about an environmentally friendly alternative to synthetic detergents.

  25. Soapnuts are antimicrobial and beneficial for septic and greywater systems–how cool is that? These things look amazing!

  26. I have seen these as a friend of mine uses them. They are fantastic and I would love to try them myself. The website looks like it has lots of good ideas for using the nuts. Count me in.

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