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A Heart For Home: NaturOli Soap Nuts {Review & Giveaway}

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NaturOli Soap Nuts {Review & Giveaway}

We continue to be amazed with how wonderfully God supplies everything we need, even right down to laundry detergent.

Our family has been using soap nuts to clean our laundry for over a year and a half and we are still in awe of how this simple dried shell can so effectively clean all of our laundry. We reviewed NaturOli's Soap Nuts for the first time this past March. The following information on soap nuts is from that first review.
Soap nuts grow on trees and do not contain any harmful chemicals or additives. Soap nuts are the dried shells from the soapberry. These shells contain a substance called saponin that produces a soaping effect. Saponin is a 100% natural alternative to chemical laundry detergents. Soap nuts also contain a natural fabric softener.

Soap nuts have been used for centuries throughout the world as laundry cleaners, body soap, and for everyday household cleaning. They are 100% natural, chemical-free, frangrance-free, biodegradable and hypoallergenic. The cost per load when using soap nuts is also very low.

To use soap nuts in the wash you simply place the dried shells in a small bag and toss it into the wash machine with your dirty laundry. As the soap nuts are aggitated in the washer the Saponin is released and circulates to clean you laundry. There are very little to no suds produced by soap nuts, but you can be sure that they are working when your clothes come out smelling completely clean. Soap nuts are also absolutely ideal for High Effeciency (HE) and all front loading washers.

You can reuse a handful of nuts for 5 or more loads, depending on water temperature. Once you are finished with the soap nuts they can then be added to your compost. Most soap nut orders come with a reusable muslin bag which you use to place the nuts in and then throw in the washer.

Because soap nut leave behind no residue or harsh chemicals they are a perfect choice for washing clothes for little ones or anyone with sensitive skin. We use soap nuts for all of our laundry and love the fact that we are protecting our skin from irritation while also choosing an evironmentally friendly method of washing our clothes.

Soap nuts can also be used to make safe and natural cleaners for general household use, windows & glass, dishwashers, hands, jewelry, steam cleaning carpets, pets and shampoo.
We have now tried soap nuts from a few different companies. By far the NaturOli Soap Nuts are the best quality we've seen. They are also carefully inspected and packaged in the United States without the use of plastic and are completely dried making them much nicer to handle.

Buy It: The NaturOli brand of soap nuts are the best priced soap nuts we have found. If you buy it in larger quantities ($48.85 for 640 loads), you are spending around $0.076 per load! You can also purchase NaturOli's soap nuts in smaller quantities, which will be around $0.12 per load. As an added bonus you are able to save additional money since there is no need for dryer sheets or fabric softeners.

Win It: NaturOli has graciously offered one of our readers a 4 oz bag of soap nuts plus a 1 oz bottle of Extreme 18X concentrated cleaner. The 4 oz bag of soap nuts is enough to do 40 loads of laundry! This giveaway is open to those within the continental US only.

To Enter This Giveaway:

Mandatory
1. Visit their website, then come back and tell us one item that NaturOli carries (other than soap nuts) that you'd love to try.

Make sure you leave an email address with each entry if it is not posted in your profile. (If we don't have your email address we will have to choose a new winner.)

For additional entries you may do any (or all) of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you complete one of the following that is worth more than one entry, please leave the corresponding number of comments so your extra entries will be counted!

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4. Follow us on Twitter ~ leave your twitter ID in your comment (1 entry)

5. Tweet about this giveaway ~ leave the URL to your tweet & include @heart4home & #Giveaway. (1 entry) Feel free to use this tweet: Green & Clean Event Nov 1-Dec 13 @heart4home GREAT #giveaways http://tinyurl.com/green-clean-event Please RT

The giveaway will end Wednesday, November 17th at 11:59pm EST. We will pick the winner through random.org.

Photo Credit: NaturOli 

(While the NaturOli soap nuts were provided to A Heart for Home for review, no other compensation was given. All remarks are the personal and honest opinions of A Heart for Home. The prize for this giveaway will been supplied and shipped by the sponsor. A Heart for Home is not responsible for any unsent, lost or damaged prizes.)

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Blogger Domestic Diva said...

I'd like to try the Soap Nuts Shampoo Bar - Saponin Secret - Soap Nuts & Jojoba Oil - SM 2.5+ oz bar.

November 3, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
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November 3, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger jjerry said...

I'd like to try the foot creme, it looks fantastic!

~Jessie

November 3, 2010 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Suanna said...

I like the gift ideas. Especially the foot saver ones.

November 3, 2010 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Maria D. @ DownrightDomesticity said...

I'd love to try their shampoo bar!

November 3, 2010 at 6:47 PM  
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November 3, 2010 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger noelnjen said...

I would love to try the shampoo or the foot cream -- both sound very interesting!

Jennifer

November 4, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Kate E. said...

Hi! Just found your blog through your comment on Keeper of the Home. :)
I'd like to try the Foot Saver Deluxe package. Looks wonderful.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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November 4, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

I'd like to try the Deep Conditioning Facial Wash
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November 5, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
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November 5, 2010 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Mission of mamahood said...

I'd like to try the hand wash!

November 5, 2010 at 3:37 PM  
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Blogger Allison said...

The shampoo bar look kinda fun!
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November 5, 2010 at 11:24 PM  
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November 6, 2010 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger sweetpea18 said...

i would like to try the soap nuts shampoo
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November 7, 2010 at 8:36 PM  
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November 7, 2010 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

I am interested in trying the Gentle Exfoliating Sugar Scrub.

November 9, 2010 at 7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to pamper myself with the foot soak!
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November 9, 2010 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger JD said...

They also carry shampoo! Neat!

November 9, 2010 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger jskell911 said...

I like the essential kitchen set

November 10, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

Besides trying the soap nuts, I would love to try the body cream!

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November 10, 2010 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Country Cookin' Mama said...

The body cream.
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November 10, 2010 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger shelbers434 said...

I'd like to try the Soap Nuts Shampoo Bar - Saponin Secret - Soap Nuts & Jojoba Oil - SM 2.5+ oz bar.

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November 10, 2010 at 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Jay said...

I would like to try the liquid soap nuts.
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November 11, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger kmogilevski said...

I would also like to try the Replenishing Body Creme
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November 11, 2010 at 9:55 PM  
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November 11, 2010 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Ginny said...

They carry a cool shampoo bar!

November 12, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
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November 12, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Rebecca O said...

The Soap Nuts Shampoo sounds really interesting! I would love to give that a try sometime!
Thanks for the chance.

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November 13, 2010 at 10:18 PM  
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November 14, 2010 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger shemaschool said...

I would love to try their shampoo. Really cool - it even works against venom... GOD is so good!!

November 14, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
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November 15, 2010 at 1:31 PM  
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November 15, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Aisha said...

I would love the handsome man handmade soap (it would go great in a stocking stuffer) if I'm getting it for myself then I would try the Poppyseed ex foliating soap.
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November 15, 2010 at 1:35 PM  
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Blogger Amy O. said...

I would like to try the Radiance Facial creme. I am always looking for natural products.
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November 15, 2010 at 9:22 PM  
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November 15, 2010 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Greta said...

The shampoo bar looks interesting!

November 15, 2010 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

This sounds so cool. I have never heard of soap nuts. I would love to try. I am using borax and washing powder right now. I also thought that the "ornament/tea bath" sounded like a neat thing to try out.

November 16, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I would like to try the liquid soap nuts first.

November 16, 2010 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger plainoldsarah said...

wahoo - i've always wanted to try soap nuts. i had no idea you could get them for so cheap! i think i'd like to also try their bar soap. my husband LOVES bar soaps. but i hate the residue they leave everywhere.

November 17, 2010 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger ashleynichole said...

I would love to try the foot moisturizer!

November 17, 2010 at 4:48 PM  
OpenID ruslady said...

i'd like to try Soap Nuts Shampoo - EXTREME Hair - Oily to Normal - Unscented (16 oz)
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November 17, 2010 at 4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm interesting in trying Rich & Invigorating Body Wash - Award Winning! (8.4oz / 250ml)
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November 17, 2010 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Sunshine said...

They also sell the Rich & Invigorating Body Wash, which sounds wonderful.

November 17, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
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November 17, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Beckee said...

I would also LOVE to try any of their sea salt baths! THey look so luxuorious!

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November 17, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
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November 17, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger matt4melis said...

I'd love to try the Oooh...La'Lem' - Handmade Moisturizing Soap Bar

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November 17, 2010 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

I would love to try the pure avocado oil

November 17, 2010 at 11:34 PM  
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Blogger Jaime said...

I would like to try the footcream.

November 17, 2010 at 11:43 PM  

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