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Friday, November 5, 2010

Soap Nuts review & giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS GOES TO 

MARY 

ENJOY YOUR  SOAP NUTS!




I was totally intrigued by this product:  SOAP NUTS! 

 First what ARE Soap Nuts?


  • They are simply a dried fruit -- 100% totally natural.
  • They are organically grown and are free of harsh chemicals, so they are incredibly gentle. (This makes them especially great for those with sensitive skin — including babies and those that suffer from allergies, eczema, and psoriasis).
  • They’re totally biodegradeable, so they’re better for the environment than regular detergent.
  • They’re antimicrobial, so they’re even good for septic and greywater systems.
  • They are low-sudsing -- exactly what you need for HE (or high-efficiency) washers

OK you say, very nice information!  What can I use these for?  Food, feeding to the squirrels, hmmmm...tell me what?

Well.....this is one of those products that is multi-purpose! Multi-cleaning purposes that is!  Not food for people or your favorite furry animal.  But cleaning for anything in your house!  This versatile little nut can clean a multitude of items.  Check them out here

So far I have used these "nuts" in my laundry, dishwasher and wiping down the frig and counters. And it really does clean.  I was skeptical, but no more!

The website tells me if used solely for laundry, I can get 150 -200 loads of laundry out of this 500g bag at a cost of $22.00.  You do the math with the detergent you currently use and see if you can save!  
If you don't think you'll save $$$$$ (which I doubt) then you can help protect the environment.  Now I'm not all about "save the earth!"  I believe that God is in charge of that!  BUT He has instructed us to take care of what He has made blessed us with.  Eco-friendly products are one way I can do that.

I said I wiped down the frig and counters with it.  So, did I take a nut and walk around the house and wipe stuff with it?  Now that would solidify to my children that I really have lost it!  NO, I am losing my mind, but c'mon, did you really think that?   I made a Soap Nut liquid according to the instructions on the back of the bag which reads:


Boil approximately 10-12 whole soap nuts with 6 cups of water for 30 minutes. When it is boiled down, you will have about 4c. of liquid left. Add extra water, if needed, to keep it at that amount. When cooled, remove the soap nuts, and pour it into an airtight plastic or glass jar. It is better to make the liquid in smaller batches as it can spoil. 

You can also freeze it in ice cube trays as well. Depending on the size of each ice cube, use two or three per load of laundry. If each ice cube holds about 1Tbsp, use two ice cubes.

Are you intrigued by this product as I was?  If so, you can win a 500g bag!

Here's how to enter:

MANDATORY:
Become a follower of For One Another AND visit www.buysoapnuts.com and tell me another product that they offer.

EXTRA ENTRIES:
1.  Follow via networked blog
2.  Like Greener Living Soap Nuts on Facebook
3.  Refer a friend to this giveaway.  Have them give you credit for sending them
4.  Blog about this giveaway, please leave link
5.  Follow For One Another on Twitter

BE SURE TO LEAVE EMAIL CONTACT INFO WITH EACH ENTRY

Winner will be drawn via random.org on November 22, 2010.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If I do not here from the first drawn winner, I will continue to randomly choose another winner until I get a response.

Please check your spam folder as a couple of my giveaways have been unclaimed! 

*I received a complimentary 500g bag of Soap Nuts to review.  I was not compensated in any other way for this review.

66 comments:

  1. The coconut fiber scub pad looks interesting! I would love to try the soap nuts too!! I'm a follower!

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  2. I'm a gfc follwer. Headed over from this for that. I see they offer a bath bar. These soap nuts sound awesome and I've been wanting to try them for months now!
    duncan.lisa at gmail.com

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  3. Following you on networked blogs
    duncan.lisa at gmail.com

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  4. I like Greener Living Soap Nuts on FB as Lisa Duncan
    duncan.lisa at gmail.com

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  5. I'm following you on twitter @My2CentsFL
    duncan.lisa at gmail.com

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  6. Love cleaning products! I follow via GFC and I also like the Tea Tree Oil! Thank you for the giveaway!


    ~Beeb

    supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

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  7. Following via GFC (Ten Talents) and they also sell tea tree oil

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

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  8. Like Greener Living on FB (Stephanie Rosenhahn)

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

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  9. Following you on Twitter @asthepotter

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

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  10. I am a new follower via GFC from This for That Linky. I think the coconut scrub pads seem pretty neat.
    Having Fun Blogging
    mrsphilipswithonel@gmail.com
    http://mrsphilipswithonel.blogspot.com/

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  11. following you on twitter @lauraphilips
    Having Fun Blogging
    mrsphilipswithonel@gmail.com
    http://mrsphilipswithonel.blogspot.com/

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  12. follow you via GFC! I will be trying the Soap Nuts Natural Toothpaste Recipe



    lavagraphicz@etex.net

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  13. following you via networked blogs

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  14. I like Greener Living Soap Nuts on facebook!

    lavagraphicz@etex.net

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  15. following ou on twitter @LLLBoutique

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  16. I am a follower. They also offer Soap Nuts Bath Bars.
    hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I follow on networked blogs.
    hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I follow them on facebook.
    hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I'm a new follower (rebecca williams) and they also sell Tea Tree Oil
    rebeccaw2005 at hotmail dot com

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  20. New GFC follower! :)

    I would love to try the natural toothpaste too!

    crunchybeachmama at gmail dot com

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  21. Here from this for that! :)

    I love the looks of their tea tree oil!

    I am a follower as well. Thanks! :)

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  22. I came over from this for that. I am a new follower and they also offer tea tree oil. Thanks!

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  23. follow via gfc
    please follow me back from this for that
    http://frugalfamilyfunspot.blogspot.com/

    i like the Coconut Coir Fiber Scrub Pad - Set of 2

    lilcherrygirl at hotmail dot com

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  24. Stopping by from today's This for That! I follow you through Networked Blogs - my Networked Blogs/Facebook profile is here:


    http://www.facebook.com/BeebAshcroft


    ~Beeb

    supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

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  25. Stopping by from This or That. I've been curious about Soap Nuts forever. :-)

    They also sell Cloth Wash Bags.


    Oh, by the way...didn't enter your other giveaway because I don't homeschool, but if you're looking for another fun way to reinforce the geography, a fun online geography game at www.freepoverty.org. A friend of my kids came over--before he started he didn't even know where the United States was (my kids we've gone over geography with). After 10 minutes of playing that he could show you where China, the United States, Italy, and the Empire States building was (and was getting better on the rest).

    Another fun one that my kids love is GeoWorld on Facebook. It teaches you international flags and has you guess the country by shape. It had a point out the city/landmark game too, but it's so small my kids have trouble with it. I do like that it shows pictures of the landmarks too...which gives them a little cultural reference.

    ecarian at yahoo dot com

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  26. they also have Coconut Coir Fiber Scrub Pad - Set of 2

    google friend klp1965
    kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. like glsn on facebook kathy l pease
    kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. THey also offer Natural Toothpaste.
    I follow via GFC

    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. I follow via Networked Blogs

    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. I follow you on Twitter @claudecampeau

    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. follower
    they also sell tea tree oil
    valerie2350 at hotmail

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  32. twitter follower
    valerie2350
    valerie2350 at hotmail

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  33. Follow you on GFC.
    They also sell natural toothpaste.
    rksteg at gmail dot com

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  34. Follow you on Networked Blogs (Rebekka K.S.)
    rksteg at gmail dot com

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  35. Follow you on Twitter (rksteg).
    rksteg at gmail dot com

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  36. I follow you via GFC and went to the soap nuts site. I really liked Buncha Farmers Natural Stain Remover. I don't know why, but we are always battling stains. Thanks!

    ThriftyWays(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I follow you via Networked Blogs (Kelly)

    ThriftyWays(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I like Greener Living Soap Nuts on Facebook (kelly blackwell)

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  39. I follow you on Twitter @kellyblackwell

    ThriftyWays(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I really want to try these! They also have tee tree oil!
    I follow via GFC!

    Megan
    mommyminded at gmail dot com

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  41. I am a follower. They also sell Tea Tree Oil.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  42. I liked them on facebook.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  43. I follow on networked blogs.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  44. I follow you on twitter.(donnak4)
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  45. i would also like to try Tea Tree Oil
    galyettina(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. Like Greener Living Soap Nuts on Facebook (gala ya)
    galyettina(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. They also sell Tea Tree Anti-fungal Solution for Nails. I know someone (not me) that could have used that a while back.

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  48. This is a product that I'm interested in; Buncha Farmers Natural Stain Remover.
    mary(at)cire(dot)com

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  49. GFC follower-Mary J.
    mary(at)cire(dot)com

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  50. I like Greener Living Soap Nuts on FB as Mary Jaco.
    mary(at)cire(dot)com

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  51. gfc follower
    thay also have tea tree oil

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  52. gfc follower
    thay also have tea tree oil

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  53. I like Greener Living Soap Nuts on FB as Mary Jaco.
    mary(at)cire(dot)com

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  54. twitter follower
    valerie2350
    valerie2350 at hotmail

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  55. I follow you on Twitter @claudecampeau

    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. THey also offer Natural Toothpaste.
    I follow via GFC

    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. Stopping by from today's This for That! I follow you through Networked Blogs - my Networked Blogs/Facebook profile is here:


    http://www.facebook.com/BeebAshcroft


    ~Beeb

    supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

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  58. Like Greener Living Soap Nuts on Facebook (gala ya)
    galyettina(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. I follow them on facebook.
    hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. I like Greener Living Soap Nuts on facebook!

    lavagraphicz@etex.net

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  61. following you on twitter @lauraphilips
    Having Fun Blogging
    mrsphilipswithonel@gmail.com
    http://mrsphilipswithonel.blogspot.com/

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  62. Like Greener Living on FB (Stephanie Rosenhahn)

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

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  63. I'm following you on twitter @My2CentsFL
    duncan.lisa at gmail.com

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  64. I'm a gfc follwer. Headed over from this for that. I see they offer a bath bar. These soap nuts sound awesome and I've been wanting to try them for months now!
    duncan.lisa at gmail.com

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