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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Soap Nuts Review and Giveaway

I have just recently been introduced to Soap Nuts, the dried fruit of the Chinese Soapberry tree (Sapindus Mukorossi), similar to the lychee. What is so cool about these nuts, is that they can be used as a natural laundry and household cleaner. They are environmentally friendly, sustainably produced, biodegradable and compostable. Soap nuts are especially ideal for people with allergies to chemical detergents and synthetic perfumes, for children’s clothes and for pets.
I received a bag of soap nuts to try out for myself. The directions were short and simple. I had zero trouble figuring out how to do it. The soap nuts look kind of strange, exactly like the picture. I wash in cold water, so you have to soak the bag and nuts in warm water first, and then throw it all in with your laundry. The warm water is what activates the cleaning agent. I was a little skeptical of these "magic nuts" but I used them on a load of Max's clothes. After they were done, I was really impressed with how soft the clothes were. And clean too!


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258 comments:

  1. I learned that: The use of hazelwood originated long ago when Aboriginal people would put hazelwood chips on their babies’ necks to soothe teething pains.

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  3. Soap nuts are the fruit of a tree (Sapindus Mukorossi), found primarily in the Himalayas (ours come from Nepal), and they are an EXCELLENT alternative to traditional laundry detergents.

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  4. I learned that hazelwood necklaces can also help children with digestion, constipation, and eczema

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  13. Interesting that if you are suffering from any of the 15 listed symptoms that you probably have an acidity imbalance.

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  14. I learned that: The more hazelwood that is in contact with your skin, the better the results you will have.
    I need a body suit!!Maybe it will help with pain
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  21. I learned that soapnuts come from an actaul tree-
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  22. i learned that These necklaces made with pieces of wood from the hazelnut tree have the unique property of absorbing the excess acid produced in our bodies when it is in contact with our skin! how cool is that!
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  26. Aboriginal people would put hazelwood chips on their babies’ necks to soothe teething pains.

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  30. I'd never heard of soap nuts before so I read the article about them. Sounds intriguing. Soap nuts are organically grown in Nepal.

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  33. How very interesting. I learned that these are actually not nuts but fruit so you don't have to worry about people with nut allergies.
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  35. I read about their Amber Necklaces. Amber is not actually a stone, but a natural resin. Which I knew, but I never knew this next part. When wearing the necklace your body heats the resin and it releases healing oils that are absorbed by the skin. Both beautiful and beneficial!

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  41. The hazelwood looks interesting as well! We'd love to try the soap nuts, thanks. christy.vw AT gmail DOT com

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  42. I learned that hazelwood necklaces are good for combating eczema - count me in for that alone!

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  43. I learned that Hazelwood has the medicinal property of neutralizing the body's acidity. Very interesting stuff!

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  48. I learned that Soap nuts are the fruit of a tree (Sapindus Mukorossi), found primarily in the Himalayas (ours come from Nepal), and they are an EXCELLENT alternative to traditional laundry detergents.

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  49. i learned that soap nuts are an EXCELLENT alternative to traditional laundry detergents, clallen at ntin dot net

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  60. Soap nuts are organically grown in Nepal.

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  61. The necklaces are made from the wood from hazelnut trees and absorb the acid produced from our bodies.
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  62. Hazelwood absorbs excess acid in body thru skin. Wow! I wish I had known that when my daughter was an infant & I was pregnant & had horrible reflux!

    Ive been dying to try soap nuts, but was waiting to use up the rest of my regular detergent.

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  63. I learned that Hazelnut is good for your skin.

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  65. I'm glad some Canadian rediscovered this natural remedy...who knew Hazelwood could help hemmorroids?!
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  66. I learned that the soap nuts are organically grown in Nepal.
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  67. I learned that they also sell necklaces and bracelets made of hazelwood and amber.

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  69. They also have these special necklaces and bracelets.

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  70. I went to Hazel Aid and learned that Hazelwood has the medicinal property of neutralizing the body's acidity. It is an ancient remedy first used by aboriginal people.

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  76. I learned that soap nuts are organically grown in Nepal

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  77. People who are allergic to hazelnuts might not want to use these, but the branches are okay for use in necklaces, etc. with people who have allergies.

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  79. wearing hazelwood necklaces can help you with eczema.

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  80. Soapnuts are actually a fruit.

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  81. I learned that hazelwood treats eczema, among other conditions. Very cool! Thanks!

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  83. I learned that Hazelwood has healing properties!
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  84. I learned that hazelwood has amazing healing properties.

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  86. I learned that their soapnuts are organically grown in Nepal.
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  99. I had heard of both soapnuts and the healing properties of amber, but the hazelwood information was all new to me.

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  100. How interesting! I had no idea that hazelwood was such a wonder-thing. My son has ecxema & daughter has sensitve skin, so I'm definitely interested in trying the Soap Nuts for laundry.

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  107. I learned that the hazelwood can help with a lot of ailments! Very cool!

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  109. I learned that The more hazelwood that is in contact with your skin, the better the results you will have

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  126. I learned Soap Nuts are the dried fruit of the Chinese Soapberry tree

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  131. I learned that the use of hazelwood originated long ago when Aboriginal people would put hazelwood chips on their babies’ necks to soothe teething pains.

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  133. I learned: wood from the hazelnut tree have the unique property of absorbing the excess acid produced in our bodies when it is in contact with our skin...
    THAT'S amazing to me!!
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  140. It's amazing that the Hazel soupnuts can wash chemical sprays and pesticides away from produce.
    We have 2 children with eczema & I would love to try soap nuts on our laudry & linens. The site even has a recipe to create your own liquid soap for handwashing & shampooing! Thanks for this great giveaway! I hope we win!

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  143. From their site: Amber is also known to reduce inflammation of the throat, ear and stomach and to fight irritation, infections and respiratory disease as it dramatically improves the body’s immunity.

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  146. I learned that soapnuts are actually a fruit.

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  149. I learned wearing a hazelwood necklace absorbs excess acid in our bodies. Hmmmm....
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  150. It's good for people with dental cavaties! Wow.

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  151. Even mild acidosis can cause chronic fatigue.

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  154. "wood from the hazelnut tree"...has "the unique property of absorbing the excess acid produced in our bodies when it is in contact with our skin."

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  158. Soap nuts will leave your clothes soft and fresh, without the use of any fabric softeners

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