Monday, January 17, 2011

Nutty Over Eco Nuts Organic Laundry Detergent!





THE WINNER IS........ JENNIFER0421!! JENNIFER PLEASE E-MAIL ME WITHIN 48 HRS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE! laura@happycottontails.com


"Eco Nuts? What are Eco Nuts?" According to the manufacturer, Eco Nuts are:
  • Biodegradable
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Perfect for Sensitive Skin, Allergies, Eczema, Psoriasis
  • Nut Allergy Safe!
  • 100% Natural and Free From Manmade Chemicals
  • Beneficial For Septic and Gray Water Systems
  • Sustainable
  • Fragrance Free
  • Reusable
  • Vegan Friendly, Vegan Approved
  • Certified Organic By EcoCert and USDA at the Source

Eco Nuts are completely sustainable dried fruit shells that come from the Sapindus mukorossi tree in Nepal, India and Indonesia that have been used for centuries in India and China for laundering.

I had no clue what Eco Nuts were when I was first asked to review them by a good friend. I was very skeptical of this product. I mean, how can dried fruit shells clean your laundry?! Especially diapers?

I received a small box of these dried fruit shells in the mail a few days later that can wash 50 hot washes or 90 cold washes. The box was little bigger then a watch box. It came with 2 small cloth bags that hold your soap nuts in the wash cycle. 4-5 soap nuts can wash 5-7 washes on hot and up to 9 washes on cold. I wanted to know exactly how many times I could use the same 5 soap nuts before having to throw them out so I put new nuts in the bag and proceeded to wash a weeks worth of clothes like I normally do with a combination of hot, warm, and cold washes.

First up came a load of 12 Fuzzi Bunz, 4 prefolds, and a fitted. As soon as the load of diapers were finished, I ran into the laundry room and swung the wash machine's door open and grabbed the closest insert and took a deep inhale. NOTHING! It smelled like nothing! I couldn't believe it! I grabbed another insert, and another, and another! Still, they smelled clean! After carefully removing every diaper shell and insert and taking a deep inhale into every single one of them and not finding even the hint of ammonia or poo, I was sold on this fabulous product!

After the diapers, I washed a load of towels on hot/cold that consisted of 4 body towels, 2 hand towels, and 6 wash clothes. Next came a load of 6 pairs of jeans on cold/cold. Then a medium load of colors on warm/cold. After the load of colors came a smaller load of whites on warm/warm. Then I washed our king sized sheets on hot/cold. And finally I washed my husband's work uniforms that had a particular "boat smell" to them on cold/cold. EVERYTHING came out smelling fresh and clean including the boat smell uniform. If your husband is in the navy, you know exactly what I am talking about!

I was able to to wash 7 loads of laundry with the same Eco Nuts before having to replace the used soap nuts with fresh ones. Eco Nuts work best for small to medium loads of laundry with no major stains. The manufacturer says that it will not get stains out of your clothes. However, not one of my diaper shells or inserts had a stain on them when I pulled them out of the washer.

Some Pros to Eco Nuts:

-They are eco friendly with no additives or dies

-All of my clothes and diapers came out smelling fresh and clean

-I don't have to worry about detergent build-up.

Cons to Eco Nuts:

-They cannot clean large loads of clothes

-They seemed to work better in hot or warm water vs. cold water.

I recommend this product to anyone who has sensitive skin, hard water, and someone who is looking for a completely eco friendly detergent.

EcoNuts is giving one lucky fan a medium size box of EcoNuts! Below are the rules and ways to enter. You may post one comment for EACH way of entering. The winner will be selected on January 24th and announced on Happy Cotton Tails facebook fan page!

RULES
For all of the catagories that you are eligible for please post 1 comment for each one. Multiple entries in 1 comment are void.

WAYS TO ENTER
  1. If you read this review, you can put in a entry! :)
  2. Become a fan of EcoNuts Facebook Fan Page and send them some love from HCT's!
  3. Purchase Some EcoNuts from Happy Cotton Tails and place your order number below.
I hope you enjoyed our first blog review, there will be lots more to come. HCT's would like to give a great big THANK YOU to Eco Nuts for sponsoring this giveaway!   - Noreen Smith


62 comments:

  1. Im a fan of Happy Cotton Tails Facebook Fan Page

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  2. I just read your review. Now I want some Eco Nuts lol

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  3. Im a fan of EcoNuts Facebook Fan Page and sent some love on their facebook page.

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  4. Became a fan of Happy Cotton Tails Facebook Fan Page

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  5. I am fan of EcoNuts Facebook Fan Page

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  6. read your review and would love to try before i buy :)

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  7. Read the review!

    jennifer7516@hotmail dot com

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  8. Fan of HCT

    jennifer7516@hotmail dot com

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  9. I am already a loving fan of Happy Cotton Tails!

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  10. Became a fan of EcoNuts on Facebook!!

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  11. Great review. I have heard they are good for cloth diapers but hadn't read any reviews yet that really confirmed it so this is great news!

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  12. I'm already a fan of Happy Cotton Tails Facebook Fan Page :)

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  13. Great review i've only tried Rocking Green so it'd give me a chance to explore another cloth diapering soap!

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  14. Just faned econuts on fb and left some love.;)

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  15. I read your review. Makes me want to try these too! Nicolebang@gmail.com

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  16. Facebook fan of Happy Cotton Tails. Nicole S Bangerter
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  17. Wonderful Review
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  18. already a fan of HCT
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  19. already a fan of econuts
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  20. Womderful review! I've been wondering about these!!
    Sarahsewta at yahoo dot com

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  21. HCT FB fan Sarah Callahan Winson
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  22. Eco Nuts FB fan and commented on her page
    Sarahsewta at yahoo dot com

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  23. FB fan of HCT!
    Catherine harris Brown

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  24. FB fanned econuts and left love! Catherine Harris Brown
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  25. Great review! Good to know about the efficacy of EcoNuts in warm vs cold water, and the fact that they aren't great for large loads.

    ldmarshall08 at gmail dot com.

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  26. Just became a new fan of HCT! :)

    ldmarshall08 at gmail dot com.

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  27. Already a fan of EcoNuts and just sent them some HCT love :)

    ldmarshall08 at gmail dot com.

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  28. I just read your review. Thanks for sharing your experience with Eco Nuts because now I really want to try it!

    ai_lotus[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  29. I am now a HCT Facebook fan

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  30. I read the review :D

    loveliveshere2 at yahoo dot com

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  31. I'm a HCT fan on FB

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  32. I'm a fan of Eco nuts on FB

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  33. I read the review. Great one at that!

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  34. Read the review....fan of HCT and EcoNuts! And I left LOVE too!!! Thanks, Laura! :o)

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  35. Added and sent some nutty love to Eco Nuts! :)

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  36. I initally read your review when you first posted it and shared it with DH!

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  37. I am a fan of ECONUTS on FB and showed them some love!

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  38. Great review. I can't wait to give them a try.

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  39. This review is totally making me purchase the Eco Nuts for sure!

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