Is Your Laundry Crunchy?

Mine is… well as much as it can be for now! But there are a few things that will be changing soon enough like buying an inside wooden/metal drying rack for the winter months to cut back on dryer use as well as getting some wool dryer balls to eliminate the plastic one we have now and cut down on drying time ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you heard ofย soap nuts?ย You haven’t?! That’s a shame ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Prepare to have your eco-friendly mind blown!

Soap nuts are a natural, affordable, organic and completely awesome kind of laundry detergent (and can be made into many other types of cleaner as well) that you can buy in some stores or online. Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong. It’s just as awesome as it sounds. What they are in all actuality is the shell of a fruit that grows in Nepal. A friend (thanks again Carrie!) introduced them to me awhile back and I’m so so thankful to have a replacement for the huge, plastic, fragrance/poison, chemical crap that used to be our “normal” kind.

Want to hear the most bad assed thing about them yet? I am able to get them in a 100% PLASTIC FREE package! No plastic in the shipping at all makes it worth paying a lot extra, for me… but still it’s totally affordable and comparable to whatever else you’d buy in stores. I got 300 loads worth for around 40$ (shipping included!) and can feel 100% great about it since there is no waste, no chemicals going onto my clothes, on my skin or into the environment and it still gets everything clean!

Now as some of you may remember, I switched to cloth diapers quite a few months ago. These soap nuts even work great for cleaning them ๐Ÿ˜€ so that is a huge testament to how powerful they are when it comes to getting out the smells/stains! Cloth diapering is going fantastically, by the way โค I love how much my carbon footprint has reduced by switching over to cloth as well as how cute my baby looks with her fluffy butt! I used to worry about how much extra laundry I’d have to do and how hard it would be especially when we’re out and about… but there are really no issues at all! It’s so easy since when you have a family you are already doing laundry all the time… what’s one more load, really? And I just stick the dirty diapers in a bag if we’re out and put them in the wash when we get home. We’ve also switched to cloth wipes (well half of the time since we’re still using up the old packages) and they work fine too. Less waste and chemicals and packaging is always going to be the way to go for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a few pics of the soap nuts & cloth diapers. Thanks for stopping by and reading!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. LOVE soap nuts! I have been using them or years. ๐Ÿ™‚

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