7.17.2012

Eco Nuts Review

Eco Nuts Review
I started cloth diapering following all the rules. I wasn't comfortable straying from them. So when it came time to choose a detergent, of course I wanted something cloth diaper safe. I also wanted something that didn't cost a fortune. So I settled on Planet. I had no complaints with Planet. It worked for me. Then my local store stopped carrying it. I had to switch detergents. This terrified me because so many cloth diaper parents complain about finding a good detergent that doesn't cause issues. At the time, many bloggers were posting about the successes they were having washing their diapers in Tide. So, I switched to Tide Original. I liked that I could buy it practically anywhere. My son didn't react to it and my diapers were clean. There was one small problem, it's not considered cloth diaper safe. Using Tide voids many warranties. This is a problem. I continued to use Tide successfully, but began looking for a new cloth diaper safe solution.  Enter Eco Nuts laundry soap nuts.
Eco Nuts Review
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Eco Nuts is not your typical laundry detergent. There are no chemicals. It's not even something manufactured or created by some scientist in a lab. Eco Nuts soap nuts are actually berries that are grown in the Himalayas. The berries naturally produce a soap that cleans away dirt and lifts stains. Since there are no chemicals, Eco Nuts are great for families dealing with sensitive skin and eczema.

I started using Eco Nuts on my diapers, but quickly made the switch to using them on all of our laundry. Our clothes are clean, stain free, soft, fluffy and smell great! I love that my laundry room is cleaner because I don't have multiple bottles of detergent taking up space. My absolute favorite thing about Eco Nuts is I'm saving water! One downside to using cloth diapers is the amount of water it takes to wash a load of diapers. Pre-rinse. Hot Wash. Rinse. Extra Rinse. Gallons of water gone. My water bill reflects it too. Since Eco Nuts isn't a typical detergent it's eliminating the need for the second rinse cycle! There is no left over soap in my diapers even without the second rinse. (You may need the extra rinse cycle depending on your water type). I recently read on another blog that one of the downsides to using soap nuts is you have to search for the bag of nuts before putting the clothes in the dryer. I have dried my soap nuts countless times and it's fine! There is no reason it should cause issues. Of course, if I see the bag I grab it, but if not, I don't worry about it. And because Eco Nuts comes with two bags, I don't have to worry about finding the first one to start another load.

You may think that Eco Nuts is not a cost effective option for you. I love this chart breaking down the cost and additives of many mainstream detergents. It was a real eye opener for me!
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You can learn more about Eco Nuts from their website. Are you ready to make the switch? You can buy a large box of Eco Nuts for $34.95 (360 loads) or a trial size box for $4 (10 loads).  Even better Eco Nuts is giving away a medium size box (100 loads)! Enter below to win! ***CLOSED***

All opinions in this post are my own. Eco Nuts did provide me with a box of soap nuts for reviewing purposes. I fully intend to purchase more EcoNuts for all of my laundry needs! 

40 comments:

  1. I am currently using Sweet Cheeks Laundry diaper detergent and I love it! I would love to try Eco Nuts, I have heard such great things about it!

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  2. Currently using part purex free and clear, castille soap and a drop of tea oil

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  3. I haven't started diapering yet, my little one isn't here. But I was going to make the detergent myself :)

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  4. I use Tide Free & Gentle on diapers.

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  5. I'm currently using Tide Ultra powder, with a dash of baby oxy.

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  6. I've used Rockin' Green from the start (my little one just had her first birthday!) without issues, but have been wanting to try EcoNuts for many of the reasons you listed - would be nice to have someone else do laundry without a list of dos and don'ts (detergent 1 for towels/our clothes, 2 for baby clothes, 3 for diapers). Great review!

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  7. I am using my homemade and so far that is the best - I tried ecosprout - not a fan, I tried Purex cuz softbums blogger loved it, but not for me either. So The ecoNuts sounds like a great solution! Thanks for the review and I am praying this is an answer to mt diaper stink : (

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  8. I use Rockin Green Classic Rock detergent with occasional soaks in Funk Rock. I have a six month old and have been using this from the start but I have been hoping for a cost effective way to try Econuts!

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  9. I use bumGenius but plan to switch to RNG when I run out.

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  10. just switched from all FC to eco nuts.. i LOVE them

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  11. I have econuts and plan to make my own detergent too.

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  12. i use my own detergent or rockin green!

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  13. I use Charlie's Soap laundry powder, but my son has been having rash issues and I seem to have trouble stripping the diapers. Not sure if it's the detergent or the fact that I can't get a truly hot wash with the laundry machines I use. I'd love to try EcoNuts!

    cmcosman at yahoo dot com

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  14. I am currently using Deetergent.

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  15. Right now I'm using Eco Sprout, and not loving it as much as I thought I would.

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  16. Currently using A Happy Green Life :)
    Jessi Greenmamajama

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  17. Charlie's soap is our current soap

    Katie Murry

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  18. I have currently been using Rockin Green, but am getting low and have been researching making my own. Have been skeptical to make my own with the mixed reviews on whether homemade detergents are safe for cloth diapers, so when I came across soap nuts I was thrilled! I'm excited to give them a try and hope to win!!

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  19. All free and clear is working alright.

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  20. Rockin Green, but would love to find a cheaper option!

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  21. Currently using Eco Sprout; however, I would really love to try Eco Nuts.

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  22. i'm a tide user that is interested in switching!

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  23. I just switched from Charlie's Soap to Tide Ultra powder, but I don't have a fav detergent yet.

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  24. I use eco nuts just a different brand
    amymccarty at hotmail dot com

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  25. I am using bum genius but wanted to shift to something the next time

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  26. I've been using soap nuts for a month now and love the softness and odorless diapers but noticed that the pul in the cheaper diapers I have is not very good, last night noticed in one of them is breaking a little, I'm worried, am I the only one having this problem? I never dry them in the dryer, but my baby is 18 mo. now, they could just be getting old, although I did noticed a difference in the pul after I switched to soap nuts.

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