Saturday, July 24, 2010

Maggie's Soap Nuts Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Maggie's Pure Land, we were recently given the opportunity to review Maggie's Soap Nuts.

What Maggie's Pure Land says:
Maggie’s Soap NutsTM are the only laundry soap that grows on trees! Truly effective, 100% natural and safe for your most sensitive skin. Soap NutsTM are the dried fruit of the Chinese Soapberry tree. They contain saponin, a natural cleaner used for thousands of years to clean clothes, just like the plants used by Native Americans for washing. Simply put a few Soap Nuts into the included cotton sack and drop it in your laundry. Your clothes come out clean, vibrant, and soft. Replace your laboratory detergents and softeners with the soap made from Nature by Nature. Your clothes, your skin, your family, and your planet will thank you.

How to Use:
Nuts: Put Maggie’s Soap Nuts into the included, reusable cotton sack. Tie it closed. Add the sack to your washing machine and follow clothing manufacturer instructions. Return Soap Nuts to the earth by adding them to your compost! It’s that simple!
Special Hint: In cold water your nuts will last up to twice as long, use them until they no longer feel slippery when wet. Happy Washing!
Liquid: Use 1 oz. for normal loads of laundry. Use more for heavy soils or extra large loads. Less for light loads.

Maggie’s Soap Nuts naturally soften and add body to your clothes. You’ll love how your clothes feel after washing with Maggie’s Soap Nuts.
At Maggie’s Pure LandTM we promise to act in harmony with life and nature. Our commitment to compassionate living provides you with the most natural products available, provides fair wages to workers, and protects our animal friends by never testing on them. We also donate 10% of our net proceeds to groups that improve the lives of mothers, children, and support a happy, Pure Planet Earth. You can preserve Pure Land by spreading the good news! Tell your friends about Maggie’s Soap Nuts’ natural clean! I began Maggie’s Pure Land at my wee cottage in Big Sur, California. For me, Pure Land is a life practice - the practice of being clean, balanced and harmonious with nature in the body, heart and soul. I’m excited to share my vision of a clean, green, compassionate planet with you!"
What we thought: Okay, so I was skeptical, but in efforts to be kinder to the Earth and to my family's skin, I decided to try these out. I am so glad I did! Maggie's Pure Land has made a believer out of me:) Our clothes feel so much softer after using the soap nuts and I especially love the convenience of the liquid! You don't really get a burst of scent from your laundry like you do with commercial detergents, but in my opinion, that is part of the problem with regular detergents(what works for us is a drop of lavender oil on the dryer sheet...a nice relaxing scent:) I love knowing Maggie's is good for my family, my Earth and my wallet:) ABCD Diaries gives Maggie's Soap Nuts an A!

Buy It: You can find Maggie's Soap Nuts at Maggie's Pure Land.

Win It: Maggie's Pure Land has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader their choice of the liquid or the raw nuts!! (The winner may be asked to provide feedback about using Maggie's) To enter, comment below with which detergent option(liquid or raw nuts) you would like to try.

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Giveaway ends Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given soap nuts and liquid soap nuts for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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  10. I would love to try the raw nuts!
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  12. I would like to try the raw soap nuts! :)

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  13. I would LOVE to try this! The raw nuts sound ver interesting!

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  25. I'd love to try the nuts, BUT the condo board may have an issue with that in the community washers, so I better try the liquid.

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  28. I'd like to try raw!

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  36. I would like to try the liquid.

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  47. I would love to try the raw nuts. Been wanting to try them but not in our budget as of yet. Thanks!
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  48. I would love to try the raw nuts - they are very intriguing!

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  49. These sound interesting, and I would love to try the liquid.
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  55. I'd like to try the nuts since it is a totally new concept

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  56. I would like to try the raw nuts.
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  57. I'd like to try the nuts since I am intrigued by this
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  59. I've tried a different brand of soap nuts before...they're amazing! So I'd like to try the liquid and see how it compares : )

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  64. I would like to try the soap nuts. It sounds like an interesting idea.

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