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Tired of Expensive Laundry Soap? June 19, 2011

Filed under: Environment,Green Living,Saving Money — Katie.Sewell @ 12:44 pm

This is going to sound like an infomercial, seriously.

However, I got seriously tired of constantly buying expensive laundry soap. I bought the expensive stuff because I wanted sulfate-free soap, which usually meant buying small bottles of Method that lasted about, oh, a month. We do a lot of laundry. One day, we were shopping at our local health foods store (Sahara Mart) and found a bag of things called “Soapnuts.” They are nut-like thingers that produce a natural soap that is biodegradable. They do not leave a scent on your clothes and CAN be reused. You just throw 4-5 in one of the cotton bags it comes with and toss it in your wash. I add 1/3 cup of washing soda for good measure since we tend to sweat when walking around B-town. I have to say, I have yet to be disappointed. You can also use them for handwashing.

I just realized today that we have had one bag of soapnuts for over a year. Over a YEAR! For the price we paid, which was about $20, I have to admit that I am more than impressed.

Needless to say, I highly recommend this product. I do not think that it matters what brand you buy, since a soap nut is a soap nut. Do some shopping online or go to your local health food store and see if they have any.




2 Responses to “Tired of Expensive Laundry Soap?”

  1. Jamie Says:

    What is washing soda?

    • Katie.Sewell Says:

      Good question. It is some sort of natural laundry enhancer. I’m sure that Google could tell you more. I think that it mainly softens water for you.

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