Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'll let you in on a little secret...

I've found a wonderful product! Soap in a Nutshell!

Actually I found them a while ago but they were packed in some obscure box when we moved into our rental property 8 months ago, and were only unpacked recently!! So what are they? Well, to put it in a nutshell (hee, hee...) they are a washing detergent that literally grows on trees. They are found in India and contain saponin which when immersed in water releases a natural soapy substance. They are fragrance free which is great for those of us with allergies. However, if you like your washing to smell fresh and pretty, you can add a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil to the wash. I like to use eucalyptus and lavender. They are also amazingly economical! You use approximately 4-5 nuts per wash and these same nuts can be used for up to 3 or 4 washes!

My only criticism is that they don't work particularly well on stains that have been left too long on clothes. But then again, most chemical laden soap powders struggle with that too sometimes!

Enough of my prattle though. If you are interested in knowing more about them, click on the link above. The website is great and should answer all your questions.

Happy washing, girls!

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