Green Virgin Products are made from soap nuts, which I had never heard of before. It turns out, soap nuts are berries!
Soap Nuts are not actually nuts. They are berries from the Chinese Soap Berry Tree (Sapindus Mukorossi). These berries are harvested, and then are dried in the sun. There are no chemicals added. Soap nuts are then added to your laundry to be used instead of chemical laundry detergents.
How cool is that?! Soap nuts contain the hypoallergenic, natural, eco-friendly saponin to clean laundry.
When I received the sample bottle, it look pretty teeny – the bottle is only 8 oz, compared to my other natural laundry detergent I use which is in a giant 100-oz container – but, unlike most natural laundry detergents, you only need to add a small amount to your loads. The small 8-oz bottle contains enough detergent for 120 high-efficiency wash loads (compare that to my 100-oz container, which contains enough for 40 loads).*
The natural laundry detergent smelled a little funny when I opened it, and it was an odd brown color, so I have to admit I was hesitant to try it on clothes. I decided to mix it with towels first just in case it stained. I have a top loader washing machine, so I used 4 pumps for my load of towels rather than the recommended 2 – 3 pumps per load (it just seemed like such a small amount to put in the machine!).
The result was, to be honest, totally awesome. My towels lately haven’t been smelling super fresh even after they’ve been laundered (which drives me insane, since I am just a little bit obsessive about having a new towel out every day if not a couple times a day). Not only did the strange brown soap nuts liquid not stain my towels, but my towels also smelled fresher and better than they have in weeks! This tiny little bottle is going to last me a very long time, and wow does it work well.
The handcrafted bar soap is equally as great – it has a lovely peppermint scent, and it contains both soap nuts and organic moringa (a plant grown in the sub-Himalayan areas and the tropics). The ingredients used in these Green Virgin products are delightfully simple, but highly effective! They are a really nice choice if you are looking for natural household products that go the distance.
Have you tried Green Virgin Products? What’s your favorite brand of natural products? Why is using natural products important to you (or why do you choose not to use them)? Share in the comments section below!
Disclaimer: I received these Green Virgin Products free of charge.
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