This post was written by GenPink contributor Katie.
As a new(ish) mom who considers herself to be crunchy(ish), I am always on the lookout for ways to make my family’s world a little greener while saving some green. With a baby in the family, it seems like I am constantly doing laundry. I suddenly find myself spending way more time considering laundry products than I ever did before, which is why I’d heard of a unique, natural product called Soap Nuts. Soap nuts are a natural surfactant that literally grows on trees (the Sapindus Mukorossi to be precise). They have been used for millennia to wash clothes and are now commercially available.
I recently was given the opportunity to try a highly-concentrated liquid soap nut laundry detergent made by Green Virgin Products. It only takes a couple pumps from the small bottle to wash a load of laundry (which means less earth-unfriendly packaging going through the waste stream). The $18.95 price tag may seem steep, until you consider that little bottle will last for 120 HE loads.
(Disclaimer: This product was complimentary, and all thoughts are my own.)