12 Days of Christmas {Day 1: NaturOli Soap Nuts}

Today is the 1st day of the 12 days of Christmas Reviews & Giveaways 2012!

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On the 1st day of Christmas, day2day joys gave to me…

An awesome giveaway from NaturOli, a natural & organic product line offering a variety of products from laundry soap nuts to personal care products like shampoo and moisturizers. This review & giveaway is for soap nuts/berries.

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I have heard of soap nuts before but haven’t ever used them before I got to sample some from NaturOli. They look like nuts (acorns as my son said) and have a fresh aroma smell and are very simple to use.

What are soap nuts?

Soap nuts are the dried shells (or husks) from the soapberry (or soap berry nut). These berries are the fruit from a quite unique tree species. These shells contain a substance called saponin that produces a soaping effect. Saponin is a 100% natural alternative to chemical laundry detergent and cleansers. It can replace many chemical detergents such as those containing sodium laureth sulphate (SLS) that are becoming well known by consumers for being a skin irritant and health hazard. Read more here.

How do soap Nuts work?

The name Soap Nut is misleading for it is the shell that actually works. The soap nut SHELL contains and releases the saponins (soap) when it comes in contact with warm or hot water. (See directions for use in cold water.) Agitation further releases these saponins. The saponins then circulate as a natural surfactant (surface active ingredient). They break down the surface tension between water and oil in the wash water reducing the surface tension of the water aiding it in freeing dirt, grime and oils from clothes. Essentially this is the exact same fundamental principle that applies to how most detergents and soaps work. It’s simply not achieved via use of synthetic chemicals. Read more here.

Features of the Soap Nuts: 
• Pure, 100% natural chemical-free laundry detergent
• EXTREMELY effective cleaning agent with absolutely NO chemicals, toxins or artificial perfumes.
• Allergy free- good for babies skin
• USDA Organic

Now for my review:

What I Liked:

  1. All products are safe & non-toxic
  2. They come is an easy to use reusable bags with directions (1 for washing, 1 for storing)
  3. Very unique and are eco-friendly
  4. I was able to teach my kids that things in nature are very useful
  5. They worked well from what I could tell
  6. You don’t have to take the bag out after clothes have been washed and it goes directly into dryer


What I didn’t Like:

  1. I am use to the liquid detergent (I use an all natural brand) so at first it was hard to get used to but they DO work very well

You can Buy It!
Go to NaturOli and sign up your email for their newsletter to receive upcoming specials or discounts. You can also earn 5% off on future orders here.  If you don’t win, you may want to buy some of these awesome soap nuts!

Visit Nourishing Treasures to see how she broke down the cost per load of using soap nuts, as high as 20 cents per load and as low as 6 cents, both are very inexpensive! Not to mention that most commercial detergent is toxic!


You can Win it!
Enter this giveaway! If you win, you will get 4 oz bag of USDA Organic Soap Nuts which equals to washing 40+ loads of laundry and a sample of both the pre-treat stick & the liquid soap nut detergent.

To read more about the 4 oz bag click here

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Disclaimer: I was given the product(s), free of charge, to review with my fair and honest opinions. If you would like more info or to have me review a product, please contact me.
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**ALL of the 12 Days of Christmas giveaways end on December 9, 2012 at 11:59pm EST and are open to USA & Canada residents ONLY. One lucky winner will be chosen using rafflecopter and be notified by email. The winner will have 3 days to respond with their contact information, if they do not respond a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 to enter.

What do you use to wash your laundry?

About Rachel

Rachel is a mother to four children and a wife to a wellness doctor. Her passions are faith, family, and health. You can find her writing about her family adventures and inspiring you to make healthier choices for your family.


  1. I use whatever laundry soap is on sale but it needs to be scent free since I am very sensitive to smells.

  2. I use homemade laundry detergent

  3. These sound so much better for you than regular detergent. I would love to try them.

  4. I’ve been using BioKleen.

  5. I use Soap Nuts. 🙂

  6. I usually use the Kirkland (Costco) regular detergent – would love to go more natural though!

  7. I use a homemade powder soap!

  8. I use the Costco brand . . . I’d love to switch to something natural!

  9. I use Sun Free and Country Save!

  10. I use what ever I can get that is super cheap. Sometimes All, sometimes Surf

  11. I use what ever I can get that is super cheap. Sometimes All, sometimes Surf

  12. I make my own liquid detergent, but I’ve wanted to try soap nuts!

  13. I try to stick with natural detergents, but some of them don’t work as well. Once in a while I buy Tide free and clear or something similar.

    Great giveaway and review. Thank you!

  14. Great giveaway…would love to try these with our cloth diapers!

  15. I use soap nuts!

  16. I’ve been using Rockin’ Green since it was a gift at my baby shower but when that runs out, I’m looking to switch for my cloth diapers!

  17. I was using ECOS, but I just started making my own. We have hard water, so it is difficult to get our laundry clean.

  18. I make my own laundry detergent.

  19. I use regular detergent and add baking soda. I would love to try these!

  20. I make my own laundry soap 🙂

  21. We use regular ol’ detergent.. I DID buy some of these nuts once but never got around to using them. Oops

  22. I use regular store bought laundry soap.

  23. Store-bought dye/fragrance-free.

  24. I’ve been using soap nuts for a year and a half, but I’ve never heard of the soap nut stain remover stick. I do occasionally use tide for really messy laundry or to cut grease/oil.

  25. Homemade liquid soap & throw the crystals in the wash tub…I am currently making the switch to homemade powder soap and include crystals to really make all-in-one.

  26. I have using ERA or Gain, but would really like to make my own liquid detergent. I have never heard of these soap nuts.

  27. Homemade Laundry soap

  28. We alternate between Tide (my husbands choice) and natural liquid detergents (my choice).

  29. I use Naturoli soap nuts for washing these days and am close to finishing my bag. I would love to try the pretreat!

  30. I try to buy free and clear liquid detergents.

  31. I use a variety of natural or other unscented liquids. I’ve always been interested in trying soap nuts but just never have yet.

  32. I use toxic commercial laundry detergent. We thought we were buying one that was better for us and the enviroment but we were deceived by the packaging. I might return it and order these. Thank you for the giveaway!

  33. Seventh Generation laundry soap.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Right now I’m using All Free and Clear. I’d like to try soap nuts.

  35. Homemade soap.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like something one could use on cloth diapers!

  37. We use EcoNuts but I love soap nuts! yay!

  38. whatever i have a coupon for

  39. I started using soap nuts recently and they are really awesome. They may seem expensive but they last me a lot longer than regular detergent and my clothes seem to stay nice longer.

  40. Whatever is cheapest and free of dye and scents.

  41. I usually use tide but I thought of going more natural lots of times.. So I’d love to try the nuts…

  42. I use Sears Laundry powder.

  43. I use Homemade Laundry Detergent. I’ve wanted to try the soap nuts but I couldn’t fit the expense in our budget.
    Thank you for the chance.

  44. I make my own laundry detergent and mostly like it. (except when I’m making it!) I’d love to try the soap nuts – they sound easy to use!

  45. I make my own

  46. I use homemade laundry detergent.

  47. A washerball and dryer sheets.

  48. I use either purex or sometimes I make my own, would love to try these!

  49. I use charlies soap

  50. I use homemade detergent, Crunchy Clean, and soap nuts. I like to change things up pretty often. 🙂


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