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Eco Nuts Liquid Concentrate Detergent Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 8/25) U.S./Canada

Eco Nuts Concentrate

I’ve used soap nuts before, but this is my first time trying Eco Nuts, as well as my first time trying a liquid soap nut detergent!

If you’re not familiar with soap nuts, you might be asking yourself what is a soap nut? Don’t let the name fool you, there’s no soap in soap nuts, and they are totally cloth diaper safe. Soap nuts (also called soap berries) are not nuts at all, but are dried fruit shells (related to the lychee) that come from the Sapindus mukorossi tree. They contain saponin, a natural surfactant that removes dirt from your laundry, are gentle on laundry and skin, and are septic and grey water safe.

Eco Nuts Concentrate

So, why Eco Nuts? Eco Nuts are harvested in the Himalayas, and because they aren’t tasty to critters, no pesticides or fertilizers are used. They are dried indoors in a controlled environment (rather than outdoors on a rooftop like some are) so you won’t be getting any extra little surprises from rats, birds and other creatures when you buy Eco Nuts! They’re certified USDA organic by EcoCert, are hand-packaged in the USA, and their proprietary sorting process ensures they are free from contaminants.

Eco Nuts Concentrate

To use soap nuts , you place 4 or 5 in a muslin bag and toss them in your machine. You can use them up to 10 times, when they disintegrate and get mushy. The liquid concentrate is even easier! Eco Nuts Soapberry Based Liquid Detergent contains Soapberry extract, vegetable glycerin and Potassium Sorbate (a food grade preservative.) It does not (nor do Eco Nuts) contain dyes, fragrances, fillers, enzymes or optical brighteners, and it is 100% SLS and phosphate-free. This means Eco Nuts are safe for cloth diapers!

The concentrate is packaged in a lightweight, recyclable aluminum bottle. I love the look of the bottle and label, and if I had a decorative shelf in my laundry room, I’d leave the bottle out! The concentrate smells like soap nuts, which is a slightly pungent, maybe vinegar-y smell.

Eco Nuts Concentrate

The 4 ounce bottle does 24 loads in a regular machine, or 48 in an HE machine. You need just 1 capful (1 tsp) for a load, or half that for an HE machine. I was trying to take a picture while I poured, and I poured a little much. The bottle does say that heavily soiled loads might need a bit more, so I went ahead and used a full capful for a load of cloth diapers (if they aren’t heavily soiled, I don’t know what is!)

Eco Nuts Concentrate

Yep, a little goes a long way! You won’t see suds or foam like detergent. Before I did my diapers, I did soak them, then do a few extra rinses, so I could be sure there was no detergent residue.

Eco Nuts Concentrate

I washed them using my regular wash routine, and when they were finished, they smelled like…nothing. Exactly what you want. If you’re looking for a cloth diaper safe, natural detergent, I highly recommend checking Eco Nuts out! The liquid detergent comes in a 4 ounce 24/48 bottle for $9.49, as well as a 10 oz 60/120 bottle for $18.99. Get a 10-load soap nuts trial pack for just $4.00, 100 loads for $12.00, or 360 loads for $34.95. They have even more goodies, not just soap nuts, so check it out!

Giveaway: Eco Nuts is offering a reader their own 4 oz (24/48 load) bottle of detergent! (ARV $9.49) Entries go in the Rafflecopter form below! You may view Rafflecopter’s Privacy Policy.

FTC compliance: I received a sample at no cost for review purposes. I was not otherwise compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.

Disclosure: This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, nor associated with Facebook. By entering, you release Facebook from any responsibility and understand that the information entered on this form will not be disclosed to Facebook.

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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
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  • sheri street
    August 25, 2011 at 5:27 am

    I would like to try the all purpose cleaner

  • Allyson Nobles
    August 24, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I would love to try the cleaning trio

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    I would try the multi-purpose cleaner.

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  • Cori
    August 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I would love to try the glass cleaner

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    August 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    i love it

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    August 23, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I’d like to try the Multi-Surface Cleaning Spray

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  • Lynda
    August 23, 2011 at 12:33 am

    i would love to try the detergent!

  • Vicky Carlson
    August 20, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks for the info on EcoNuts and the giveaway. 🙂

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  • sonja
    August 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    oops sorry – i think i accidentally did 2 steps not just the one – didn’t see the just once til after…

  • Andrea S
    August 19, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I would like to try the glass cleaner!

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  • August 18, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

  • Aleasha
    August 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Nevermind having one of those days :s lol

  • Aleasha
    August 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I can’t see where I post what eco nuts product I want to try so I can enter 🙁

  • Shira
    August 18, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I’ve been wanting to try Econuts since I heart of them. I have been looking for a cheap detergent to use with diapers that is actually diaper safe.

  • Samantha Cuhel
    August 18, 2011 at 10:29 am

    The liquid worked a lot better for us too!

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