Friday, May 28, 2010

Maggie's Pure Land Soap Nuts Review & Giveaway

When I first heard of washing my clothes with soap nuts, I was a little confused as to how it was possible. I was also definitely skeptical as to if it really worked. Thus I reached out to Maggie's Pure Land to see if their soap nuts would really work.

However, first I need to back up and explain exactly what soap nuts are as I am sure many of you are like me and are wondering. Soap Nuts are the dried fruit of the Chinese Soapberry tree (Sapindus
mukorrosi), similar to the lychee. Still confused? A picture might help explain what they at least look like.
They basically work just like a detergent but are 100% natural and safe for sensitive skin. Remember, I have extremely sensitive skin plus I am desperately trying to be more green and natural with my family, so soap nuts were a perfect match!
I found that they were super simple to use as all you have to do is drop a few soap nuts into the provided cotton bag, and you are good to go. One thing you should know now is that you will not see any bubbles in your laundry. This is a good thing! It took my mind a long time to come to terms with the thought of my clothes getting clean without bubbles, but I have since realized that the bubbles don't mean anything and my clothes still come clean without them! This makes soap nuts perfect for HE washing machines!
So there has to be a catch right? The only thing I noticed was that I did still have to treat some stains before hand as the soap nuts alone wouldn't get them out. No big deal though for me as I am really enjoying using a natural laundry detergent. Oh and if you are like me and would prefer to have a liquid laundry detergent, they have recently started selling that too and I didn't notice any difference in cleaning between that and the soap nuts.
Buy It!
If you are struggling with rashes, eczema, psorisis, or sensitive skin, I would highly suggest you to give Maggie's a try! Or maybe you are just like me and wanting to live a more natural lifestyle, go on over to Maggie's and buy, buy, buy! If you do decide to buy some, use the code: SUMMERPLEASE for 30% off on all products. Expired June 1st 
Win It!
Maggie's Pure Land has generously offered to give one my readers their choice between a 5-load sample of raw nuts (with cotton bag) or an 8-load liquid soap sample.
Mandatory Entry:
Visit Maggie's Pure Land, look around and come back here and tell me something that you learned and also which one you would want if you won (the raw nuts or liquid). Please do me the favor of making sure you leave your e-mail address in the comment if it is not visible on your profile. (1 entry)

Extra Entries:
1. Follow me on google friend connect and leave a comment telling me you are. (1 entry)
2. Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment telling me you are along with your Twitter ID. (1 entry)
3. Tweet about this contest making sure you include @jewelsntreasure along with a link to this contest somewhere in your Tweet (1 tweet/entry per day)
4. Become a fan/like of Jewels & Treasures on facebook and leave me a comment telling me you are along with your first name and last initial. (1 entry)

That's It!

Winner will be chosen at random from Winner has 24 hours from being contacted to respond, or else a new winner will be chosen.

Contest ends Friday, June 4, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. CST!

*Congrats to #9-Angie! Hope they work just as well for you as your homemade laundry soap does.

*The featured product(s) in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or pr company representing the company. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.


  1. I learned they grow on trees and are reusable -- very eco friendly! I'd like the raw nuts.

  2. Very cool I've never heard of them before but would love to try them out :). Heavy Soils Pre-soak 4 Soap Nuts in the cotton sack in hot water for a few minutes. Add the “tea” and sack to your wash load. Add fewer clothes to your machine so the fabric has lots of room to agitate

  3. I learned that if you use too many nuts per load, your clothes will come out stiffer than usual.

  4. I now follow you thru google friend connect

  5. oops I meant to say i'd prefer the regular nuts instead of the liquid, in my first comment.

    for my third entry, i follow you on twitter as @Forgetshyness

    my email is littleheathen9109 @ yahoo dot com

  6. tweet

  7. The only laundry soap that grows on trees! It grows on Chinese soapberry trees. Fun! If I were to win I'd like to try the liquid Lavender Tee Tree laundry soap, because I love Lavender and tea tree oil! I make my own laundry detergent to be more economically and earth conscious, but would like to try this. Thanks!

  8. I'm a google friend connect. :)

  9. I learned the soap nuts naturally soften and add body to your clothes.

    romancingthestork (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. FB fan of Jewels and Treasures (Kendyl S.)

    romancingthestork (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. Following you on Twitter!! Uniquelynormal1

  12. I'm a FB fan of Jewels and Treasures!

  13. This is what I learned: That you can use the Soap Nuts as a stain remover! Just rub on the stain. Also, Soap Nuts are compostable!!
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  14. Tweet!

  15. I learned that Maggie's Soap Nuts are low-sudsing and are ideal for
    high-efficiency washers.

  16. I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

  17. I'm a Jewels & Treasures facebook fan.