Maggie’s Soap Nuts Review

Maggie’s Soap Nuts first caught my eye during The Great Cloth Diaper Hunt while I was exploring and discovering new websites and products. Maggie’s Soap Nuts grow on trees. They are 100% natural and safe for even the most sensitive skin. Soap Nuts are the dried fruit of the Chinese Soapberry tree and “contain saponin, a natural cleaner used for thousands of years to clean clothes”. You can use Maggie’s Soap Nuts with hand washables, wool, silk, cloth diapers, whites, colors, everything! Maggie’s Soap Nuts naturally soften and add body to clothes, so the more you wash with Soap Nuts the softer your fabrics will feel with no extra cost for fabric softeners or extra synthetic materials. They also keep blacks pitch black, colors vibrant and whites as bright as day one.

My Maggie’s Soap Nutssamples arrived in the mail via UPS and I was very excited to get full size samples to try in both the original nuts and the new liquid version. I tried the liquid version first with my daughter’s cloth diapers and when I took them out of the dryer they smelled like I had hung them out to dry. That crisp, fresh, odorless smell. So even my Tide Free had some residue or odors. I have used the liquid detergent and soap nuts with my laundry all week and I am happy to say I am converted! I am satisfied knowing there is no residue, it’s natural, and I can use it for more than just laundry. I am excited to see my clothes stripped of chemicals and residues and soften as I use the soap nuts over time. It even cleans your washing machine as you do laundry!
The more I learned about this product and used it, I was fascinated to discover that the cleansing properties of the soap buts can be used topically as a body wash and skin treatment for eczema or psoriasis, as a natural insect repellent, and are so safe and natural they could be used as a toothpaste or a food-safe kitchen cleaner for countertops, appliances and sinks. Maggie’s Soap Nuts will also becoming out with a vegetable wash and pet wash next month so keep your eyes peeled for those great products! I have branched out this week and I am currently using it in my cloth wipes solution (I love that the liquid version already contains essential oils) and also used one of their recipes for a household cleaner and insect repellant.
My recommendations for their products are the new Lavender Tea Tree 64 oz. liquid detergent and Maggie’s Soap Nuts Kilo Size Bag. These are both the “value size” versions of the liquid detergent or soap nuts. And all their prices INCLUDE SHIPPING! My preference for laundry is the liquid detergent, but you will want to grab some soap nuts to use in other “recipes”.

Samples of liquid and original soap nuts were provided by Maggie’s Pureland for this review.
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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. Heaventaste says:

    and am so excited to learn that soapnuts is completely enviro-friendly and 100% safe for washing baby's things!

    I am expecting my first baby in November and would love to be able to win these soapnuts to wash his/her diapers and other delicate articles! Thank you so much for having this giveaway on your blog!

  2. Heaventaste says:

    I'm following you! :) I am looking forward to reading many more of your posts!

  3. I visited the website. It looks like a great product! I love that it is natural and good for sensitive skin. We've had a hard time finding things that don't cause our son to break out in rashes, so I would be excited to try it!

  4. I also did a post on my blog!

  5. Whitney says:

    I like Maggie's joke kit. I think that shows her humor–just the idea that she knows it looks a little silly…but according to your review…you would get it, try it, and love it! I would LOVE to try it!

  6. Whitney says:

    Oh…I'm following you now…

  7. I like the Limited Edition Maggie's Soap Nuts Earrings !!

  8. The soap nut earrings are really cute. I've been wanting to try this, thanks for the review.

    mommainflipflops AT

  9. I follow you

  10. I have your button on my site.

  11. I have your button #2.

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  12. I LOVE my soap nuts…. They are great for everything.

  13. I follow you..

  14. Lee-Ruth-Clark-Cal-Shanna-Haley-Elden says:

    The 64 oz. of the liquid soap looks great–the Lavender Tea Tree. It sounds amazing and would be great to try!

  15. Heather says:

    I visited the site and I like the fact that every type of laundry, even delicates and diapers, can be washed this way!

  16. Rebecca Kenwick says:

    I put your button on my blog

  17. Rebecca Kenwick says:

    I am a follower on your blog

  18. Rebecca Kenwick says:

    my blog address is

  19. Rebecca Kenwick says:

    I sent a friend email about your blog

  20. Rebecca Kenwick says:

    I sent a email about your blog #2

  21. Rebecca Kenwick says:

    I went to their website…. I just think it's so very cool that you can wash with nuts!!!!!

  22. talkbirth says:

    I've been to the website and what I find most interesting is that you can wash with nuts–I find myself disbelieving, which is why I'd like to win and try them for myself!


  23. talkbirth says:

    I also signed up as a follower (using one of my Blogger blogs)


  24. I thought it was interesting you composted the nuts after use.

  25. I follow

  26. Angie, Ryan and Jaxon says:

    I follow you..

  27. Angie, Ryan and Jaxon says:

    I put your button on my blog.

  28. Angie, Ryan and Jaxon says:
  29. Angie, Ryan and Jaxon says:

    I checked out the website and I love that they are natural and I love lavender, so I hope I get to try it. Oh and I pretty much do everything you do when it comes to buying products [thanks for the britax suggestion:)]

  30. Angie, Ryan and Jaxon says:

    I sent you a review of fuzzi bunz sized diapers via your email.

  31. I really like that they're ideal for wool. I'm always on the lookout for a great wool wash for my covers.

    lukeandbryn @

  32. I like the soap nuts earrings

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