Yoreganics specializes in natural, organic laundry and bath products that revisit the simple, yet effective remedies of mother nature. Owner Kim took a journey from working in International business, to interior design, and then as a result of health issues, to discovering healthier alternatives to the toxin-filled products on the market. Yoreganics carries everything from bug sprays to shaving creams, and I had the opportunity to review samples of her soapnuts, stain remover, brightens and whitens bleach alternative and lip balm.
The soapnuts are a great detergent for any laundry and I love its numerous non-laundry applications that make it such a versatile product. Ran out of window cleaner? Steep some soapnuts, mix with vinegar and there you go. No last minute trips to the store and no toxic fumes in your home or around your little ones. Another thing I love about soapnuts is that they are even safe to use with wool and silk– meaning you don’t need separate detergents for all of the different textiles you wash at home. A detergent that works for regular laundry, cloth diapers and delicates gets two thumbs up from me.
One thing to note about her soap nuts is that she is conservative in the number of loads she advertises, so when shopping around, be sure to compare the weight of the soapnuts for the price, rather than the loads for the price. The stain remover and brightener samples I received were great non-toxic and non bleach alternatives to use on my clothes and with my cloth diapers (if you want some periodic deep cleansing) and I have just enough brightener left to try to soak out some purple grape stains on one of my daughter’s dresses this week.
We go through a lot of lip balm at our house, mainly because my daughter steals them from my purse and puts them on her lips over and over and over again….and before I know it another stick is gone. Although they cost a little more than the bargain sticks at the grocery store, I prefer to have non-toxic, mindfully formulated lip balms such as those of Yoreganics, especially because my daughter is going to be using them (and consequently ingesting a portion of them too).
I am excited to see so many soap nut and non-toxic laundry products come on the market and Yoreganics is a one-stop shop for more than just your laundry needs, which save time and shipping. She has small samples like the ones I tried if you want a taste of what her products are about before making an investment, and most of her products are available in two sizes, depending on your needs or budget.