My how time flies! I can’t believe it’s been a little over a year since I started using Soap Nuts!
Sometimes I read about things on blogs, and wonder, hmmm, does that person still use/love XYZ now or did they go back to what they were doing before or try something new. I’m not sure if you were waiting with bated breath for me to tell you if I was still using soap nuts a year later … but I am! I love them just as much as I did when I first started using them.
I don’t want to sound like an advertisement, but I can highly recommend the “brand” Eco Nuts. They are easy to find. They are 100% usable (some other purveyors include unusable parts of the soap nut). They clean well and gently. They do not irritate my or my husband’s skin. They are very cost-effective (after using up my original box of 100 loads, I purchased a large box of 360 loads last year and it’s still going strong — it’s not even half finished!)! There is not a bit of plastic outside or inside the box.
I still add a glug of vinegar to my machine when I use them, and if something is very soiled, a scoop of baking soda. All low impact additions.
I compost the used up nuts (they become dried out stringy looking bits – very small things to compost). I also learned how to use things such as the box these come in as book board to make books, so I don’t even have to recycle the box — I can reuse it!
Yay to positive, lasting changes.