Eco Nuts™ got off the ground in 2009, when its founders found a way to harness the powers of a Himalayan berry that naturally produces a soap called saponin. The Marina Del Rey, California-based company developed a proprietary sterilization process to make the de-seeded soap nuts safe for everyone, including babies and people with sensitive skin, and with that, a uniquely all-natural cleaning product was born.
The Eco Nuts line of products includes the “world’s greenest laundry soap,” as well as bath and body products, and items for household cleaning. They’re all made from organic, sustainable dried fruit shells (a.k.a. nuts) that are harvested without any chemicals, fertilizers or pesticides, and are packaged without any plastic. The company has won multiple awards, including the 2012 “Best New Green Product” award from the Natural Products Expo East for their large laundry detergent.
Why We Love Them
It’s hard not to feel connected to nature when you’re washing your clothes with nuts. These all-natural cleaners leave fabrics soft, fluffy and odour-free, so there’s no need to add fabric softeners or artificial perfumes. They work beautifully in all washing machines, with any temperature water, and are great for septic and grey water systems. And, because, they’re so mild and leave no residuals, they make the perfect washing solution for baby clothes and cloth diapers.
The process is super-duper easy. Simply place a few Eco Nuts in the reusable cotton wash bag they come with, then tie it off and toss it in with your laundry. Once the cycle is finished, remove the bag for the next load, or set it aside to dry. After you’ve re-used the nuts about 10 times, you can compost them in your garden and add new nuts to the bag – which should withstand hundreds of loads.
Eco Nuts applies the magic of saponin to their liquid detergents, as well as their organic household cleaners made from natural ingredients, like soap nut extract, vinegar and botanical extracts. We’re also nutty for their bath and body products, including irritant-free sashays, sprays and bar soaps made from certified organic soap nuts.