Sunday, May 22, 2016

Eco Nuts Organic Laundry Soap - Product Review

By Andrea Haas

Throughout the 2015 whitetail season and the 2016 spring turkey season, I washed all of my camo and hunting apparel using Eco Nuts Soap Nuts and Organic Laundry Detergent, both of which provided great results. In my opinion, being as scent free as possible in the field is crucial, especially when hunting mature whitetails. Eco Nuts worked well for me so I'd love to share the results with everyone.

What Are Soap Nuts?

Soap Nuts are a berry shell that naturally contains soap. The Eco Nuts Soap Nuts are wild-grown organically in the Himalayas, and then carefully sorted before being packaged in the US. They are gentle on both your clothes and on your skin, making them a great option for those with allergies and sensitive skin as well. 

How To Use:

-Eco Nuts Soap Nuts

Eco Nuts Soap Nuts
To use these, all you need to do is add 4-5 nuts into one of the bags that's included with purchase (2 bags included). Tie the bag, throw it in the washer with your clothes, and begin the wash cycle. When your wash cycle begins and starts spinning, the soap berry shells will release Saponin, which is a natural soap. These can be re-used up to 10 loads! 

-Eco Nuts Organic Laundry Detergent

This detergent is a liquid form: Organic Soapberry Liquid Extract, with no added fragrances or dyes. To use it you just put 3 pumps in for HE Cycle and 6 pumps for Regular Cycle.


Overall, I was very happy with the results. My clothes always came out feeling soft and just having a natural, clean smell to them. I did find that I preferred to use the Soap Nuts for warm and hot water washes and the liquid Organic Laundry Detergent for cold washes.

In regards to scent control for hunting, I admit that I was skeptical at first on how effective these would be. I didn't make any changes in how I normally hunt. I used the same scent control body and hair products as before and hunted stands only when the wind was right. I didn't notice a difference in the amount of times I got busted by whitetail when using Eco Nuts vs using a scent control detergent made specifically for hunting, so in my opinion Eco Nuts works just as well. These get a big thumbs up from me!

The Eco Nuts Soap Nuts also work as a natural fabric softener, and I have noticed a big difference in the softness and fluffiness of my towels when washed in the Soap Nuts vs regular laundry detergent. Check out the difference! The orange towels were washed using Eco Nuts Soap Nuts, the white ones were washed using Gain liquid detergent.  

Towels washed with Eco Nuts (left) VS with Gain liquid detergent (right)

Before I used Primos CONTROL FREAK detergent. It came in a 32 oz bottle for about $15. Between my husband and I, we probably would go through at least 1 bottle per deer season, sometimes 2. Four to five Eco Nuts Soap Nuts, as mentioned above, can be re-used up to 10 loads. You have several options when purchasing. You can buy just a 10-load amount for $3.99, 100 loads for $9.99, or 360 loads for $29.99. With the liquid detergent, you can buy a Trial size (1 load) for $1.50, 60 loads for $15.99, or 600 loads for $69.99. 

After using Eco Nuts, I feel it is the better option for me in regards to my hunting needs as far as cost and effectiveness. Eco Nuts has earned a permanent spot as one of my hunting staples! 

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  2. Hi, I have been using soapnuts for less than a year and I just switched over to to soapnut liquid because it seemed to work better with our HE washer. I haven't decided if I am completely sold on it for scent removal, maybe I will try it next season of our camo and orange. I was wondering what your experience is on stain removal? Human BO stains? Blood stain from game?

  3. Hi Mara! Both the liquid and the Eco Nuts have done well for us with removing blood stains. I'd say the liquid one may do a little better for that because I feel it does better with cold water, which is what you'll want vs hot for removing blood. As far as scent control, I prefer the EcoNuts with warm water. Haven't noticed much to report to you as far as the BO stain removal since it's harder for me to find those on our camo clothing.

  4. Wow! I'll have to try this! The Hand Soap Refill Bags does get used up faster, but it's great with kids. I use some of the expensive soaps and we're trying to cut costs. Good hand soap refill bag