Monday, April 19, 2010

NaturOli Soap Nuts Giveaway

When we were at the beach we stayed in a awesome condo that had all of the amenities. We knew we would be able to wash our clothes, so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to try out our new NaturOli's Soap Nuts.

Soap Nuts are found in the Himalayan Mountains and are used as an alternative to chemical detergents. The soap nuts contain a substance called saponin that produces a soaping effect. They have been used for centuries as laundry cleaners, soaps, and as cleaners. Farmers take out the nut (actually the seed) to replant. It's the actual shell that contains the saponin that will leave your clothes fresh and clean. You are given a small bag to place the soap nuts. You then place them into the wash and as they are rubbed against one another, they release the saponin. They break down the surface tension between the water and oil in the wash water, reducing the surface tension between water and oil aiding it in freeing dirt, grime, and oils from clothes.

Important points about Soap Nuts:

  • Effectively clean laundry - leaving it softer and fresher that you may have ever experienced.
  • Antimicrobial properties. Removes microbes from laundry.
  • Natural anti-fungal properties.
  • Hypoallergenic. Most allergic reactions to detergents are due to the chemicals and fragrances in them. - Great for removing odors.
  • Mild and gentle on fabric structure and colors.
  • Low sudsing: Good for all washers. Excellent for high efficiency (HE) washers.
  • 100% biodegradable.
  • No animal testing.
  • Requires no manufacturing processes. No chemicals or fossil fuels needed to produce.
  • A primary product from a sustainable source.
  • Does not pollute our water systems.
  • Good for septic and grey water systems.
  • Environmentally safe.
Ella got chocolate cake with raspberry preserves on her white dress, so I knew NaturOli was up for a challenge when I put it in the wash. And amazingly, it passed with flying colors!! Her dress was stain free, soft, vibrant, and smelled fresh. I was really impressed!

Our 5 soap nuts lasted 4 washes until they became mushy. We then were able to use a trial size of the Soap Nuts Liquid, which is a concentrated form of the soapnuts. 8 ounces replaces 17 pounds of conventional laundry products! The Soap Nuts Liquid received its second Greendot award this February!! I'm not sure which I liked more. They both did an outstanding job getting out tough stains on Ella's clothes. She was pretty rough, especially running around with 4 dogs most of the week.

The Giveaway: NaturOli would like to give 1 lucky winner a 4 oz. bag of Soap Nuts! That's 40 loads!!

Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST May 17, 2010 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open only to the US

How to Enter: Tell me another NaturOli product that you would like to try. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Follow Mkokopelli on Networked Blogs, Follow Mkokopelli on Twitter, or Follow my blog (1 each)
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (1 entry per day)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post (1 entry total)

6. Join NaturOli today (this is free)
7. Become a fan of NaturOli on Facebook
8. Tell me something you learned on the NaturOli site
9. Tell me a publication that has featured NaturOli
10. Grab my button and post on your blog, Facebook page, or myspace page and link back in a comment
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New disclaimer: I was sent these items to review from NaturOli. This in NO way changes my opinions about the products or company. These are my thoughts, opinions and results.

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  1. I would like the Poppy Seed Exfoliating Soap - Handmade Natural Soap Bar

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  4. I'd like to try the Poppy Seed Exfoliating Soap - Handmade Natural Soap Bar. Thanks!

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  7. I'd like to try the Soft & Soothing Unscented Body Lotion.
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  10. NaturOli has been in "Massage Magazine."
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  19. The Poppy Seed Exfoliating Soap would be great to try.

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  20. this is a company i would like to learn more about and im going to request info. I would like to try the Warm & Sensual Massage Oil that was featured in Cosmo as one of the sexiest gifts ever!
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  26. i posted the giveaway to my fb friends
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  29. soap nuts can replace allot of the stuff that is under my sink now becausee they contain antimicrobial and antifungal properties! i know i was onto something!
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  30. like i said the massage oil was featured in cosmo!
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  42. i learned olive oil is antioxidant and anti-aging. it is great for moisturizing skin and hair 8)

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  46. they were featured in spa magazine

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  47. learned all the other usages for soapnuts..and how to mix up various cleaning formulas

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  51. I'd like to try the The "Ultimate" Trial Size Set.

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  57. I entered the Little Soles shoes giveaway.

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  78. The cocoa butter looks yummy!

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  81. i'd like to try the My Minty Dog Soap Nuts Shampoo Bar for Pets for my furbaby, and thank you for the chance!

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  82. i already joined NaturOli!

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  84. i learned that olive oil was used as an anti-aging and anti-wrinkle lotion by the ancient Egyptians!

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  85. NaturOli was featured in the publication, Organic Spa magazine!

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  86. i entered your Earthlust 20 Oz. Stainless Steel Bottle giveaway!

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  88. I'd like to try the SOAP NUTS LIQUID CONCENTRATED LAUNDRY DETERGENT - EXTREME 18X

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  92. I learned "Use soap nuts liquid to shampoo hair. Leave in for about 5 minutes. Rinse as usual with warm water. "

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  93. Organic Spa Magazine has featured NaturOli

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  115. NaturOli has been featured in Organic Spa magazine, among others.

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  116. I became a fan of NaturOli on Facebook (Laureen M-H).

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  118. I learned that the NaturOli products have a great rating of "1" on EWG's Skin Deep site. Thanks.

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  124. I learned most of their packaging are made from recycle materials & recyclable. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  125. NaturOli was featured in Spa Magazine. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  126. Entered your Little Soles giveaway! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  127. I'd love to try NaturOli's EXTREME Hair Soap Nuts Shampoo. [my email is on my profile]

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  128. Something I learned on the NaturOli site is that they offer full disclosure of all the ingredients in their products

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  129. A publication that has featured NaturOli is Natural Life Magazine

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  130. I entered the Little Soles giveaway

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  131. hi , i am rose donson.i think Soap nuts (sapindus mukorossi) liquid can be used to clean hair in place of your regular shampoo. Soap nuts naturally help prevent dandruff and keep your hair soft and strong.

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