I love telling you guys about all the great, natural products out there these days, but it has been a long time since I have done a review on a non-toxic laundry product. To be honest, laundry soap is something I had a difficult time going natural with. I never knew if my clothes were getting cleaned, and I missed the fragrance of my favorite detergent. I was sent a laundry starter kit from Yoreganics, and I have been so impressed with the performance of it all!
Yoreganics started because a mom was on a quest to find a way to ease her daughters eczema. She succeeded by ditching the products with a long list of ‘not so good ingredients’ and relying on nature’s ingredients. I love showing that simple ingredients can be really effective and Yoreganics is both of those…..simple but SO effective!! In my starter kit I received a bag of soapnuts, a bottle of stain remover, and a bag of whitener. I was so darn excited to put these products to the test even if it meant doing laundry ;)!
I am so enthralled with my soap nuts. Seriously. A nut that can clean my clothes? Per directions, I put 5 soap berries into my husbands tube sock, tied a knot, and started a load of laundry. It was super easy and my clothes came out as clean as ever (most important part right?). The 5 soapnuts will last for 5-10 washes and then I’ll switch them out.
“Soap berries, or soap nuts, are dried berries that are harvested from the trees of the Sapindus Mukorossi – in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. Their outer shells contain saponin, which creates a natural soap when agitated in water – use them in place of traditional detergents and fabric softeners. They effectively clean, soften and remove odors from your laundry – naturally! They have been used for centuries as a natural way to clean laundry, or a natural laundry detergent.”
The stain remover is my favorite part of this whole kit. I wasn’t expecting it to be so amazing when I put it to the test by using it on my husbands white church shirt (you know….the ones that get terrible armpit stains that are impossible to get out?). Guess what? It took those stains right out! I was shocked! With simple ingredients like oils and aloe vera, I couldn’t see how this stain remover worked so well, but I certainly won’t complain. I will honestly never be without this amazing stuff!
removes stains like: ink, food grease, chocolate, blood, grass, ketchup, baby spit up, pet “accidents” & more. Safe on natural fibers and water-safe surfaces. Made with USDA organic ingredients. Vegan. Gluten free.”
Brightens and Whitens is something I use when I am washing my whites. It’s not a bleach so it’s safe on all materials and is easy on my family’s skin. I also use it along with the stain remover to get really harsh stains out (like the armpit stains).
“BRIGHTENS & WHITENS
Removes stubborn, set-in stinks & stains like: coffee, tea, wine, juice, berries, blood, chocolate, grass, make-up, old yellowed linens, grungy socks, armpit stains & more! Free of chlorine, enzymes, optical brightners, dyes and fragrances. Works in soft/hard water and septic/grey water safe.”
Not only does Yoreganics offer great laundry products, they also make body products like washes and balms. I was sent a few sticks of Yore Balm and it is going to save my skin this winter. I am already feeling the harsh effects that this cold weather has on my skin, and I use the Yore Balm to soothe the itchiness and dryness that is inevitable for me. My girls are also benefiting from it because the get terribly chapped faces each winter and this balm helps heal that sensitive skin. It is great for so many body parts that I can’t even list them all ;)! Just get some and you will certainly find a good use for it. Right now you can get 10% using code: friend (exp 12/31/14)
Yoreganics certified organic laundry and body care gets BRAGGING RIGHTS!!
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