Monday, August 16, 2010

Yoreganics Review and Giveaway: Ends 8/22

is a natural cleaning company with a spirit for the simple. This wonderful little company is run by a Kim, an interior design-go green momtrepeneur. And their products?

Soap Nuts
Soap Nuts are dried up fruit berries, as in from a tree. They suds naturally when agitated, and a pack of six little nuts can wash your laundry about four to six times before they become too thin to use. They are supposedly great for laundry of those with sensitive skin, specifically for those with eczema. Soap nuts are also anti-fungal and anti-microbial, and they are low-sudsing so they do well in HE (front loader) washing machines.

If you think it's crazy that "soap nuts" can clean your laundry, I'll push the limit-- these little dudes took on Gabriel's cloth diapers, and they looked and smelled beautiful when done. It was really satisfying to take out our little eco-effort diapers and know they were cleaned with something as natural as a nut.

There are a few things I question about soap nuts--- one: their origin. They come from India and Nepal. So I wonder, who collects these nuts? How are they treated? What are they paid? How are they shipped? Who are the distributors? Once wonderful companies like Yoreganics get these little nuts, is the carbon footprint already larger than your typical modern detergent? I know none of these answers. But I do know they are created naturally and used as is. That's impressive.

Stain Remover
An organic pocket-sized stain remover with a citrus scent. With my little stain-maker on the move, I need to throw this in my diaper bag.

Brightens & Whitens
An all-natural brightener and whitener without bleach or phosphates. It is supposed to remove pretty much any stain you can imagine.... sounds good to me!

Lip Balm
USDA certified organic, in flavor Simplemint
This is hands down my favorite lip balm, and that is saying a lot because I was a loyal lover of one particular lip balm before I tried this. It is tingly, smooth, minty, and simple. It has a really nice, subtle taste, too. You will love it.

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  1. i've been wanting to try soapnuts for a loooong time. they sound so great!

    crazymaizy at gmail dot com

  2. I'd love to try the stain remover. I've tried soap nuts before, but for actual stains, I think I need something a little stronger!

    ailanna at hotmail dot com

  3. I follow your blog on GFC (Jennifer Mo).

    ailanna at hotmail dot com

  4. I follow Yoreganics on Twitter @noteasy2begreen. (That's how I found out about your giveaway!)

    ailanna at hotmail dot com

  5. I would love to try the lip balm...more lip balms/lipsticks etc, have parabens that I'm slightly allergic to and they always give me a tickle in the back of my throat! I'm always looking for one that is safe for me to use!