Weekend Giveaway: Laundry Tree

Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway!  Today’s giveaway has been provided by our sponsor, Laundry Tree.

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you!

I mentioned yesterday that my family uses soap nuts for our laundry.  I first learned about them a while ago from Tsh, Simple Mom, and am so glad that I gave them a try. I admit, I was a tiny bit skeptical at first, but I have been impressed with how well they clean.  I even use them to clean our cloth diapers.

Soap nuts are a dried fruit (not actually a nut) whose cleaning properties make them an alternative to traditional laundry detergents and cleaners.

From the Laundry Tree website:

  • They are simply a dried fruit — 100% totally natural.
  • They are organically grown and are free of harsh chemicals, so they are incredibly gentle. (This makes them especially great for those with sensitive skin — including babies and those that suffer from allergies, eczema, and psoriasis).
  • They’re totally biodegradeable, so they’re better for the environment than regular detergent.
  • They’re antimicrobial, so they’re even good for septic and greywater systems.
  • They are low-sudsing — exactly what you need for HE (or high-efficiency) washers.

The outer shell of the soapnut contains saponin, a natural substance known for its ability to cleanse and wash. (That’s what makes them so GREAT for cleaning your laundry!) And here’s a cool fact: soapnuts aren’t a new concept; they have been used to clean all kinds of fabric for centuries, and are only now gaining popularity in the Americas and Europe as a powerful, yet natural alternative to modern detergents. Having used any number of other detergents, we’re here to say so far man has yet to best Mother Nature in coming up with a genius cleaning agent for clothes.

The Giveaway

Laundry Tree is offering on Simple Kids reader the chance to win 2 “Deluxe Starter Kits” – 1 for the winner and 1 for the winner’s friend. I love that you get to share!

The Deluxe Starter Kit includes everything needed to wash nearly 150 loads of laundry with SoapNuts:

  • one 500 gram bag of SoapNuts
  • three 1 ounce bottles of the scent of your choice
  • one extra washbag
  • one sample bag to share with a friend

To Enter

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling me why you would like to try soap nuts.

This giveaway will end today at midnight, EST Saturday April 9th. Good luck! This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you!

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

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  1. Marianne says:

    I have used soap nuts and love them! Unfortunately, I’m out. I would love to win some!

  2. I would love to try these. I have been wanting to try something more natural for my laundry and this would be great. Plus I have alot of friends who use or want to use these and it would be fun to share with one of them.

  3. I would actually love to try these for myself to see what they ‘re all about. I’ve heard some negative press and some friends that have tried them so I need to see for myself! Thanks for the chance!

  4. I, too, have been considering soap nuts ever since Tsh’s first mention of them. This would be just the jump start for a waffler like me!
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  5. i have ALWAYS wanted to try these!! i have a friend that would love to try them as well :)

  6. I have heard of soap nuts and want to try them, but I haven’t seen them at any of the grocery stores I frequent. I used to make my own laundry detergent, but soap nuts sound way easier!

    Oh dear, who would I share the extra one with? I can think of at least six people to share with already! Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  7. I’ve been fighting with my cloth diapers, trying to find a detergent that consistently works without issues. I’d love to try something totally different!

  8. Melanie W says:

    Cool! I’ve heard of these and always wanted to try them. I am really trying to switch over to more eco-friendly/healthy home products. I would give the 2nd set to my mom ^_^

  9. Lore Ellsworth says:

    I would love to try soap nuts. My husband is a security officer and his shirts can really get dirty from his day of protecting his client’s properties.

  10. This sounds like an amazing product! I have been making our laundry soap the last two years and love the savings and results. With 7 of us, we do a lot of laundry! I’d love to win this fantastic giveaway {and share with a friend!}

  11. I would love to give these a try, since I have heard so much about them. With the addition of our 2nd baby, we’re doing so much more laundry these days, too.

  12. I recently learned that the laundry detergent I was using is not as safe and natural as it was proported to be. I have been very curious about soapnuts and this would be a great way to try them out! Pick me!
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  13. Jennie G says:

    I love that there are no chemicals for my kids or the environment! I’ve got to try them.

  14. I would love to win this! I’ve been looking for alternative natural laundry cleaning methods, but I haven’t tried these yet. Thanks for having this! :)
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  15. I would love to use them. Never dared to, but your good report on them made me think- if I win, I will give them a try. Thanks for this giveaway,
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  16. foxbrooken says:

    I’ve seen these before but hadn’t gotten the “gumption up” to trying them. As always, the less chemicals the better for our sensitive family.

  17. Jennifer Ross says:

    I would love to try Soap Nuts. This seems like a great alternative to using chemical detergent. I already make my own laundry soap which can be a chore so this would be a great time saver!

  18. Barbara says:

    I had never heard of Soap Nuts before your posts this week. I am intrigued. Would love the chance for me and a friend to both try something new! Thanks for the giveaway 😉

  19. I’m just starting to “go green” and have been wanting to try something safer and more natural for our laundry. Would LOVE to try these!

  20. Allison Fambro says:

    Ohh this is awesome! I was just pondering ordering after your post.

  21. Margaret K says:

    We’ve been gradually ridding our home of chemicals this year. Sounds like a great next step!

  22. Jennie G says:

    I love that they have no chemicals for my kids or the environment. I hope I win!

  23. cybil jones says:

    I would like to try SoapNuts because I am trying to go “greener” and keep chemicals away from my children.

  24. I have never heard of these before, but they seem very cool. I love that they are so natural. I would love to give them a try.

  25. This is a totally new concept/product to me! I cloth diaper and make my own home cleaners but I haven’t yet found natural detergents that I like – so this would be great to try!

  26. Cindy Pratt says:

    I have been wanting to try soap nuts for awhile. My family has sensitive skin and so many different products on the market irritate our skin. i have been reading about soap nuts and your giveaway is such great timing!

  27. I’d love to try a more natural, gentle alternative.

  28. Joy Helfers says:

    Have never tried these but am interested in using them. It would be nice to use a product that does not leave a residue on clothing/towels. I would share with my friend who has five kids. Five kids=tons of laundry!

  29. I would love to try this! We try to use detergent that isn’t harsh but I think these would be a lot better!

  30. After seeing your post yesterday on these and would love to give them a try and better yet, share with a friend!

  31. I have been trying to rid our home of cleaners that rely on chemicals. I have started using vinegar for a lot of cleaning but have not yet found a good alternative for laundry of which we seem to have a lot. I would love a chance to try soap nuts.
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  32. Belinda D. says:

    I’ve never tried soap nuts, but considering the fact that 3 out of 5 people in my home have a sensitive skin condition, I’d be thrilled to win some and give soap nuts a try. :)

  33. I would love to try the soap nuts I didn’t know there was an alternative to man made and love nature I should have known mother nature would have provided for everything! I also want to try it because it sounds soft to skin and recently I have developed an awful itchy rash and think switching to a soft alternative may make help?! Thanks anyway am glad to have found out about them x x x
    Lisa x

  34. All of my children have sensitive skin. I would love to try the soap nuts and see if they work to keep the rashes at bay.\


  35. I am so intrigued by these little buggers. With a newborn and two busy little boys, I would love to try these out on the 101 stains I encounter weekly. :)

  36. Sarah M says:

    Oh I would LOVE to win this! we switched to homemade laundry soap about a year and half ago and are happy with the results, but I would love to take it to the next level of “all natural” with soap nuts! It also just sounds so easy – something I definitely could use with two under two! Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. I don’t know anyone in person who uses them, I’d like to try!

  38. I would love to try them. I’ve heard about them before and this would allow me to take the plunge!

  39. I’ve looked in to these, but they seem so expensive. I would love to win them so I can see if they work before I spend money on them.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. I’ve heard such great things about soap nuts, but I just haven’t tried them yet. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  41. Have been looking for a good laundry alternative… would LOVE to try them!

  42. Esther V says:

    I have wanted to try Soap Nuts for almost a year now, I would be thrilled to get some! I am just starting to cloth diaper and would love to know how well they work!

  43. I would love to try these – especially on my cloth diapers!

  44. Mary S. says:

    I would love to try these! We buy the free and clear detergent due to sensitive skin so I would love to try an even more natural/chemical free option.

  45. I would love to try these. I was just thinking about ordering a sample set – so this giveaway came at just the right time!

  46. I’ve wanted to try these for some time as another way to improve my family’s dry skin. I hope I win!

  47. Emily B says:

    I’m intrigued that they have scents to choose! Would love to give them a try.

  48. I’d love to try these because 3 of us have skin allergies and we struggle to find laundry soaps that work and don’t cause rashes!

  49. We have eczema sufferers in our family… perhaps these would help.

  50. Lindsey says:

    I would love to try soap nuts! I have heard so much about them & I think I’ll finally ready to take the next step of a safer-gentler laundry soap :)