*detergent c/o BALM Baby
Have you ever tried soap nuts? Of course, they aren’t really soap or nuts for that matter. Soap nuts are really dried berries from trees in the Himalayas. These berries contain high levels of sapponins, providing a detergent free way of reducing water surface tension, so fabrics can release dirt and grime. You can actually use a handful of soap nuts or berries as a detergent replacement for natural laundering. The idea of dried berries getting soiled laundry clean, is a bit beyond comprehension for many people. Which is why a liquid extract is a great way for people to try out this amazing natural cleaning tool.
Balm Baby has a cool Cloth Diaper Liquid Laundry Detergent out made from Taylor’s Soap Nuts Extract, glycerine, and their own essential oil blend!
Taylor’s Soap products, including the BALM Baby line, are all made from natural ingredients and packaged in plastic free containers or glass or aluminum for easy reusing or recycling. Their products include diaper balms, healing balms, a variety of soap products, and more.
The BALM Baby Cloth Diaper Liquid Laundry Detergent is extremely concentrated, so a little goes a long way. For a large capacity top loading washing machine, you only need one or two teaspoons of the detergent. For HE machines, just half a teaspoon! The bottle of detergent takes up so little space, it is great for hauling down to the laundry room. No big heavy box!
I will admit right now, I was skeptical. I generally do not have much luck with liquid detergents and our hard water. Because of my doubts, I used too much (around three teaspoons) and my entire basement smelled like I was whipping up about 16 kettles of eucalyptus soap. Oops. No worries, since it rinses out pretty clean and it was just a lot of essential oil vapor causing the strong scent. I followed the directions with just 1-2 teaspoons from then on and all has been fine. Great even! The soap nut extract cleans quite well and the glycerine content works for our hard water. The essential oil blend includes tea tree, eucalyptus, lavender, and grapefruit essential oils for cleaning and disinfecting properties. The smell is strong, but I enjoy it since they are all oils I use with regularity.
BALM Baby detergent is free of perfumes, dyes, sulfates, phosphates, GMOs, plus it is vegan friendly. The bottle is a great price at $15.99 since you can get 48-96 loads out of it depending on your load size and washing machine. For an all natural detergent made in the USA, diaper safe, non-sudsing, and toxin free, BALM Baby is effective and a pretty good deal. Since I love the smell, the simple ingredients, and the lack of harsh chemicals, I am looking forward to discovering some other uses for BALM Baby Cloth Diaper Liquid Laundry Detergent. I bet a little teaspoon in a spray bottle of water could be a great wood cleaner!
Visit Balmbaby.com for more information and where to buy BALM Baby products.
*Detergent c/o BALM Baby for reviewing purposes. I Truly like this detergent, but hey, you might not like it. That’s OK. Opinions are important, just like disclosures.