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Tiny Choices Giveaway: Soap Nuts!

By tinychoices | March 12, 2009

products_small1.jpgBased on the incredibly enthusiastic reader response to our soap nuts review, Lisa over at LaundryTree.com has donated 10 sample bags of soapnuts for 10 lucky readers! (the sample bags are the little cotton drawstring pouches in the photo).

From their site:

LaundryTree Soapnut Sample – 20 grams
If you’ve never tried soapnuts before, this sample-sized bag is a perfect way to give them a spin. It contains 8 soapnuts — which doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s enough to wash between six and eight loads of laundry! We think that’s plenty of time for you to fall in love with this amazing, totally natural product!

To enter, we’re going to play a word-association game: please leave a comment below telling us the first word which comes to mind when you hear the word “laundry.” 10 winners will be chosen at random on Thursday, March 19th 2009, and all winners must have a U.S. mailing address.

Good luck, Tiny Choosers!

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Comment by Jenn S.
2009-03-12 14:05:13


As in, I need to scrape together enough quarters so I can wash my filthy cotton flannel hankies. :)

I don’t need to enter the soapnuts sweepstake, though. I ordered up a bag after your last post, and so far I’m really enjoying them! I made up a batch of the liquid wash, since we wash cold, and they’re doing a great job. And I’ve made a spray bottle of all-purpose cleanser for the kitchen and bath too!

Comment by Jessi Long
2009-03-12 14:13:20


I would love to try these!

Comment by Seattlejo
2009-03-12 14:40:22

First word : Ugh
Second Word :Cat

My cat recently climbed into my washer, and needed help getting out. It isnt left open anymore.

Comment by Libby Bulloff
2009-03-12 14:57:03


I absolutely love the smell of clean, wet wash. Mm. Happy.

Looking forward to trying out these soap nut doohickies! I’ve used an earth-friendly powdered detergent for quite a while now, but I’m always interested in trying new things that make chores simple as well as take care of the planet.

Comment by upma
2009-03-12 15:07:21


I really can’t wait to try these soap nuts!

Comment by Shelly
2009-03-12 15:09:13


It’s a never ending task!

Comment by michelle
2009-03-12 15:12:38

My association is:

Laundry = Horror

I wear my clothes until they need to be washed, i.e. they smell, and then I amass a huge pile of things that need to be washed, and then I lug my granny cart over to the laundromat, and thank goodness for multiple load machines!

Comment by J
2009-03-12 15:47:50

Laundry –> fresh start

Clean laundry is a fresh start for my (limited) wardrobe to cycle through!

Comment by anne
2009-03-12 16:07:12


Comment by greta
2009-03-12 16:08:53

first word was clean. second word was piles.

i would love to try these! sounds like they might be perfect for my allergy-prone husband.

Comment by Kristine
2009-03-12 16:12:40

laundry=sunshine=line dried clothes

Comment by CC
2009-03-12 16:24:45


Not very original, I know. I’ve been curious about soap nuts for a while, so thanks for the chance to try some out!

Comment by SuzyCat
2009-03-12 16:48:00

Clean…..more like the smell of freshly clean clothes.

I’m so interested in trying these, although I don’t know what my husband would say, heh.

Comment by Emily N.
2009-03-12 17:42:40

as in the Laundry room in my house

Comment by shawnee
2009-03-12 18:09:38

vinegar! we started using vinegar in the rinse water (instead of commercial fabric softener) several months ago, and it’s been great. the clothes seem cleaner, and we’re saving lots of money by not buying extra softener.

i am curious to try those soap nuts!

Comment by delqc
2009-03-12 18:10:27

diapers! As in cloth! That’s the funnest laundry I do these days.

Comment by Chris Smith
2009-03-12 18:10:29


I’d love to try these Soap Nuts.

Comment by Leslie
2009-03-12 18:16:04

My word: @$#*&!!!!!!

Yeah, I’m not a real fan of doing laundry. But, I have been wanting to try Soapnuts for awhile now. Maybe they’d be useful for washing the profanity out of my laundry day vocabulary as well!!

Comment by Rebecca U
2009-03-12 18:20:49


I have been looking at the soapnuts for a while, it would be nice to have a sample to try.

Comment by Natalie
2009-03-12 18:22:15


My husband does most of the laundry! :)

Winning a sample would be great, I’ve been thinking of trying these.

Comment by Belynda
2009-03-12 18:38:18


Comment by Jodie
2009-03-12 19:38:34

Quarters! As in I need to go to the bank and get more in order to do my laundry!

Comment by ckwebgrrl
2009-03-12 20:45:25


I’m planning to buy a few of these to try when my current laundry soap runs out but I’d love to get a free sample. Thanks for hosting this sweepstakes! :)

Comment by Clare
2009-03-12 21:19:01


Hmm… wonder what that says about me. o.o

Comment by Lauren
2009-03-12 21:27:11


I throw a load in the dryer during a commercial (to get the wrinkles out), then run back during the next commercial to hang them up on my various cobbled-together ‘clotheslines’ in the basement.


2009-03-13 04:52:23

Can you tell us about the packaging? Are those plastic bags? The only reason I haven’t tried soap nuts yet is that I can’t find them without plastic. If those bags are not plastic,please let me know!

Comment by Jenn (Tiny Choices)
2009-03-14 23:57:52

Hey Beth! The current packaging is plastic, but they’re developing a new non-plastic alternative, coming soon… you will be hearing more about this very soon, if you haven’t already!


Comment by Nicole
2009-03-13 07:13:46

Sheets (I don’t know why since we only wash our sheets once a month)

Comment by Lisa Clarke
2009-03-13 08:05:37


Comment by marleah
2009-03-13 08:10:59


And yes, “constant” and “neverending” were close seconds.

Comment by Brandy
2009-03-13 08:23:20

basket — one of my cat’s favorite things :)

Comment by Fresh Peaches
2009-03-13 08:35:07


I’ve really been wanting to try these.

Comment by mikea
2009-03-13 09:07:26


Actually, folding afterwards is the least fun for me. I can’t wait to try these things out!

Comment by Vanessa L.
2009-03-13 09:22:39


As in, our bedroom looks like a tornado passed through… clothes on every surface at all times. do we have carpet or hard wood? Read about the soap nuts a few months ago and am very interested!

Comment by Rachel Lauria
2009-03-13 10:10:42


I can’t believe my brain is that warped! I wish it would have been something a little more pleasant :)

Comment by Scandi
2009-03-13 10:22:41


As in, the new clothesline I just put up. It’s retractable! It’s right outside the back door! And it has restored, for me, the happiness of hanging clothes out to dry.

Comment by miraim
2009-03-13 10:27:52


I’d love to try these–thanks for the giveaway!

Comment by tammy b
2009-03-13 10:28:31


Comment by karen
2009-03-13 10:48:26



How a household of three goes through so much laundry, I will never understand.

Comment by kellylynn
2009-03-13 13:18:49


I have been wanting to try these out, but have been working through the case of Seventh Generation before moving on it. This may do teh trick.

Comment by Ana
2009-03-13 14:33:00

Stinky Socks

I would love to try this magic nuts to find out if they can make disappear those bad scents and replace all those chemicals invented for it. It will be simply natural.

Comment by Maggie
2009-03-13 14:46:27


Comment by kristen
2009-03-13 15:16:47


oooh, I’m dying to try these!

Comment by Mickey Z.
2009-03-13 16:40:25


Comment by Leah S
2009-03-13 17:10:19


Tuesday is the day that I get to use my in-law’s washer and dryer.

Comment by Deborah
2009-03-13 19:13:40

(as in never-ending work extravaganza)

Comment by janet
2009-03-13 19:48:47


(like the commercials)

Comment by Marie
2009-03-13 21:55:39


Comment by Laux
2009-03-13 22:07:01


The first thing I think about is how nice it will be to hang out my clothes in the sun on the patio. This is so cool, I’ve heard about soap nuts but never actually seen any. Good luck everyone! :)

Comment by Cindy
2009-03-13 22:26:00

there is always dirty laundry no matter how much I wash!!

Comment by Toby
2009-03-14 00:18:43


How sad is that?? We’ve struggled for years with allergies to chemicals and perfumes in our family’s detergents and it sounds like soapnuts could be a great alternative! Hopefully this’ll give us a great excuse to try them…

Comment by Lis
2009-03-14 00:20:44

…procrastinate… because it can wait one more day, right?

Comment by Gift of Green
2009-03-14 15:37:28


I have heard so much about these soapnuts! Thanks for offering this chance!

Comment by Lauren
2009-03-15 00:10:33

broken…as in my washer right now, boo.

Comment by Erica
2009-03-15 21:30:39

Um, well, the first word that I thought of was “balls” and that could either relate to those PVC laundry balls that I bought thinking they would cut down on disposable dryer sheets until I realized that heating PVC is a BAD idea and I don’t need dryer sheets anyway. Or it could relate to the years I worked for a Brit and tend to say “balls” as a curse for things I don’t like or don’t want to do. Or maybe because “balls” and “nuts” are euphemisms for male reproductive organs. I don’t know, but isn’t that why word association is fun?

Anyway, I would love to try the soap nuts :-)

Comment by christie
2009-03-16 08:02:12


as in, i’m lucky enough to have a sister that lives downstairs (near the laundry room) that does the majority of the laundry for the house. how sweet if i could give her a bag of those soap nuts to try!! ;)

Comment by Mary Ann Wasylewski
2009-03-16 13:08:28

Fragrant — I love the smell of freshly washed and dried clothes. Especially line dried.

Comment by nao
2009-03-17 10:13:43


I made a clothes drying rack out of bamboo, so I think about bamboo when I hear laundry. Beats clothes lines any day because they don’t sag. And I got the bamboo from Freecycle! You have no idea how many emails you get when you ask for bamboo on Freecycle….

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Comment by tracylweimer
2009-04-13 21:02:18

I have 3 sons and the laundry never ends.
My sister in law had told me about this product and I have
been wanting to try it.

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