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Old 29-03-2006, 7:42 PM
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Have any of you tried these? I'd never heard of them before.

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Old 29-03-2006, 8:24 PM
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Yes, I have. You only use about half a dozen at a time and you can reuse that same batch for 3 -4 washes (depending how how dirty the wash is).

You need to put them in a small cotton drawstring bag, or a sock (tie a knot in it) or you could use those small netted wash bags that come with the wash blocks (?) anything so long as water will pass through it, but the soap nuts can't fall out of it.

Very environmentally friendly and economical too.

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Old 29-03-2006, 8:39 PM
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Thanks for this , it may help with my sons allergies to commercial products .

Have just emailed them asking for a very small sample !

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Old 29-03-2006, 8:46 PM
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Talk about CS !

Allready had a reply that a sample is on its way , That is service !

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Old 29-03-2006, 10:05 PM
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Yup - I work on the theory anything that gets my son's nappies clean must have decnt cleaning power

I have excema and find them really good. I use gloop every now and then to keep the occasional whites wash sparkling as they contain no bleaching agents etc.

I'm an excema sufferer and washing powders used to be the bane of my life. These are great. You reuse them 5 or 6 times till they turn black. A 1kg bag should last about 12 months so they are a great money saver too.
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Old 29-03-2006, 10:34 PM
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I have just e-mailed them to request a sample,hopefully they will do the job.I bet the washing powder companies are trying to keep this one quiet!
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Yes my sister gave us a little packet in a Christmas hamper - they are fantastic - great for sensitive skin and very effective. We have been trying to find more since we ran out. Thanks for the web link - will order some!
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What a great idea. Will have to google and see if we can get them over here. I've never seen them before.
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Old 30-03-2006, 12:12 PM
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I've just bought some, thanks very much. They even took paypal so I've paid for them with ebay sales money.

And I though I was going well with a BOGOF washing powder the other day
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:27 AM
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I just received my sample of soap nuts today, will try them out later!
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Mine came today as well! I've already done today's washing load so will have try them later in the week. Hope they work!
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So do I, I havn't tried mine yet as I still have some washing powder to use.
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I am abit confused reading the leaflet they put in with them, says the nuts inside are used in the pharmaceutical industry - should we actually have the nuts - mine look like bits of shells?? is that right?

and do we still put fabric softner in?
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Got my free sample Friday and did about 6-7 washloads with them! I do live in a soft water area though so that helps them last.

Didn't read the paperwork properly though and didn't think they were good on whites/or stains - all sorted out now. Def going to buy some as no conditioner is needed (white vinegar or other) so saving even more.

Haven't tried drying outside yet as weather not very washing friendly so only dried in TD (not very OS I know!) which does help with the softning process.

BTW what environmentally and OS spot/stain removal does anyone use?
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What do they smell of? I've noticed they sell fragranced oil on the site as well and wasn't sure if this was to disguise the smell or not?
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What do they smell of? I've noticed they sell fragranced oil on the site as well and wasn't sure if this was to disguise the smell or not?
They don't smell of anything - I think they are selling this as an extra if you want a fragranced wash (another way of getting us to buy even more - unecessary stuff :confused: ).
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I've asked for a free sample. They sound great but I want to see what they are before I buy any.
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I got a free sample and am currently using them for the 3rd time, being in a hard water area I can't believe how soft the washing feels! I was stunned that the washing didn't smell of anything, but I've just been using an old bottle of Geranium essence oil and that works great for a fresh smell, not that you HAVE to have one of course!

AND these won't be clogging up your machine pipes either....AWESOME!

Definitely going to buy some of these after I use up all the other products I have

Oh and also found them here too.
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BTW what environmentally and OS spot/stain removal does anyone use?
Just found this one :confused: Scroll down to Liquid Gall Soap
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I emailed for a smaple but have had a mail back saying that a sample size of 60g can be bought for 2.50.


Not sure I'll bother now.
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