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  1. Ok wow, that’s purely natural! I use seventh generation laundry detergent & it is naturally derived. It’s definitely necessar for sensitive people!

  2. This is a great post, especially for someone like me that has wanted to change laundry detergents but have yet to make the move. Thanks for sharing these important tips!

  3. I love soap nuts too! I am going to try adding the essential oils to the wash, I have put a few drops on my dryer balls but don’t notice much of a scent from that. Thank you for the ideas!

    1. I confess – I always feel like I’m going a little heavy on the scent ๐Ÿ™‚ I add about 5-7 drops in the wash and about 4-5 drops on each dryer ball (usually 1/2 and 1/2 with the different oils). But after the load comes out – it’s noticeable, but not overpowering! And, aren’t soap nuts the bees knees? I love that I only have to change them out about every 5 loads or so!

  4. I love wool dryer balls! I’ve been doing without fabric softener for years and dryer balls do make the clothes much softer. Adding EOs is a great idea; thank you!

  5. Do you know if they’ll work well in really hard water? I’d love something more natural for our cloth diapers but that’s not something I can afford to skimp on cleaning ability with!

    1. Soap nuts do work in hard water…but it’s a little bit harder. I would recommend using the soap nuts liquid concentrate for diapers as well as using hot/hotter water. There are other recommendations to treat the hard water (adding either Calgon or RLR), but I wouldn’t trust them to be safe for your baby’s diapers. I’d love to hear how they work with your hard water!

  6. Using soap nuts and wool dryer balls instead of toxic chemical-filled laundry products makes so much sense! We must protect our families and oursellves from unncessary exposure to toxins. Thank you for sharing his healthy, natural alternative with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I’m pinning and sharing. I can’t wait to see what you share with

    us next!

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