One of the main reasons I choose to cloth diaper my children was to prevent exposure to harmful toxins like dioxin. Additionally, I wanted to make sure that the detergents that I was washing their diapers and clothes in, did not have any chemicals either. I was surprised to find out that even "free and clear" detergents are not really free of chemicals and contain dioxane (not to be confused with dioxin). Brace yourselves Tide users, because not everything on your detergents ingredients list are there!
While it is impossible to keep my family safe from every toxic thing out there, I choose to limit exposure as much as I can.
That is why I was ecstatic when I came across soap nuts. Soap nuts are actually berries (so these are perfectly safe for those with nut allergies) related to the lychee and have been used for centuries in countries like India and Nepal.
These soap nuts are anti-microbial and contain a natural surfactant, saponin, to effectively remove odor and dirt. They are also hypoallergenic, which is perfect for babies and those with sensitive skin.
While browsing the internet for places to find soap nuts and other toxin-free products, I found Herbolution. Founded by husband and wife, Sasha and Veronika, Herbolution was created to bring not only fantastic customer service, but to actually manufacture high quality products that are friendly to the earth and body. They offer a variety of products for bath, beauty, baby, moms, dads, the home, and more.
Herbolution products are :
* Made from organic or wild-crafted or locally harvested ingredients
* Produced in small batches
* Individually handcrafted
* Labeled with an honest list of ingredients
* Biodegradable and have sustainable packaging (some products are packaged in 40-99% recycled glass)
* Plastic-free (currently 85% and progressing)
* Minimal waste and maximum efficiency
* Eco-conscious in the management of the production process
* 100% post consumer recycled or have tree-free paper labels
The Herbolution web-site also offers various articles on how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle as well as links that support the Herbolution mission (pssst...make-up wearers, you should check out the link to find out how safe and "natural" your make-up really is...)
Win it: One Leettle Baby reader will win a bag of organic soap nuts that Sasha and Veronika had donated for the Just For Baby Giveaway Hop.
Buy it: Soap Nuts Organic Natural Laundry for $5.00 or the sample size for $2.00
Sasha and Veronika have offered and exclusive discount code for my blog readers for this event! Take 15% off of your order with code "LEETLEBABY" until August 10th.
For some BONUS ENTRIES in the Just For Baby Giveaway Hop.. please comment below with another Herbolution product you'd love to own or something you learned from their site. You must comment on this post and then claim your entries on the Just For Baby Giveaway Hop main post rafflecopter which will be available on July 30th.
Thank you Sasha and Veronika for so graciously sponsoring this giveaway! Want to thank them too? Be sure to stop by the Herbolution FaceBook page
Disclaimer: I did not receive payment for this review and I was simply provided with the product to giveaway to one of my blog readers.