Saturday, May 22, 2010

Green Virgin Products Review

May 20th, 2010
Green Virgin Products Review
I am so excited to share this review with you all.  A few months ago I was surfing the web and came across Green Virgin Product’s web site.  It caught my eye when I read about “soap nuts” because I had never heard of them so I inquired to learn more. 
Soap nuts come from Soap Berry Trees in the Himalayan Mountains and are completely non-toxic, organic and chemical free.  The nuts are harvested then dried in the sun.  After that, the seed is removed from the shell where it is then reharvested.  The outer shell of the Soap Berry Nut contains the soap which can be used in a variety of ways.
One really great use of the Soap Berry nut is for laundry detergent.  They can also be used to make concentrated liquid soap for everyday household use, for washing your vehicles (the soap produced is non-toxic), for bathing your pets, and can even be used to wash off insecticides that cling on to your fruits and vegetables!  It doesn’t get more sustainable than that!  Below are some more facts on soap nuts:
  • ·         By using soap nuts, your clothes will be soft without the use of a fabric softener
  • ·         Soap nuts cost 2.5 times less than leading national brands (1 kilo bag of soap nuts costs $26.95 and washes up to 330 loads of laundry)
  • ·         Using soap nuts doesn’t pollute our valuable water supply like toxic name brands do
  • ·         Soap nuts have been used for thousands of years
  • ·         They are completely sustainable!  They grow on trees, drop to the ground, are cracked open then dried naturally in the sun.
I was so impressed when I began using the soap nuts as a replacement for our laundry detergent.  I put 4-6 nuts into a cloth bag (also from green Virgin Products), I make sure the nuts are cracked open so the soap can be extracted, and throw the bag directly into my wash.  They are also safe to use with HE washers.
My clothes come out completely clean and smelling fresh.  The soap nuts also work as a natural fabric softener which is a bonus!
And to those of you wondering, they work excellent in cleaning our little one’s cloth diapers. 
Soap nuts are the best thing for washing diapers as they leave no residue and the diapers are more absorbent, and since there are no chemicals left behind diaper rash is greatly reduced. They also get rid of odors better than toxic chemical detergents. And of course they don't pollute our valuable water supplies. (Ken Marion, owner of Green Virgin Products)
For a free sample of Green Virgin Product’s soap nuts, email  Be sure to include your address.
That’s not all…my husband and I also had the opportunity to use Green Virgin Product’s Mineral Salt Deodorant stones.  I don’t know about you but I’m a stickler when it comes to deodorants used in our house.  After learning of the toxic harmful chemicals in most mainstream deodorants some years ago, I made the switch to non-toxic deodorants.  I’ve tried so many…and to be honest with you hadn’t found one until this year that I actually felt worked well and kept away bad odor.  To my surprise since the mineral salts deodorant has no scent, it actually worked really well at keeping me feeling fresh and clean all day.  You can even use it on your sweaty feet!  The stone is a natural astringent that can also be used on cuts and scrapes. And the lifespan of one mineral salts deodorant that costs $4.95 can last up to one year!  What a bargain!!

Park reviewed Green Virgin Product’s stainless steel baby/toddler bottle with the BPA free sippy cap and insulated covers and he loves them!  We have filled the bottle with everything from his water, juice, and milk and with the help from the insulated covers, everything stays nice and cold like it just came out of the refrigerator.  We were really impressed.  Green Virgin Products also has BPA free nipple tops if your wee ones are drinking from those.  The stainless steel bottles are easy to hold for all ages and could be a wonderful addition to your baby’s/toddler’s drinking devices.  They also stand up to the test of being dropped and thrown on anything from carpet to hardwood floors to the cement outside without denting.  These are lightweight yet sturdy bottles that are great to use.

Highest Quality Available
Green Virgin Products Stainless Steel Water Bottles will last forever, but are totally recyclable. They are certified BPA free, FDA and CA approved. Our bottles are made of 100% 304 stainless steel. 304 stainless steel is also known as 18/8 stainless steel. These bottles have a wide mouth design (1.75 inches. all our caps will fit the Kleen Kanteen bottles as our bottles are made in the same factory as theirs) so its easy to chug liquids and add large ice cubes quickly. Several different caps are available for no charge including a nipple cap and a sippy cup cap.
Lifetime Guarantee.
  Green Virgin Products bottles are the highest quality stainless steel water bottles available. Beware of the companies out there selling cheap bottles that are not much thicker than a beer can. Our bottles are made to the highest quality standards, in the most modern of factories using the highest quality materials available, and therefore, we can offer a Lifetime Guarantee for materials and workmanship
(Green Virgin Products)
I want to thank Green Virgin Product’s for the opportunity to review their eco-friendly, sustainable, non-toxic, safe to use products for our families and for the environment.  For more information on their variety of products, visit their web site at
Bridget James
(author of The Curious Case of Mommyhood)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. I bought some Green Virgin Products soap nuts, and I am totally impressed. Not only am I saving money, but my son who had a chronic runny nose has completely cleared up. No more runny nose. My laundry is softer and smells much better than the toxic perfume smell from Tide. Soap Nuts rule Tide drools.