Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Maggies Pureland Soap Nuts Review and Giveaway-ends 7/25




Maggie's Pureland Review and Giveaway-ends 7/25




I had another wonderful opportunity to review a laundry soap that is more pure and environmental friendly than most you will find on the supermarket shelves.  Maggie's Pureland offers consumers a biodegradable and hypoallergenic product completely free of chemicals.  Their products are made from the dried soap nuts that grow directly from the Chinese Soapberry tree.  Even better, they also created a liquid soap made from the soap nuts, as well as lavender, lemongrass, and tea tree essential oils! It smells so yummy!
For 5000 years, humans have been safely using Soap Nuts as a cleanser.  Because of its natural sudsing power. Soap Nuts can be used for all your laundry needs.  100% all natural and biodegradable, Maggie's Pureland is safe to use for everyone in the family...including your little ones!  The soap nuts are super concentrated, so they can be used over and over again.  Just one 10.5 oz. box of Maggie's Pureland Soap Nuts can be used for up to 80 loads of laundry!  And for the price of $18.99, that's quite the bargain!


Maggie's Pureland not only cares about the importance of chemical free laundry products in your home, they care about the families in the Indian and Indonesian jungles that harvest and provide the Soap Nuts.  By purchasing Maggie's Pureland's products, you are providing the families that harvest the Soap Nuts with fair income.

Uses:
  • Made for the use in regular and HE washing machines, Maggie's Pureland Soap Nuts can be used as a laundry soap, a natural fabric softener, and for washing silk and wool fabrics.  Maggie's Pureland Soap Nuts laundry liquid works the same as the Soap Nuts but is made for those who prefer a liquid soap.   
  •  Maggie's Pureland is safe to use for all of your baby items, including your cloth diapering systems!  
  •  It can also be used as a skin and body cleanser. 
  • It is safe to use as a soap for your furry animal family members.  
  •  In Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Soap Nuts are used traditionally to treat skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis.  
  •  The soap nuts can be used as a fruit and vegetable wash.
  • And you can also use it as a surfactant cleaner!  I used it to wipe down my bathroom from floor to ceiling, without the worry of my son in the room I might add, and loved the natural cleaning power of the Soapberry nuts with the essential oils.  The lemongrass scent is the best!  It left my bathroom smelling oh so fresh...
(Note: Although the name contains the word "nut", the Soapberry Nut is actually a fruit so those with nut allergies can safely use this product.)


Environmental Impact (according to Maggie's Pureland):

Our Factory is a Tree – Preserving Trees 
And it is a wild tree.  Maggie’s Soap Nuts are harvested from trees growing wild in the forests of India, Indonesia and Nepal.  The trees are naturally occurring.  No fertilizer or pesticides are used.  Soap nuts have been used as soap for thousands of years.  The booming of the chemical industries after World War II brought low priced detergents filled with fragrance, dyes and optical brighteners.  These “modern” chemicals drowned out the old fashioned organic ways.  Soap Nut trees became more valuable as lumber than as soap producing trees.  Many trees were (and still are) cut for lumber and to clear ground for coconut and other crops. 
Your purchase of Maggie’s Soap Nuts provides income to thousands of folks in our producing areas.  And your purchase saves thousands of trees.  No one cuts down a tree that gives fruit every year. 
Our Factory is a Tree – Processing Maggie’s Soap Nuts 
Maggie’s Soap Nuts really aren’t processed.  We take the seeds out by hand and let the fruit dry in the sun.  When it is dried, we put it in a recyclable box and send it to market.  It is natural, wholly natural.
There is no waste.  No waste water, no toxic byproducts.  Everything is used.  We even make jewelry and “marbles” from the little hard black seeds.  All packaging is either recycled, recyclable, or re-usable. 
Our Factory is a Tree – Carbon Footprint 
Our product is shipped to the United States and Canada by the lowest carbon cost methods available.  Then we fully offset the carbon cost by doing the obvious.  We plant trees.  We plant forests.  Join us.  Buy Maggie’s Soap Nuts and you will help plant a tree.  
Trees for the Future 
Soap nut trees require a totally frost free environment.  As they can fruit over 100 years, they have to have a very special climate.  This climate exists in three tiny areas of the United States.  In 2007 we started our first seedlings and in 2008 we will plant our first trees.  They should bear first fruit in 2016 and continue to after the year 2100.  The will be providing soap, shade and sequestering carbon for many generations to come.

Directions:

It is very important to note why the soap nuts do not suds.  Most laboratory cleaners contain foaming agents to “trick” consumers that the product is working.  In truth, the quantity of bubbles does not tell you if a cleaner is effective!  Maggie’s Soap Nuts keep you clean without phony bubbles.  Because they are low sudsing, Soap Nuts are ideal for H.E. and front loader machines. 

Click here for directions of how to use Maggie's Pureland Soap Nuts.

Suggestions:
I love using Maggie's Pureland for my laundry needs AND as a surfactant cleaner.  I recommend noting that you can use it as both on the bottle somewhere.

Buy it: Click here to view products and pricing to purchase online OR you can purchase Maggie's Pureland products in over 900 stores nationwide. 

Win it:  Maggies Pureland is giving away your choice of either an 8 load liquid sample or a 5 load raw soap nut sample!

To Enter:
***REMEMBER: POST A COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY***
***Also, remember to leave your email address with your comments so you can be reached*** 
Subscribe to my blog (located on the left side of my home page) and tell me another product of Maggie's Pureland you would like to try.  This is MANDATORY to enter the giveaway. 

You also have the opportunity for additional entries (one each) if you do any of the following:
  • follow The Curious Case of Mommyhood on Google Follower
  • follow The Curious Case of Mommyhood on Twitter
  • retweet this giveaway and add the link to your post
  • follow/like The Curious Case of Mommyhood on Facebook
  • tell me something else you found interesting about Maggie's Pureland products
  • follow/like Maggie's Pureland on Facebook 
  • follow Maggie's Pureland on Twitter
This giveaway ends Sunday, July 25th at midnight.


Good luck to you all!!!


~Mommy Bridget

27 comments:

  1. GFC - follower
    waterlily_mc@juno.com

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  2. Subscriber, and I would love to try Maggie's Soap Nuts Family Size 80 loads 10 oz. box.
    waterlily_mc@juno.com

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  3. I found this very interesting - Stains: Apply directly and generously to the stain and allow to penetrate for
    several minutes.
    waterlily_mc@juno.com

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  4. Follow you on FB
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  5. I would like to wear Maggie's Soap Nuts seeds earrings
    jmmd at qwest office dot net

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  6. The liquid soap from Maggie's sounds interesting.
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  7. I subscribe by email
    I would love to try their Lavender tea tree liquid soap
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  8. I like you on FB - Abbie N
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  9. I like Maggies Pureland on FB - Abbie N
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  10. I follow you via GFC
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  11. Interesting...well they are NUTS that is so neat
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  12. I subscribe to your blog via email and I would like to try their lavender tea tree soap.
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  13. I follow on google friend connect.
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  14. I subscribe and love the seed earrings!

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  15. I subscribe via feedburner, and I love the earrings! enlehman86 at gmail dot com

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  16. I follow your blog. enlehman86 at gmail dot com

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  17. I like you on Facebook. FB name Erin Lehman. enlehman86 at gmail dot com

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  18. I think it's interesting (and great) that they donate 10% of their profits! enlehman86 at gmail dot com

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  19. I like Maggie's on Facebook. FB name Erin Lehman. enlehman86 at gmail dot com

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  20. I subscribe to your email & I'd also like to see the joke kit in action!
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  21. Fan of yours on FB!
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  22. Fan of Maggie's on FB!
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  23. GFC follow!
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  24. Soap nuts are akin to the lychee fruit...which is one of my faves!!
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