Making Laundry More Natural with Little Lamb Soap Nuts

Posted on Mar 16 2015 - 8:34pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: Budget Earth received products at a discount priced for this review. All opinions, however, are honest and my own.

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Have you ever done laundry with soap nuts? Personally, I am a big fan of different natural laundry detergents. While I know some people love making their own, I was never able to get it work properly. It was actually a huge fiasco I don’t really like to talk about (or the mess). As well, many of the recipes I have found seem to be pretty harsh since they use Borax. For those who know nothing about it, this cleaner is hard on skin and clothes, not really a good option for someone like me. For this reason, I love using natural detergents and other solutions like soap nuts. Recently, I learned of a new company that makes USDA soap nuts at reasonable prices anyone can afford – Little Lamb. After reading some about their products online, I knew I had to try it for myself!

Soap Nuts: What Are They?

Looking for an all natural way to do laundry? If so, we think you will love Little Lamb Soap Nuts! So, how can these dried berries have the same power as your current laundry detergent? By placing these dried berries in hot water, they release natural surfactants (soaps) that not only clean your laundry, but have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. All you have to do is put the nuts in a bag, set the washer to hot water, and you are ready to go! Best of all, they can be re-used 3-6 times, allowing you to hypoallergenic laundry option that is also amazing for your skin!

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Soap Nuts: Overall

So far, I have to say I love using these soap nuts. They are super easy to use and leave my laundry clean without having to use any other detergents. For someone like me with sensitive skin, this is pretty amazing. The only thing that may seem odd is that they do smell a bit like vinegar. Being someone who has used soap nuts in the past, I know this is completely normal and the smell goes away after a wash or two. When the nuts are close to finished, they get a bit of a dark, dull look to them, or start to break apart in the bag. They seem to work like most of the other soap nuts have I tried previously, but what makes them truly stand out to me is that they are USDA organic. While you find a lot of companies that sell these berries, very few of them are actually organic (which is now making me wonder what they do to the berries drying them). So far though, we have had a great experience with these soap nuts. Based on our own experience, we are delighted to give Little Lamp Soap Nuts an A rating.

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Soap Nuts: Where to Purchase

Want to purchase some of these awesome soap nuts for yourself? Currently, Little Lamp is running some awesome sales on their soap nuts! Our favorite, inexpensive package for anyone wanting to try soaps nuts is their 3 Pack of Wool Dryer Balls with Free Soap Nuts. This allows you to try both of these inexpensive options for only $10.73. Want to get them even cheaper? You can get an additional 20% off using the following coupon codeD3KBOO4Q!

Dryer Balls Set

Want to try a larger bag of soap nuts? You can buy a 1.1 lb bags of Little Lamb Soap Nuts for only $14.95 (additional 20% off with coupon code – D3KBOOQ4)

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

21 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. lisa March 17, 2015 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    That’s very interesting. I’d be willing to try this. Right now I’m using a perfume and dye free laundry soap because I’m sensitive to chemicals. The name, lamb nuts, leaves a bit to be desired though.

  2. laura rubenstein March 18, 2015 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of this before. The name is really catchy lol I’m not to sure I would try this though.

  3. Natalie March 18, 2015 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of lamb nuts before!

  4. Emily Endrizzi March 18, 2015 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Wow! I have never heard of anything like this. Soap nuts?!? This is really amazing to me. I would love to give this a try. Anything that is more natural is a plus for me.

  5. Kim March 19, 2015 at 8:47 am - Reply

    I have never heard of soap nuts before! My children both have very sensitive skin and I have been making an effort to rid my home of chemicals, so I think this is definitely worth trying. I have to agree with Lisa though, the name really leaves something to be desired.

  6. Amber Ludwig March 19, 2015 at 11:17 am - Reply

    My son and I have super super sensitive skin so we are always trying to naturalize our laundry!! I will definitely be trying these as they sound great!

  7. Anita k March 19, 2015 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing,we have a new grandbaby on the way.Perfect.

  8. Sandy Klocinski March 19, 2015 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    This is seriously the product I’ve been waiting for all my itchy life! I think this would be really fabulous for college students, or someone who doesn’t have a washer of their own; they don’t have to lug around a big container of laundry detergent. Awesome!

  9. Judy maharrey March 19, 2015 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    this is amazing. i have never heard of soap nuts before, but i am going to check them out. the advantages seems too good not totry.

  10. Sandra Watts March 19, 2015 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Those are neat. I have never heard of them before. I would love to try those dryer balls too.

  11. alicia szemon March 20, 2015 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Whhhat! I have never seen this before. Sounds interesting. I hate using chemicals.

  12. krista williams March 20, 2015 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    I have never tried soap nuts for the laundry. I would like to give it a try,especially after learning about the natural benefits.

  13. Linda Manns Linneman March 20, 2015 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of soap nuts before. This is so different. I will have to check these out. Thank you for sharing

  14. Sue M. March 21, 2015 at 11:14 am - Reply

    I never heard of soap nuts either; I like natural products so they sound good, I also like that they’re reusable.

  15. denise low March 21, 2015 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Wow never heard of the nut soap. I try to go more natural as we can. I would love to try this out. Thanks for the review.

  16. Sue E March 21, 2015 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    What?? I know when I tell my hubby & others, they are going to retort back to me “WHAT ARE YOU NUTS?”
    I am going to share this so I can tell the facts right.
    I am really impressed & have sensitive skin also. I’ll have to fid a scent that doesn’t irritate my skin, because I do LOVE the smell of clean fresh clothes.

  17. Lisa March 24, 2015 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    I think these are fantastic. I reviewed a similar product on my site and I’ll tell those soap nuts to a great job. Also more affordable and free of some unsavory ingredients in traditional detergent.

  18. Holly Thomas March 27, 2015 at 9:03 am - Reply

    This is actually pretty neat. I never would have thought something like this would get your clothes clean!

  19. margaret franks duncan March 27, 2015 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    I would try them,I also have sensitive skin.

  20. Dianna Davis March 27, 2015 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Well, I am like so many others here –never have heard of this—I need to do some more reading on it– But whatever helps without chemical is a plus to me– thanks so much your always on your toes!! <3

  21. Lisa August 31, 2015 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    I am just beginning to give these a try… what do you do for stain pre-treating?

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