Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Giveaway - Yoreganics Organic Laundry Sampler

I was contacted a little while back by the super friendly Kim of Yorganics. She wanted to introduce me to her organic laundry products & so she sent me the laundry sampler & a lip balm to try. Read about Kim's interesting story here.


The product that intrigued me the most was the soap nuts. They are dried fruit berries that fall from trees in Northern India & Nepal. Their outer shells contain saponin, which creates a natural soap when agitated in water. You just put about 5 of the nuts into a little wash bag, which comes with the sampler. Then you toss them in the water before you add your clothes to the washing machine. You can use the same bag of soap nuts for 4-6 washes.


My clothes came out just as clean with these yoreganic soap nuts as they do with detergent. There wasn't a scent to these & so my clothes came out without a scent. This is something to keep in mind, but this is definitely a feature that many would be interested in.

A little more info about the soap nuts:
- EcoCert certified organic, so no chemicals or pesticides.
- sustainable & biodegradable
- hypoallergenic, good for those w/ allergies, eczema & psoriasis
- works in all washing machines
- excellent for cloth diapers

I also used the Brightens & Whitens on my load of towels, because not only does it remove stains, but it restores absorbency because it strips detergent residue. I was pleased with the results. My towels felt great.

Then there was the lip balm. I fell in love with the lip balm. It is so, so smooth & makes your lips tingle just a little bit. I love it. You will too!


Giveaway details: Kim has been kind enough to offer one reader a laundry sampler as well as a lip balm! This is the perfect giveaway with Earth Day coming up!

In order to enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post.
Please leave your e-mail address, so that I can contact you if you win.
Once again, if you are a follower, you get an extra entry. So if you follow the blog in any way, shape, or form, please leave an additional comment letting me know. :)

Good luck!
You have until April 25th to enter.

112 comments:

Brit said...

I want to enter!!! Dang it though, the first comments never seem to win.

brit@esbechic.com

Outofmymind said...

Please Please enter me. I have read about soap nuts and have been dying to try them. I will definitely be checking out her place. Thanx for sharing and now I am officially a follower, before I just stalked you. kelli hansen kdmak5@yahoo.com

Sonia said...

oh COOL! I would love to try this, ecspe;cially the detergent!

Erin L said...

interesting.

I'm all for trying new things.

fountainsoferin@hotmail.com

does being on my blog roll count as following?

Joni said...

I've read about soap nuts before and would love to try them. I am also a follower.
joni42209@gmail.com

mommy2cjn said...

I would love to try these out!! I make my own soap, but this sounds so much easier, especially if I can reuse the same nuts a few times.

mommy2cjn said...

I am also a follower. :)

Liv said...

I'd love to try this. I'm starting to use more natural products. It would be cool to try.

Liv said...

Oh, also extra comment for being a follower.

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Andrea said...

How interesting! I'd love to give them a try.

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Ellen said...

Awesome! My roommate got some of these last summer and we used them all time. Would love to try out some awesome products from this place!

ellencf AT gmail DOT com

Ellen said...

PS I am also a follower and always get excited when I look at my reader updates to see you've posted something new!

ellencf AT gmail DOT com

the mama monster said...

those sound really interesting! definatly something i would be interested in.
jacquelynbateman@hotmail.com

the mama monster said...

i'm already a follower.
jacquelynbateman@hotmail.com

Mandi said...

i always wondered if those nuts really workd!

Mausman@cox.net

meleahlee said...

this girl would love to have another bag of nuts around the house. and this one even helps with the laundry! gasp! meleahlee@hotmail.com

meleahlee said...

and i am a follower. i try not to be but it seems to come naturally...

alison said...

I've been subscribed to your blog for a while now--this is a cool sounding product. I always wondered where the term 'saponification' came from. :)
Would love to try these out.

Kristen said...

Candace: The laundry solution sounds great! I've been using vinegar instead of softener, but I've been looking for an economical detergent alternative that is not harsh on the skin. This sounds perfect!

Kristen said...

Candace: I have been following your blog in Google Reader for some time. I agreed with your post on health insurance and love reading your journey. Can't wait to try some of your cute patterns/tutorials for my girls. My email is gomarquette@wi.rr.com.

QuiltyGirl said...

I've been wanting to try Soap Nuts!

quiltygirl@gmail.com

QuiltyGirl said...

And I'm a follower!

quiltygirl@gmail.com

Kayanna said...

I've really been wanting to try soap nuts! We've been cloth diapering for about 9 months and I've heard these are excellent for diapers.

And I'm an enthusiastic Sparkle Power fan/follower already!

Amanda said...

I would love this since my daughter has such sensitive skin. My email is Amandamstephens@gmail.com... and I am a loyal follower. :)

Camille said...

I would love to win!!

Camille said...

And I'm a follower. :P

Steph0871 said...

ooo I would love to win! stephanie.schwecke@gmail.com

Steph0871 said...

and I'm a follower :)

Waldeck Dry Goods said...

I've always wanted to try these!

waldeckdrygoods@gmail.com

Waldeck Dry Goods said...

And.... I just became a follower of your blog. =)

waldeckdrygoods@gmail.com

Monica said...

i've been wanting to try soapnuts for a while now. I started making my own laundry detergent to replace the more expensive eco-friendly one I was using. I've heard wonderful things about soapnuts.

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The Smith Family said...

I would love to try these and the lip balm sounds wonderful!

marcandlorie@embarqmail.com

The Smith Family said...

I'm a follower of your blog too...yay!

marcandlorie@embarqmail.com

twrightgirl said...

wow, i would love to give these a try!
twrightgirl @ hotmail.com

Whitney said...

I'd love to win these - thanks!

Whitney said...

Also, I'm a blog follower. :-)

ghislaine said...

I love finding out more eco-friendly cleaning products. The soap nuts are very interesting.

I use Norwex and they are also great eco-friendly products too!

Shelby said...

I am now following you via Google!

Shelby said...

I hope I win! Awesome product!

Sara said...

These soap nuts are something I've been wanting to try. What a great giveaway for this week!

Yes, I follow you...sounds scary. ;)

robisonDOTsaraATgmailDOTcom

Season said...

This is very interesting. Never heard of them before.

Oh, I'm also a follower!

rideabikeATgmailDOTcom

Amie said...

These sound so cool! I would love to win them! amie.kanengeiser@gmail.com

Amie said...

I also follow you with google reader! amie.kanengeiser@gmail.com

angela said...

I have been dying to try soap nuts. I've been making my own detergent for several months and love it but I'm always interested in natural and organic cleaning stuff so count me in! Also, I'm a lip balm addict so something tingly would be great!

say i am you said...

Oh great! I would love to try out a new organic detergent! Thanks for the chance!!

melani.mcneilly@gmail.com

say i am you said...

Of course I follow! :)
Thanks again!!

melani.mcneilly@gmail.com

JMillerFam said...

totally a follower....and a friend!

JMillerFam said...

love love love this product! How cool!

jessica@joelmillerdesign.com

Amie said...

Yay! I would love to win and try this generous package! :) Thanks 'Sparkle Power' and Yoreganics!

~Amber

Amie said...

P.S. I follow your blog. It is "favorited" and I check it just about every morning as I sip my morning life-imrover/happy maker . . . er, I mean coffee!

And, oops . . . I forgot to put my email in the previous entry post. Mommy brain!!! It is elfinspired@comcast.net

jess said...

sweet! email is princessjess3@yahoo.com

jess said...

also, I'm a follower :)
email is princessjess3@yahoo.com

Mel said...

cool product! Thanks for the chance!

Mel said...

I'm a follower :)

tinylooptopwolkjes said...

Wow,I just found your website and lucky me that I can enter to this great give away immediately! I would love to join but I live in Belgium, I hope that is no problem?
Great blog by the way!
Tine

Sarah said...

This is so amazing! I am such a laundry geek :) Would love to try it on cloth diapers.

Sarah said...

I follow your awesome blog!

sarah dot groesbeck at gmail dot com

chanel said...

seeing as how ALL scents are bugging the crud out of me and Julia has this rather obnoxious lip problem right now I think this giveaway is callin my number!!!! love ya!

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

Amber said...

I'd love to try these with cloth diapers! Intriguing...

mountcool2000 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Footin said...

I have been wanting to try that. I saw it awhile back. My daughter has allergies to anything scented like me when it comes to soaps and laundry detergents.

Footin said...

oh and I follow you :)

miznyc said...

Ohh this looks great!!!! I'd be super happy if I won!!!

miznyc said...

I am also a follower of this blog. Your pillow cover tutorial was really helpful to me!

Andrea said...

I've never heard of this! I'd love to win and try it!

TheTrainToCrazy.com
thetraintocrazy@gmail.com

meg said...

I saw those laundry nuts a while back and have been intrigued ever since. I would love to give them a try.
I love me some sparkle and I'd follow you anywhere, but I just subscribe via google reader (is that the same?).

Elaine said...

Wow, that sounds fantastic!!! How eco-friendly is that!! Please enter me :)

elainehearn@live.com

Enter to win a vintage button-down shirt!
clothed much, a modest fashion blog

paula_lemos said...

I would love to try this! Thanks for the chance to win!
paula_lemos at vodafone dot pt

paula_lemos said...

I follow your blog!
paula_lemos at vodafone dot pt

Laura said...

i wanna win!!! sounds pretty awesome!!!

Laumj88@gmail.com

Laura said...

And i've been a follower!!!

Laumj88@gmail.com

ohhhfire said...

i would love to try those products, please enter me!
ohhhfire@hotmail.com

ohhhfire said...

i am a google friend connect follower
ohhhfire@hotmail.com

Lance, Teisa, Amelia and Bayla Linscott said...

I would love to try this.

teisalinscott@gmail.com

Emily said...

enter me please!
emmy1981 at aol dot com

julia said...

Wow I would love to try these products. My skin is so irritable, more and more so lately, so this could be just the thing! Especially the lip balm, apparently its crazy chapped lip season for me.

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Beth H said...

What a great giveaway...I've been wanting to try the soap nuts!

Beth H said...

I'm also a subsciber via Google Reader. Love your blog and enjoy your posts.

Jolee said...

Awesome. Thanks! joleehamlin@comcast.net

Jolee said...

follower. joleehamlin@comcast.net

Katlovesmath said...

I would love to try this Laundry Sampler and Lip Balm!

katlovesmath at gmail dot com

Amy said...

My girls and I all have sensitive skin and these products sound great!

Katlovesmath said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect (Kat McLean).

katlovesmath at gmail dot com

So many Ideas not enough Time said...

I usually never enter giveaways- I just don't. But this is something that I've seen before and have often thought about getting but just haven't had the nerve. So I'm excited- and if I don't win I am definantly going to go get me some of this.

So many Ideas not enough Time said...

And I have been following for a while now- can't even remember when I started- but I always just had you in my favorites and just realized that I wasn't actually "Following" you through blogger. :) and my email jennbenn1@hotmail.com

Liza said...

What an interesting product!

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

carolyn said...

I have wanted to try soapnuts, Candace.
I adore your blog, and would love to win!

Nicole said...

I'm following your blog!

nikiunc (at) hotmail (dot) com

Nicole said...

What an interesting cleaning alternative!

nikiunc(at)hotmail(dot)com

charisma said...

This sounds like an awesome product for my boyfriend and his sensitive skin. ;) My email is danabeeman at gmail dot com

charisma said...

I am following your blog now. ;)

lcg842 said...

I am trying to find a nice eco-friendly detergent that (hopefully!) does NOT strip out color from my clothes!

Cool giveaway too. :-)

Thanks,

Lisa
lcg842@comcast.net

lcg842 said...

Posted giveaway on Facebook!

Thanks,

Lisa
lcg842@comcast.net

Emily said...

What a great giveaway!

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Emily said...

I'm a follower!

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Attilio said...

sounds like great products. would love to win
thanks
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Attilio said...

i follow your blog too
bpbajona(at)maltanet(dot)net

Megan: said...

I would love to try these products! Thank you so much for the opportunity and Happy Earth day to you!

Elena said...

I hope I win! Love to try new products!

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Elena said...

I am a follower!

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Emily said...

Those products look awesome. Would love to try them emilyveale77@gmail.com

matt4melis said...

I'd love to try them. Sounds like a great product!

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

matt4melis said...

I'm a follower via Google Friend Connect and Google Reader.

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

ellisondrive said...

I am always looking for a new safe alternative to the cleaning industry (and the lip stuff is just a bonus!). Thanks for sharing!
Jen N.

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Julie said...

My towels need brightening so would like to give the product a try :)

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Julie said...

follow blog as jelaws5

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tina reynolds said...

thanks for the chance, would love to try. eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

i follow your blog

Chasity said...

These are so cool. Would love to try. chasity_terry@sbcglobal.net

Chasity said...

I follow your blog too.

marky said...

I have been wanting to try these!! Love your Blog!

lcg842 said...

Do these soap nuts work on getting out deodorant stains? If yes, SIGN ME UP!

Thanks for the giveaway,

Lisa
LCG842@comcast.net

P.S.- I work the night shift. Does that count as being more of a "nut?" ;-) Haha

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