Eco Nuts Laundry Soap Review

I’ve probably tried every kind of laundry soap there is in an attempt to find a balance between taking care of my sensitive skin and getting clothes actually clean.

I’ve bought organic detergents and made my own. Overall, my experience has been that if it works on dirt, it is too harsh for my skin.

So when I was asked to review Eco Nuts Soap for our June Giveaway Splash, I was skeptical – at best. An all-natural laundry soap that is hypoallergenic, organic, and doesn’t cost much?

Eco Nuts is a sponsor for our June Giveaway Splash and provided free product in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review and all of the opinions expressed are my own.

Review of Eco Nuts soap nuts - plus giveaway of a medium box. @EcoNuts @NaturalFamToday #frugal #sustainable

My experience with Eco Nuts Soap Nuts

We received a medium box of soap nuts that comes with two cloth bags. My husband actually opened the package first and wanted to know what in the world they were.

Eco Nuts are dried berry shells from the soapberry tree.

Eco Nuts are not nuts – they are actually dried berry shells from the Soapberry tree. Β These shells naturally produce the soap saponin.

You simply place 4-5 of these “soap nuts” in one of the cloth bags, secure, and throw it in your wash machine with a load of dirties. When your wash is done, set the bag aside to dry. The nuts can be re-used until they begin to fall apart so you can get up to 10 loads out of each bag!

We have been using Eco Nuts exclusively for our family’s laundry for 2 months. My husband who is a fan of smelly, big name brand detergents, has been the most consistent user of Eco Nuts.

He is a military man who comes home with some pretty rank uniforms sometimes (imagine 2 weeks out in the field with 80 degree weather and 80% humidity). Add that into the fact that we have to pay a lot for heating water here in Korea so we do most of our wash in cold water.

Eco Nuts, however, gets his uniforms clean – even in cold washes. He is very pleased with how the soap nuts perform on his dirtiest stuff. His only complaint is that the bag is sometimes hard to find after the wash is through. He doesn’t like digging through wet laundry to find it. Eco Nuts even has an answer for that with their liquid detergent.

The benefits of using Eco Nuts

The many benefits of Eco Nuts

Environmentally Friendly

  • Eco Nuts Soap Nuts produce a naturally occurring soap that is free of man-made chemicals.
  • They are a sustainable resource – dried berry shells that have already fallen from the tree.
  • Their entire packaging is biodegradable or recyclable – no plastic!


  • A medium box (100 loads) is just $11.99 – that’s just 12 cents a load!
  • The soap nuts act as a natural fabric softener so your clothes come out of the dryer nice and soft.
  • Obviously – the biggest money saver is that Eco Nuts gets your clothes clean. They won’t smell like fresh mountain rain – they will just smell like clothes.
  • For us living overseas, the small lightweight box helps us with shipping costs – and we can get them through Amazon Prime which means free shipping!

My family is completely sold on Eco Nuts. I can’t imagine going back to the harsh caustic chemicals that irritate my skin or the plastic bottles of liquid that seem to run out quickly (and cost a fortune for natural versions). I am super excited to recommend these to my friends and family.

Eco Nuts giveaway!

I’m also excited to share the laundry love because Eco Nuts has graciously offered to give one of you a medium box of soap nuts!

Enter to win a box of Eco Nuts laundry soap nuts #sustainable #green #frugal Ends 6/10

Did my review leave you with some questions? Make sure to connect with Eco Nuts through their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

They also have a fabulous YouTube channel with instructional videos, reviews, and much more. And get a few laughs on Pinterest from geeky laundry humor.

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Aadel Bussinger
Aadel has been married to her career Army man for 13 years and they have 2 daughters and a freshly made son. She is a homeschooling mom, volunteer, and online college student. Her hobbies include cooking, organic gardening, sewing, and crocheting. She blogs about their military, unschooling life at These Temporary Tents.
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48 thoughts on “Eco Nuts Laundry Soap Review

  1. I use Trader Joe’s powder detergent that is supposed to be environmentally friendly. I have never tried Eco Nuts and am curious about them. Your review sounds good.

  2. I just ordered my first box of EcoNuts and am excited to try them! I currently use BumGenius laundry detergent for our baby/cloth diaper laundry and Tide for adult laundry. I’m working on eliminating as much nasty chemicals from our household as possible and I’m hoping EcoNuts work for us!

  3. I would love to try Eco nuts detergent! I have been using my own powdered detergent for months. It would be nice to try another Eco friendly detergent.

  4. Eco nuts seem to good to be true, amiright?? Happy beyond belief to report that we started using them 3 months ago and they are beyond phenomenal!!!!

  5. I’ve heard great things about Econuts and found it great they were on Dragon’s Den, or was it Shark Tank, get them mixed up, I apologize….we use a sensitive detergent at present…

  6. I’m sick of putting nasty chemicals on my clothes to make them “clean”. Absurd! I’ve been wanting to try these for a while.

  7. I want to try eco nuts with my cloth diapers. We have been using Charlie’s soap, but it is leaving a foul smell.

  8. I’ve wanted to try these for awhile now but never really understood exactly how they worked. Now I understand a little better thanks to this review!

  9. I have heard of these before but have never been able to find them in my area. Would love to get a chance to try them!

  10. I’d love to try organic fruit laundry soap. I use a local homemade product or Clean and Clear brands.

  11. I cant wait to try this. I use costco ecofriendly detergent, but I know I can do better. I am an avid conservationist, and environmental writer and am looking forward to trying this.

  12. i currently use Allen’s Naturally and it’s great for cloth diapers, but doesn’t get all food stains out. I’d love to try EcoNuts.

  13. I have never heard about these, but would love to try them. I currently use Trader Joe’s.

  14. I have always wanted to try EcoNuts. They seem like a much safer alternative to conventional laundry detergents. I currently use Charlie’s for cloth diapers and Honest Company for the rest of our laundry.

  15. I am curious about how the soap nuts will work with our hard water. I’d love to try them out!

    1. We currently use ECOS and love it, but have had to resort to Dawn to get the diapers anywhere close to clean!

  16. This looks really amazing! I’m slowly working to make my diet and home as “clean” as possible and to leave a smaller carbon footprint.

  17. I make my own detergent right now, but i’d love to try these since they’re all natural and would save me a bunch of work! πŸ™‚

  18. I would love to see how they do with my pocket diapers. I have the worst time with smell no matter what I use. I currently use a home made detergent.

  19. I just read this on your posting,never heard of these before but my husband is super sensitive to fragrances,cleaning supplies,this may be a God send! I’d LOVE to try these!Presently use either Zote Bar, Tide or Oxydol

  20. I would love to use it to help because my little one has sensitive skin and I think this would really help him

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