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Bullock's Buzz: Green Virgin Products: Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Green Virgin Products: Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly

All Your Laundry Needs Formula 433 Pre-spotter and Soap Nuts

Giveaway Coming Soon!!

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   In my last review I told you about this awesome non-toxic and eco-friendly product line by a company called Green Virgin Products.  Today, I want to share with you two more of their products that are geared towards laundry, the Green Virgin Products Formula 433 Solid Pre-spotter and their organic Soap Nuts.  Like all of GVP’s products, these are not only eco-friendly, but the are also completely non-toxic, a property many eco-friendly products cannot claim.

   Just like its liquid counterpart, the Formula 433 Solid Pre-Spotter is made with all-natural and non toxic ingredients.  In fact, it actually contains Formula 433 Cleaner Degreaser Concentrate in addition to palm kernel oil, baking soda, coconut oil and sodium hydroxide.  It looks like a common bar of soap, and has the most wonderful fresh scent that is slightly reminiscent of pine needles.  It can be used to remove stains from fabrics such as clothes, towels and sheets, and can even remove carpet stains.  All you have to do is wet the bar, rub it on something like an old toothbrush then scrub the stain with the brush and watch it disappear!    

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  I have used the pre-spotter several times so far and have been amazed!  As you know, I have a little boy, so you can imagine how messy he is capable of getting when he is outside playing or eating a particularly messy food.  I have treated spaghetti sauce stains, grape juice stains and dirt stains on his clothes and all have come out.   I have also used it on the carpet where some juice was spilled, and you cannot even tell there was a stain there.  It does not fade or bleach  out colors, and there is no harsh chemical smell like with many other stain removers.  I really like it!

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  Another item I tried were GVP’s Soap Nuts, a totally organic, non toxic and chemical free laundry detergent and fabric softener.  Soap Nuts are actually the fruit of a tree known as the Chinese Soap Berry Tree which are usually found in the Himalayas.  The fruits are harvested and laid in the sun too dry, after which they are cracked open and a large seed is removed.  It is the outer shell which contains the natural soap known as saponin.  Like apples, there are many varieties of soap nuts.  This variety, Sapindus Mukorossi, from Northern India and Nepal, has the largest soap nuts with the highest saponin content found.

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  The benefits of using soap nuts as opposed to other detergents are many.  Not only are they totally organic, non toxic and chemical free, but they are non-polluting and actually clean gray water.  Soap Nuts are antimicrobial and insecticidal, they are hypoallergenic and perfect for those with sensitive skin.  They cost much less than the leading detergent brands, they weigh less and are easier to use, and they soften clothes better than fabric softeners and instead of covering up odors, they completely remove them.

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  This is actually the very first I have ever heard or used soap nuts, and I couldn’t believe how many uses, aside from laundry, they have!  They can be mixed with water and used as a car wash, or you can even make a concentrated liquid soap with a variety of uses such as an all-purpose household cleaner, or a pet or human shampoo that actually prevents dandruff and kills head lice and their eggs!  So far I have just used it as a laundry detergent and fabric softener which I am totally addicted to using now!

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  The soap nuts come in completely biodegradable packaging with another smaller bag for use in the wash and enough soap nuts for at least 83 wash loads!  All you do is place 4 to 6 nuts in the smaller included wash bag and throw them in the washer with your dirty clothes.  You do not add any other detergent or fabric softener.  If you have very tough stains, use the pre-spotter before putting the stained item in the wash.  Instead of bleach, brighten your whites even more by adding hydrogen peroxide.  It is recommended that you break the seeds in half before putting them in the wash bag, and they work well in any temperature and can be re-used between 4 and 7 times!   A test you can do to see if the soap nuts are used up is to take one of the used nuts and put it in a jar with a lid.  Add water and shake the jar, if you get suds, they are still good.

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   I was amazed at the results.  Not only did the clothes come out looking and smelling clean and fresh, but they feel incredibly soft, too.  One of my initial concerns was whether or not any fading of colors would occur, but after many washes, all of our colored clothes remain as bright as the day they were purchased.   My second concern was sensitivity.  I have very sensitive skin that does not like certain detergents, but using the soap nuts has not caused any issues at all!  I love how easy soap nuts are to use, and the fact that they save us so much money.  I would definitely recommend these to anyone!
   Both the Formula 433 pre-spotter and the Soap Nuts can be purchased through the green Virgin Products website.  A 5oz bar of the Pre-spotter will cost $6.95.  The soap nuts are available in three sizes and range in price from $10.95 to $27.95, a steal when you consider not only the amount of uses, but the benefits too!  
   You can find Green Virgin Products on Facebook and Twitter, and be sure to check out Green Virgin Product’s website to see all the other eco-friendly, non-toxic items they sell!  And remember, keep reading Bullock’s Buzz because tomorrow I will be reviewing three more of their fabulous products, and we will be having a GIVEAWAY!!

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27 Comments:

At October 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM , Blogger Young At Heart Mommy said...

The Formula 433 Solid Pre-Spotter is exactly what I need right now. I just put a load of my daughter's laundry in and had to spot-treat almost every single piece! I have yet to find anything that gets the stains out completely so maybe I need to give this a try. I love that it's in solid form as well. No mess!

 
At October 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM , Blogger Ashley S said...

I've never heard of this company before... but sounds like the soap nuts produces amazing results! Very interesting :)

 
At October 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM , Blogger Angel said...

I'm like the laziest laundry person ever. This prespotter I can see using, it looks like there is no effort. Which I LIKE, lol. Thanks for the review!!

 
At October 11, 2012 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Sasha Cory said...

Those soap nuts seem pretty interesting. I've been seeing a lot of posts about them lately. I love that they can be reused!

 
At October 11, 2012 at 1:52 PM , Blogger Everything By Chelsea said...

I absolutely love soap nuts! They are the best! Great review!

 
At October 11, 2012 at 2:36 PM , Blogger JR911 said...

Awesome....never heard of soap nuts before, but this sounds like something I'd try out.

 
At October 11, 2012 at 3:05 PM , Blogger BargainHoundDailyDeals said...

very good review! ty for the information!

 
At October 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM , Blogger Melinda Dunne said...

Those sound like great products. I haven't seen them before.

 
At October 11, 2012 at 3:13 PM , Blogger Dalynn McCoy said...

That is awesome that you can put the soap nuts in a jar, shake it, and get suds! I GOTTA TRY THAT!

 
At October 11, 2012 at 4:55 PM , Blogger Susan said...

This sounds absolutely wonderful!

 
At October 11, 2012 at 5:15 PM , Blogger jenzen69 said...

I am pretty picky about my laundry soap.. but I am always wanting to try new products. I am interested in the Soap Nuts

 
At October 11, 2012 at 5:27 PM , Blogger Birbitt Thinks said...

I am IN LOVE with Green Virgin Products! The Soap nuts are a staple in our house, and the prespotter really does get stains out! :)

 
At October 11, 2012 at 5:34 PM , Blogger Jerla Oh lalala said...

sounds interesting. i would like to try this product. soap nuts, i never heard of it until now.

 
At October 11, 2012 at 6:07 PM , Blogger Kelly Stallings said...

Thats so cool I really need ot try soap nuts Jaynessa raves about them so I'm into the idea!

 
At October 11, 2012 at 6:14 PM , Blogger Allyson Bossie said...

I have heard of soap nuts and have been wanting to try them on for size. My only issue is if they are completely scent free. I tend to make my own laundry soap so I can add essential oils for scent

 
At October 11, 2012 at 6:46 PM , Blogger Pam said...

Soap nuts! Who would have thought. I have never heard of this but it looks very interesting. I will check out Green Virin Products website for sure. Thanks for the great review.

 
At October 11, 2012 at 8:05 PM , Blogger LOVE MELISSA:) said...

This sounds like an awesome company!! I need to check it out. Thanks!

 
At October 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Kim Croisant said...

I have heard about these soap nuts from another and I am eager to try them. Love your pictures.

 
At October 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM , Blogger LJ Thomas said...

I never heard of these soaps before, but I'm sure my mother-in-law would be happy to try them.

Nita

 
At October 12, 2012 at 12:40 AM , Blogger Lauren Ivy Chiong said...

Great to know about these earth friendly products. Thanks for sharing!

 
At October 12, 2012 at 5:36 AM , Blogger jennielynn said...

Thanks! I can't wait to try the laundry soap.

 
At October 12, 2012 at 8:30 AM , Blogger Ali said...

i love this company. I'm in the process of testing their soap nuts now.

 
At October 12, 2012 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Patricia Woolverton said...

These soap nuts sound awesome. I need to try these out.

 
At October 12, 2012 at 9:52 AM , Blogger alicia humphrey said...

Great post! I love eco-friendly products and these sound really wonderful.

 
At October 12, 2012 at 11:48 AM , Blogger Angie said...

I have never heard of soap nuts either-- how cool! Awesome review!

 
At October 13, 2012 at 11:20 AM , Blogger MamaBreak said...

We love soap nuts at our house!

 
At November 27, 2012 at 5:43 AM , Blogger Samuel Peter said...

Great information you have shared here regarding the Green Virgin product. These products are eco friendly and made up of all natural and non toxic ingredients.
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