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Friday, July 25, 2014

Doesn't it Matter Who the Dead Are?

It's early Friday morning and I'm reading about the hell going on and seeing the death and destruction. Maybe some think the Israelis are right while other people think the Palestinians are right. Some used to be on one side and are now switching. In the mean time 2 planes are downed with more casualties.

Does it matter who the dead are? Are they not all living breathing human beings? Do they all not bleed and die the same? Do they not all have mother's father's, husband's, wives, sister's, brother's, children? I am so heart broken at the tragedies all around us. When one takes a break another begins or resumes. I ask myself what is life worth these days? One day over 200 get shot down, a thousand from war and 116 more in a plane. This is nothing new! We hear of it by the masses as fact. How sickening, these are people just like each one of us.

Maybe I shouldn't post when I am so emotional but I really feel these things need said. Yes, they are in another country, most probably don't speak our language but damn it they shouldn't have to die either. The worst part is there is not a single thing I can do about it!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Soap Nuts Laundry Soap by Green Virgin Products Review


We have had the opportunity to facilitate a review for Soap Nuts Laundry Soap made from Green Virgin Products.

Until I researched Soap Nuts, I like many others assumed that when something says eco-friendly and natural it means non-toxic. I was surprised to read that there are companies that misconstrue that and we are made to believe the household products we are using are non-toxic. I was unaware that some of my products contained toxic chemicals and carcinogens that can cause real harm to my families life.

Most laundry soaps, fabric softeners and dryer sheets contain chemicals such as carcinogens that can cause cancer, and neuro-toxins that are linked to fertility issues. Traditional detergents strip the clothes in the washing process to clean them, leaving the fabric roughly stiff. Most of us will throw a dryer sheet in to put the softness back into our clothes. They aren't actually putting the softness back into our clothes, they are only coating the clothes in a waxy substance, so that they feel softer. I wish I had knew some of this years ago, but I am surely thankful we came across Green Virgin Products, and their great Soap Nuts Liquid laundry soap.

Green Virgin Products opened online in January 2009, by Ken and Lola Marion. While researching the causes of cancer they were shocked to learn that laundry detergents and fabric softeners contain a lot of toxic chemicals, including known carcinogens. The Marions set forth to to create products that were 100% natural. They decided to open a company where people could feel confident that every product sold is totally non-toxic. They carry an entire line of organic laundry products. Their products are based off of natural cleaners that are not toxic or harmful. All products are tested against the toxic brands and they work just as good or better!

Soap Nuts Liquid Laundry Soap is made with their USDA certified organic Sapindus Mukorossi soap nuts. The sapindus, solids, and tannins are all extracted using high tech filters using no chemicals, just water. This is an important step that most competitors are not capable of. In fact this liquid version out cleaned competitor soap nuts liquid by over 300%. It costs a lot less than other toxic chemical detergents and has a shelf life of two years.

Are you wondering what soap nuts are? I thought what a cute name, but its not just a name. Soap nuts are the fruit on chinese soap berry trees. The shell of of the soap berry has a high saponin content. Saponin is a natural compound that has amazing cleaning abilities. The soap nuts are one of the best green products in the world, because they have a net negative carbon footprint.

The Soap Nuts Laundry Liquid Soap came in an 8 fl oz bottle and included a pump top. The pump dispenses an accurate measured amount with each pump. For an average load in an HE washer (front loader) it only takes 2 pumps for a whole load. For the average load in a top loader 3 pumps per load will get the washing done. You can put the liquid in the detergent dispenser in your washer or just pump the liquid on your clothes. The 8 fl oz bottle is enough for 120 HE wash loads.

After trying Soap Nuts Liquid Laundry Soap I was impressed. After putting in a very dirty load of laundry from when my son went camping I gave it 2 pumps. I almost thought these clothes are so filthy i wanted to give it a couple more pumps. I didn't, I decided alright, lets see what you got! My son was quite happy that I had actually got the smell out of a couple of his shirts.

My husband often has issues when I change laundry soaps. He develops breaks out and develops rashes right away. After using Soap Nuts he is rash free. The soap is hypo-allergenic and gentle on the skin. It is gentle enough to wash baby clothes in. We have had great results and would recommend it to anyone. Not to mention that its all natural, super concentrated, chemical free, hypo-allergenic, it is cheaper than other leading toxic brands and lasts longer! Oh yes, there is a bonus...the liquid is also a window cleaner. Dilute the liquid 50 parts water and you can wash the windows, counters, even your car! I haven't tried this yet, but I will be soon.

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