I am wondering if any of you use them in front loaders. We have to go to the laundromat and I keep losing them with the little pouches in the washers so I finally gave up. I have two boxes of unused soap nuts because I'm tired of losing the pouches.
Maggies Pureland will be selling liquid soon!! It is the soapnuts+ Eo like lavendar and TTO. So if you are losing the bags or prefer a liquid you can buy it instaed of making it. They are selling saples for cheap at the site now.
I think the smell is a personal prefererence issue. To me, they smell like ACV. DH says they smell like unwashed um, *ahem* "nuts". The laundry just smells like a touch of TTO.
I switched for the CD -- better for DS's skin. No enzymes. They don't whiten, though, so I run the diapers with Borax in the wash and vinegar in the rinse. I don't do this with anything else, though.
I make the liquid from my soapnuts, I find it easier to use for laundry. Also using soapnut liquid for shampoo, bodywash, bath soak, baby wash, handsoap (put undiluted liquid in an empty foamer bottle), floor cleaner, etc. I even tried it for toothpaste once! I felt so brave! It wasn't bad at all -- no soapy taste or anything. It didn't really taste like anything except the little TTO I put in it.