Eco Nuts

Crazy About Clean

Who They Are

Nothing feels better than fresh, clean laundry. But what if the products you’re using are actually dirty? Most conventional laundry detergents are hiding irritating ingredients masked by the cover-all word, “fragrance”. Likewise, while dryer sheets can help clothes stay soft and fresh-smelling, they typically contain toxic chemicals, that cling to fabric and vent into the air we breathe. Plus, being single-use is hardly a green choice!

After years of struggling with skin sensitivities themselves, Mona Weiss and Scott Shields were frustrated by the lack of transparency in laundry products. This led them on a journey to seek out cleaning products that were safe, trustworthy, and eco-friendly. Their inability to find anything they felt great about inspired the couple to come up with something entirely new. In 2009, they created Eco Nuts, a laundry company that turns to special dried berries to form their super gentle detergents. These berries come straight from trees in the Himalayas and contain a natural surfactant called saponin.

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Why We Like Them

Eco Nuts is dedicated to creating products with high quality ingredients that are effective, eco-friendly, and ethically-sourced. There are no harsh odors, harmful chemicals, or fake fillers, so you can rest assured that the articles closest to your body (clothing, bed sheets, towels) are truly clean and safe. This also means there are no destructive ingredients washing down the drain either. Plus, their packaging is thoughtfully made with sustainable, easy-to-recycle materials, like cardboard and aluminum. No plastic! Eco Nuts also uses low-impact machinery in an effort to reduce their water use when creating their lifestyle products.

The soap berries themselves are sourced from Nepal, where they are grown in the wild and never subjected to pesticides or fertilizers. In fact, all of Eco Nuts products are USDA Certified Organic. This seal helps to ensure that farming techniques work to maintain the health of the soil and surrounding ecosystems. Eco Nuts berries are harvested once a year by employees that are paid Fair Trade wages in safe and equitable working environments.

Their wool dryer balls offer an excellent alternative to dryer sheets and plastic PVC dryer balls, softening clothes and reducing dryer time. They are also Certified Cruelty Free! The wool is sourced from New Zealand where extensive Country laws and regulations ensure that the shearing process is completely painless for the sheep.

Eco Nuts is your sustainable and safe solution to conventional laundry troubles!

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    Cruelty Free
  • Sulfate Free
    Sulfate Free

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    Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Empowers Women
    Empowers Women
  • Safe & Fair Labor
    Safe and Fair Labor
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
    Sustainable Manufacturing

Cruelty Free is a certification process through PETA that labels products that are not tested on animals. All companies that are included on PETA’s cruelty-free list have signed a statement verifying that they don’t use ingredients or create finished products that help conduct or pay for any tests on animals.

Sulfates are synthetic chemical ingredients commonly used in beauty products and household cleaners, like shampoos and dish soaps. You can usually identify sulfates in an ingredients list by looking out for the most common types: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLC) and Sodium Laureth Sulfates (SLES). These chemicals, often derived from petroleum, are used to help form the “lather” we’re used to seeing in our beauty and cleaning products. When used in the shower or sink, these chemicals can flow through the pipes and into our waterways. Synthetic sulfates have been linked to allergic reactions, eye and skin irritation, and hair loss, and some studies suggest they contain carcinogenic ingredients.

Wool is a natural and renewable resource that can be harvested annually from sheep. Sheep are relatively low impact animals, but can overgraze land if not raised properly. Wool production can also be insecticide and water intensive, but the finished yarn is absorbent and requires little dye during processing. Untreated wool is biodegradable.

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

This company promotes the empowerment of women by providing safe employment opportunities and working conditions, promoting community programs and gender equality, or donating time or funds towards women’s education and empowerment opportunities.

We support safe and fair labor practices when producing sustainable products. This company cares for their workers by fostering a safe work environment and providing their employees with fair wage.

Some or all of the energy used to make this product is produced via renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, or hydropower.

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