I was recently asked to review several products from the brand, Green Virgin Products. They sent me over quite the variety including 100% Moringa Powder, Soap Nut and Moringa Bar Soap, Soap Nuts Liquid, Mineral Salts Deodorant Stone, and (what I am most excited about) A Bag of Soap Nuts.
I have since I can remember showered with plain old soap instead of body wash like most women as well. I do have to say though I never would have given any thought to using a handmade soap or anything other than the store bought stuff up until the last few years. The same goes for deodorants of any kind other than the brands you would buy from the store.
Since starting to make my own products especially anything for personal use and cleaning in order to help the skin allergies along with keeping the harsh chemicals away from my home and family, I have changed that opinion. Made with large quantities of soap nuts (not the powder), moringa, and shea butter, the soap felt amazing on my skin.
"The mineral salts deodorant stone leaves a thin film of the salts on your skin and the bacteria can not thrive in the mineral salts environment. Therefore, no odors." One of these sticks can actually last over 3 years, seriously, over 3 years!!! I am absolutely in shock at this fact.
I can even tell you from someone who most of my life I hadn't needed to wear much deodorant until getting pregnant. Now I have to wear it constantly. That was until I started using the Green Virgin Deodorant and honestly haven't noticed a smell since. It has been absolutely great!
All these products are great but the thing I am most excited to tell you about is the actual Soap Nuts! Soap nuts "are technically the fruit that grows on the Chinese Soap Berry Tree. The shell contains a very high concentration of saponin which is a natural surfactant." These awesome fruits can be used in an endless variety of ways and honestly, to a tree huggin' hippie like me, considered sort of a miracle fruit in our green loving world!
Soap nuts can save you tons of money and are more eco-friendly than using most of the toxic chemical sold in stores to clean things like clothing. The work the same as any other detergent and can be reused several times all while still reducing the need to use dryer sheets for softening. Soap nuts can also be used to clean your car and actually dumping the used water on the ground is both safe and will help repel insects.
Liquid soap nuts can be used to help bathe your pets, eliminating odors, detangling hair, and repelling insects like lice and ticks. You can also use the liquid to clean pretty much any area of your home as well as your own hair and body. These are great for washing fruits and vegetables too. I could really go on and on about all the benefits but I think you all get the point.
Available to Purchase/Cost: $Varies depending on product
Recommendation: I don't really think there is much more I can say to tell you this is worth every penny and then some to purchase these products. They are all a hippies dream come true!
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