Green Virgin Products offers high quality eco-friendly products including stainless steel water bottles, soap nuts, and 100% pure mineral salts deodorants. Green Virgin Products generously provided me with their Mineral Salts Deodorant and their Soap Nuts to review.
The Green Virgin Products 100% pure Mineral Salts Deodorant Stone contains no aluminum, carcinogens or toxic chemicals which are typically found in national brands. While it is still controversial about whether aluminum leads to breast cancer, there is substantial research showing that other carcinogens and toxins typically found in deodorants are linked to cancer and other diseases. The Green Virgin Products 100% pure Mineral Salts Deodorant Stone is also not tested on animals. The deodorant stone can be used as a natural astringent and it eliminates bad odors.
I tested the product for a couple weeks before deciding whether or not it works for me. The conclusion I've come to is that the Green Virgin Products 100% pure Mineral Salts Deodorant does help prevent odor, but it was most effective when I reapplied throughout the day. For me it is worth the effort to reapply when the product is not linked to cancer!
The product I was most impressed by is the Green Virgin Products Soap Nuts. I've been reading a lot about soap nuts lately and how they are a very affordable and eco-friendly alternative to detergent. For those of you that are new to soap nuts, they are berries from the Chinese Soap Berry Tree (Sapindus Mukorossi). The berries grow on trees, and then are dried in the sun. There are no chemicals added and they are hypoallergenic. Soap nuts are then added to your laundry instead of chemical laundry detergents. There are a bunch of different kids of soap nuts on the market, what you should know about Green Virgin Products soap nuts is that they use Sapindus Mukorossi Soap Nuts. These are the largest of all varieties of Soap Nuts and also have the highest saponin (what makes the suds) content.
I tossed about 5 soap nuts in the included hemp wash bag and was able to re-use the soap nuts for about 5 loads before the soap nuts ran out of suds! Much to my surprise, the soap nuts do clean very well and leave my clothes smelling and feeling fresh! With tough stains I did still use a spot treatment, which Green Virgin Products recommends. I like that soap nuts are safe to wash all of our laundry with, including Jacob's clothes and diapers, and they are a low cost option, compared to most detergents, at only about $.10/load!
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Disclosure: I received sample products from Green Virgin Products free of charge in order to facilitate my review. This post is based on my own personal opinions and experiences. Thank you Green Virgin Products for sponsoring this review and giveaway!