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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Yoreganics Review & Giveaway

let's revisit simple. --mother nature 
(via the Yoreganics website)

Recently, I was lucky enough to receive some trial products from Yoreganics, a super cool, local company who makes laundry and skin products.  I was really excited because, not only are they organic, they are local! LOVE that! I was able to try out the Soap Nuts, the Stain Remover, the Brightens & Whitens, and the lip balm.

It's no secret that I'm in a constant struggle with my cloth diapers and their stinky ammonia smell and buildup issues.  I've tried numerous detergents, including the one that everyone raves about.  None of them have really worked for me in the long-term.  Until now. Thus far, since using Yoreganics Soap Nuts, I'm stink free! Yay! Here's what the Yoreganics site says about Soap Nuts:

SOAP NUTS fall from the Soapberry tree (Sapindus mukorossi) found in Northern India and Nepal. The outer shells of these dried fruit berries contain saponin, which creates soap when agitated in water. They effectively clean, soften and remove odors from your laundry!

Both the Stain Remover & the Brightens & Whitens were fabulous as well.  The stain remover removed set in oranges on a brand new bright white t-shirt of B's and the Brightens & Whitens really did brighten and whiten my whites! I now carry the Stain Remover (travel size) around in my bag and whip it out as soon as there's a spill. 

Now, onto my very favorite product that's not even diaper related! I love, love, love the Yoreganics lip balm.  I'll be honest, I'm a bit of a lip balm whore... but I prefer to stay within the same brand while I'm whoring it out ...(?)... I have tubes of lip balm everywhere- multiples in every bag I carry, my car, my husband's car, every room of the house, every coat pocket... I mean, everywhere! But I recently found out that my current preferred brand is not so good for me, so I was very excited to try Yoreganics.  Well, I am sold. Not only am I obsessed with my tube that Kim sent me, I've already gone to my local cloth diaper store asking for it (so, Kim, if you're reading this... please send some to Comfy Bummy! Apparently I just missed you the other day when I went searching for it!).  The lip balm is called Simplemint & it's awesome.  It makes my lips tingly and soft. 

The very best part of all of the Yoreganics line, for me, is that it's organic and safe.  Safety is so important to me, with such a curious toddler who is constantly digging through everything.  In fact, when I opened the package from Yoreganics, he grabbed the Stain Remover bottle and ran off with it.  By the time I got to him, he was spitting it out ... in other words, he actually had some of it in his mouth. Ever try 'flushing' a toddler's mouth? Yeah, right.  I got him to drink some water and, honestly, I wasn't too worried.  He hadn't really swallowed any; he just got a bit of the taste in his mouth.  It says right on the bottle In case of accidental ingestion, drink milk or water, so that's what we did.  

Want even more info? Here's some Yoreganics FAQs that I found extremely helpful. 

Not only does using Yoreganics help you to 'revisit simple', it also gives me peace of mind.

Want to try Yoreganics out?  Check out the shop, right here: Yoreganics.  If you're in the Naperville area, check out Comfy Bummy, where some of the Yoreganics products are sold.  

Kim has also generously offered up a Laundry by Mother Nature trio to one of my followers.  The trio includes Soap Nuts, travel sized Stain Remover, and the Brightens & Whitens.  Here's how you win: 

mandatory entry: Visit Yoreganics and tell me what you're excited about- a product or something you've learned from Kim's site.  Be sure to leave me a comment and include a way to contact you.  If I can't contact you, you cannot win. 

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Edited 5/7: Kim's so awesome, she's offered to throw in a lip balm for my winner! YAY! 

Giveaway ends May 20th at 9pm CST. Winner will be drawn via random number generator & will be contacted via email/twitter/text.  Winner has 24 hours to a respond before I will draw another winner.  Thanks for participating & Thanks to Yoreganics for sponsoring!!!

60 comments:

JayZ said...

I'm excited about the Soap Nuts because I just started the search for a cloth diaper safe detergent and I'm so overwhelmed! I was going to try Rockin Green or Charlie's Soap but if you say this is the best, then I want it :-) The facial bars sound great too. I'm always looking for a natural solution to my skin problems so the tea tree oil bar sounds fabulous.

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I was so excited to see this giveaway, I have actually been reading a lot about soap nuts and really wanting to try them. I LOVE that Yoreganics is locally (we support local business whenever possible) and I love that they have stain fighting solutions too!

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