{Giveaway} Green Your Clean with Everything Mom & Baby

by Jessika Hepburn, Editor

green clean, green cleaning, eco nuts, soap nuts, natural laundry soap, cloth diapers, natural parenting

Oh this is fun-today I get to share two of my personal passions: natural cleaning & cloth diapering. Hold up! Before you go thinking I’m insane, cloth diapering is fantastic. No lie, it is probably one of the best choices I have ever made as a parent. First off it’s crazy cheap-like a $4000 dollar savings per child. Second, it’s crazy easy, just one load of laundry every other day. And third, it’s crazy cute (see exhibit A below of my favorite diapers):

green clean, green cleaning, eco nuts, soap nuts, natural laundry soap, cloth diapers, natural parentingBefore you ask yes, I roll my washcloths into flowers because it makes me happy-if I have to clean them I might as well enjoy it!

Of course there are other great reasons to cloth diaper like being kind to the planet & keeping chemicals away from your bebe, so I was all for it when our new advertiser Erica at Everything Mom and Baby suggested I review a box of Eco Nuts & offer you a giveaway for our Spring Cleaning theme. Eco Nuts aren’t just for cloth diapers but they are perfect for them and I am convinced they are genius of the highest order. You might not realize it but detergent is a cloth diapers worst enemy-oils and perfumes build up in the diaper and can make them smell and repel water. So I use the tiniest amount of detergent ever (like 1/2 a bottle of the detergent I use will last over a year) and wash my diapers without detergent regularly. Believe it or not but it isn’t really the soap that gets diapers (or clothes) clean it is hot water and agitation.

So Eco Nuts solve my having to fiddle with detergent or run extra wash cycles for my diapers I toss them all in, add my little cloth bag with two Eco Nuts in it and wash them as usual. I have been using them for a little while now and my diapers feel like new! They made something I thought was already easy, cloth diapering, even easier on my time and my budget.  Pretty amazing.

I have also been using them to wash all our other clothes and am loving that too, I just toss in an extra Eco Nut for heavier washes. And I want to try this recipe for making them into an all-purpose cleaner that can be used for everything apparently. Using one ingredient for a bunch of purposes always makes me happy, I’m all for keeping it simple.

What are they exactly? They aren’t actually nuts at all, Eco Nuts are dried fruit shells that come from the Soap Berry or Soap Nut Tree. They are not treated with any chemicals or processed. They contain “saponin, a natural cleaner that works as a surfactant, breaking the surface tension of the water to penetrate the fibers of your clothing, lifting stains from the fabric and leaving dirt suspended in the water that is rinsed away.” Read more details over on the Eco Nuts website. They are also anti microbial which is pretty cool for cloth diapers and when using public laundry mats if you live in an apartment.

With all of us trying to stretch our budgets and keep our houses clean Eco Nuts are an earth friendly & easy option to keep costs down while keeping things clean. Love it!

Now it’s your turn:

green clean, green cleaning, eco nuts, soap nuts, natural laundry soap, cloth diapers, natural parenting

Enter to win a box of Eco Nuts 50/90 Load (50 Hot Washes/90 Cold) from Everything Mom and Baby

*Sorry friends but this giveaway is open to Canadian residents only!* UPDATE! This giveaway is now open to US residents too-hooray!

How to Enter:

Visit Everything Mom and Baby and let us know what items you like or brands you’d like to see.

Extra Entries (please leave a separate comment for each: 1 comment=1 entry)

*Bonus-ask me your cloth diapering questions and I’ll answer them below (don’t worry I won’t count my comments as entries)

This giveaway closes April 19th at midnight EST with the winner announced at the bottom of this post April 20th.

by entering this giveaway you are agreeing to the oh my! handmade giveaway policies

This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to MoxieLisa with comment #10-be sure to let us know what you think of them!


  • Katy Emanuel

    One brand I would love to see you carry is apple cheek cloth diapers

  • Katy Emanuel

    i like everything mom and baby on facebook

  • Katy Emanuel

    What is the number of diapers your recommend for a newborn? We are looking at going the cloth diaper route, but trying to figure out how many we should get to start. Also is there any particular style that you like best for newborns especially ones that are more daddy friendly since my husband is not convinced cloth is the way to go.

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      Hi Katy! Great questions. Your newborn will actually need more diapers when they are very small then when they get older since their bellies are so small. As they get bigger you will have a longer amount of time between diaper changes. So the best number to have is 24-24 diapers will let you do one load of diapers every other day so you don’t have to wash them every day or run out. Plan to have 12 diapers a day on hand. It is usually best to buy them all at once and make a commitment to cloth diapering-it is a way cheaper investment then buying disposables! I love the AMP diapers (very very similar to apple cheeks but they came first!) and they fit newborns really well, also adjustable one size diapers like Fuzzibunz or Charlie Banana work well for small babies & they fit from birth until out of diapers: )

  • Simone

    I am excited to try these soap nuts with my cloth nappies too!

    I like the Graze Organic snack packs 🙂

  • http://www.everythingmomandbabyshop.com Erica

    @Katy: I personally think AMP’s AIO Stay Dry is the best for new cloth diaper families to try, especially for the first time…
    http://www.ampdiaperstore.com/catalog.php?category=36

    I tried to bring in Apple Cheeks but no one purchased. You can get Apple Cheeks everywhere too 🙂

    Thank you for entering and your feedback 🙂
    Good luck!

  • http://www.aquickstudyonline.com Zoe | A Quick Study Paper Goods

    So cool! Good luck all you Canadians! I love our cloth diapers but I’ve never heard of Eco Nuts. Will have to check it out. (Sorry if I’m confusing the contest with this non-eligible comment, I just love cloth diapers too much to stay away entirely!)

  • http://www.everynothingwonderful.com/ Tricia @ {every}nothing wonderful

    Yay! Wellllll…I’m about covered for cloth diapering but I am thrilled about the soap nuts and always want more options for sensitive baby washes!

  • http://ninjadesigns.wordpress.com/ starjumper

    it’s not too often you see a canadian-only give-away! my favorite thing in the shop is the graze organics bags with the labels of what’s inside!

  • http://ahousefullofmoxie.com MOXIELisa

    I don’t have any more babies at home but I am always on the lookout for natural cleaning products and the eco nuts look awesome. I also loved The Laundry Tarts…I think my 5 year old would love her clothes to smell like bubblegum.

  • http://ahousefullofmoxie.com MOXIELisa

    Followed Everything Mom and Baby on Twitter

  • http://ahousefullofmoxie.com MOXIELisa

    Liked them on Facebook!

  • http://www.aquickstudyonline.com Zoe | A Quick Study Paper Goods

    Oh yay, I’m eligible now! Those Best Bottom diapers look great – I am not a pocket fan so those are right up my alley. My husband actually does most of our diaper laundry, but I think he would like them too! (I know, I am super lucky.)

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      Yes! Chris does a pile of our diaper laundry too-Papa’s are great with cloth diapers: )

  • http://www.aquickstudyonline.com Zoe | A Quick Study Paper Goods

    Followed on Twitter as well 🙂

  • Emily @ Random Recycling

    Love the swim diapers, need some of those to get ready for summer.

  • Emily @ Random Recycling

    I now like Everything Mom and Baby on Facebook

  • http://www.tricotaria.com Andreia

    Love the Graze Organic Lunch Tote- Flowers and obviously the Eco Nuts Organic Laundry. I was thinking to try them and this great giveaway gives me that chance!

  • http://www.tricotaria.com Andreia

    I’m following Everything Mom and Baby on Twitter

  • http://www.tricotaria.com Andreia

    I now like Everything Mom and Baby on Facebook

  • http://www.tricotaria.com Andreia

    This is the link to my blpg where I share this giveaway: http://www.tricotaria.com/p/giveaways.html

    Thanks for tjhe opportunity!

  • kate

    Id LOVE to try out the banana bottom diapers!! so many fun things on Everything mom and Baby– thank u!! 🙂 have been wanting to try soap nut for sooo log and with baby number 6 arriving in about 10weeks- what better time to save more moolah!?:)

  • kate

    I like Everything mom and Baby on FB for sure!! thank U!

  • kate

    We have quite a bit of BUm G’s but with another baby on the way and two in diapers some of the bum G’s velcro are wearing thin–if you have had to replace, is this easy to do and where to buy replacing tabs/velcro?? thanks!! GREAT giveaway!!

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      It isn’t exactly easy to replace but it can be done, BG offers replacement kits for the velcro, they used to be free but I am not sure. You can ask the retailer you bought yours at and see if they have any of the kits. If you are handy with a sewing machine it’s not a huge job or you could hire a seamstress to make it all easier & it would save lots of time: )

  • http://www.ellivenstudio.blogspot.com Julie

    I have to admit that I’ve never even heard of these! So many wonderful finds on their website, a great selection. One thing I could never live without is diaper balm, think that the Zoe brand would be great!

  • http://stargrafdesignprojects.blogspot.com/ margaret

    I’m totally sold on these eco nuts! Thanks for sharing- never heard of them before.

  • Cinnamon

    I have cloth diapers and would love to try these. I bet they’re good for dirty play clothes too!

  • Lisa

    well I can happily say my little ones are out of diapers – however that doesn’t mean I don’t have loads of laundry so I too would love to try the Eco nuts!

  • http://thestollcrew.blotspot.com shana

    i could really use one of those drool bibs right about now! also, i would love to try eco nuts!
    thanks,
    shana

  • http://thestollcrew.blotspot.com shana

    I “liked” them on facebook!
    thanks again,
    shana

  • becky

    I love the cloth diapers!

  • becky

    I “liked” this on facebook – thanks!

  • Jo

    Totally has peaked my interest and would love to try this product!

  • http://www.laurafletcherdesign.com Laura Fletcher

    I liked this on fb! So curious about these!

  • http://www.laurafletcherdesign.com Laura Fletcher

    I am now a follower on Twitter!

  • http://www.laurafletcherdesign.com Laura Fletcher

    We have fuzzibunz and I do occasionally use disposables when we go away and don’t have access to a washing machine. I’ve noticed the last couple of times that when I switch back to cloth my son gets a sore/rash in the same spot on his inner thigh/groin area. Could it be a moisture issue and Is it time for a stripping of the diapers?

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      Hi Laura! Before going through any stripping process wash them 2-3 times on hot with no detergent then hang them on the line-let me know if you are still having troubles afterwards!

  • http://www.laurafletcherdesign.com Laura Fletcher

    I also love the flower lunch tote (I want one!) and the little lasso…I think this would be so handy for my son that likes to toss everything he can get his mitts on!

  • Cindi

    Such a delightful prize giveaway!
    I adore the “Zoe Organics Skin Care!”
    It would be nice to see more organic
    skin care products for mom and baby
    on Everything Mom and Baby…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  • Cindi

    I follow Everything Mom and Baby on
    Twitter…
    Again, thanks very much!
    Cindi
    cmh512

  • Cindi

    Also, I “Like” Everything Mom and Baby
    on Facebook.
    Merci, Cindi
    Cindi H.

  • Cindi

    I follow Everything Mom and Baby the
    RSS feed via my Google Reader Page.
    Many thanks to you…
    Cindi

  • http://librarianess9723.blogspot.com Lisa Marshall

    I adore Everything Mom and Baby! I love the Zoe Organics line, and I’m excited for my Glup Bebe Bandana to arrive in the mail any day now!

  • http://librarianess9723.blogspot.com Lisa Marshall

    I follow EMAB on Twitter as @LDMarshall

  • http://librarianess9723.blogspot.com Lisa Marshall

    I am a long time fan of EMAB on Facebook!

  • http://librarianess9723.blogspot.com Lisa Marshall

    I subscribe to EMAB with my Google Reader.

  • http://librarianess9723.blogspot.com Lisa Marshall

    What is your favourite swim diaper?

  • dahlia_rd

    I love to try the Eco Nus Organic Laundry Soap and Zoe Organics Skin Care! I also like the Best Bottom Diapers!
    So curious about your products!

  • Brooke T

    You already carry the ones I love, Charlie Banana!!

  • Tannis

    I like the zoe organics products!
    tannis_z at excite dot com

  • Tannis

    follow emab on twitter
    @green_twiggy
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  • Tannis

    like emab on fb
    Tannis W
    tannis_z at excite dot com

  • Esther

    I am always on the look out for cost efficient, environmentally friendly choices. I love the eco nuts and the swim diapers.

  • http://www.stainlesssteelwatercooler.net/ Patrick Hadyn

    Eco Nuts! I agree… although you can’t do everything the green way, it’s always a good thing to try doing the ones that you can.

  • Tara E

    i’m not sure there’s anything i’d add… erica already carries a lot of great brands! zoe organics is a fave of mine.

  • Tara E

    Follow Everything Mom and Baby on Twitter

  • Tara E

    Like Everything Mom and Baby on Facebook

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  • Tara E

    cd question: how do you strip diapers of vaseline?

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      Yikes-vaseline is like a cloth diapers worst nightmare! At that point the only thing that is going to get it out is probably Dawn just the plain old dishsoap and a scrub brush. Scrub each diaper like mad & let them soak in hot water (if you have any Rocking Green detergent the soak them in that) then wash them 3-4 times at least in hot water no soap. In the future always use a disposable liner in your cloth diapers if you are using diaper creams. I recommend using an all natural diaper cream (everything mom and baby has some!) but vaseline is one that you don’t really want anywhere near your diapers since it is so hard to get out.

  • Susan

    Best Bottom Diapers look great

  • Susan

    liked on fb

  • Julie L

    I’m a recent Osocozy AIO convert and had a really hard time finding them. I’d love to see more stores carry them!!

  • http://www.everythingmomandbabyshop.com Erica

    I’ve never seen or heard of Osocozy…Thanks Julie. I’ll look into it 🙂

  • Luke V

    Hello. will your Giveaways be made available for australian residnets in the furture? i currently follow your blog and love each read! thanks!

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      Hi Luke! We actually have an international giveaway from an Australian handmade business coming up this month!