Oct. 15

CoolCanucks Blog Giveaway ~ Sponsored by buysoapnuts.com!***CLOSED***CONGRATS to Anne Taylor**


About Soap­nuts:

The soap­nuts is a fruit related to the lychee, that grows in India and Nepal. They con­tain large quan­ti­ties of saponin in their shells which acts as a nat­ural, gen­tle deter­gent when it comes into con­tact with water. With­out any chem­i­cals, fra­grances or dyes, they are safe and gen­tle for hand­wash­ing del­i­cates, yet tough enough for reg­u­lar laun­dry. They will leave your clothes soft, clean and fra­grance free. Per­fect for those suf­fer­ing from skin con­di­tions! Soap­nuts even work won­der­fully when wash­ing cloth dia­pers!
Our smaller bag of soap­nuts can do about 150–200 loads of laun­dry. Printed instruc­tions on the back.Comes with three high qual­ity cloth wash bags so you’re ready to go!



After brows­ing throgh the buysoapnuts.com web­site, I came across so many amaz­ing uses for this prod­uct!! Soap nuts can be basi­cally used for a wide vari­ety of purposes!












Using Soap­nuts As a Nat­ural Laun­dry Deter­gent.
Place 4 Soap Nuts in the small muslin bag, tie it closed, and throw it into the drum of your wash­ing machine along with your arti­cles of cloth­ing that need wash­ing. You can reuse this batch for 4 or 5 loads of laun­dry. The soap nuts will be mushy and gray when they need to be com­posted for your gar­den. Alter­na­tively, you can use 3Tbsp (45mL) of soap­nuts liq­uid deter­gent per large load of laun­dry.

Soap­nuts are per­fect for HE and front load wash­ers as they do not cre­ate many suds! Just remem­ber to put whole soap­nuts in the drum of the machine. Soap­nuts liq­uid can go in the deter­gent drawer.







To Make Soap nuts Liq­uid:
Boil approx­i­mately 12–15 whole soap­nuts with 6 cups of water for 30 min­utes. When it is boiled down, you will have about 4c. of liq­uid left. Add extra water, if needed, to keep it at that amount. When cooled, remove the soap nuts, and pour the liq­uid into an air­tight plas­tic or glass jar. It is bet­ter to make the liq­uid in smaller batches as it can spoil. Exper­i­ment with mak­ing liq­uid to see if you pre­fer a more con­cen­trated ver­sion, using 3 cups water instead of 6 cups. Some pre­fer the con­cen­trated liq­uid for hand­wash­ing and sham­poo.

To make liq­uid from soap nuts pow­der, add 1/4c pow­der to 6 cups of water and sim­mer for 30 min­utes. Strain the sed­i­ment, or use as is. Store in an plas­tic or glass jar.

NEW!!! You can also freeze the liq­uid in ice cube trays as well. Depend­ing on the size of each ice cube, use two or three per load of laun­dry. If each ice cube holds about 1Tbsp, use two ice cubes.













Soap Nuts to Treat Eczema and Pso­ri­a­sis

Soap nuts are tiny berries or fruits of the soap nut tree, which is com­monly found in places like Nepal and India. A native plant of the trop­i­cal regions, the soap nut tree bears fruits con­tain­ing one to three seeds. While the seeds are crushed and used to make deter­gents for wash­ing clothes, the soap nut is also famous as a med­i­c­i­nal ingre­di­ent. In fact, soap nuts have had a long and suc­cess­ful track record for treat­ing sev­eral skin con­di­tions effec­tively. Totally nat­ural and gen­tle, these soap nuts are won­der­ful for the skin and don’t cause any side effects when used to treat skin ail­ments.

Soap nuts work won­ders to relive the skin of prob­lems like eczema and pso­ri­a­sis. Many a time, peo­ple try com­pli­cated and expen­sive treat­ments with­out much effect. Soap nuts on the other hand, pro­vide bet­ter results with­out hav­ing to spend much money. They have the advan­tage of being free of chem­i­cals, unlike arti­fi­cially man­u­fac­tured skin­care prod­ucts. A lot of peo­ple are extremely sen­si­tive to the mildest of skin prod­ucts. But with soap nuts, you do not have to worry.

Itchy and dry skin is com­mon with mild cases of eczema. But with increas­ing sever­ity, the skin becomes totally dry, life­less and may break or bleed. Peo­ple suf­fer­ing from eczema are advised to stay away from reg­u­lar soaps and cleansers that might irri­tate the skin. But peo­ple with extreme eczema are always in trou­ble. Soap nuts come to the res­cue with their gen­tle cleans­ing effect. Soap nuts con­tain a sub­stance called  saponins, and these saponin are the rea­son behind the antimi­cro­bial action of soap nuts. While bathing, use soap nuts instead of reg­u­lar soaps and see the eczema reduce within a few days. Soap nuts are also odor­less when washed away, which elim­i­nates any fur­ther pos­si­bil­ity of allergy.

If you suf­fer from scaly red patches on your skin, it might be a case of pso­ri­a­sis. In extreme cases, the entire body might be cov­ered with patches. But even with pso­ri­a­sis, soap nuts are equally effec­tive. The mild cleansers are safe to use for babies and adults alike. Soap nuts soothe the irri­tated skin cells and reduce the dis­com­fort. Soap nuts are also good as sham­poos. With reg­u­lar use, soap nuts also pre­vent fur­ther out­break of con­di­tions like eczema and pso­ri­a­sis. A few spoon­fuls of soap nut liq­uid can be used every­day to clean the body. The steady foam is ideal for sen­si­tive skin.

Soap nuts help erase fine lines on the face that come with advanc­ing age. Soap nuts are also used to reduce the sever­ity of freck­les on del­i­cate skin. They make excel­lent cleansers for all types of skin and peo­ple who use them for the skin hardly have any aller­gic reac­tions. A prod­uct of pride in the east­ern hemi­sphere, soap nuts have moved into the west­ern regions of the world and won over many admir­ers because of their effec­tive and gen­tle action.
Soap Nuts Sham­poo is Ben­e­fi­cial for Those With Hair Loss

Soap Nuts were once only used for laun­der­ing clothes or wash­ing hair but can also be used by men and women suf­fer­ing from hair loss. Ayurvedic med­i­cine, prac­ticed mainly in India and Sri Lanka, pro­motes a way of life, instead of occa­sional treat­ments. Soap Nuts, which are grown in India and Nepal, are used in Ayurvedic med­i­cine, and have been used for cen­turies as an anti hair loss sham­poo. It is cru­cial though, to treat the whole body instead of just the symp­tom of hair loss. Accord­ing to the Amer­i­can Acad­emy of Der­ma­tol­ogy, female hair loss, affects some 30 mil­lion women in the United States — with some forms of loss occur­ring at ear­lier ages, and being seen in increas­ing num­bers.             
Accord­ing to ayurveda, the fol­low­ing con­di­tions are ben­e­fi­cial for healthy and plen­ti­ful hair:
The scalp must be kept cool, so pro­tec­tion from the sun and wash­ing in cold or luke­warm water are para­mount.
Bal­anced diets and proper nutri­tion are key, so a hair-friendly diet should empha­size pro­teins, iron, zinc, sul­fur, Vit­a­min C, Vit­a­min B-Complex and essen­tial fatty acids.
Sesame oil or coconut oil should be applied to the scalp to nour­ish, lubri­cate and strengthen the roots, thus improv­ing cir­cu­la­tion to the head.

What Causes Hair Loss?
The fol­li­cles in hair derive from a pro­tein called ker­atin. It is nor­mal to lose from 50 to 100 hairs per day, but more than that may be cause for worry. There are many causes of hair loss, and they can be dif­fer­ent for men and women.

Genet­ics: Most genetic hair loss is found in men, but occa­sion­ally it is seen in women. This type of hair loss is inher­ited through the genes of one’s mother, caus­ing the hair fol­li­cles to stop pro­duc­ing hair much ear­lier than they should.

Ill­nesses and Med­ica­tions: Most endocrine con­di­tions such as lupus, uncon­trolled dia­betes, Poly Cys­tic Ovar­ian Syn­drome and thy­roid con­di­tions can cause hair loss due to the stress they put on the body and the imbal­ance of hor­mones.

Med­ica­tions: Cer­tain med­ica­tions can cause hair loss as a side effect. Birth con­trol pills, lithium (used to treat bi-polar dis­or­der), iostretinoin (used for acne) and of course, chemother­apy drugs can cause major hair loss.

Hair Treat­ments and Styling: Get­ting your hair dyed, permed, straight­ened or high­lighted puts stress on the hair shaft and can cause it to break off or fall out tem­porar­ily. Wear­ing your hair pulled back very tightly can also cause per­ma­nent bald­ness around the tem­ples or where there is ten­sion of the hair.

Poor Nutri­tion: Poor eat­ing habits can also cause hair loss. This is why peo­ple with eat­ing dis­or­ders often have thin, brit­tle hair which falls out eas­ily. It is essen­tial to have a bal­anced diet and get the proper amounts of vit­a­mins, min­er­als, pro­teins and fat. When the body is majorly lack­ing nutri­ents, the hair will not grow and will look limp and dull.

Dis­rup­tion of the Hair Growth Cycle: Any major life event, such as child­birth, surgery or trauma, may alter the hair growth cycle.

How Can Soap Nuts Help?
Soap Nuts are a gen­tle and effec­tive chemical-free cleanser, and as a liq­uid, can be used as a puri­fy­ing hair loss sham­poo. To make the liq­uid, add 6–8 whole shells to 6cups water, boil and then sim­mer for 30 min­utes. Strain the nuts and pour into an appro­pri­ate con­tainer. Use this liq­uid as you would your reg­u­lar sham­poo. Pour a 1:1 solu­tion of vine­gar and water in a spray bot­tle, and use as con­di­tioner. Rinse well and dry as usual. Con­tinue using Soap Nuts as your sham­poo and you should see vis­i­ble results in a few months.  Also con­sider adding a few drops of tea tree oil to make your sham­poo a tea tree sham­poo.

Remem­ber that you should take a com­plete approach to your health and focus not just on the symp­tom of hair loss.

Wow I just find this prod­uct to be so amaz­ing, and I am sure that you do, too!!





I had the plea­sure of meet­ing Erin from buysoapnuts.com, and they have offered to spon­sor one Cool­Canucks reader with one 500g bag of soap­nuts as well as a coconut scrub pad!!
About the coconut scrub pad:
Change the way you hand­wash dishes! No more nasty smelling dish rags or sponges!
Each scrub pad is made up of 100% coconut coir fiber bound together by a non-toxic adhe­sive, and is com­pletely biode­grade­able and eco friendly. Will not scratch dishes or utensils.
Again, you lucky ducks get to enter to win some­thing that I want so bad, but can­not enter unfor­tu­nately!! :)


~The Give­away~


To be entered into this SWEET give­away, you MUST do both of the fol­low­ing or all of your other entries will be voided! In one com­ment, head on over to buysoapnuts.com and browse all of the uses for soap­nuts.  Come back here and post to me what you love about soap­nuts and what you would use it for!  **YOU MUST also sub­scribe to our Cool­Canucks email top right here.  and ver­ify it in your email. Leave both com­ments in one post, and leave me the email addy you signed up with as I will be checking.


**Extra Entries**


*Fol­low @coolcanucks  and @buysoap­nuts  on Twit­ter and tweet about the give­away and com­ment with the link, you can use the fol­low­ing to tweet: I’m entered to win soap­nuts @coolcanucks  @buysoap­nuts  and you can too! http://tinyurl.com/yjtvj4y   US&CAN
Leave me your twit­ter­name and twit­ter sta­tus link! Tweet daily!


*Sign up for Cool­Canucks RSS Feed on our Blog, top right. Leave a com­ment that you did.


*Post on your blog or any pub­lic forum about this give­away link­ing to this post and buysoapnuts.com and com­ment with the link.


*Become a mem­ber of Cool­Canucks and leave me your CC username!


The Give­away for Octo­ber will end Novem­ber 11th, 2009 and is open to both Cana­dian as well as US Res­i­dents! You must leave your email address in every post or I will have to choose another winner!


A Big thank you to Erin and buysoapnuts.com for this fab­u­lous give­away!! :)


Closed! Con­grats to #49

Anne Tay­lor
Octo­ber 20th, 2009 at 4:51 pm






Con­grats Anne!!

Thanks to every­one for your par­tic­i­pa­tion in this give­away! Tons more added daily, so enter enter enter!! :)

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» 160 Responses to “CoolCanucks Blog Giveaway ~ Sponsored by buysoapnuts.com!***CLOSED***CONGRATS to Anne Taylor**”

  1. Josie Fiorda
    October 15th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I love that there are no chem­i­cals, fra­grances or dyes. I would use it to treat my daughter’s eczema.
    I’m a sub­scriber of the Cool­Canucks newsletter

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  3. Josie Fiorda
    October 15th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    I’m a Cool­Canuck

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  5. Josie Fiorda
    October 15th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    signed up for RSS

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  7. Renee
    October 15th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I like the fact that there is no need for fab­ric soft­en­ers when using soap­nuts for laun­dry. i sub­scribe to cool canucks. renee­tay­lor at sym­pa­tico dot ca

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  9. Renee
    October 15th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I fol­low cool­canucks and soap­nuts on twit­ter– nicjosemm and tweeted http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/4901166516 renee­tay­lor at sym­pa­tico dot ca

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  11. Renee
    October 15th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    sub­scribed to rss feed
    renee­tay­lor at sym­pa­tico dot ca

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  13. Renee
    October 15th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I am a mem­ber of cool­canucks– nicjosemm
    renee­tay­lor at sym­pa­tico dot ca

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  15. Kindra
    October 15th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I sub­scribe to your blog via email & You can use Soap nuts as a nat­ural teeth whitener.

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  17. Abby C.
    October 15th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I would totally use soap­nuts in my laun­dry! i have yet to find a more eco­nom­i­cal or earth friendly alternative.

    sub­scribed to email! momtorock97 at gmail dot com

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  19. Anne Taylor
    October 15th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    I’d love to try these! I have both pso­ri­a­sis and excema and aller­gies on top of both! I was really inter­ested to see that you can use soap nuts as a toothpaste!

    Sub­scribed via email



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  21. Anne Taylor
    October 15th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Fol­low you both on Twit­ter (greeeneyedwhwom)





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  23. Anne Taylor
    October 15th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Sub­scribed via Google Reader



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  25. Anne Taylor
    October 15th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Mem­ber of CC (Annie)



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  27. Shari D
    October 15th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I would use soap nuts as a dish­washer deter­gent and in the laundry.

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  29. Shari D
    October 15th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I sub­scribe and am mem­ber 409cope

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  31. Michelle Draveski
    October 16th, 2009 at 6:19 am

    I love, as well as I am sure the guys at my house will love, that there is no fragerance!

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  33. Renee
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:06 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/4914093530
    renee­tay­lor at sym­pa­tico dot ca

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  35. hminnesota
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I would use for my daugh­ters whose skin is severely aller­gic to chem­i­cals as it is chem­i­cal free.

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  37. hminnesota
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:47 am

    twit­ter fol­lower to both and tweeted

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  39. Anne Taylor
    October 16th, 2009 at 6:29 pm





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  41. cheryl h
    October 17th, 2009 at 12:59 am

    I love the fact that they offer a Nat­ural Tooth­paste — Shiny White Teeth and would use it instead of our reg­u­lar tooth­paste which has so many harm­ful chemicals.

    I also sub­scribe to your emails using cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  43. cheryl h
    October 17th, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Fol­low @coolcanucks and @buysoapnuts on Twitter

    user­name is iamcherdon



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  45. cheryl h
    October 17th, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Signed up for Cool­Canucks RSS Feed

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  47. cheryl h
    October 17th, 2009 at 1:02 am

    I’m a mem­ber of CoolCanucks

    user­name is cherdon

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  49. Vickie Bartlett
    October 17th, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I like that it’s an all nat­ural prod­uct and can be used for so many things. Some of the things I plan on using it for is a body wash, house­hold cleaner and insec­ti­cide for my plants.

    email sub­scriber vlbsweeps*at*gmail*dot*com

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  51. Vickie Bartlett
    October 17th, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Because my Twit­ter user name is part of the link left for the tweet, I only going to leave it this time, it’s a bit redundant.

    fol­low both of you on Twit­ter vlbsweeps

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/4944507631

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  53. Renee
    October 17th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    tweet nicjosemm http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/4953364089
    renee­tay­lor at sym­pa­tico dot ca

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  55. Anne Taylor
    October 17th, 2009 at 8:55 pm





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  57. Lee P.
    October 17th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I like that if is a chem­i­cal free deter­gent and would use it when my eczema acts up. Thank you for this give­away.

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  59. Lee P.
    October 17th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I fol­low you and buysoap­nuts on Twit­ter as chinook92 and Tweeted:

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  61. Abby C.
    October 17th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    tweeted! @cdnexpat08

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  63. Lee P
    October 17th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    I sub­scribe to your blog via Google Reader and email(I for­got to men­tion this in the manda­tory entry)

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  65. Lee P.
    October 17th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I am Cool­canuck mem­ber chi­nook

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  67. Melanie S
    October 17th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Wow, you can even use soap­nuts to make tooth­paste! Not sure if I’d be that adven­tur­ous, but I would def­i­nitely like to try using them in our front-loader wash­ing machine.
    I’m a Cool Canucks email sub­scriber, using this address: melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca

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  69. Melanie S
    October 17th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Fol­low­ing you both on Twit­ter as Say­wardBC, and here’s my tweet for tonight:

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  71. Melanie S
    October 17th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I get your RSS feed

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  73. Melanie S
    October 17th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Cool Canucks mem­ber = pish

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  75. Deborah R
    October 18th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    I’m a con­firmed email subscriber.

    I learned that “you do not have to do a rinse cycle when you use them.” That would cut our laun­dry water use in half! I’d defi­nately try them in the laun­dry and if they lived up to their claims, I’d be try­ing them in every other appli­ca­tion there is. Thanks for the chance to win some to try.

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  77. Deborah R
    October 18th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I’m fol­low­ing @coolcanucks and @buysoapnuts on Twit­ter; here’s my Tweet: http://twitter.com/AsTheNight/status/4968268687.

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  79. Melanie S
    October 18th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Tweet for today:

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  81. Vickie Bartlett
    October 18th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    vlb­sweeps http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/4967610343

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  83. Heather M
    October 18th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Well I Like that it is used to help treat Eczema, my daugh­ter and I both have it and this could really help us!

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  85. Anne Taylor
    October 18th, 2009 at 6:36 pm


    I’m entered to win soap­nuts @coolcanucks @buysoapnuts and you can too! http://tinyurl.com/yjtvj4y US&CAN



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  87. Vickie Bartlett
    October 19th, 2009 at 8:58 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/4990082427

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  89. Lee P.
    October 19th, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Daily Tweet:


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  91. Melanie S
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Oh dear, I can’t even spell my own name right today! ha
    Tweeted ~ http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/4995948658

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  93. Anne Taylor
    October 19th, 2009 at 6:05 pm





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  95. Vickie Bartlett
    October 20th, 2009 at 8:25 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5017128324

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  97. Melanie S
    October 20th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Tweet for today: http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5020365994

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  99. Anne Taylor
    October 20th, 2009 at 4:51 pm





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  101. Renee
    October 21st, 2009 at 8:41 am

    tweet nicjosemm http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/5042995035
    renee­tay­lor at sym­pa­tico dot ca

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  103. Vickie Bartlett
    October 21st, 2009 at 8:43 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5042879377

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  105. Melanie S
    October 21st, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Tweet tweet! http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5045878703

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  107. Anne Taylor
    October 21st, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Tweet (greeeneyed­wh­wom)




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  109. Vickie Bartlett
    October 22nd, 2009 at 9:25 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5068792044

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  111. Melanie S
    October 22nd, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Today’s tweet: http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5072141404

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  113. Anne Taylor
    October 22nd, 2009 at 9:20 pm






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  115. Vickie Bartlett
    October 23rd, 2009 at 9:02 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5095860962

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  117. Renee
    October 23rd, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    tweeted http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/5100406986
    renee­tay­lor at sym­pa­tico dot ca

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  119. Melanie S
    October 23rd, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Today’s tweet: http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5100685284

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  121. Anne Taylor
    October 23rd, 2009 at 11:01 pm





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  123. Vickie Bartlett
    October 24th, 2009 at 4:37 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5119103714

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  125. renee
    October 24th, 2009 at 8:50 am

    tweeted nicjosemm http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/5121802745
    renee­tay­lor at sym­pa­tico dot ca

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  127. Anne Taylor
    October 24th, 2009 at 11:26 pm





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  129. Vickie Bartlett
    October 25th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5151346119

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  131. Anne Taylor
    October 25th, 2009 at 8:19 pm





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  133. Melanie S
    October 25th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Tweet tweet! http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5161375327

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  135. Vickie Bartlett
    October 26th, 2009 at 9:30 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5171658121

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  137. Melanie S
    October 26th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Tweeted — http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5183524439

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  139. Anne Taylor
    October 26th, 2009 at 8:43 pm





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  141. Vickie Bartlett
    October 27th, 2009 at 8:42 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5198925437

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  143. Melanie S
    October 27th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Tweeted – http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5205141610

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  145. Anne Taylor
    October 27th, 2009 at 10:10 pm





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  147. Vickie Bartlett
    October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5228551398

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  149. Melanie S
    October 28th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Tweet for today ~ http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5243148208

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  153. trishden
    October 28th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    What I love about Soap­nuts is that they are chem­i­cal free, all nat­ural. I would use them in the gar­den as a mos­quito repe­lent and a spray on my plants to ward off pests. I sub­scribed to the Cool­Canucks email newslet­ter updates. trishden948 (at) yahoo (dot) com. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  155. trishden
    October 28th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    I fol­low @coolcanucks and @buysoapnuts on Twit­ter and tweeted here: http://twitter.com/trishden/status/5250383771

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  157. trishden
    October 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I sub­scribed to your RSS feed in my Google Reader. Thanks!

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    October 29th, 2009 at 8:51 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5257673420

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  161. Renee
    October 29th, 2009 at 10:38 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/5260059152
    renee­tay­lor at sym­pa­tico dot ca

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  163. Melanie S
    October 29th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5263665662

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    October 29th, 2009 at 5:58 pm





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    October 30th, 2009 at 7:13 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5284472637

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    October 30th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Tweet for today: http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5292889432

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    October 30th, 2009 at 7:29 pm





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    October 31st, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5316215550

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    October 31st, 2009 at 7:29 pm





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  177. Vickie Bartlett
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:40 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5335610660

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  179. Melanie S
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Tweet for today: http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5340172612

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    November 1st, 2009 at 6:52 pm





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  183. Vickie Bartlett
    November 2nd, 2009 at 9:20 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5362542975

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  185. Melanie S
    November 2nd, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Tweet for today: http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5365730538

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    November 2nd, 2009 at 8:49 pm





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  189. Vickie Bartlett
    November 3rd, 2009 at 8:10 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5390565497

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  191. Melanie S
    November 3rd, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Tweet — http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5394936378

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  193. missy
    November 3rd, 2009 at 11:22 am

    I you have such great giveaways

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  195. Vickie Bartlett
    November 4th, 2009 at 8:48 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5418482831

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  197. Melanie S
    November 4th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Tweeted — http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5426572926

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    November 4th, 2009 at 9:34 pm





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  201. Vickie Bartlett
    November 5th, 2009 at 7:33 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5448041838

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  203. Melanie S
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5453053627

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    November 5th, 2009 at 10:03 pm





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  207. Vickie Bartlett
    November 6th, 2009 at 7:39 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5477013430

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  209. Stephanie LaPlante
    November 6th, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I love how Soap Nuts treat skin con­di­tions. I would use it for my psoriasis.

    I sub­scribe to your blog by email


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  211. Stephanie LaPlante
    November 6th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I fol­low you both on twit­ter — stephy905

    Daily Tweet


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  213. Stephanie LaPlante
    November 6th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I sub­scribe to your RSS Feed

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  215. Stephanie LaPlante
    November 6th, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I blogged your giveaway


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  217. Stephanie LaPlante
    November 6th, 2009 at 11:47 am

    I’m a mem­ber of Cool­Canucks — stephy905

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  219. Melanie S
    November 6th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Tweet for today: http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5483342603

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  221. Paula
    November 6th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I love that it’s a friend­lier choice for the envi­ron­ment and for people’s skin — no dyes, chem­i­cals, fra­grances, etc. Google friend and email sub­scriber via pjk­mitchell at hot­mail dot com

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    November 6th, 2009 at 9:35 pm





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  225. Vickie Bartlett
    November 7th, 2009 at 7:32 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5505022131

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  227. Stephanie LaPlante
    November 7th, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Daily Tweet


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  229. Melanie S
    November 7th, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Tweet tweet! http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5508580712

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    November 7th, 2009 at 10:03 pm





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  233. Vickie Bartlett
    November 8th, 2009 at 7:58 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5529717243

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  235. Melanie S
    November 8th, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Tweet — http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5533816549

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  237. Stephanie LaPlante
    November 8th, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Daily Tweet


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    November 8th, 2009 at 9:44 pm





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  241. Vickie Bartlett
    November 9th, 2009 at 8:22 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5557175152

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  243. Stephanie LaPlante
    November 9th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Daily Tweet


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  245. Melanie S
    November 9th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Tweet – http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5562185907

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  247. Yvonne
    November 9th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I would do laun­dry with them and take a bath in them for I have eczema really bad. Thanks for the chance to WIN!

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  249. Kimberly
    November 9th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    I sub­scribe to your blog. I love that this is a nat­ural prod­uct that has so many uses. I would use it as a mos­quito repel­lent for me and the dogs. :)

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  251. Aisling
    November 9th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    My first thought was that these would be per­fect for my grand­daugh­ter in col­lege instead of lug­ging a bot­tle of deter­gent off to the laun­dro­mat every week. But my daugh­ter has eczema and I bet she’d love to bath in this. Deci­sions, decisions!

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  253. Aisling
    November 9th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    My first thought was that these would be per­fect for my grand­daugh­ter in col­lege instead of lug­ging a bot­tle of deter­gent off to the laun­dro­mat every week. But my daugh­ter has eczema and I bet she’d love to bath in this. Deci­sions, deci­sions! I for­got to say that I’m already an email subscriber.

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    November 9th, 2009 at 9:57 pm





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  257. Vickie Bartlett
    November 10th, 2009 at 8:41 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5588121063

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  259. Stephanie LaPlante
    November 10th, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Daily Tweet


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  261. Melanie S
    November 10th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5591922228

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  263. Lance Pearson
    November 10th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    i like that it’s all nat­ural, i always look for that for any clean­ing i need to do for my baby

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  265. Lance Pearson
    November 10th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    i fol­low the blog, google reader

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    November 10th, 2009 at 9:22 pm





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  269. Vickie Bartlett
    November 11th, 2009 at 7:15 am

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5617044652

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  271. Rhonda Struthers
    November 11th, 2009 at 8:17 am

    I would def­i­nitely use this for my laundry.l Ter­rific Giveaway

    I sub­scribe

    rhon­das­truthers at yahoo dot ca

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  273. Stephanie LaPlante
    November 11th, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Daily Tweet


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  275. Melanie S
    November 11th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Today’s tweet — http://twitter.com/SaywardBC/status/5626654839

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  277. susan smoaks
    November 11th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    i love that the soap­nuts are nat­ural laun­dry deter­gent, that’s what i would use them for

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  281. Pamela S
    November 11th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I would use it for laun­dry. I’m also fas­ci­nated by the info on using it for pso­ri­a­sis. My hus­band had quite bad pso­ri­a­sis and any­thing that could help would be a keeper for me! I’m already a sub­scriber. Thanks.

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  283. Pamela S
    November 11th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Ooops.…forgot to leave my email addy with my comment!!

    I would use it for laun­dry. I’m also fas­ci­nated by the info on using it for pso­ri­a­sis. My hus­band had quite bad pso­ri­a­sis and any­thing that could help would be a keeper for me! I’m already a sub­scriber. Thanks.

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  285. checkers
    November 11th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I luv that soap­nuts are Per­fect for those suf­fer­ing from skin conditions!We ahve sen­si­tive skin within our fam­ily. I’d use them for laun­dry of course. I have sub­scribed also

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  287. checkers
    November 11th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Fol­low­ing cool­canucks and buysoap­nuts on Twit­ter and tweeted also.
    Twit­ter (id– check­kers), http://twitter.com/checkkers/status/5632455526

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  289. checkers
    November 11th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Sub­scribed by rss feed also

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  291. Jodie
    November 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I would use Soap Nuts as a liq­uid hand soap and as laun­dry deter­gent. I love that it has so many uses! I sub­scribed using the email address brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

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  293. Gianna
    November 11th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    I love that they are all nat­ural. I would use them for laun­dry :)

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  295. Jodie
    November 11th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I tweeted this give­away: http://twitter.com/MissJo1990/favorites

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  297. Kayce Crews
    November 11th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I’m yad­girl on twit­ter. Tweet http://twitter.com/yadgirl/status/5637510103

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  301. Veronica Garrett
    November 11th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I love that Soap Nuts don’t con­tain any chem­i­cals, fra­grances or dyes.I would use them in laundry.

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  303. Phyllis Jenkins
    November 11th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I have wanted to try soap nuts before I buy them.

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  305. Nancy S.
    November 11th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I would use them for my laun­dry. I like that they can be re-used four or five times.

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  307. Nancy S.
    November 11th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    I’m fol­low­ing you and soap­nuts on wit­ter and I tweeted.

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  309. Jessica
    November 11th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I liek the Tea Tree Oil and I subscribe

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  311. Nancy S.
    November 11th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I sub­scribe to your feed.

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  313. Jessica
    November 11th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Tweeted http://twitter.com/MACMOMof3/status/5640256638

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  315. Jessica
    November 11th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Signed up for your RSS feed.

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  317. Jessica
    November 11th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Memer user­name Mac Mom

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  319. Lily Kwan
    November 11th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    I love how soap­nuts are envi­ron­men­tally friendly! I would use them for wash­ing clothes. I sub­scribed with the email address lilyk@mail2world.com.