List of products by manufacturer Soapnuts

Soapnuts are a macadamia-sized berry which is cracked open and dried in the sun, producing a dark golden 'shell'. Soapnuts can be placed into your washing machine instead of detergent and fabric softener, and will leave your clothes clean, soft and without scent. The pods contain a very high percentage of saponins (Mother Nature's soap), a surfactant which removes dirt and oils from clothing when contacted with water. Soapnuts can also be boiled into a liquid concentrate and used as a general purpose cleaner, shampoo, hand soap, a detergent, a personal cleanser and many more safe, natural uses. Soapnuts are most commonly used as a laundry detergent. They are used instead of chemical detergents and fabric softeners. Soapnut shells are used simply on their own in a washnet or toe of an old stocking, and put into the machine with your clothes. They do not need to be removed during the rinse cycle as there is no harmful or irritating residue as is left over from normal detergents. The surfactants in the nuts cleans and softens your laundry in one economic and environmentally friendly swoop! Soapnuts are completely hypoallergenic. They are so gentle that they are recommended for use by people with eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. Also, soapnuts are not technically nuts, they are berries. So people with nut allergies have nothing to worry about. Our soapnuts grow wild in the Himalayan foothills. The berries fall from the trees when ripe and are collected from the ground by local families during October and November each year. The fallen berries are then cracked open, the seeds removed (which have no saponin) and the shells left to dry in the sun. Then they're weighed and packed into boxes and sent to Australia. Simple, wholesome and environmentally friendly. The wholesaler uses village-friendly practices including fair pay and treatment for its workers. They grow wild in forests but lately the price of the wood from the Sapindus mukorossi tree has been higher than the price for the soapnuts, so by using them we are creating an increased demand, which means the living trees become more profitable! Which means by using soapnuts, we are protecting our forests. Soapnuts work just as well as ordinary chemical detergents. They are fibre-friendly and will not leech the colour out of your garments, though we do recommend separating light and dark clothing to maintain the brightness of pale clothing. Soapnuts leave clothes looking, feeling and smelling clean!

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  • $9.95

    100% natural soap nuts can be be used as a laundry detergent (good for 100-200 wash loads!), shower soap, shampoo, general purpose cleaner, car wash... The dried berry shells contain saponins, a natural surfactant

    $9.95
    In stock
  • $16.95

    100% natural soap nuts can be be used as a laundry detergent (good for 100-200 wash loads!), shower soap, shampoo, general purpose cleaner, car wash... The dried berry shells contain saponins, a natural surfactant

    $16.95
    In stock
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