SOAP NUT SHELLS - NATURE’S LAUNDRY DETERGENT THAT GROWS ON TREES!
Soap nut shells are a natural, compostable alternative to conventional laundry detergents and synthetic soaps.
The fruit grows on trees in Asian countries like Nepal and India where they have been used as a washing detergent for thousands of years.
Each soap nut contains naturally occurring saponins. When mixed with water soap nuts have the power to wash away all dirt, grime and stains whilst remaining gentle on your clothes. The plant is part of the lychee family. The soap nuts are actually berries and can be harvested from September to February which is an extremely long and sustainable supply.
How to Use Soap Nuts for Washing Clothes
1.Fill bag provided with soap nuts as outlined below and tie tightly.
- For lightly soiled clothes use 3-5 nuts
- For heavily soiled clothes 4-6 nuts
- For hard water areas you should use 7 nuts
(You can add a few drops of essential oils to the bag if you wish to add a nice fragrance to the wash.)
2. Place your clothes in the washing machine and insert the soap bag on top.
3. Close washing machine, set to required washing cycle.
4. When the washing cycle has ended remove clothes from the machine and also remove the bag of soap nuts and allow to dry.
5. The soap nuts can be used several times until cleaning performance begins to fade and the shells are soft.
Please note the soap nuts will last longer when you set your washing cycles to cold or warm wash cycles.
You will only get one to two washes on them when set to hot cycles.
Soap nuts can be added to your home compost pile after use.
250g of soap nuts with cotton bag.
Enough for up to 90 washes!!