I give them 5 stars!
WHAT: Soap nuts are the shell of a berry which grows on the Sapindus mukorossi (Soap Berry) tree in the Himalayas. There is Saponin – natural soap – in these berries and they remove stains and smells from things.
USE: Soap nuts can be used for anything you need soap for – shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent, a soap for your pet. They are good also for sensitive skin as they are very mild but still do a great job washing.
I’ve been thinking about using soap nuts for my laundry for a long time, as I want to try and decrease buying packaging and using chemicals – especially as I am planning on using the water from my sink and washing machine goes in our garden. On the other hand, I’m a farmer so my clothes get pretty dirty and I would rather they were properly cleaned in the laundry!
Well, I bought soap nuts and some lemon essence. I use 4 or 5 in a little muslin bag and after use I keep them in the fridge. I reuse them 4 times or so before I compost them. They are absolutely amazing honestly. They are a whole bunch cheaper than regular environmental or just regular laundry powder/liquid and they clean my really quite sweaty, dirty farm clothes very well!
Definitely consider investing in some soap nuts. Next I am going to try and use them for my dog’s shampoo – will let you know how it goes.
There are loads of awesome reviews about soap nuts e.g. at on wellness Mama’s blog https://wellnessmama.com/7553/soap-nuts-laundry-care/ so have a read.
Loads of places to buy from:
http://www.ocado.com – Ecozone Hypoallergenic & Organic Soap Nuts 1kg
Let us know how your soap nut journey goes!