Soapnut Berries - Natural Cleaner
A 100% natural cleaner that grows wild in the Himalayas and has been used for centuries in India, China and Nepal. These are actually berries, not nuts.
Simply place a few of these amazing soap nuts into our small Wash bag and throw them in with your washing. They will leave your laundry clean and fresh for around 6 washes, no need for any other cleansers or fabric softeners. At around 10 cents per wash, why would you use anything else?
- Natural cleaning action
- Economical - (average 10c per wash)
- Non allergenic (not a nut, it's really a berry)
- Antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal
- Biodegradable & compostable shells
- Wild harvested (organic)
- Beneficial to grey-water and septic systems
- Not tested on animals
- Easy to use and most importantly, effective
- Available in 100gm, 250gm, 500gm & 1kg packs.
Great ways to use Soapnuts
Place 4-7 half shells (or equivalent in pieces) in the washbag (or old sock knotted at top) and place in washing machine. Wash as normal, cold water preferred. Soapnut shells can be reused 3-4 times depending on temperature used.
Dispose of shells in compost.
Add a handful of soapnut shells in 500ml hot water and boil for 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool, strain and add liquid to empty spray bottle. This can be used to clean the house from top to bottom - including windows. You can even add few drops of eucalyptus oil (optional). Dispose of shells in compost.
Place 3-4 soapnut shells in wash bag and allow to steep in hot bathwater for 5 minutes. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oils.
Mix up a mild soapnut/water solution (3-4 soapnut shells with 1 litre hot water) and use to soak jewellery before rinsing, drying and polishing.
Place 3 soapnut shells and 500ml water. Simmer for 10 minutes and add cornflour to thicken (if desired) and any essential oils to scent (Lavender is great). The shampoo will not lather as you may be used to but it will clean your hair.
In the garden
Mix up a mild solution of Soapnuts/water (3-4 Soapnut shells with 1 litre hot water.) Spraying the mild solution on garden plants can help keep some parasites & pests away.
Mix up a mild solution - 3-4 Soapnut shells with 1 litre hot water. (can also be useful for prevention of parasites)
Delicates hand washing solution
Place 6-8 half shells in 500ml boiling water. Allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes and add essential oils if desired. Add to sink/bucket and use to soak and hand wash delicates.