Soapnuts – natural laundry detergent

If you are looking for a natural alternative for laundry detergent soap nuts may be right for you. Soapnuts come from a tree in India. I have been using them for over 6 months now and extremely satisfied with them.

The benefits of soapnuts are

  • They are organic
  • They are environmentally friendly
  • They contain no harsh chemical
  • They are hyopallergenic
  • They are 100% biodegradable
  • They are cruelty free and vegan
  • They are economical and affordable
  • They are a natural fabric softener
  • They work in all kinds of wash machines
  • They have multiple uses: you can use them for washing dishes, washing your hair, cleaning windows or for showerin
  • They are really economical/affordable

How to use soapnuts?

  • Put 3 – 6 soapnut shells into the washbag you get with your soapnuts. Tie the bag securely.
  • (Optional step) Place washbag into jar with warm water for 2-3 minutes. This helps to release the soap.
  • Load your laundry machine. Place the soaked washbag on top of laundry and wash as directed.
  • After taking out laundry, save shells to re-use up to five more times.

Since soapnuts do come from far away and have their on environmental foot print as result I hope to try the SmartKlean Laundry Ball, but until then I am very happy with soapnuts and encourage you to use them to green your home.


How do you green your household?


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