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Soap Nuts, Certified Organic - 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
Soap Nuts, Certified Organic - 2.2 lbs (1 kg)


 
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Soap nuts are a hypoallergenic and fragrance free alternative to chemical detergents and commercial laundry soaps. Great for sensitive skin, and leaves laundry clean, soft, and fresh. It is safe for all fabric types both synthetic and natural. Use for dedicates, silk, wool, cloth diapers & more.

Soap nuts can also be used in other places as alternatives to soap, such as washing the car or as a base for shampoos.

Packed in a cloth bag.

USDA Certified Organic Non-GMO
Price: $24.99
Sale Price: $19.99


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Species: Sapindus mukorossi

Other names:
Chinese soapbery, washnut

Origin: Soapnuts originate from India and Nepal. The nut is actually a berry forms a hard shell when dry. The shell contains a natural surfactant called saponin. Surfactants work by reducing the surface tension in the wash water. This helps release dirt and clean fabrics and surfaces. When the soap nut shell absorbs water, this surfactant is released.

How to Use: Use in laundry in lieu of standard detergents. Usually 1/2 cup of shells are sufficient for a normal-sized load. Place the nuts inside a cloth bag and tie shut. You will see few to no bubbles during the wash cycle, but this doesn't mean it is not working. Add a few drops of essential oils to the cycle if you prefer fragrance. Lavender, orange, or lemon essential oils work nicely. The soapnuts naturally smell similar to unripe/sour berries. These are safe to use in energy efficient washers.

When to replace them: Soap nuts can be reused several times before they begin to disintegrate. Once the shells appear gray and soft, you can discard or compost them.

Fragrance: They do not have a smell when dry. When using in laundry, they may cause the wash water to smell slightly of vinegar. You can use essential oils if desired.

Other uses: Jewelry cleaning, washing the car, shampoo, surface cleaner.

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