Soapnuts rock!

August 16, 2009

"The soapnuts grow on the soapberry tree, indigenous to India and Nepal. For hundreds of years, local people have used soapnuts to wash their laundry and their finest textiles (wool, silk, cashmere...). The soapberry fruit produces saponin, a natural substance that protects trees from insects. The saponin is responsible for the soapnut's ability to produce soap suds, and becomes extractable in water effectively wash our laundry as any other laundry detergent."
And once you used the nuts twice (for cold water wash), don't throw them out. You can use the already used nut shells and make an all-purpose cleaner with it (by simply adding water) and use it for dish soap, hair shampoo, hand soap, floor cleaner even.
Advantages:
  • 100% biodegradable
  • Eco friendly: no chemical pollution
  • Good for the skin: no allergic reactions, ideal for children's clothing
  • Renewable
  • All organic
  • Economical
  • Source or revenue for the local population
  • Effective: replaces conventional detergents and washes as effectively
This is what the pamphlet says, and it delivers!


This is what the soapnuts look like (it's actually just shells, as they have been pitted).

I still use my "regular" stain remover for big jobs, like blueberry stains and such. But other than that, I don't put anything else on my clothes and they have been coming out so clean and don't smell like anything. Actually, I should say they have a true clean smell.

Also, their claim that it does not cause allergic reactions must be true because I would get instant rashes from scented laundry detergent, or even most unscented ones as well as most cleaning products, and I don't have any with soapnuts.

Bottom line is, Soapnuts rock!!! And I just had to share it with you :)

Stephanie xx

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