(Available in 100g, 250g, 500g and 1kg).
What is a Soap Nut - The magic of nature - (Sapindus Mukorossi)
How would you like a 100% natural cleaner that grows wild in the Himalayas and has been used for centuries in India, China and Nepal. It's even on supermarket shelves in Europe and it's cheaper than chemical alternatives. They come direct from India.
Soap Nuts are the seed pod of a macadamia-sized berry from the Sapindus Mukorossi or Soap Nut tree, which is cracked open and dried in the sun, producing a sticky, dark golden shell. These shells (known as 'soapnuts') can be placed into your washing machine instead of detergent and fabric softener, and will leave your clothes clean, soft and without scent.
The pods contain a very high percentage of saponins (Mother Nature's soap), a surfactant which removes dirt and oils from clothing when contacted with water. Soap Nuts can also be boiled into a liquid concentrate and used as a general purpose cleaner, shampoo, hand soap... the list is long and growing.
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? Soap Nut shells are used on their own in a cotton bag or an old sock tied at the top and put into the machine with your clothes. They do not need to be removed during the rinse cycle as there is no harmful or irritating residue as is left over from normal detergents. The surfactants in the nuts cleans and softens your laundry in one economic and environmentally friendly swoop!
We have tested them extensively in our washing machine and are very satisfied with their ability to clean anything and everything, including baby clothes and nappies, delicates and silks, woollens, towels and muddy bathmats and even sweaty work clothes from gardening.