Soapnuts, The Cleansing Wonder Berry


Imagine getting away with using no chemicals in your laundry. Now imagine there is a single product that would help with you with all the cleaning in your house. This natural product would wash your clothes as that would help you with all the cleaning in your house. This natural product would  wash your clothes as effectively as a normal detergent while saving you as much as 50% of the cost. This product is real, and it's more common than you'd think. It's Soapnut. The Soapnut is a 100% renewable resource, the trees that bear its fruit cause no pollution.


Soapnut is the fruit of the tree sapindus, from the family Sapindacea. Thistree is found primarily in India and Nepal where Soapnuts have been used for centuries as a washing detergent. The tree can reach a height of 25m and a diameter of 1 to 2 m and flowers for at least 70 years. After ten years the tree has the first fruits. The trees have grown wild for more than 1000 years. The fruit called soapnut, is a small fruit with 1-2 cm diameter, yellow ripening brownish containing black seed. In April & May the tree is adorned with white flowers, and the ripe soapnuts are harvested in October. The skin of the shells contains 15% saponin which is similar to soap. Saponin is the active cleaning ingredient in Soapnuts, and it has a dermatologically sound lathering and cleansing effect.


Inside the shells are saponin, which is known for its ability to cleanse and wash. Using soapnut instead of chemical cleaning products in and around your house is better for you, your family and for the environment. The trees on which the soapnut fruit is grown help to improve the world's environment by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Expensive shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, soaps and body lotions can all be forgotten once you start to use Soapnut. Soapnut removes dirt from clothing - it is not only highly effective but also gentle. Because it is mild and natural, it preserves the colors and the structure of your clothing longer than chemical detergents. You will no longer need to use fabric softener, as it does not contain the chemicals found in detergent that both stiffen your fabrics, and cause static electricity. Soapnuts are a pure and natural washing detergent that leaves your laundry fresh and clean. It's also good for skin because its allergy free. Soapnuts are environment-friendly, cultivated through sustainable agriculture, and have proven to be both economically & ecological beneficial.


Tips for Natural a Laundry Cleanser with Soapnuts

Warm to hot water brings out the cleansing agents in the Soapnuts, so we recommend using this method when starting with a warm/hot load of laundry. Each bag should last through approximately three loads.


Fill a 3x5 Starwest Culinary bag full of Soapnuts, and knot it closed. Put that bag inside another culinary bag, knot down, and tie the second bag closed (washing machines have been known to break one bag open), and throw the soapnuts in the washing machine with your warm or hot load of laundry. Reuse the same bag up to two more times in hot, warm or cold loads.


Though you won't need fabric softener, due to the gentle soapnut wash, we suggest adding an Organic Starwest Lavender Dryer Bag to your dryer, to leave your clothes smelling wonderfully fresh.