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About Soap Nuts

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Economical

 

Hypoallergenic

 

%100 Natural and Organic

 

Bio-degradable/Compostable

 

Antibacterial/ Safe for Septic System

 

Gentle on Sensitive Skin & Delicate Fabric

 

Used in Standard and High-Efficiency Machines

What are soap nuts?

Soap Nuts or better called Soap Berries are a sustainable natural resource that grows wild from the Sapindus Tree mostly found in India, Nepal and Indonesia. The sun dried fruit shell has been used for centuries by local communities as a laundry detergent and cleanser.

Soap Nuts are wild harvested, meaning they are gathered from wild trees by local communities and grown without any kind of chemicals, fertilizers or pesticides.

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How do they work?

Soap nuts contain saponin, a natural cleaner that works as a surfactant, breaking the surface tension of the water to penetrate the fibres of your clothing lifting stains from the fabric and leaving dirt suspended in the water that is rinsed away. They are very effective in removing soil and odours while leaving fabrics soft and absorbent. So gentle, they are superb for delicate fabrics. And no need to add fabric softener as your laundry will come out soft and fluffy! That's because during the rinse cycle a small amount of saponin is released opening up the fabric fibres acting as a natural fabric softener instead of leaving a residue.

Because it is a natural soap it will not leave a grime on the fabrics as you would expect with regular detergent, making them a great choice for sensitive skin.

Other advantages from using soap nuts are:

Fragrance free

 

Works in any temperature

 

Ideal for cloth cotton diaper laundering

 

Imported only from Fair Trade, Co-op suppliers

 

Used in Ayurveda medicine to treat skin problems

 

And more..

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  1. Why use soap nuts?

    Soap nuts are the most natural, effective and economical laundry detergent solution out in the market. It is multipurpose and won't pollute our environment as used soap nuts can be compostable without producing

harmful waste on the environment.

With soap nuts your saving money and reducing waste. Only 1 kg bag would replace 9-32 load plastic bottles and not only that, this 1 kg bag will do 300-400 loads of laundry that can last almost one year of laundry for an average size family. Comparing prices, with soap nuts you're spending . 08-.10 cents per load and with an average laundry detergent your spending . 18-.32 cents per load and consider if you have an He machine your savings are even greater. Without mentioning it's many other uses and can replace lots of other cleaning products at home.

The saving get even better if you don't have to buy a fabric softener anymore, it's natural saponin softens your fabric and leaves it soft and fluffy!

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It also offers colour protection. Soap nuts won't clog natural fabric pores like other detergents, and because it leaves no residues, the fabrics are protected from colour loss and fibre breakdown that usually occurs due to harsh chemicals.

They also neutralize odours, specially organic odours like sweat and urine leaving your clothes clean and fresh!

It is also great for fine fabrics such as silk being very effective but gentle on fibres.

It can be used to clean cloth diapers as it is great for sensitive skin while a great cleaner, softener and deodorizer.

And even better, they are safe for septic systems and camping as it won't pollute water that goes into the mainstreams and will also help to break down the grey water in the septic systems for it's anti-microbial properties.

There are many other uses for soap nuts, just to mention some:

Handwashing Dishe

 

Glass, Tile and Countertops

 

Cleaning Jewelry

PlantPestRepellant

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    1. How to use them
      You just need to follow this simple steps:

      1. For a regular load, add 5 full soap nuts to the muslin bag

      2. Secure it with the tie

      3. Toss the bundle into your laundry

      4. Reuse the soap nuts up till they become soft and look grey to then compost them.

For Fragrance: You can add a few drops of essential oil to your laundry.
For Brighter Whites: Add some baking soda to your white loads. A cup of

lemon juice will also work naturally.

For Very Heavy Soils: Pre-soak 5 soap nuts in the muslin bag into hot water for a few minutes, then add the water along with the bag to a regular size load.

For Pre-Spot: If you don't have a soap nut bar or liquid concentrate spray, try soaking your previously ready soap nut bag into hot water for a couple minutes and then rub the bag with the soap nuts into the stain, this is an easy

way to do it without having to spend extra money.

For Hand Wash: Soak 2 soap nuts in the bag into hot water and then add the water concentrate to your cool water basin.

Do you have hard water? If so, make sure you're using 5 whole soap nut shells, usually they come in half as they are de-seeded, you might need to add a few more to get great result.

Are you using cold water? Follow the very heavy soil procedure.

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