GO GREEN WITH SOAP NUTS
100% NATURAL, BIODEGRADABLE AND NON-ALLERGENIC. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY!!!
In the jungles of countries like India and Nepal soap nut trees grow, the fruit of which we know as soap nuts.
Sapindus is the name of the species which includes many sub species that grown in the tropics and the warm temperate zones.
Many people think soap nuts are nuts, but in fact, they are not nuts at all, but a fruit.
The term ‘soap nuts’ most likely came from its pit, which resembles a nut.
Soapy substances called saponins are found in the outer shells of soap nuts.
These saponins have the effect of detergents when mixed with water.
Each fruit of the soap nut tree contains about one, two or three seeds and the fruit itself has a leathery texture and a yellowish or blackish color.
It acts as a natural, gentle cleaner when it comes into contact with water.
Without any chemicals, fragrances or dyes, they are safe and gentle for hand washing dedicates.
They are also tough enough for regular laundry.
They will leave your clothes soft, clean and fragrance free. No need to use of fabric softeners.
Soap nuts are also used to relieve conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
They do not contain any chemicals that irritate the skin.
Soap nuts are frequently used by people with extremely sensitive skin.
Sop nuts have a unique anti-microbial property that helps kill germs and reduce skin problems.
Soap nuts are also used as cleansers and shampoos.
How do I use Soap Nuts in my Laundry?
For Laundry Soap, you can use them in one of two ways:
1. Toss 4 or 5 Nuts in a small muslin (cloth) bag and throw it in with your laundry. (Make sure that you take them out before putting your clothes in the dryer). The nuts will do 4 or 5 loads.
2. Boil 15-18 whole Soap Nuts in 6 cups (1.5 quart) of water for 30 minutes. The liquid you have is now a concentrated, chemical free detergent. The leftover shells can be placed in your compost. Use 3 Tbsp or 45 ml of this detergent with each load of laundry. This allows you to do approximately 60 loads of laundry.
What About My Allergies to Soap?
Most allergic reactions to soap are due to added chemicals and fragrance. Soap Nuts are naturally grown and chemical free. Soap Nuts are 100% non-allergenic.