If you haven’t already heard of or tried soap nuts, you are going to want to find out where you can get them and wonder why you haven’t been using them your entire laundry washing life! They are amazing and grow on trees. Basically, soap nuts are the dried shells of the soapberry. The shells actually contain a substance called saponin, which provides a soaping affect, but no foaming like chemical filled commercial “detergents.” The trees grow in India and Nepal and are a sustainable resource that gives a source of income to the local population. I have personally switched to using soap nuts for my laundry needs and am way more pleased than ever! There are no harsh chemicals being used to launder my family’s clothing and better yet, I don’t use any type of fabric softener because the soap nuts do that naturally! Just like with traditional detergents, soap nuts sometimes need a little “support” in getting out tougher odors and stains. I usually add borax if this is the case with my laundry. Check them out, you will be glad you did! My favorites soap nuts are HERE!
Non-Toxic Laundry with Soap Nuts!
October 16, 2008 · by · 3 Comments