Non-Toxic Laundry with Soap Nuts!

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!


  1. Really? I’ve been “greening” my family for a few years now and haven’t heard of soap nuts yet. I’ll have to be on the lookout for these things – I love learning about new, green products (even if they are just new to me!).

  2. Hey, I just stumbled onto your blog through LunaPads and I think it’s great! I’m really enjoying all of your insites. Anyways, I just started using soap nuts, and I love them! I’ve used them mostly for the dishwasher and they are Simply Amazing. To quote my sister, “They cut through grease like nobody’s business.” I started using them before I finished using my traditional detergent, and now I don’t want to use the rest of the dergent because the soap nuts are just that amazing! I used them in the laundry once and they worked pretty good as well. I only have a bit of laundry detergent to use up first, then I’ll only be using soap nuts. No more harsh detergents and no more big bulky bottles taking up room on the shelf or under the sink.

    • Thanks so much for stopping my! Soap nuts are really, really great aren’t they? And you can do even more with them than just laundry, which is wonderful, too.

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