Laundry Soap Nuts

55 kr

A soap that grows on trees. 

Soap nuts are not actually nuts, but berries that grow on trees native to India and the Himalayas. They contain saponins, a surfactant substance that, when combined with water, produces a dirt- and bacteria-fighting soap. The soap is gentle, making it great for delicates, wool and children's garments, yet still effective for heavy-duty towels, sweaty clothes and dirty socks. 

  • Leaves no residue, and therefore won't cause build-up on clothes or in your machine
  • Free from chemicals, toxins, fragrances, etc.
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Low suds, so they're ideal for HE or European machines
  • Colors stay intact and fibers strong, thanks to a lack of chemicals 
  • Sustainably harvested and organically grown
  • Very economical – soap nuts can be reused several times
  • Biodegradable – throw them in your compost or garden after use
  • Have a very small carbon footprint due to their small size and light weight, and they require no bulky plastic packaging

In each order, you receive:

To use: Put 4-5 soap nuts in the small cotton muslin bag. Tie the bag and drop into the washing machine with clothes. Wash as usual. You can re-use the same nuts a few times, or until they are grey or brittle. Compost the soap nuts and start washing again with new ones. 

Or make a simple liquid laundry soap, which we find more effective and easier to use on a day-to-day basis. It's as easy as making a pot of tea. All you need is soap nuts and water. We include a recipe card in every order of soap nuts, or find the recipe in our Journal. 

 

* Soap nuts can also be used in the dishwasher, for washing hair, as an all-purpose soap, pet shampoo, insect repellent in the garden and more, though we haven't tried any of these. We can only vouch for their effectiveness as a laundry detergent.