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Soap Nuts ~ Deseeded



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Soap Nuts
Sapindus mukorossi Gaertn.
1 ounce

Soap nuts are found in both the eastern and western hemispheres, but are native to India and Nepal. They have recently become a popular environmentally friendly alternative to chemical detergent, and are a gentle option for those with allergies to chemicals in regular detergents. Soap nuts contain saponin, a natural detergent. The soap nut shell absorbs water and releases the saponins which circulate as a natural surfactant in the wash water, freeing dirt, grime, and oils from clothing. There is considerable discussion as to what variety of Soap Nuts is preferable for use as a laundry soap alternative. Any Soap Nut from the genus Sapindus will work just fine as they all have Saponin producing properties, hence the genus name Sapindus.

I know it's hard to get used to.
When I first used them and ... well ... no suds? I found it very difficult to get used to. We get so used to suds, that it just does not feel clean enough when there are no bubbles! What sold me though was when I washed my hair, face and body with them. How frugal to have one product in the shower? Soap Nuts will not strip the natural oils from your hair or body.

I will never have to buy shampoo again.

Consider the cost of replacing shampoo, soap, dish detergent and laundry soap with Soap Nuts.

Typical Preparations:

Just a few nuts (4-6) in a cotton muslin bag should work for an entire load of laundry. There will be little or no bubbles during the wash cycle, and it will smell lightly similar to apple cider. They can be used several times and then composted afterwards. They will look mushy and grey when they need to be changed. They can also be used in a powder form as a cleansing cream by adding a small amount of water.


Specific: Not for internal use.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

Packaged in a lined food safe, re-sealable Kraft bag with window.

Information about herbs, oils and body care products on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prevent, treat or cure any diseases or health concerns.

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 24 January, 2017.

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