The soap nut comes from the Soapnut Tree (Sapindus mukorossi). The trees produce the small black berry.
The shells used for detergent contain something called saponin, which works as a natural surfactant.
- Sustainable: It's a renewable resource, easily grown organically.
- All Natural: No funky or harmful ingredients.
- Eco-Friendly: Less processing, less energy and less packaging.
- Affordable: They can replace multiple cleaners, and last longer.
- Reusable: Each berry can be used up to 6 times before it's spent.
- Hypoallergenic: No skin or respiratory irritation and non-toxic.
- Not Actually Nuts: They're totally safe for those with nut allergies.
- Simple: Throw them in your wash or make a simple liquid detergent.
- Odorless: But you can always add your own essential oils.
- Gentle: Their mild nature won't damage delicate clothing or surfaces.
- No Fabric Softener: They naturally soften your fabrics!
- Save Water: They rinse easier so require less water.
- Save Energy: You can use a shorter rinse cycle in your laundry, too.
- Countless Uses: Look below for a few ideas on how to use soap nuts in your own home.