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Soap Nuts



  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Organic
  • Free of artificial chemicals
  • Hypoellergenic
  • Economical
  • Sustainably produced
  • Fair trade
  • Bio-degradable
  • Compostable


What are Soapnuts?

Soapnuts are not really nuts but the fruit from the soapnut tree which grows wild in India. The fruit is encased in a firm outer shell, and when the fruit ripens it falls from the tree. The ripened fruit is harvested and cracked open to naturally dry in the sun, producing a dark golden 'shell'.


How do they work?

These shells contain a very high percentage of saponins (Mother Nature's soap), a surfactant which removes dirt and oils from clothing when contacted with water. Soapnuts can also be boiled into a liquid concentrate and used as a general purpose cleaner, shampoo, hand soap, pet wash and in the garden.


Save money as well as the environment

A 500g bag should wash 200 loads, or 7-10 loads per week for around 6 months. Assuming 200 washes, it equates to 11c a wash, which is 50-70% less than commercial laundry detergent. Being a natural, biodegradable product,  they are an eco-friendly alternative to commercial detergents containing chemicals.


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