Organic Soap Nuts 1 kg

$39.00

Soap Nuts is a safe and natural laundry soap and versatile household cleanser.

Our eco-friendly Soap Nuts are organic and ECOCERT Certified. They are of Sapindus Mukorossi species, free from pesticides and de-seeded. And it comes with 2 cotton wash bags and 1 instruction booklet.

Customers' Reviews

charmaine (verified owner) – April 23, 2013:

Been using the soapnuts for 2 months already, and i like it!

It’s easy to use. I soak the nuts in hot boiling water for 10 minutes, then go about doing my other stuff. When my timer rings, I chuck the soapnuts and the water into the washing machine. To encourage the saponins to release, I set the temp to 30 degrees (40 is probably better but i wanna reduce the electricity consumption).

I use a front load, and previously there was this strange smell my clothes always had if i didn’t sun them properly – and to my horror – there was real bad scum build up from the commercial detergent and softener!!! (go check your rubber ring – use a paper towel and wipe inside! i got a entirely browned paper towel and i realized why my clothes stank!) Now that I switched to soap nuts (and did a couple of rounds of washing with temp set at 90degrees) – i think there should almost no more build up and my clothes should stay stink free! finally i know why!!!

It’s resonably priced – and for that little bit more – i can have the assurance that my skin is chemical free, do my part for the envt (less plastic and chemicals involved), and also I don’t have to use softeners anymore!

my clothes still wash clean (my clothes are normal – no heavy duty dirty clothes) and i’m happy. the only only piece of clothing that doesn’t seem to do well is one particular pair of shorts – the rubber band smells funky. then again, it could be just that shorts – cos’ my other shorts with rubberized bands are a ok.:)

overall, given the price and all the benefits – i will definitely continue using the soapnuts!:)

Miley – May 8, 2013:

I‘m so glad your soapnuts comes in 1kg now, can’t get enough of it!

I have been using soapnuts for my laundry for more than 2.5 years now. There was no turning back since the day a tiny pack was gifted to me. And now, being a mother myself, i try not to expose my baby to harmful ingredients in products as much as possible. ‘am so glad i can use soapnuts for her laundry – chemical-free.

Agy – April 22, 2013:

I love using soap nuts. Ever since switching to these natural detergents, we’ve had no problems with itchy skin and my hubby’s hives have calmed down. What’s more, there is less packaging to worry out. I give them a 5 out of 5:-)

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Anonymous – May 1, 2013:

You soapnut is amazing! I used it on my hand and although I have sensitive skin, I do not feel uncomfortable at all. Also, now I wouln’t have to worry about what goes into the soap I use and my skin is chemical free now.

Product Description

Grown on trees, Soap Nuts is a fruit that contains Saponin, a natural surfactant, in its shell. When the shells come in contact with water, it releases Saponin that removes dirt and grime. Since centuries ago, people around the world have been using Soap Nuts for their laundry, personal body and hair wash and household cleaning. And today, it is an Eco-friendly alternative to synthetic detergent.

Soap Nuts Is Great For Anyone

Soap Nuts is safe for your health and for our environment. It is a gentle choice for people who are allergic to chemical residue on clothes from detergent. It is safe for babies and children. For people with skin condition such as Eczema, Soap Nuts will not aggravate the condition. And for anyone who wants a clean and safe home for their family, Soap Nuts is an excellent option.

Benefits Of Using Soap Nuts

  • Effective for laundry and suitable for all fabric types.
  • It leaves your laundry clean and soft, and it does not require fabric softener.
  • Low in suds, it is suitable for use with all types of washing machines including High Efficiency (HE) washers.
  • A safe and natural alternative to detergent for anyone.
  • Convenient to carry and use while travelling or camping.
  • Biodegradable and eco-friendly.
  • Versatile for all household cleaning.

How To Use Soap Nuts With Your Washing Machine

  1. Put 6 whole shells (12 halves) into a cotton bag.
  2. Soak it in a bowl of hot or warm water for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Toss the bowl of liquid and soap nuts into your washing machine together with your clothes and start the wash cycle.
  4. Remove soap nuts and let it air-dry. Re-use for your next 1-2 batch of laundry. Top up with new shells if desired.

Note:

  • Do not overload your washer with too much clothes. Allow space for the soap nuts to interact with water to release the saponin.
  • Add more Soap Nuts or reduce the load of clothes if they are dirtier than usual.
  • It is not necessary to remove soap nuts from the rinse cycle.
  • Once the soap nuts is used up, you can compost them.
  • For stubborn stains, pre-treat your clothes with a stain remover. Regular soap bar or liquid soap works well in removing stains.
  • As Soap Nuts is low in suds, it is natural if you see very little or no bubbles in the washing machine.
  • Clothes might smell similar to cider vinegar after the wash. However, the smell will dissipate after the clothes are dried. Best to dry your clothes in a sunny and airy place.

How To Use Soap Nuts To Handwash Your Laundry

  1. Put 6 whole shells (12 halves) into a cotton bag.
  2. Soak it in a bowl of hot or warm water for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Toss the bowl of liquid and Soap Nuts into your bucket and fill the bucket with water.
  4. Add your clothes into the bucket and let it soak for an hour.
  5. Scrub and rinse as usual.

How To Use Soap Nut Liquid With Washer

  1. Add half cup (120ml) of concentrated soap nut liquid into the washer and start your wash cycle.

Note: See below for instructions on making your own concentrated soap nut liquid.

Make Your Own Concentrated Soap Nut Liquid

  1. Add 10 whole shells (20 halves) in 1.5 litres of water.
  2. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for 30mins. (Or soak overnight)
  3. Let it cool and then strain and store the liquid in an air-tight bottle.
  4. Use within a week.

Note:

  • Use full strength or dilute with water as desired for house cleaning.
  • As soap nut liquid has no preservatives added, use the liquid within a week.
  • Make smaller batch of soap nut liquid if your usage is low. Simply reduce the recipe above in proportion.

Storing Soap Nuts

Soap Nuts are best stored in a dry and cool environment. If heat and moisture gets to them. it will pre-release its saponin and turn a little sticky. However, this does not affect their cleansing ability. Store them in an air-tight container and away from the sunlight and moisture if possible.

Precaution

Soap Nuts are not for consumption. Accidental ingestion will lead to vomiting. It looks like any other dried fruits. To avoid being mistaken as something that is edible, label and store it away from your foods, and keep it out of reach from children. And when using soap nut liquid, be careful not to let it get into your eyes as it will sting like other detergents.

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