The botanical name of a soap nut is Sapindus Mukorossi. They’re not actually a nut, but a berry! Grown and harvested India, they’re a completely renewable product. Soap nuts contain saponin, a natural detergent used for cleaning clothes and other washables.
When I first read about them, admittedly I became very curious to learn more, and was determined to try them. To be honest, I figured they’d turn out to be nothing more that snake oil and that I was likely throwing my money away, but that was just not the case… They really work.
Just a few nuts can be placed in a cotton drawstring bag in with a wash-load and reused several times. Soap nuts are safe for washing silk, woolens and other delicate fabrics.
One small cotton bag of soap nuts will clean 5 – 7 loads of laundry. The soap nuts end up somewhat mushy and turn a grey-ish colour when they’ve reached the end…
View original post 243 more words