Whats Up With Soap Nuts?

21 Feb

Yeah. Soap nuts. Sounds odd but once you hear about it, its like ‘Oh, obviously mother nature took care of this for us.’ Soap nuts are not technically called soap nuts, their technical name is Sapindus. These Sapindus are a species of the lychee family, they are also known as soapberries since the pulp of this fruit is often used to make soap.

These little guys have been used for washing for thousands of years by people in Asia and as well as Native Americans. When it comes to using this old school method in our new school washing machines the system remains quite simple. You simply take 4-5 soap nuts and place them in a little sack. Close the sack, wash your clothes with warm water and there you go, clean clothes, naturally. 4-5 soap nuts will take care of about 4 loads of laundry. The nuts will get mushy once they are done and then you can toss them in the backyard to compost. Simply natural enough right?

All About Soap Nuts…

http://www.buysoapnuts.com/how-to-use-them/ How To Use Them.

http://www.greenvirginproducts.com/Soap-Nuts_c_11.html Buy Them Here.


3 Responses to “Whats Up With Soap Nuts?”

  1. davebrown9 February 21, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Excellent! Thanks for the info on soap nuts.

  2. Jayalakshmi (@Vetrimagal) February 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    I loved your page. This is the most simple idea to use soap nut in the washing machine.
    I hope the machine will not get spoiled?

    I usually use them for silk sarees., but not in the machine.

    Thanks a lot


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