Hate harsh chemicals and fragrances in todays laundry detergents and cleaners? This is nothing but 100% natural and organic. Truely the ONLY natural laundry detergent and household cleaner on earth that is NOT man made. This grows on a tree, it’s picked and deseeded. This is mother natures creation of laundry detergent. Use 5-6 soap nuts in a muslin bag and you can do up to 7 loads of laundry! Removes dirt and odors, naturally! 100% hypoallergenic, biodegradable, non-toxic and earth friendly. There is no smell to the nuts and your clothes come out with no heavy fragrances or smells. Its so gentle it’s perfect for sensitive baby skin. Great for cleaning cloth diapers, too!
Instructions on Use: Simply tie the top of the bag tightly and place in first into washing machine then load your clothes. When wash is done. Pull out your muslin bag and either reuse again or simply set it out to dry for the next load.
Wildroot Naturals sells Soap Berries along with the muslin bag for your washing machine. We sell them in a sample size good for 5-7 washes and once your hooked a bigger bag filled and good for up to 50 washes. We also sell a Lavender water that is awesome to use after you move your clothes from the washer to the dryer. I spray multiple sprays after the dryer is loaded and before I close the door to start it. Leaves a subtle lavender smell in your laundry.
What are soap nuts? Where do they come from?
Soap nuts are known worldwide by many names such as soap nuts, soapberry, washing nuts, soap nut shells, wash shells, soapberry nut husk, Ritha (Hindi) nut shell, Chinese soapberry and many more. Botanical Name: Sapindus Mukorossi.
Very simply, soap nuts are the dried shells (or husks) from the soapberry (or soap berry nut). These berries are the fruit from a quite unique tree species. These shells contain a substance called saponin that produces a soaping effect. Saponin is a 100% natural alternative to chemical laundry detergent and cleansers. It can replace many chemical detergents such as those containing sodium laureth sulphate (SLS) that are becoming well known by consumers for being a skin irritant and health hazard.
Soap nuts have been used for centuries throughout the world as a laundry detergent, as soap for personal hygiene, and as a cleanser with a plethora of other uses. It is most commonly used in India, China, parts of Europe and numerous countries in the eastern hemisphere. There is even a species, Quillaja Saponaria (called a soap bark tree) that grows in South America. However, only in recent years has the soap nut and its many benefits made its way to the shores of the U.S.
They grow primarily in northern India and Nepal. It grows uncultivated in poor quality ground and helps fights erosion, particularly in the Himalayan foothills. It also provides needed income to the local population.
Soap Berries/Nuts can also be used as a household cleaner. Simply boil the nuts down with water and you get a soapy cleaning solution. I add eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree oils to help with disinfecting and making a nice smell. I will warn you though, when boiling them down the smell throughout the house can be intense. It doesn’t smell pretty but the outcome is awesome and insanely cheap!
Wildroot Naturals will be selling the liquid form of soap berries soon! Stay tuned and don’t forget to check out our store for other awesome items!
Thank you Jeff McMillian for the great picture of the Soap Nut Tree.