SOAP NUTS (aka soap berries) contain naturally occurring soap in the pulp. They grow on the Sapindus Mukorossi tree, native to India and the Himalayas. The berries produce a soap called saponin, which operates as a natural surfactant. The soap nut shell absorbs water and releases the saponins which circulate in the wash water, freeing dirt, grime, and oils from clothing. They are completely safe for septic systems, gentle for use on sensitive skin and are great for all types of washing machines.
TIPS FOR USE: Place 4-6 soap nuts into a small cotton bag and place in your your washing machine. When doing a cold wash soak soap nuts in hot water for 2-5 minutes since the heat aids in releasing the saponins. After washing, remove the bag and allow it to dry. They can be used several times and composted afterwards. When the shells become soft and gray they need to be changed.
2 oz | 57 g ℮
8 oz | 277 g ℮
Store in a cool dry area; away from direct sunlight.
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