This is the greenest of the green when it comes to cleaning laundry, dishes, even hair. They're soap nuts! The dried berry of the soapnut tree contains natural saponins that lather up naturally.
How do you use soapnuts? There are many uses for soapnuts. The most popular use is in the laundry. Making your clothes and linens soft and clean is easy. All you do is place a handful (4-5 nuts) in a small muslin bag (included) and throw the bag in your washer. Plus, they can be re-used up to three times, so it's highly economial. They're great for front-load and energy efficient models too because they don't over-suds. And the great part is that you can use the same bag up to three times! Once they're spent, just empty out the bag and throw them in your compost pile. No need for laundry softener, dryer sheets or bleach. Soapnuts lift dirt and keep it from redepositing on clothes just like any other detergent. Clothes come out smelling fresh, naturally.
How do soapnuts work? Soapnuts contain natural components called saponins. These saponins act just like soap. The saponin molecule has one end that combines with water and one end that combines with oil, so it's able to lift up dirt and grime off clothes and keep it suspended in the water. You can see exactly how it works in this little video I threw together. It's not fancy but at least you can see them in action. The video below is just cold tap water and a handfull of soapnuts...
Amazing, huh! They can also be used in your dishwasher, on hair, or even as a general purpose cleaner
Comes with: 5.5 oz Soap Nuts (up to 25 loads of laundry), two muslin bags, one jute bag for storage, full instructions and idea booklet.