Monday, May 13, 2013

Soap Nuts

Soap nuts are the fruit of the Ritha tree found primarily in Nepal.

The shell contains "saponin" which is known for it's ability to clean and wash.

Place 5-6 soap nuts into cotton sack and soak in warm water for 10 minutes.

Place in washing machine with soiled clothes. You can use the same nuts up to 3 times.

Hang clean clothes on the line for 100% natural laundry 


  1. You have blown me away with this post!! How absolutely fantastic!!! This is something I am very interested in due to my son's sensitive skin and allergies....where do you find these??? Inspiring!!!

    1. I also suffer from sensitive skin. Normally, I make my own liquid laundry detergent. I don't use fabric softer or any thing with "perfume". Only essential oils. My sister gave these to me for Christmas, however you can order them online. Sometimes a natural grocer may carry them. They worked quite well and I just love that I can put them in the compost when I'm through.