My second product to try on my quest for a natural laundry detergent was Soap Nuts. Now, I’m not saying my search is over, but I will say that I am thoroughly impressed.
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of synthetic chemicals, fragrance, and foaming agents.
2. They’re better for the environment than conventional detergent.
Product Description(provided at buysoapnuts.com)- “In India, Nepal, and other South Asian countries, a tree called sapindus mukorrosi grows small fruits surrounded by a firm outer shell. This tree is unique because it produces its own natural saponins, a soap-like product, that coats the shell of the fruit. When the fruits ripen and fall from the tree, local families harvest it, then remove the fruit from the seed. The soap nut shell is then dried out in the sun, using absolutely no chemical processing or manufacturing processes. The soap nut shell absorbs water and releases saponins which circulate as a natural surfactant in the wash water, reducing the surface tension of the water and freeing dirt, grime and oils from the clothing. They act just as commercial laundry detergents, but without the chemicals. When the clothes are rinsed, the soapnut saponins are washed downstream where they remain harmless to the environment. No synthetic chemicals, no fragrance chemicals, no foaming agents or other toxins. Just shells grown by nature. Soap nuts are an excellent choice for people who desire to use environmentally friendly products. They are a pure product, and contain no added chemicals, fragrances, dyes or fillers. They are also wonderful for people with skin allergies, eczema, or sensitivities to commercial detergents.”
Price– Currently, you can by 5 trial size muslin bags containing 5 soap nuts each and get 3 free for only $12.45. That’s as many as 40 loads. Steals and deals, y’all!
Performance– Washing one’s clothes with tiny shells might seem kind of strange, but it’s actually just as effective as any detergent I’ve used in the past. I’ve easily been able to get five loads out of one bag of soap nuts, which is both surprising and delightful. Why use sketchy ol’ Tide when you can use these safe little guys that work just as well?!
Scent– None that I can detect, which is perfect for a headache-prone girl such as myself.
Rating– 10/10, without question.
Would I purchase this item again? Yes!
*Product was provided by Greener Living Products. Opinions provided by me, as always.