'Soap Berries', 'Soap Nuts' or 'Soap Shells' are nuts harvested from the Sapindus Mukorossi tree which grows mostly in Nepal. The shell of the fruit/nut has a very high concentration of saponin, which is a natural soap!
Lil'Soap Nuts come from Pakistan, direct from the community who harvest them in the wild. The Nuts are checked for seeds and picked free of twigs and leaves and left to dry. Thats it! The bag comes with an insert with soap nut tips and recipes.
- Size: 250g
- Ingredients: 100% Organic Natural Soap Nuts from Fair Trade practice with our supplier, whose family are part of the communities who harvest the soapnuts. Although grown and harvested overseas, our nuts are bought from an Australian wholesaler.
- Country of manufacture: Australia
- Packaging: Unbleached, biodegradable calico bag
Directions: Lil'Soap nuts come with a small, reusable calico bag - add 4-5 soap nut shells, pull the drawstring tight and toss in your wash. This bag can be used up to 5 times before the nuts can be tossed into the compost heap or garden. The nuts will start to go 'mushy' after a lot of washes so I replace mine after the 5th wash.
So, when you buy a 250g bag, you get approx 200 nuts/shells which equates to 40 small bags. At 5 loads per bag that's 200 washes costing around 10c/wash as apposed to approx 26c for commercial detergents!
After your wash, remove the bag of soap nuts and let them dry, or use them again right away if you’re doing another load.
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