SOAPNUTS ARE A COMPLETELY RENEWABLE, BIO DEGRADABLE MATERIAL, THAT CAN BE PUT INTO YOUR COMPOST BOX ONCE USED.

     

 
 
 
LAUNDRY

Place 6-8 shells in a small pouch of cotton or a sock tied at the top. Put this into your washing machine load with temperatures upto 90 Degrees.

Soapnuts are highly-effective and gentle at the same time. It will leave your laundry fresh and clean and compared to other detergents, its mildness will keep colours bright, maintaining fabric structure of your clothes for longer periods. It can be used on all fabrics and at all temperatures. Its leaves your clothes incredibly soft and all this without the need for fabric softeners or conditioners

Soapnuts are both Ecological and Economical when compared to other forms of detergents. 1 kg of soapnuts can be used for upto 150 loads of laundry.

If you wish to change the scent of your clean laundry, you can add a few drops of essential oils to the wash.

Shells can be used for more than one wash but the number of washes per shell bag will depend on the water temperature used. Washing at lower temperatures, the soapnuts can be used more often. Use soapnuts only once if washing at high temperatures.

 

 

 

 


 

  DISH WASHER

Use soapnut liquid (see below instructions) for washing your glasses, dishes, cutlery and pans as usual. Donít be deceived by the lack of bubbles on the effectiveness of the cleaning.
 

There are no artificial foaming agents so there will be very few if any lasting bubbles but your washing up will be cleaned effectively even if left to soak.

Alternatively, just put 3 shells in the bottom of the cutlery holder and some vinegar in the rinse aid dispenser and your cutlery will come out sparkling clean.

LIQUID SOAP
How to make a liquid soap using Soapnut ?

Add about 50g (handful) Soapnut Shells (excluding seeds) to approx 4 cups of water. Crush the shells into smaller pieces before adding.
Bring to boil, then simmer for approximately 20 minutes. The boiling process extracts the saponin from the nut shells and combines with the water.
You can use the liquid immediately, or let it steep overnight. Strain into

 

 

 

 

 

  appropriate container and compost the remaining shells.

The liquid that is left can then be used as shampoo, all purpose cleaner, car wash, liquid soap, pet shampoo, washing up liquid or any other things you would normally clean with a liquid.

CLEANING & DETOXIFYING FOOD
Soak your fruit and vegetables for approximately 10 minutes in the soapnut liquid. Rinse off and enjoy this food free from harmful chemicals and residue. The soapnut solution can then be reused for household cleaning.

CLEANING JEWELLERY
Soapnuts are commonly used in Indian households for cleaning and shining jewelry due to its effectiveness. Jewelry is soaked in soapnut liquid and then rubbed with a cloth to give it a shine.

NATURAL PESTICIDE
Using soapnuts is an effect and natural alternative to repel insects off your plants and around the house. This easily replaces chemicals. Your left over soapnut liquid from washing or laundry can be used for this purpose.

DANDRUFF CONTROL

Apply the liquid soapnut on scalp and leave on for 5-10 minutes.  Make sure the liquid does not get into the eye as it will burn.  Rinse hair with water.  Following this procedure regularly will not only help prevent dandruff, but will also keep your hair soft and strong.  You can also replace the soapnut liquid with soapnut powder.