What are Soap Nuts?
Soap Nuts are a USDA, organic, all natural laundry soap and fabric softener called soap nuts that grow on a tree in the form of a berry-that looks like a nut, hence the name soap nuts. Once the shells of these nuts come in contact with water, the active ingredient Saponin, is immediately released. Saponin is an all natural surfactant which lowers the surface tension between your clothing & your wash water bonding itself to the fibers of your clothing literally lifting and removing your stains, dirt, grease and grime while simultaneously eliminating any odors and naturally softening your clothes.
Wash instructions: To use them, you simply take 4 soap nuts and put them in the all natural (made of muslin fibers) wash bag. It kind of looks like a tea bag with a drawstring on it. You take the wash bag with the Four Nuts in it and you toss it in the washer (doesn't matter if its a top load washer or front load high efficiency unit) and wash your clothes as you would with chemical detergent. Those four nuts will wash 4-6 loads of laundry with a standard washer or 10-15 loads if using a high efficiency washer (less water is used which increases the surfactants' longevity). They are fantastic for whites, colors and delicates! Soap nuts are anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti fungal, biodegradable, compostable, non toxic, fragrance free, and hypoallergenic!
They are hand selected and harvested from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in the sovereign state of Nepal. Because of this regions elevation and rich soil content, the highest quality soap nuts are sourced from this region as they contain the highest concentration of the natural surfactant, saponin.