Soapnut Shells, 1KG



Soapnuts are used as a 100% natural laundry detergent with amazing cleaning powers. Most likely one of the most sustainable cleaning products on earth.

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Soapnuts a 100% natural laundry detergent.

Most likely one of the most sustainable cleaning products on planet earth.

SoapNuts are naturally grown and have amazing cleaning powers. The shells of these fruits contain a natural substance called Saponin. Once released into water, they create mild suds similar to soap and will effectively remove dirt and oils from clothes and garments.

This box contains 1kg of SoapNut shells and 2 cotton wash bags. It will wash up to 365 loads of laundry or dishes. Reuse 4-6 times before disposing on your compost

Soapnuts are:

  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Compostable
  • 100% Biodegradable
  • Not tested on animals
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Gentle on fabrics
  • Reusable
  • Clean and soften clothes the natural way
  • Affordable
  • Vegan
  • Soapnuts have a PH level between 4-6

People in India and Nepal have been doing their laundry and cleaning with Soap nuts for hundreds of years. Soapnut is the dried fruit of the Ritha tree and the saponin released is a 100% substitute to normal detergents.

SoapNuts can be used for washing clothes, dishes, cloth nappies, as a liquid soap, cleaning and shining ornaments, household cleaner etc. They are highly-effective and gentle and leave your laundry fresh and clean. Suitable on all fabrics at all temperatures. They work in front and top loaders.

Because SoapNuts are chemical free they are an excellent product for washing children's clothing and cloth nappies. Also a great product to use if you suffer from eczema or sensitive skin.

Dimensions (W x H x D): NA
Weight (gross): 1.1kg
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I've been using these for years and wouldn't go back to washing powder. they are fantastic value. A 1kg box does me about a year. They are natural, no strong scent, I do add a few drops of oil to the bag. I like the fact there are no chemicals in my wash.


A 1kg box has done over a years worth of washing for one person. Worth trying for sensitive skin, if it works for you then you have product you'll be able to use regularly without having to worry about the formula being changed or concentrated. Your whites probably won't be fluorescent at a disco under UV but wouldn't you rather be chemical free :-)


Oh how I love using soapnuts and a few drops of teatree oil. We have been using them for a couple of years now and was first introduced to them when washing cloth nappies. They get everything clean from my husbands panelbeating clothes to kids messy clothes. Just converted another family to using them yesterday and thought I would let everyone know how much I love them.... even use them in campground washing machines.


I've just realised that the 1kg bag of soapnuts I purchased has lasted me TWO YEARS! A great product - soft, clean clothes and fantastic value for money....


I've heard heaps of positive and negative reviews of soap nuts before trying them myself. Being rather sceptical i still decided to give it a try once i saw this web page (just loved design, information provided and very fair prices).

Delivery was very quick, and can you imagine, free.
I couldn't wait to test the same evening and washed my bed linen (just got some fat spots from dogs bringing their food - yak), a silk night gown and a white and black dress with old yellow spots from last year. I sincerely didn't expect much especially from the dress with old yellow spots. Can you imagine my surprise when all the dirt and fat was gone completely after 1 wash in the front load washing machine! Yellow spots disappeared completely!

I added exactly nothing to the machine except of soap nuts, used temperature of 30C. Used around 10 nuts.
A good hint provided on the web page is to break shells into small pieces. Other resources somehow didn't say about it.

Clothes was left soft, with no smell. Perfect!

Now I'm on my way to start doing my own shampoo from soap nuts, exciting!

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