Organic Soap Nuts
Organic detergent for washing machines
Soap nuts are a pure natural product obtained from the fruits of the soap nut tree (Sapindus mukorossi ), native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia. Due to their natural content of saponins (app. 15%), the shells of the soap nuts are used for washing textiles at temperatures form 30°C to 90°C. The laundry is soft and smells fresh and the ingredients are kind to your skin. Soap nuts are recommended for people with allergies, sensitive skin, children and babies. They are completely natural and chemical free. Your baby should not come into contact with anything washed with chemicals and artificial fragrances.
Instructions for use:
For washing put 3 – 6 shells of soap nut, depending on the degree of soiling of the laundry, in one of the enclosed cotton sachets and place them inside the washing drum. The active ingredient of saponin is found in the shell and is washed our completely at high temperatures. Therefore washing cycles at temperatures below 60°C will allow reusing the shells. If the shells are soft or have lost their color, it is time to replace them. The used shells can be composted. For white laundry it is advisable to add organic oxygen bleach. In case of stubborn stains additional gall soap can be used. Since the soap nuts contains no fragrance, you laundry will be fresh, but more or less odorless. If you prefer, you can add your choice of essential oils to the rinse.
The soap nuts can be removed during rinsing or left in with the laundry. It is up to you. During the rinse cycle a small amount of saponin is released which acts as a natural fabric softener. There is no need to take out the soap nuts before the rinse. As it is a natural soap and not a synthetic chemical, it will not leave sticky chemical residue on the fabrics as you would expect with regular detergent.
Other uses for soap nuts include:
Hand wash: Place 6-8 half shells of soap nuts into 2 cups of water. Simmer for 15 minutes. Soak laundry in solution as needed and rinse thoroughly.
Household cleaner: For everyday household cleaning, place a handful of soap nut shells in 2 cups of water and boil for 15 minutes. Allow to cool and pour into a spray bottle.
Natural Shampoo: Place 3 half shell soap nuts into 2 cups of water and simmer on the stove for 10 minutes. Some of our customers like to add essential oils and cornstarch to scent and thicken homemade soap nuts shampoo. Avoid getting soap nuts shampoo in your eyes, as it may cause irritation.
Jewelry cleaner: Simmer 2-3 half shell soap nuts in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes. Place jewelry in cooled solution to restore shine and remove grime.
Pet Shampoo: Simmer 3-4 soap nuts in 4-5 cups of water for 15 minutes. Allow solution to cool and bathe pets as usual. Avoid getting soap nuts solution in your pet’s eyes as it may cause irritation.
Made in Nepal
1kg of soap nuts / broken and 2 cotton sachets for washing
No child labor
Free delivery for purchases:
- over 60€ within Greece
- over 150€ for Cyprus and Bulgaria
Delivery charge Attica Greece: for purchases under 60 € the delivery charge is 3,00 € for packages up to 2 kg and 0,80€ for every additional kg
Delivery charge for Greece (excluding Attica): for purchases under 60€ the delivery charge is 3,00 € for up to 2 kg and 1,80€ for every additional kg.
Delivery charge for Cyprus: for purchases under 150€ the delivery charge is 16,00 € for up to 2kg and 2,50€ for every additional kg. Delivery time of up to 14 working days.
Delivery charge for Bulgaria: for purchases under 150€ the delivery charge is 7,00 € for up to 2 kg and 1,80€ for every additional kg. Delivery time of up to 4 worκing days.
For payments to the courier at delivery (COD) there is an additional charge of 3€.
Returns and refunds:
If you would like to exchange or return non-defective products, they must be returned in the same packaging, unwashed, unused, and in re-sellable condition. Items must have been purchased within the last 14 days. We reserve the right to refuse a refund if the items have any signs of wear, alteration, misuse or damage.
Once processed, refunds will be returned to the same form of payment used to make the purchase with in 10 days.
Having children influences our lives and the choices we make.
When our children were born, our lives changed for ever, and so did our choices.
We started looking for products that are safe and don’t contribute to the destruction of the earth, yet at the same time practical and convenient.