Himalayan Soap Nut
Soap nuts have been used for hundreds of years in India to wash delicate silks and woolens.
They are the dried fruit of the Reetha tree and contain a natural substance called saponin which has the ability to clean and wash.
Our soap nuts are gathered in the cool, high altitudes of the Himalayas and are naturally sun-dried.
Soap nuts can be used to clean basically everything from laundry, jewelry, as a household cleaner, insect repellent and more.
Soap nuts are allergy free and good for babies, people with eczema, sensitive skin, and being chemical free are especially good for washing children’s clothes.
It is an effective and gentle cleanser that will leave your laundry fresh and clean.
Directions for use:
put 6-8 half shells or the equivalent in pieces into a cotton bag and place in your washing machine.
If you want your laundry scented, add a few drops of essential oil in the softener drawer.
You can do 4-6 consecutive loads from one lot of soap nuts.
Other suggestions: you can make a liquid soap by boiling a couple of shells in water, after cooling the soap nuts can be sieved or blended into a paste.
The liquid soap makes an excellent shampoo for pets to remove parasites from the fur and skin leaving it soft and clean.
Soap nuts can be used to wash and disinfect vegetables.