Good EARTH Laundry Supply Soap Nuts, a 100% Natural Product.
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Go Green and do your Laundry Chemical Free with Soap Nuts!!!!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SOAP NUTS
Are soap nuts an additive to my regular laundry detergent?
There is no need to add commercial detergent. Soap nuts do a wonderful job of washing laundry. Try it for yourself!
Are soap nuts safe to use in my HE or front load washer?
Yes. Soap nuts are low sudsing, so they are perfect for these types of washers. Put 4 to 6 soap nuts in the mini wash bag, tie it closed, and throw it into the drum of your machine. Use this bag for 4 to 6 loads of laundry. If you are not reusing the soap nuts on the same day, put them in the dryer with your clothes.
Can I use soap nuts to safely and effectively wash cloth diapers?
Yes! Soap nuts are found to be the best detergent for washing cloth diapers. They effectively eliminate all lingering smells. They will ’strip’ the diaper of detergent build-up, increasing the diaper’s absorbency! (depending on the size of your wash load, you may have to increase the number of soap nuts you use to 6 or 7).
There are no bubbles during the wash cycle. What’s wrong?
There is nothing wrong! Soap nuts are a natural, low sudsing product. There are no added fillers, dyes or chemicals that would create bubbles in the wash. Even without tons of bubbles, the soap nuts will thoroughly wash your clothes. However, if you like some suds and the fragrance of laundry detergent, you can always add a tablespoon of detergent to your load. Even this way you will be putting a lot less chemicals into the environment then when using detergent alone!
. Are soap nuts safe for those with nut allergies?
Absolutely! Soap nuts are actually a fruit related to the lychee, so there is need to worry for those with nut allergies.
Are soap nuts safe for those with sensitive skin or skin disorders?
Yes! Soap nuts are natural and hypoallergenic. They do not contain added chemicals or fragrance which often irritates people with skin sensitivities. Soap nuts are beneficial for both bathing and laundry. Some people see their excxema an psoriasis fade or even go away after regularly using soap nuts as a laundry detergent.
Do soap nuts come in different fragrances?
No. Soap nuts are natural so there are no added fragrances. Soap nuts have a distinct smell like apple cider vinegar. However, once you wash your clothes, they will be fragrance free.
Soap nuts, the earth friendly way to do your Laundry
We are also supplying retail stores with soap nuts. If you would like to buy Soap nuts in your store, please use the comment form below and give as the name address and tel. number of your store and we will contact your store. Or ask the store to contact us via this website. If you are a store owner or reseller, use the comment form below to request wholesale pricing information.
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traveling (no powders or liquid to spill) or just to try them.
All Packs include 3" x 5" muslim washbag!
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Soap Nut Facts
A soap that grows on trees and is free of any harmful chemicals and toxic dyes. Sounds vague, but it is true! Soap nuts are actually the fruit of a tree and have a cleansing property because of the presence of a natural surfactant called Saponin. This Saponin, when it comes in contact with water, cleans the clothes by allowing the water to enter the cloth fabric and remove the dirt. Your laundry will be softer, the colors brighter and the towels more absorbent. It is eco-friendly and harmless to the environment as well as having anti microbial properties.
If you live out in the country and are on a septic, you will also appreciate the fact that using Soap Nuts is actually beneficial to your septic system.
· LAUNDRY: Tie 4-6 soap nut shells in a muslin bag or sock and put it in the wash load. You can use the same pouch for 4 to 6 loads of laundry. If not reused on the same day, dry soap nuts in the dryer with your clothes. You can leave the soap nuts in the washer for the rinse cycle. Natural boosters such as borax are recommended for whites. When the shells become grayish and mushy, they are ready to be replaced and added to your compost. If you wash in cold water you may want to soak the nuts in a cup of warm water for 5 minutes in order to release the Saponin. Pour the water and the bag of soap nuts in your washer. 3.5 oz of soap nuts can be used for approximately 40 medium loads of laundry. The price per wash is about the same as commercial laundry detergent. What a bargain for an all natural product!
Be Practical: In the few instances where only harsh laundry detergent will do, use conventional detergent in the pre-wash or soak cycle, and then use soap nuts in the regular wash cycle.
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Soap Nuts: The Environmental Aspect
Environmental degradation has been a matter of concern for human species for over centuries now. Ecologist, biologists, and many other are engaged in a very tedious job of coming up with products which are less harmful to the human beings and the nature. Our ever increasing dependence on the technical advancements has left us on a verge of an era where, we can see our destruction owing to the fall of nature due the human atrocities.
Day in and day out, we use products which not only harm us but also our Mother Nature by disturbing the balance in the ecosystem. Water pollution, air pollution, noise pollution and so many others in the queue are a constant threat to us. A few decades back, it was established that the simple laundry detergent that we use for cleaning our clothes are actually harming us and in the long run destroying our clothes! These detergents contain harmful chemical, dyes and artificial fragrances which are left behind in the clothes even after they are washed. These harmful chemicals later percolate into our blood causing various types of diseases. When we try to see from the nature’s perspective, we find that the water running away after the clothes are being washed, contain harmful chemicals which disturb the aquatic ecosystem!
However, to give a sigh of relief, there is one natural product that can not only replace these harmful chemical detergents but also protect us and also our precious nature. It is quite possible that you have not heard about this gift that nature has in its store to give us. Soap Nuts, the natural soap grows on trees and has the ability to replace the laundry detergents. Growing on a tree called Sapindus, the soap nut is found in the jungles of India, Indonesia, Nepal and other South Asian countries. They have a natural substance called Saponin which comes out when the soap nut comes in contact with water and enables water to penetrate the fabric of the cloth and clean it.
If we try to speak about the environmental aspect of the soap nut then, it is better to queue them up for an easier and clear understanding.
· 100% vegetable detergent, the soap nut is scentless and is biodegradable and does not compromise with cleaning the cloth.
· People with allergy and skin diseases are advised to use the soap nut for bathing because of the anti-microbial properties of the Saponin.
· Soap nuts are economical and do not come up with any harmful environmental wastes on decomposition.
· The presence of less chemical agents does not pollute the water courses.
These biodegradable soap nuts are non-toxic by nature and do not pose any threat to mankind even in the remote future.
In short we can term soap nuts as a blessing to mankind and we must all strive for making a better use of this wonderful gift given to us by Mother Nature.
Soap nuts have anti-microbial properties which make them excellent for bathing purposes. They keep the skin smooth, protected and free of infections. They are great for people suffering from eczema and other skin disorders.
Soap Nuts as a Laundry Detergent
Ever since the inception of industrial revolution, life has become fast and the developments in the fields of science and technology has made human life simple and more convenient. All the hassles of day to day activities have been taken care by the complex dynamics of technology. Every night we sleep with a dream and the next morning we are out in the market to buy the dream that has already been converted to reality.
But, in spite of this we are bothered, the cause being the technology itself. With all its goods kept on one side, technology also has a cruel face on the other side of the fence. With all its developments if, technology is giving us a hassle free life, it is also giving us a polluted environment to live in. Water, air and even sound are not being spared. The chemicals coming out as the byproducts are harming our environment and are directly and indirectly harming us.
A combination of different chemical substances to clean our clothes is what we call laundry detergent. When mixed with water this detergent creates lather and the chemicals penetrate deep inside the clothes to clean the dirt and the harmful microbes present in them. But studies show that long term usage of these detergents can lead to skin troubles, not to mention about the water pollution which disturbs the balance of the aquatic life!
A question arises, is there something to make the earth greener and pollution free? Yes, there is. Most of us are unaware of a natural substance which can substitute this laundry detergent and is 100% natural. The substance is known as Soap Nut and is a fruit of a tree called Sapindus. Native to Nepal, India and some other South Asian countries, this tree requires a warm and tropical environment to grow. The harvesting process of this soap nut is completely natural and does not call for any toxin or chemical involvement.
The Soap Nut consists of a solid and hard outer shell and a small fruit inside it. This outer shell is used for making cleaning products. After the fruit ripens, it falls to the ground from tree. It is then picked up and then dried under the sun and is ready to use. Saponin, a natural substance, is present in the Soap Nut. When the Soap Nut is soaked in water, the Saponins are released. This helps the water to penetrate the fabric and clean it. The Soap Nut is a good replacement of the commercial detergents also because of the fact that it has a natural anti-microbial property which kills the harmful microbes present in the dirt. Because Soap Nuts do not contain any added dyes or chemicals, they do not create very many bubbles or lather but are capable of cleaning clothes as effectively as the commercial laundry detergents.
Natural and harmless, these Soap Nuts can actually help us to take a step ahead in a greener and more natural world. Soap Nuts do not disrespect technology but rather attempt to save the world from a chemical holocaust. Using soap nuts as a natural laundry detergent is a tribute to nature and the solutions it gives us.
WHY SHOULD I USE SOAP NUTS ?
Soap nuts are an excellent choice for people who desire to use environmentally friendly products. They are a pure product, and contain no added chemicals, fragrances, dyes or fillers. They are also wonderful for people with skin allergies, eczema, or sensitivities to commercial detergents.