Soap Nuts? Soup to nuts?

No – definitely Soap Nuts. Have you heard about these? It’s a natural soap, used mainly in this country for laundry, though you can find premade products for other uses. I saw them mentioned on a message board and decided to look into them. soapnuts11

This is what Wikipedia has to say:

“Soap nuts contain saponin, a natural detergent which is used to clean clothes. Soap nuts have become popular as an environmentally friendly alternative to manufactured, chemical detergents . A few nuts can be placed in a cotton drawstring bag in with a washload and reused several times. Soap nuts are safe for washing silk, woolens and other delicate fabrics.”

I was completely intrigued and found a small trial sized package on Amazon for just a few bucks, so I ordered one. You can find that here.Larger sizes are hereand here.
soapnutsI don’t know what to expect, but people who use them seem completely sold. If they last as well as advertised, they are quite economical too. I found the whole idea pretty interesting and I thought you might feel the same way. If you have used them or know someone who does, please leave a comment, sharing your experience. I will let you know how they worked for me sometime next week. Have a good day, my friends!

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16 Responses to Soap Nuts? Soup to nuts?

  1. Mental P Mama says:

    What does the yoga pose have to do with them? I wonder if I buy them will that make my yoga classes easier?;) Let me know how you like them….

  2. Trisha says:

    I have never heard of soap nuts! I will be waiting to hear how they work for you! Interesting.

  3. Ashleigh says:

    They look neat. Never heard of those so keep us posted.

  4. PG says:

    yeah, definitely keep us posted – seems like a great idea. be interesting to see if they are up to snuff.

  5. Pearl says:

    i have never seen soap nuts! how COOL :D

  6. Ellyn says:

    How interesting. Maybe I will bring some dirty laundry with me this weekend.

  7. Karen says:

    Never heard of them either! Looking forward to your review on them!

  8. ELK says:

    learn something new here every time I visit..never heard of these

  9. Flea says:

    Although I’m not coming to visit anytime soon, I can send you my dirty laundry for a test run. My toe socks at least?

  10. Anonymous says:

    I never heard about it. Keep us posted.

    homemade lye soap

  11. Country Girl says:

    Well I do like nuts. And I like soap. So let me know what you think. Looks interesting.

    Vedddddy interesting.

  12. dlyn says:

    Mental P – in Indian medicine they have various uses, up to and including freckle removal. No freckles on the yoga-pose person!

    Trica, Ashley, Pearl, PG & Karen – You know I will!

    Ellyn – Gee thanks. Cause, like your Dad doesn't come home with enough filthy clothes to cover 4 or5 people every day!

    ELK – me either, until yesterday!

    Flea!!!!

    CG – that's waht I said, right before I ordered them!

  13. Char says:

    I have never heard of these – I will be interested to hear what you think of them.

  14. veggie belly says:

    very interesting, ive never heard of this before.

  15. Ellyn says:

    You’re welcome.

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