The Natural Cleaning Power Of Soapnuts
You may or may not have heard of SoapNuts but these natural little cleaning nuts are definitely worth trying. Using the natural cleaning power of soapnuts is the perfect, 100% natural, eco-friendly, incredibly economical and cruelty-free way to clean your washing, your dishes, hands and surfaces around the house.
There are many different brands of SoapNuts on the market, but we like the Sindhiya SoapNuts from SoapNuts Australia because of their super ethical, stance of working directly with the local people of the Hazara district in Pakistan under strictly applied fair-trade principals, providing them with much needed work harvesting and packaging the soap nuts.
Sindhiya SoapNuts are harvested sustainably from the the aptly named “Soap Berry Tree” (Sapindus Mukoross) which grows in the Himalayan ranges. The soap nut berries can be harvested from the trees for a period of 90 years, so no cutting down trees or destroying the environment occurs. In actual fact these soap berries convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, so they are a very health giving, beneficial nut.
The SoapNut creates a natural soap thanks to the Saponin coating on the outer shell. Think of the bitter coating you wash off quinoa that becomes a sink full of bubbles. While Saponins taste horrible, they clean fantastically.
There are so many ways that you can use SoapNuts. The most common way people use them is to wash their clothing and linen.The Sindhiya soap nuts come packaged inside a cotton canvas wash bag and all you do is place 4-6 nuts inside the bag, do up the draw string, stick it into the washing machine with your clothes and wash away. You can get around 4-6 washes out of each 4-6 nuts and then you just replace the wash bag with some fresh nuts. They have no fragrance either which is great for those with allergies and sensitivities.
They can also be used in the dishwasher, as a liquid hand soap, mixed with lemon juice and essential oils to create a spray and wipe. You can also create a highly effective, all natural and safe garden pest spray.
For a great cleaning tips and recipes using SoapNuts check out SoapNuts Australia
As SoapNuts Australia state, “Sindhiya SoapNuts are the only 100% Natural cleaning product that grows on a tree, drops to the ground and dries and is ready to use…no manufacturing so no pollution nor unnecessary waste of resources. They truly are a gift from Mother Nature to all of humanity!”
They come in a fair trade hand sewn canvas wash bag and are completely natural and safe.
They are a 100% natural multipurpose natural cleaning product. Use in the washing machine or make them up with some filtered water is a spray bottle as a multipurpose cleaner around the home.
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