In this article we are going to introduce one alternative cleaning detergent which is safer and good for our ecology. Soap nuts or soap berries are the fruit of a tree that is cultivated in northern India at the foot of the Himalayas for commercial use. Soap berries have been used for thousands of years to clean fabrics in Asia such as in Japan, China and India.
The outer shell of the soap berry contains saponin, a natural substance known for its ability to cleanse and wash. The botanical name for soap nut is sapindus mukorossi. According to few researches soap berry is also exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
Cleaning Products from Soap Berries
For laundry detergents we can use either liquid detergent or the soap nut itself. 4 to 5 pieces of soap berry is used per wash and can be re-used at least 10 times. Those berries are place into a cotton bag before being use in your washer. The reason why the soap nut could be reuse for so many times are because while washing more shells is break releasing more saponin. Trial size pack price is US$ 4 per pack and can be used for 10 washes. On the otherhand, liquid detergent made from soap nuts is almost similar to regular liquid detergent. The price for smallest pack for 24 to 48 loads is US$ 9.49.
For household cleaning products there are more options. All of them are green and safe for our ecology.
- Natural glass cleaner (spray and refill).
- Natural multi surface cleaner (spray and refill)
- Natural clean scoring powder
Benefits of the Soap Berries’ Products
Cloth diapers and baby clothing for instance need special attentions in cleaning because of sensitivity of baby’s skin. Readers could visit Eco Nuts to know more about their eco-friendly products. Thanks for reading.