Soap Nut Powder
Ingredients Soap Nut Powder
Qualities Biodegradable, Renewable
Our soap nuts are the dried fruit from the Ritha (sapindus mukorossi) tree. There are other types of trees that produce a poorer grade of soap nuts. The ones we import contain very high amounts of saponin. Saponin is the substance which gives the soap nuts their green cleaning power.
Did you know that once used, soap nuts break down completely leaving no toxic chemical residue behind?
Laundry Add 2-3 teaspoons of powder into a small cotton pouch or a sock tied at the top and place inside the washing machine with your clothes. Suitable for both front & top loading machines. If you wish to change the scent of your clean laundry, you can add a few drops of essential oils straight onto the cotton bag.
Dishwasher Add 2-3 teaspoons of powder into a small cotton pouch and secure to the cutlery holder. Add some vinegar in the rinse aid dispenser and your cutlery will come out sparkling clean.
Shampoo Use 1 teaspoon (for short hair and 2 teaspoons for long hair) and mix with a little water to form a paste and wash hair as normal. The shampoo will not lather as you may be used to. It will definitely clean your hair.
Note Soap nut powder absorbs moisture very easily. If not stored in perfectly air-tight conditions, it will become lumpy very easily. Once in lump form, the powder is difficult to use, even though it still retains all its original washing properties.