- What Are Soap Nuts?
- How I Put Laundry Soap Nuts to the Test
- Pros and Cons of Soap Nuts
- Another Choice: Soap Nuts Extreme 18X Green Cleaner
- But How Much Do Soap Nuts Cost?
- Practical Tips for Soap Nuts in the Laundry Room:
The zoo knows something you might not.
On our last family trip to the zoo, my attention was caught by the standard announcement at the stingray touch experience. They tell everyone to roll up sleeves (even short sleeves) and pull back long hair. Want to know why? Because there is detergent and shampoo residue in your clothes and hair that would make the stingrays sick. Most people probably heard that and thought nothing of it. Me? I was struck by the fact that the zoo worries about all that stuff making the stingrays sick and we walk around with it every day.
I’ve been on the lookout for a safe, natural, frugal laundry soap for a long time. I make so much from scratch, and I really didn’t want to crank out homemade laundry soap. I didn’t want to shell out lots of money for expensive natural laundry detergents either. I think I’ve finally found my winner!
What Are Soap Nuts?
Soap nuts are actual fruits that grow on trees, rather like olives, then are dried. They are completely chemical-free, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, unscented and gentle on clothing and skin. They contain a compound called saponin, which acts as a natural surfactant to clean your clothes (or anything else). A surfactant is simply a cleaner, something that lifts dirt off the surface of something else. Soap nuts can also be made into cleaners for other parts of the house, even the kitchen, but I’m so impressed with what they do in the washing machine (and was so direly in need of a natural laundry detergent) that I haven’t even tried them elsewhere yet.
To use soap nuts in the laundry, you simply put 5 of them in a little bag and toss them in the washing machine. They can be reused 3-7 times before their saponin runs out. For a cold water wash, they work best if you put them in a cup of hot water for a few minutes first to begin releasing the saponin. I thought this would be a pain, but it’s really not a problem. I just put them in an old detergent bottle cap while I loaded the machine or sorted the load, and then they were ready to go in. You also don’t need fabric softener or dryer sheets with soap nuts.
How I Put Laundry Soap Nuts to the Test
How can you tell when a laundry soap is doing its job? I think this is a tough product to review, because it seems like no matter how great your laundry detergent is, there’s always a stain or a grease spot that sneaks through here and there.
When I tested soap nuts, I tried to really pay attention to the job they were doing. I washed towels and sheets first, and I was pleased that they smelled so clean afterward. What does clean smell like? Nothing. My sheets smelled pleasantly like nothing. I would call it a fresh scent, but years of marketing has probably brainwashed you into thinking that “fresh” means “lemon” or “powder” scented (blech). In reality, a “fresh” smell is a lack of any negative odor, don’t you think? That’s what my first two loads smelled like.
I washed a warm load next and didn’t have any problems with it, but this is where laundry testing gets tough: how do I know the soap is working? Especially since soap nuts don’t have the sudsing action that we’ve all come to expect with commercial detergents, I didn’t have anything to trick me into thinking they were cleaning my clothing.
I decided to stretch the soap nuts a little and offer the challenge of a cold load. I took note of the food crusted on daughter’s bib, and I decided I had the clincher: my exercise clothes, fresh with sweat and rank with odor, in a cold load of laundry. I figured if the soap nuts could make them smell sweet, they definitely are doing something powerful in there! I tentatively lifted the wet exercise clothes to my nose, a little nervous that I was inviting noxious fumes up close and personal on purpose. I was amazed – they smelled fresh and clean. Soap nuts, score one, sweat, zero! Soap nuts work. They clean your laundry. Effectively. Even in cold water.
Score two for soapnuts: they also took smell out of a stinky towel that had been used to clean up a kefir spill. It smelled like puke. Now it doesn’t. Woo hoo, soap nuts!
Pros and Cons of Soap Nuts
My favorite part of using soap nuts? I can wash the whole family’s laundry together instead of separating out baby clothing to wash with the more expensive “natural” or “sensitive” laundry detergent. Soap nuts are ideal for sensitive skin (my kids have that) and leave no residue, so I don’t worry about them being exposed to X-something-or-other-chemical left in their clothing or on their sheets. And the stingrays are safe, too. 🙂
One major drawback is the tendency to push the soap nuts farther than they can go. Because there’s a range of loads (3-7) that you can use one batch of nuts for, I tend to try to use them as long as possible. Frugal, conservative momma. Sometimes I end up having to rewash a load, like the load of camping laundry that still smelled like smoke after being washed. I don’t like the waste of water there. To soap nuts’ credit, I may have pushed the size of that load a bit much for how stinky the clothing was, too, along with my nuts being on their last legs. (Soap nuts instructions say to use medium loads so that there is enough room to agitate the clothes with the saponin.)
Here are some tips (with pictures) on how to tell if laundry soap nuts still have any cleaning power left.
Another Choice: Soap Nuts Extreme 18X Green Cleaner
I also got to try NaturOli’s somewhat processed product, a liquid made from soapnuts. It’s basically soap nuts “tea” with some preservatives so it doesn’t go bad in a week (you can make your own from the soap nuts themselves, but it doesn’t keep). It’s a funny feeling putting just a teaspoon of liquid into my cavernous washing machine with a whole load of clothes and expecting anything good to happen. I’ve found that the Soap Nuts Liquid Laundry Detergent Concentrate works just the same and just as well as the actual soap nuts. If you might have a tendency to “push” the nuts like I did, you may want to try the liquid. Think of the plastic you save buying something that concentrated! My sample bottle was supposed to last for 6 loads, but I’m pretty sure it’s gone farther than that – the kind of added bonus I just love!
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But How Much Do Soap Nuts Cost?
It drives me nuts that the natural cleaning products always seem to cost double the regular ones. I am tickled pink with joy that this one doesn’t! As long as you compare prices, you could get really good deals. (I’m thinking about splitting a bag with my mom.) Either one works out to under 10 cents per load (plus the possibility of more if you make your nuts stretch by using cold water!). I figure my price point for All Free and Clear is $3.00 for 32 loads after a coupon and sale match-up, or 9.3 cents per load. Soap nuts are almost exactly the same price per load, and I don’t have to watch for a sale or cut the coupon. Love it!
Wondering about shelf life? Here is the answer from NaturOli:
Soap nuts basically have an endless shelf life if properly stored. If the user plans to have them around for several months, we recommend that they remove them from the muslin bag and store them in an air tight container. They should be stored in a cool, dry, dark location away from direct sunlight. Most laundry rooms are the perfect location!
Someday I’m going to try NaturOli’s Soap Nut Natural Shampoo Bar. I’m kind of in the market for a new chemical-free, natural shampoo. You don’t even want to know what I’ve been using for shampoo this summer!
You Can Also Use Soap Nuts for:
- cleaning carpets
- stove tops
- washing dishes
- all-purpose cleaner
- and more!
For most of these uses, you need either the 18x liquid OR you can make your own liquid using the nuts (directions come with the package). However, if you make your own liquid, because there isn’t a preservative it will only last a week and you have to keep it in the fridge (therefore, it’s not my deal because my fridge is always too full!).
Practical Tips for Soap Nuts in the Laundry Room:
- First, know that the shelf life of these buggers is very, very long. Just try to keep them out of moist air and in a cool place (like maybe…your laundry room).
- How to figure out if the soap nuts can handle another load: I mentioned that I was always tempted to overuse the soap nuts, since they can last for 3-7 loads. The gals over at NaturOli helped me out with this uber-tip:
“We recommend that if people aren’t sure about how much “juice” is left in the soap nuts after several loads that they take the bag with the soap nuts and let the water filling the washer run over it then squeeze the bag. If you see suds and or feel that slightly slipperiness of the saponins there’s enough for another load. Gauge amount of slippery feeling to how large a load. You can also add one or two new soap nuts to the bag of the used ones if you’ve already loaded a big load and you don’t get much of a feeling of slippery when you squeeze the wash bag.”
This is so easy to do! It’s much less subjective that trying to figure out when your soap nuts look “tan” or “soft” per the instructions that come with them. I tried the “sudsing” method with a bag of soap nuts that I was about to compost, and they still had suds. So just from this tip I got an extra freebie load of laundry out of my soap nuts. Love that!
- Soap nuts last longer if you wash in cold water. Just remember to “activate” them by soaking in hot water in a little cup while you sort clothes or something.
- If you can figure out when your rinse cycle starts and can make it to the washer in time (this is not a tip I will ever take advantage of!), you can pull the soap nuts bag out to make them last even longer!
- If you get the Soap Nuts Liquid Laundry Detergent Concentrate, it only takes a teaspoon for a whole load. Don’t try to guess. You’ll want to put an actual teaspoon with your bottle to make sure you’re not wasting the liquid by overdoing it.
- I just used the last of my liquid today (sniff!). That is sad, but the happy news is that there were DEFinitely more than 6 loads in there. In retrospect, I should have counted for you all, but I did not. I used a “scant” teaspoon in each load – of course – frugal Katie. Worked great for me!
- I like to make sure my soap nuts dry between loads by hanging the whole bag to dry. My washer has a little tab on the inside of the door that is perfectly convenient.
- Like with most laundry soaps or detergents, many stains (at least in families with children!) still need a pre-treatment or even a soak. Soap nuts do not claim to be superstars in the laundry room, just an environmentally friendly option. I have some tricks up my sleeve for pre-treating laundry stains.
- Something cool: soap nuts make towels fluffier!
Ready to Purchase Soap Nuts?
If you’re going to give soap nuts a try, may I humbly ask that you click over to their site through Kitchen Stewardship®? Since I help publicize for NaturOli, they share with me when my readers make a purchase. (I would recommend them anyway, to be honest, but it’s nice to make all the time I spend at the computer worth my while, and get something extra for the ol’ food budget!)
Here are some options for you to choose from:
- EXTREME 18x Soap Nuts Laundry Soap 1 oz. trial size.
- a 4 oz. (40 load) Soap Nuts
- Soap Nut Natural Shampoo Bar
- 3 lbs – 720 loads for $42.95 + $10.90 delivery
(I like to buy in bulk to keep it under 10 cents a load)
- 8 oz liquid concentrate – 48 loads
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71 thoughts on “My Favorite Natural Laundry Soap: Soap Nuts Review”
A few drops of Colloidal Silver in your Soap Nut Tea will give it a much longer shelf life and makes as a great natural preservative.
Do you still use soap nuts? And on cloth diapers?
I’ve been bopping around to other laundry soaps in the past year, partly because I needed something a little simpler for others doing laundry in my house. My mom still uses the 18x liquid and loves it! I never used it on cloth diapers though.
Liked the stingray story, because saponin is especially toxic to fishes (see Google).
Maybe he’d be better off with regular detergents. 😉
Besides of that, there’s no problem with soap nuts for washing. You could also try horse chestnuts which also contain a high amount of saponin. If there are any chestnut trees near you, you got your “soap nuts” for free.
My daughter is wondering if using soap nuts, since they are natural and it looks like some moths use them as a food source, or at least use the plants they are from (doesn’t say which part of the plant) as a food source, will attach moths to clothes washed with soap nuts.
We have a whole bag, but some family members are nervous about using this instead of commercial detergent.
Also, we have a front loader and I am wondering if that makes a difference. I tossed the nuts in with one load AFTER I had put the clothes in. One shirt that had fresh nectarine juice on it (two small spots) did not have the spots totally removed by the soap nuts. Any ideas?
I don’t have a front loader so can’t comment on that from experience, but I don’t think moths are an issue. I know it gets the stink out of workout clothing, but I have a hard time reviewing laundry detergent for stains, since some stains just don’t come out anyway, you know? Unless you put that same shirt (without using the dryer in between) through a load washed the same way with your other detergent and it gets it out – then that’s a pretty good answer. I tend to spot treat all stains no matter what with Branch Basics and soak really bad ones in oxygen bleach.
Hope that’s at least a little helpful!
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Hello wonderful Katie,
I was wondering if a few years after this post was written you still reccomend washing the baby’s clothes with soap nuts and with the family’s wash?
Even when he’s newborn? Is that what you did with Jonathan?
Thanks so much, as always…
Yes, absolutely, I did, except when he made such a huge mess that he deserved his own load! 😉 Katie
Once again, thanks so much for everything – your wonderful posts and that you always take the time to reply to questions and comments. You are amazing 🙂
Another question – do you also use fabric softener in your laundry in addition to the soap nuts?
So, laundry detergent is figured out now, but how about fabric softeners/sheets? What do you use for those?
I never really used fabric softener, but 7th Gen does make a dryer sheet that has to be better than the basic conventional ones… I hear vinegar is a possible fabric softener in the washer. 🙂 Katie
So sorry it took me so long to respond…I got absolutely behind on comments when I released the second edition of the snacks book and truly have never caught up.
White vinegar in the Downy ball during washing, and a scrap of cotton fabric with a couple of safety pins in the dryer (the pins reduce / eliminate static) works great for me 🙂
Can soap nuts be composted after use?
Yes! But I don’t know how I missed your comment completely; so sorry! 🙂 Katie
Thanks again, Katie! I just order a bottle of the liquid soapnuts on NaturOli and I’m excited to try it. I’ve been cringing at what is in my detergent in Uganda, but haven’t been willing to ship something heavy from the states! This will be perfect (I hope).
they do not get out the poop smell…poop smell from tripplets in cloth diapers…guess the only natural thing that will get rid of this will be potty training…uhg
Oooo, bummer. Maybe Biokleen Bac-Out will help? 🙂 Katie
For Stacy and her residual sweat odor problems, I tried the soapnuts and vinegar and found they didn’t work together very well (maybe there is a scientific explanation for this?). Instead I add a splash of Eucalyptus oil and that works great. Maybe other aromatherapy oils would also be effective, I haven’t tried other scents, but they suggested using them on my soapnut packet.
I boil up the soapnuts to make liquid soap for my soap dispensers – the soap lasts fine so long as the dispensers are quite clean when they are refilled.
I am still enjoying the soap nuts. Occasionally I will use a little detergent (think nighttime potty accidents). It has been a good shift for our family because of severe allergies (with skin reactions most common).
Ya know I loved them at first…but not so much now…They just don’t seem to be cleaning as well. Maybe its just in my head though…
The extreme 18 is good for 96 loads in a HE washer only. 🙁 Just FYI. I was going to buy some when it was on sale a couple of weeks ago, but with a regular washer it’s only good for 48 loads and even on sale it was still quite pricey.
I’ve been looking for an all-natural laundry soap, and have been intrigued by the soap nuts idea. Just got in my sample order yesterday (when I just happened to be doing laundry!), and I am so excited!! My son still has bathroom issues at age 5, so odors are a big problem for me. Regular det. didn’t do the trick; OxyClean was much better, but still left a tiny residual odor. I used the soap nuts in a load of whites, no bleach, nothing else… then tentatively smelled my son’s underwear… NOTHING!! I smelled absolutely NOTHING! I am so excited about it, I’m telling my neighbors about it, and including a sample to my siblings in a gift basket for Christmas! I am definitely ordering them in bulk when I get paid. GO SOAP NUTS!!!
What a great testimony! Thank you for sharing!!!
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Oh my! I just discovered another use for soap nuts! I pour hot water over a handful of nuts and let it steep for a few minutes then drain it off and it’s a perfect insecticidal soap! My gardening friends are using Dr. Bronner’s for this, but I don’t have any of that on hand, so I decided to try the soap nuts. No more holes from flea beetles in my bell pepper leaves!! Huzzah!
My FIL will be glad to hear that one! 🙂 Katie
I used the soap nuts liquid but was never impressed with the cleaning. I was told by the company that it had to do with the hard water in our area which may be the case. I am glad it has worked for you and others as well. I used the one from Natroli.
Loved your opening zoo story! My son worked at John Ball Zoo last summer and spent time working at the stingray pond. He got a kick out of your story too. Believe it or not a lot of people won’t follow the instructions. They would tell my son that they just washed their hands so that made them nice and clean for the stingrays. Wrong! He had to get really stern with a lot of people so the stingrays stay safe. Kind of scary to think about what soap and shampoo really can do!
I’ve been wanting to give soap nuts a try too. Enjoyed your review and I’m hoping to do a soap nut review on my blog soon.
What a fun comment! Hope you love the soap nuts. 😉 Katie
I’m from India (one of the areas where soapnuts come from). I’ve been using them for a long time in the washing machine. I have 2 young girls and have largely used only soapnuts for their laundry (and I use cloth diapers). They work just fine. They are the best for woolens as well.
I have gone a step further and reuse them only once more in the machine. I then boil them and use the water to clean the rest of the house (bathrooms included). I then dry the used up soapnuts, grind them in to a powder and sprinkle it in my pots.
Oh and we also use them on the body instead of soap with a loofah (made from a vegetable). This has helped control my eczema a lot.
What awesome information! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂 Katie
We use soap nuts but I wish they worked as well for me as for you. Even with using them AND good amounts of white vinegar some of my clothes still smell “funky” (sweaty). I can literally open my closet and smell it where my clothes are hanging. The only thing that has helped a bit was adding some peppermint Dr. Bronner’s, but even with that some of my clothes still smell.
Yikes! What brand do you use? I have noticed differences in brand… 🙂 Katie
We have NaturOli nuts from Amazon- 2lbs of them! We try to change them out pretty frequently but maybe I’ll make more of an effort to do that as well.
Been changing them out more frequently with no luck. Even with Dr. Bronner’s, white vinegar, TTO and Oxy-clean added into each load. My clothes all still smell funky/sweaty. 🙁
Ready to buy a box of free&clear detergent.
We used Soapnuts for 2 years and they were wonderful! We purchased a 2 pound bag of NaturOli from Amazon in February 2013 and within a couple of months we had the same problem you are describing! We tried all kinds of stuff to fix the smell issue. I even accused my husbands work shirts/socks saying they were “infecting” the rest of our clothes. I finally caved and we now use 7th Gen free &clear, but I would love to use Soapnuts again! I’ve always wondered if we got a bad bag or they sat on the Amazon shelf too long or something. Considering ordering a small bag directly from company to test my theory. I would LOVE to know if and how you fix your issue!
I’ve heard from more than one person that sometimes supplements bought on Amazon are expired; that moxa sticks (used in Chinese medicine) may have the proper wrapper but are not the pure herb, and other such stories. There are some things I would not rely on Amazon for. Maybe the ones you got from Amazon were old or improperly stored.
Do you know how these work on cloth diapers? I guess if they’re not recommended for cloth diapers (since certain detergents can leave films that reduce the absorbency, aren’t cleansing enough etc) I could use a standard det. just for the diapers and soap buts for everything else, but I wanted to check.
I have heard both ways – I was told by a friend not to use them for cloth, but when I mentioned that during a cloth diaper chat on Twitter, quite a large handful of people disagreed, from personal experience. So I would go for it, myself! (and will come fall, yikes!) 🙂 Katie
Do you know if you can use soapnuts in a front end loading washing machine? I spend a bit more on HE detergent so that I can save water with my machine. But I’d like a cleaner detergent to use and soapnuts could be great if they work in my machine.
Yes, soap nuts are good to go for HE machines. I believe you use fewer soap nuts and half as much of the 18X liquid (which my mom loves). Instructions will come with your order for sure. 🙂 Katie
Thanks, Katie! I’ll look into the liquid, I think, for the sake of convenience. Going to the laundromat sans car is already difficult enough, haha. 😀
I live in a city where I have to do my wash at the laundromat. Do you have any tips for me to start using soap nuts? Or is it just going to be impractical in my case?
I would think you could just use soap nuts and hang them to dry when you get home. They’re not like Charlie’s Soap that necessitates a “cleaned out” washing machine with no detergent residue. Alternatively, the liquid would be super simple for laundromat use. My mom loves it! 🙂 Katie
How does Naturoli work on stains?I tried another liquid soap nut in my front loader and my daughter’s dirt stained pants didn’t come clean … although I love how soft and fresh smelling it leaves them. But stain removal is important too!
I have yet to find a detergent of any kind that does a good job on all stains, so I’m a big fan of three laundry products to get the job done: Biokleen Bac-Out for pretreating (gets 50% of the stains out right away), then an oxygen bleach for soaking the other 50%, then the soap nuts for the actual wash. That’s my take on it! 🙂 Katie
Do you use the Biokleen oxygen bleach or another brand? I am still very new to natural cleaners. (I am actually reading your post as I prepare to do my first load of laundry with soap nuts.) I have always used OxyClean. Is that the same thing as oxygen bleach, or is oxygen bleach a more natural alternative to OxyClean. I did a quick web search for oxygen bleach and found BioKleen, Tropical Traditions, Stain Solver, and a few other brands, but no mention of OxyClean, so I was trying to figure out if oxygen bleach is something more natural, and if so, what brand would be a good choice. Sorry if this is a silly question. I’m just trying to make the best decisions for my family.
I found a stain remover/prespotter that is non-toxic and works like magic. Gets out every kind of stain I have tried. It’s made by Green Virgin Products. They sell soap nuts too for less than Naturoli too.
do i need a coupon code for the $10 baggie freebies?
I would love to try these, I’ve been thinking about it for some time now.
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I’ve wanted to try these for quite a while. I’m skeptical and excited at the same time. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!
I just tweeted this I have been checking into this soap nuts stuff for a lil while now and have heard great things about them…
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I am curious if anyone has used these in front-loaders?
Are front loaders HE washers? If so, they are supposed to work great. The concentrated liquid only takes HALF a tsp for HE washers, so you get twice as much out of the tiny bottle. Awesome!
Wooo hoo, I have been looking for an excuse to try these, free is the best kind!
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I love Soap Nuts! I would like to try them on cloth diapers. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Hey! Great site, I found you through the Fight Back Friday this week.
I have a great solution to a chemical-free shampoo, my husband and I threw out ALL chemical-laden skin & hair care products, not to mention the cleaning supplies.
I am IN LOVE with a small company (although it is growing) out of Salt Lake City called Bubble and Bee. I have met the owner, Stephanie, on a trip to Salt Lake and she is ethical, extremely knowlegeable and cares SO MUCH. If you ever have questions, she’s a great go-to person.
www.bubbleandbee.com. Tell her Jessica sent you!
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I definitely want to try the concentrated oil. Sounds easier. I’m lazy like that. 🙂
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That sounds great! Do you know if they ship to Canada?
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Good question, that’s something I should have checked out first. I’ll ask!
NaturOli does ship to Canada, but not for giveaways or free shipping. Thanks for the question! Katie
I am probably totally late on this, but:
“Superior Soap Nuts” is based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and they ship free on orders over $75. Can’t wait to get my first batch 🙂
thanks for the review – I’ve spent this whole nap time drooling over their site……… I have over $70 on my wishlist over there 🙂
And I would love to hear your shampoo story 🙂 – I did “no poo” the last 6 months and just in the last couple weeks have added in a “good shampoo/conditioner” (store bought) that I just use once a week or so.
I should do a post on my experience………..
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Yes, I tried “no poo” starting in June. It hasn’t been all that lovely; not sure if I’ll ever get to posting on it. I would love to read about your experience! Did you add the good shampoo b/c the no poo wasn’t quite doing the job? My husband says he misses the smell of shampoo-cleaned hair. Bummer… 🙁 So I’m hit or miss lately.
It actually did okay for me. I didn’t care for the ACV smell but it wasn’t terrible and faded pretty quick. I added the store bought cause someone bought it for me and I was ready for something easy in a bottle for occasional use 🙂
I am finding I think the key for me is just washing less. With my hairstyle it was hard to get it up unless I started with it wet, so I was showering and washing it everyday. When I started just rinsing with water on the majority of the days and washing every 3-4 days -I even went 7 days without an issue!- it became much more manageable. Now, I can put it up without it being wet. So I can shower every other day if I want. (It’s a nice freedom with 3 little ones!)
I will write out my thoughts and experience and post it sometime in the next couple weeks and I will come back and link you to it when I do.
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Hi, I have used soap nuts for laundry and they are wonderful, also the 18 x,(just a dab will do ya) for other stuff, makes a great eye glass cleaner too, DROP or two in a 4-5 oz spritz bottle add H20 and your set. The shampoo, in bottle, “Extreme soap nut shampoo” is excellent and I use coconut oil as a conditioner (need to play around with oil till you find the right amount for you) let it sit in hair while you wash–you–then rinse. You can also add to shampoo, last wash, let the shampoo set and rinse, any way play around. I did not care for the shampoo bar, ended up using it for a face wash and liked that, use on wash cloth as it has ground up soap nuts in it. Hope this helps, and enjoy. First time to this site and I am truly enjoying it, most diffidently will return again & again. D 🙂