What Are Soap Nuts?

Soap nuts are the dried, de-seeded shells of the fruit of the soapberry tree (Sapindus Mukorossi). The tree grows wild in India, Indonesia, Nepal & Bali.

The shells have high concentrations of saponin or soap, making them work the same way as any detergent. This 100% natural product effectively replaces chemical washing powder and represents both an economical and ecological alternative.

Soap nuts have been used in the East for 100’s of years, long before modern day soaps were invented. They are also used in the West in soap production, usually with unnecessary chemical additives. They are gentle and safe to use, even on sensitive skin.

Soap nuts are totally biodegradable as they are a 100% vegetable product.

Soap nuts grow wild in India, Indonesia, Nepal & Bali. This 100% natural product effectively replaces chemical washing powder and represents both an economical and ecological alternative. Soap nuts have been used in these parts for 100’s of years, long before modern day soaps were invented. They are also used in the west in soap production, usually with unnecessary chemical additives.

Soap nuts are totally biodegradable as they are a 100% vegetable product. They can be used on all kinds of fabrics including delicate fabrics like silk. After use, soap nuts can be added to your compost heap. Washing with soapnuts does not pollute the water the way chemical detergents do. The sale of soap nuts brings income to the native people involved in the harvest. They have been used for many purposes including removing tarnish from jewellery, cleaning contaminated soil, and treating all sorts of ailments from migraines to epilepsy. The nuts are increasingly popular in Europe and the US, and Nature Soap is the first to bring this natural wonder direct from the Indian growers to environmentally aware Africans.