Washes 350 loads of laundry
Nature’s Awesome cleaning berry, Rearz soap nuts are eco-friendly, biodegradable, fragrance free, quality tested, gentle on fabrics and strong on stains and odour.
Use 8-10 halves or 4-5 whole husks in a wash bag pull closed and add to your laundry, reuse the Rearz soap nuts 4 times. (based on a large load of laundry)
includes 3 cotton wash bags
Rearz Soap Nuts: An Overview of the Cleaning Berry As consumers become more eco-conscious, use of harmful products like laundry detergents is sure to change. And while it's difficult to rid daily use of cleaners and harsh soaps completely, it is possible to diminish use. One way is to use alternatives that are environmentally friendly. In the case of eco friendly laundry detergent, look no further than soap nuts.
Soap nuts aren't technically nuts. They're fruit, taken from the soapberry tree (Sapindus mukorrosi). In appearance, they're similar to the lychee nut, yet they're not grown for consumption. Thanks to their high concentration of foaming "saponin," soap nuts are used throughout the world as cleaning agents.
Harvested in India and Nepal, soap nuts have been used for centuries in Southeast Asia and for decades in Europe. In the past decade, it has made its way to North America, where it has been recognized as a natural, potent cleaning alternative to the harsh chemicals common to detergents and household cleaners.
What Is Saponin? Saponin is the chemical compound that makes soap nuts "sud." When met with an aqueous solution, the naturally-occurring saponin produces a foam-like substance -- the same kind of reaction detergents aim to create with their lab-created surfactants. This solution can be applied to most any purpose, but most commonly, it is used for laundry. Indeed, soap nuts and their dose of saponin have emerged a legitimate green alternative to commercial detergents.