EcoSuds Soap Nuts

Earth’s Own Laundry Detergent and Softener

Though they are often called a “nut” Soap nuts are actually a fruit. Taken from the soapberry tree-Sapindus Mukorrosi, soap nuts are the primary source for Mother Nature’s own soap, Saponin. Saponin is a 100% natural surfactant and works like a normal detergent. Conventional detergents are manufactured, chemical surfactants. It is surfactants that allow for the breakup of dirt, grime, oil, grease, etc. in water – and thus enables things to be washed and become clean.

Unfortunately, most known surfactants come out of chemical labs rather than grown by Mother Nature.  Even today’s supposedly “natural”, “organic”, and “green” detergents and cleaners mainly use synthetic chemicals as their primary active ingredients. Since many of these chemicals do not undergo any safety testing we may not know the full effects of them on our health and environment for generations.Saponin is the only all-natural substance known that works as effectively and diversely as synthetic surfactants – and therefore is one of the greatest re-discoveries of our age.

Harvested in India and Nepal, soap nuts have been used as a cleaning agent for centuries in Southeast Asia and for decades in Europe. In the past decade, soap nuts have made their way to North America, where they have been recognized as a natural, potent cleaning alternative to the harsh chemicals used in detergents and household cleaners.  Saponin is found in many botanicals, such as agaves, yucca, soapwort and more. What is unique about soap nuts is their incredibly high level of saponin concentration. EcoSuds soap nuts uses only the Mukorossi variety of soap nuts, known for having the highest concentration of Saponin.

Soap nuts are equivalent in cleaning power to the most popular synthetic chemical detergents in the world, yet they are biodegradable, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal. The hypoallergenic quality of soap nuts makes them the ideal choice for babies and those with eczema and sensitive skin.

They will leave your laundry fresh and clean and compared to other detergents, their mildness will keep colours bright and the fabric structure of your clothes will be maintained longer. They can be used on all fabric, at all temperatures and in any type of washing machine, working particularly well in front loading HE washers. They are a 100% substitute to normal detergents.

And soap nuts are not just for laundry, but can be used for cleaning basically anything, from floors, counter tops, windows, carpet, dishes, your car and even as a shampoo for you and your pets!

Soap nuts offer truly natural, sustainable solutions in a world overwhelmed by chemicals, toxins and pollutants. When considering all the health and environmental problems that soap nuts resolve, they are the perfect solution. They are hands down the most economical, eco-friendly and effective way to do laundry. Make the switch now and you will never go back to store bought, chemical packed, detergent again!