That Red House Organic Soapberries | Soap Nuts
Plastic free, vegan and simple to use. That Red House Organic Soapberries (or soap nuts) are an environmentally simple solution for cleaning your clothes.
Ok, so we don't want to be too fussy here, but some people call soapberries, soap nuts. Technically, soapberries are actually the berries from a tree from the lychee family called Sapindus Mukorossi, but you could be forgiven for mistaking them for nuts, because that's what they look like.
That Red House Soapberries contain saponin, a surfactant, which, when combined with water and agitated a little create soapiness. It is good to note that soapberries release more of their saponins in hot water, while we don't suggest that you start washing your clothes in hot water, we have another suggestion to make the most out of your soapberries. See further information below in 'directions'.
People with sensitive skin will really benefit from using natural soapberries, they are chemical free, natural, organic and can be put in the compost after using.
Put 5 soapberries into the cotton washbag and add to your washing machine.
You will find, the soapberries will be able to be used 3-4 times in cold water, less if washing in hot water, as this releases more of the saponins in the nuts.
To gain maximum benefit from your soapberries, instead of washing in hot water, we suggest that you put your soapberries and bag into a small container of hot water. Agitate the berries in the water briefly before adding the water, bag and berries directly into your wash. We have found this to be most effective way for washing with That Red House Soapberries.