This versatile homemade liquid laundry soap nuts detergent recipe is so frugal, has amazing cleaning power and is simple to make you will wonder “Why have I never heard of this before”.
Soap nuts are the dried outer shells of a soapberry, the fruit from a Sapindus mukorossi tree. Yes, soap really does grow on trees. Not just any soap, but the very best soap that can be made into any soap product that will clean anything and everything in your home even you and your pets.
The soap nuts contains the compound of saponin, which has natural biodegradable cleansing properties, and therefore the soap nut can be used as a cleanser for hair, skin and clothing.
You can use soap nuts by placing 2 soap nuts in a small linen drawstring bag and tossing it in with your laundry load. The laundry load will smell like vinegar when wet but once dry – clothes will smell clean, crisp and fresh like they were dried on a clothesline on a warm sunny day.
You can also take soap nuts and make them into a liquid laundry soap as well.
I’m one of those people that has sensitive skin, gets headaches from strong scents and may start sneezing. I put the soft towel up to my nose and inhaled deeply without sneezing which I could never do with regular commercial laundry soap. Soap nuts are hypoallergenic & fragrance free.
It is so hard to just talk about soap nuts be used just to make laundry soap because it is literally the most amazing cleaning find of my lifetime.
The saponins inside soap nuts also has very useful aspects as a natural scent free insect repellent, it removes head lice off the scalp and washing your dog in this soap nut liquid wards off fleas & ticks !
A soap nut tree needs warm temperate to tropical regions weather conditions to grow otherwise I would grow my own to have an renewable laundry soap source.