Soap Nuts contain a high amount of naturally occurring saponins which give these cool nut shells a soap-like consistency when swirled in water. In times past, these were actually used as a type of liquid soap because of their lathering ability and mild cleansing action.
To use, extract them into warm water, then incorporate the strained “juice” into a recipe designed for gentle cleansing. Another very popular use of these nuts is in the washing machine. Simply place 8-10 nuts into a sock or some type of muslin bag with a draw string. Add a few drops of essential oil (if desired) directly onto the nuts. Put that bag into your washing machine – you won’t see suds but they do gently clean. One bag can be reused for several wash cycles. Once the nuts have broken down, it’s time to create a new bag. It’s a great idea for people who are allergic to commercially made laundry soaps.
Please note that the “sudsing” and cleansing action of these nuts are very mild and gentle, don’t expect it to act as a bar of soap or a commercially bought laundry detergent. Soap Nuts DO clean, but certainly on their own terms.
These nuts are the de-seeded version which have been cracked open to remove the seeds.
INCI: Sapindus mukorossi (soap nuts)
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