Organic Soap Nut Shells – 500g Refill
Approx 240 washes
Living Naturally organic soap nut shells are one of the most eco-friendly laundry detergent you can get. This 500g refill bag contains just 100% natural soapnut shells that have been collected dried and then packed, that is it! Nothing has been added, no SLS or phosphates just pure fruit shells that produce a natural soap called saponin.
Highly effective but gentle on your clothes, soapnuts can be used on all materials, keeping colours bright and doesn’t wear on the fabric structure.
This 500g refill pack comes packaged in a brown paper bag sealed with biodegradable paper tape. We do have the separate muslin wash bags that you use to pop the soapnuts in the washing machine.
***Please note you can only order max 2kg per order, due to weight and box sizes***
What Makes It Better:
- Plastic free
- USDA certified organic
- Certified vegan and cruelty free
- 240 washes
- Suitable for all fabrics and washing machines
- Hypoallergenic – ideal for people with allergies and sensitive skin
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**This is the 500g refill only**
Our 500g refill of soap nut shells comes packaged in a kraft brown paper bag which is recyclable.
Soap nuts are hypoallergenic, anti-microbial and anti-fungal making them ideal for people with sensitive skin and people with allergies. They don’t have a particular smell, they just leave your clothes smelling fresh, of course you can add your favourite essential oil to give your washing a particular scent.
Soapnuts are compostable, sustainable and biodegradable making the perfect replacement for commercial detergents that contain chemicals, pollute the environment and harm our skin. You can’t get much greener than using soap that grows on trees! Soapnuts come from India where they have been used since ancient times for washing cloths and making natural soap.
We do have the 500g soapnut shells which comes with a Living Naturally refillable bag, small wash bag and instructions.
The brown paper bag these soapnuts come packaged in, is fully recyclable.
You can use the same soapnuts for approx 4-6 washes, once they start they start to turn dull grey and the shells become flimsy you can go right ahead and place them in your compost as they are 100% biodegradable.
|Dimensions||100 × 160 × 190 mm|
Certified Organic Soap Nut Shells
Kraft Brown Paper Bag
What Are Soap Nuts
Living Naturally’s soapnuts or soapberries are dried fruit shells harvested from organically wild-crafted (free from pesticides and not contributing to deforestation) soapberry trees from rural forests in India. These soapnuts contain natural soap called saponin which is released when in contact with water. They have wonderful cleaning properties, all without the use chemicals such as phosphates and SLS! Natural soap that actually grows on trees, you can’t get more eco-friendly than that!
Our soapnuts are 100% biodegradable, vegan and natural, they are ideal for sensitive skin as they are hypoallergenic, odourless and come from pure nature. Living Naturally’s soapnuts are certified USDA organic and collected from sustainable sources, unlike commercial soaps, soapnuts won’t harm your skin or the environment making them the a perfect natural alternative to conventional detergent and synthetic soaps.
Soapnuts are so fascinating, they have natural anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties while naturally softening, which is why they make such good skincare and laundry soap. Soapnuts are completely sustainable as the seeds can be replanted, it is only the shells that are used and during collection the trees are not harmed or damaged in any way!
How To Use
Put approx 4-6 in the accompanied muslin bag, add a few drops of essential if you want to add scent to your laundry. Close the bag and pop into the washing machine with your clothing. You can use the same bag of soap nuts 5-6 times before putting them in the compost. Once they start to turn grey and soft that’s when you replace them.
Boil 15-20 soapnuts with 6 cups of water for 20 mins, then add another 2 more cups of water, boil for a further 10 minutes. Once again add 2 more cups of water and boil for 10 more minutes. Strain the liquid and allow to cool. You must keep this soapnut liquid in the fridge. It will last up to two weeks.
You can use liquid soapnut for shampoo, face wash, multi-purpose cleaner and natural pesticide.
About Living Naturally
Living Naturally are an inspiring family run business based in the UK, where they hand make all their skincare products using ethically sourced, sustainable and eco-friendly materials. Realising that a lot of skincare products contained harmful chemicals Living Naturally decided it was time to make a change and come up with better, healthier alternatives which is how they found out about soap nuts. They now use this amazing natural soap nuts to hand make award winning skincare.
Sourcing their soap nuts from rural parts of India, Living Naturally believe strongly in ethical practices. They employ locals to collect, sort and dry the soap nuts, helping to provide extra work and support to families that live in communities nearby the forests where the soap nuts grow. The locals learn new skills and a trade while earning, this gives them valuable work experience while able to provide for their families. The dried soap nuts are then ship freighted in large quantities to save on carbon footprint.
This company is extremely passionate about providing USDA certified organic and natural skincare that doesn’t cost the earth or our health. Living Naturally meticulously only source their ingredients from ethical suppliers who do not harm animals, people or the planet, ensuring all of their products are 100% certified vegan and cruelty free. Mostly the ingredients used are locally sourced in the UK but when they do import they only use fair trade suppliers and co-operatives.
I truly admire Living Naturally as they go to such lengths to produce such eco-friendly products, even their workshop is run using 100% renewable energy! At Peace With The Wild we stock soap nut skincare and laundry products which I absolutely love using myself, they are kind to your skin especially with skin conditions such as eczema.
100% natural biodegradable ingredients is what makes these products so great!