Eco-friendly products: Soapnuts – Natural laundry detergent
We are so pleased to be able to offer a chemical-free, vegan, zero waste and plastic-free range of laundry products. Living Naturally Soapnuts are a 100% natural and certified organic detergent that grow on trees in India. These seeds or nuts occur naturally and require no processing before using them. They are also cultivated ethically and carry the ‘Ethical’ certification.
Soapnuts are effective and gentle at the same time. They will leave your laundry fresh and clean and compared to other powder detergents, their mildness will keep colours bright, maintaining the fabric structure of your clothes for longer periods of time. These organic and natural laundry soapnuts can be used on all fabrics and at all temperatures from 30. C – 90. C. Suitable for all washing machines especially energy efficient machines. They are also great for all allergy sufferers who may not be able to use standard laundry detergent, as they are 100% natural.
Add essential oil to make your laundry smell fantastic:
For those who wish to have more fragrance in their laundry washing, you can add a few drops of essential oil to the drawer. You can also add a couple of tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda for extra softness. With the soapnuts and the bicarbonate of soda, you won’t need to use fabric softener and will notice your clothes are softer than when using conventional laundry detergent.
Are the soapnuts natural laundry detergent good value?
We offer the products in bags of 240 washes (500g, 11€) or 480 washes (1kg, 15€) which makes the product extremely cost effective when compared to conventional detergent. It also helps lower your carbon footprint, given that, even if you use powder detergent in cardboard boxes, a 2kg box will usually only last you 30 washes so to manufacture and transport that product has a significant impact on our planet’s limited resources.
Inside the bag there will be a mixed of whole and broken shells. This does not affect the efficacy of the soapnuts. There also may be variation of colours due to the time the soapnuts were harvested, which also doesn’t affect their efficacy.
How to use the soapnuts:
To use the soapnuts you simply add 6-8 shells or nuts into the small linen bag provided and tie the top tight. Add the bag into the drum of the machine along with your washing. Each bag of 6-8 nuts can last 4 washes before they need to be changed. When discarding the used soapnuts you can either add them to your compost or onto your garden as a natural fertiliser. If you don’t have a garden or a compost you can add them into the soil of pot plants too. Inside the leaflet that comes with the soapnuts, there are lots more ideas and suggestions to enjoy. Whatever you do with the used soapnuts, they give you a 100% bidegradable and zero waste solution to conventional laundry detergent.
Natural stain removal
Within this beautiful range of Living Naturally products we also offer the natural stain remover sticks. They work on grass, red wine, ketchup, blood, grease, underarm stains, and so much more. We have a small child and together with the soapnuts we can beat all the usual stains you would expect in a young family. Every time I put a wash on I think “will it really come out clean?” and every time I hang the washing out I am totally impressed. Even the most stubborn stains are washed away. The Living Naturally natural stain remover stick is made with all-natural, biodegradable ingredients. There are no artificial dyes or perfumes, just the fresh, clean scent of natural eucalyptus and the deodorizing power of litsea. Using this natural and zero waste stain remover stick will not discolour clothes or fabrics.
Using the soapnuts natural laundry detergent together with the stain remover stick will be the ultimate zero waste solution for all your natural laundry washing needs. Try it today!