Several years ago I was shown and given a sample of the soap nuts in my local Eco-friendly Store. I had never heard of them, I was fascinated by the idea, and as I love anything natural, I gave them a go.
What Are They
Soap nuts, soap berries, wash nuts they all refer to the dried fruit of the Sapindas Mukorossi Tree also known as the Reetha Tree. These amazing little beauties are basically a 100% natural, compostable and biodegradable alternative to conventional detergent and synthetic soaps. Predominantly used for laundry but they can be used for pretty much cleaning anything, with no nasty extras.