Making soapnuts liquid plus a giveaway

SoapNuts are a great way to eliminate chemicals and plastic from your washing. I’ve been using SoapNuts for about a year and have to say I love them. SoapNuts are a washing detergent that is found on trees. So cool. These nuts can be used in your washing machine, dishwasher, as a soap, as a cleaner basically it can replace most cleaners in your home! I can say truly say that soap nuts can handle pretty much anything including the poopiest of nappies!
You have a few choices with soap nuts you can put 4-6 shells in the handy little cotton bag then throw this in with your washing (make sure you tie the bag up really tight otherwise the shells have a tenancy to escape!) or you can use a liquid (see instructions below) or buy a powder.

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I use a liquid as I find this is more effective than just using the shells. I used the shells for about 9 months then switched to the liquid which I now make myself. For a while I used one or the other but now I just use the liquid (personal preference ie Mr Ecochick got sick of soap nuts escaping into the washing machine when he didn’t tie the bags tight enough).
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100g soap nuts (c2 handfuls)
2L of water
Bring water and soap nuts to the boil then simmer for 10 minutes. Once cold remove the soap nuts and pour into bottles. Shake before use. Use 25mlish per load of washing.
{You can add a thickener like xanthan gum or guar gum but I didn’t as I didn’t have any} 
I love that soap nuts are natural and come in a cloth bag so there is no waste or plastic to throw out. Once you have used up the shells you simply throw them in the compost bin. No waste at all!!! Mr Ecochick has super sensitive skin and soap nuts don’t seem to aggravate his skin. I love that washing with soap nuts leaves your clothes with no smell I hate all those strong smells that most washing powders add to your washing.If you’re interested in buying your own soap nuts you can buy them through the affiliated link below
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Now for a giveaway from the wonderful folk at

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Please use the form below to be into one of five 50g soap nuts. Only open to New Zealand.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks so much SoapNuts I’m a huge fan.

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13 thoughts on “Making soapnuts liquid plus a giveaway

  1. July 27, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    They come from the Ritha tree!

  2. July 27, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Ritha tree!

    Awesome, have been wanting to try these for ages! I like the idea of making a liquid, will certainly give that a go once I get some.

  3. July 27, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Ritha tree

  4. July 27, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I have just learnt they came from a Ritha tree!

  5. July 27, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Ritha tree 🙂

  6. Glenys Key
    July 27, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    I have been wanting to try these! I love the idea of making a liquid, will definately try that once I get some to try.

  7. July 27, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Nature is a clever little thing!

  8. July 28, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Ritha tree botanical name Sapindus mukorossi.I would love to try these as I tried soapwort herb but then it escaped everywhere .It looks so easy to use them too much better than what I was using

  9. July 28, 2013 at 1:27 am

    dried fruit of the Ritha tree

  10. Vicki O
    July 28, 2013 at 5:02 am

    I have heard of soapnuts but never tried them before.

  11. Vicki O
    July 28, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Soapnuts come from the ritha tree.

  12. July 29, 2013 at 3:24 am

    They come from the Ritha tree – really keen to give them a try!

  13. Anonymous
    July 29, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I didn’t know they came from the ritha tree (but do now) I would love to try them out especially on nappies!

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