Soap nuts or soap berries are the fruits of the soapnut tree Sapindus mukorossi. This is a tree native to the Himalayan region including Nepal.
The part of the nut that is used is the shell, which is somewhere between a berry and a nut shell. It contains a natural soap or saponin which is released into water during washing. The soap that is released is a mild, yet effective cleaner suitable for all kinds of cleaning.
Nepali Soap Nuts
Soap nuts have been used in Nepal as a multipurpose cleaner for centuries. They release an extremely effective, hypoallergenic, biodegradable cleaning agent upon agitation in water, such as during washing.
Soap nut is so mild, it can be used to wash your hair, used as a body wash, you can wash your pets with it and even your baby’s clothes. It is kind to fabrics too, leaving them feeling softer after than regular conventional powder detergents.
Whether you are an allergy sufferer, have sensitive skin, use cloth diapers for your babies, or just want to do your part for a greener earth for using it as part of any cleaning purpose; Soap nut is the answer.
No added synthetics
No artificial perfumes
Our Soap Nuts
We source our soap nuts from across the midhills region of Nepal. We buy from farmers and rural communities with small scale cultivation. The soap nuts are collected by hand and transported to Kathmandu where we process them by hand, ensuring quality.
It is simple to use soap nuts
We can provide a small informational instruction leaflet with your order to make using your soap nuts straight forward – this is especially useful if you are trying them for the first time!
Boiling a larger batch of soap nuts to store and use at our farm
You can boil soap nuts to make a great natural liquid soap. The same nuts can be boiled a few times before being added to a compost heap or as mulch in the garden.