Our family started using soapnuts about a year an a half ago after hearing about them from a meeting with some health conscious women..and then again soon after from a customer. We have never looked back. I mainly use them for laundry and diapers (we use cloth for the two babies) and they are AMAZING!! They really clean your clothes like nothing else..and everything comes out clean and fresh and really soft!! I add a little bit of essential oil, because I like scented clean laundry..and have loved them from the start.
I introduced my mom to soapnuts soon after finding them for myself and she's a FANATIC about them! I love it!! Every time I talk to her, she's found some other use for them. It's really amazing. She loves them so much she actually gives them to her sisters for birthday gifts with printouts of what all you can do with this amazing product!! She uses them for everything under the sun, but a few of the most recent ideas are:
You can boil a batch of soapnuts for about 10 minutes and then put this solution in bottles to use for cleaning furniture (everything from wood to glass..with no streaks!), washing your hair (no nasty residue!), cleaning grease off of things in the kitchen, bathing the dogs, placing used soap nuts and solution in houseplants as an additive, used as a soother for skin irriations..and the list goes on and on! She's really become an expert in soapnuts.
You can order about 5 lbs of soapnuts online for around $50, and they will last for a VERY LONG TIME! A very small bag of soapnuts will wash 3-6 loads of laundry, easily. 50 lbs lasts me at least 6 months.
Do some research and start using these amazing little nuts!! And if you have any questions beyond laundry, let me know and I'll give you my mom's email address for questions. :)
Let us know how you use your soapnuts!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )