When the soap nut berry comes into contact with water saponins are released which are a substance that makes foam or bubbles. This bubble molecule holds one side to water and the other to the dirt or fat molecule, then the water pulls the dirt out. It’s simple. Soapnuts are a natural detergent. Completely safe and not chemically produced. Nature knew a thing or two.
Put 4-8 berries in the linen bag provided or that sock you can’t find the match for. Tie up well. Then throw directly into the washing machine with the clothes. They can be used up to four times. You can even throw them in the dryer as a softener.
Make liquid soap nut detergent by adding 30 nutshells and 6 cups water. Boil for 30 minutes and drain. Can be combined with Borax for heavily soiled clothing. Use ¼ cup per load.
They really work and they have a sweet sour smell and can be pungent when fresh. And our berries are fresh! This smell doesn’t transfer to your clothes. Clothes come out clean, soft, and sweet smelling with no synthetic fragrance added.
Let’s remember all drains lead to the sea.