That Red House
Organic Soapberries 250g
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Certified organic soapberries are the fruit of the Sapindus Mukorossi tree and they provide a biodegradable, compostable and chemical free alternative to regular laundry detergent.
They are naturally antibacterial, anti fungal and hypoallergenic.
Each 250g bag will yield 90+ washloads. USDA certified organic
+ Suitable for top and front loaders
+ Waste Free
Soapberries are the fruit of the Sapindus Mukorossi tree. The fruit is picked, the seed removed and the shell dried. This dried shell is full of a substance called 'Saponins' which are a natural soap.
Saponins reduce the surface tension of water, releasing dirt and grime from fabrics and surfaces. The tree grows in the Himalayan region of the world and the berries are used for many different cleaning applications. They are naturally antibacterial, anti fungal and hypoallergenic.
Place 5 - 6 soapberries in the small cotton bag which comes with your purchase. Soapberries are fragrance free, but leave your clothes feeling fresh and clean. If you like fragrance, add 4-5 drops of 100% Essential Oil to the bag with the soapberries.
Place the bag inside the drum of your washing machine WITH your clothes. You can use this bag of berries to do about five loads of washing. They work fine in cold water but warm water draws more soap out of the berries, so turn up the temperature on your machine if you have a particularly dirty load.
Once the cycle has finished be sure to remove the wet bag of berries from the machine. Do not leave the bag in direct contact with fabrics (particularly light colours) for a prolonged period of time. Once the berries have expired they will lose their structure and feel broken and brittle (like dried leaves). You can then throw them in your compost or on your garden to break down naturally.