Soap Nuts are awesome! They are the seed pod of a macadamia-sized berry from the Sapindus Mukorossi or Soap Nut tree, which falls naturally to the ground. They are then collected, cracked open and dried in the sun, producing a sticky, dark golden shell. These shells (known as 'soapnuts') can be placed into your washing machine instead of detergent and fabric softener, and will leave your clothes clean, soft and without scent.
Soap Nut shells are used on their own in a cotton bag or an old sock tied at the top and put into the machine with your clothes. They do not need to be removed during the rinse cycle as there is no harmful or irritating residue as is left over from normal detergents.
You can use the same nuts for approximately 6 washes, so one 100g bag of nuts will last more times than you can count on two hands! Great for you, great for the earth.