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A Tree That Grows its Own Laundry Detergent? Yep.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 12:57
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A Tree That Grows Its Own Laundry Detergent? Yep.

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We get so much from nature – our food, clothing and shelter. Why wouldn’t there be a solution for cleaning our clothes?

As it turns out, there is. Soapberries, or soap nuts, are nature’s laundry detergent.

There are a few ways you can make your own natural laundry detergent using the soap nut. The only downside to this process is that the berries are found in the Himalayan mountains and not in the USA or Canada. This means it’s time for homesteaders to start planting their own soap nut trees. (Google “soap nut seeds” if you want to plant them, or “buy soap nuts” if you want to purchase them. They grow best in warm climates.) Once the trees begin to produce the soap nuts, you’ll have the fresh berries each and every year.

Soap nuts are incredibly unique because they contain a constituent called saponins, which are capable of creating suds. And once you have suds, you can emulsify dirt out from fabrics, and you end up with clean clothes.

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There’s an additional benefit from using the soap nuts – they also contain constituents that leave the clothes soft, just as fabric rinse does.


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