You are probably asking yourself “What are Soapberries?” Our Organic Soapberries from That Red House are the fruit of the Sapindus Muorossi Tree and a wonderful and effective natural alternative to your standard laundry detergent. They are naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal and hypoallergenic.
The The fruit of the tree are 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.
- 250g – 90+ washloads, 1 cotton wash bag included
- 500g – 180+ washloads, 2 cotton wash bags included
- Sustainable and completely WASTE FREE!
- USDA Certified Organic
- Hypoallergenic, Biodegradable, Vegan, Chemical Free
- Raw, Compostable
Directions for use: Place 5 – 6 soapberries in the small cotton bag which comes with your purchase. Place the bag inside the drum of your washing machine WITH you 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 you compost or on your garden to break down naturally.
If you like fragrance, add 4-5 drops of our Laundry Tonic – 100% essential Oil and pop it in the wash.
That Red House are a wonderful organisation that Natural Home Co. are excited about working with. A portion of every soapberry bag sold is donated to Open Heart International, an Australian charity that does vital work in Nepal in the area of women’s health.