Organic Soapberries Natural Laundry Detergent 250g

90+ washloads. That Red House certified organic Soapberries (also called Soap Nuts) are the natural alternative to traditional fabric softeners and laundry detergents. Can also be used as a concentrated all purpose liquid soap. The dried shell of the fruit of the Sapindus Mukorossi tree is exceptionally high in 'saponin' which is nature's soap.  Straight from nature to your home!

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you are making a difference:

  • Supporting the 'Grow Nepal' initiative which creates a future for the Nepalese people, and protecting the trees helps reduce deforestation in the Himalayas.
  • Reducing pollution by using a raw plant product with almost no processing or packaging and that is fully compostable.
  • Completely chemical free, grey water safe, septic safe.
  • No plastic bottle - calico bag can be reused and soap nuts can be composted at the end of use.

Intructions for use:

  • Place the equivalent of five whole soap berry shells in the small cotton bag provided.
  • Add bag to normal washload and remove when finished. 
  • Use warmer water for heavily soiled loads (40-60 degrees).
  • Re-use the same shells for approx. four more loads.
  • If you prefer a scent on your laundry, pop a few drops of your favourite essential oil on the wash bag (such as lavender or eucalyptus).
  • When finished, shells are thin and brittle, at which point they can be added to your compost to break down naturally.
You can also make a multi-purpose liquid by boiling the berries for 15 minutes, and use the liquid for anything, from shampoo to a cleaner.


  • Money saving. Soap nuts cost around 10c per wash load for a 1kg bag. Compared to conventional washing powders, they can save you a great deal over the course of a year. Data supplied by That Red House.
  • Hypo-allergenic. Perfect for those with sensitive skin or allergies.
  • Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and odorless.
  • Packaged in resuable draw string bag with small wash bag.
  • Not tested on animals.
  • Safe for babies and children.


250g (90+ washloads). 

100% Australian owned company.

USDA and ECO CERT certified organic.

  • Shop by your values Synthetic Fragrance Free, Petrochemical free, Toxin free, Plastic free, Certified Organic, Zero waste, Compostable
By Michele Z. on 22 Jan. 2017 :

Title : Good at cleaning but not removing stains
Comment : Great to clean clothes however not so great in removing stains such as oil and tomato sauce. I will certainly buy these again as I think they are probably the the most economical and best natural clothes cleaning product on the market.
(Organic Soapberries Natural Laundry Detergent 250g)

By Jade P. on 16 Jan. 2017 :

Title : Amazing, natural clean
Comment : I converted to soap berries from supermarket detergent last year and have never looked back. The berries have a subtle scent and I combine them with a few drops of essential oils to give my laundry a fresh scent. Love it.

By Stephanie H. on 19 Nov. 2016 :

Title : Try these!
Comment : So easy to use and economically. Love them!

By Jennifer C. on 31 Oct. 2016 :

Title : Love the environmental advantages to using these berries.
Comment : I have always hated pouring heaps of chemicals into my machine to wash my clothes. These berries do the job really well, although if something is really soiled I pre-treat it first, and with the addition of a couple of drops of essential oils (lavender for me) my clothes come out clean and smelling lovely. No fabric conditioner required.

By Rhonda K. on 27 Oct. 2016 :

Title : Great stuff
Comment : My children have got very sensitive skin/eczema and this is the perfect answer to washing their clothes without all the nasty chemicals in the regular detergents. Totally hypoallergenic and I was surprised at how clean and soft the washing came out! Great buy, highly recommended.

By Sarah H. on 29 Sept. 2016 :

Title : love the soapberries
Comment : The most ecofriendly washing soap I have found! Works great and super economical! Plus waste free! I mostly cold wash and the clothes come out smelling clean without the perfume of a supermarket detergent. Not sure how well they'd work in a handwash, I haven't tried or googled this.

By Nerissa B. on 24 July 2016 :

Title : Best enviro detergent yet
Comment : Well, these get significant blood stains out of clothes if washed the same day, which is impressive! However, they do not perform miracles on texta marks and grass stains. Work really well in top loaders with lots of water sloshing around (not great if you jam all the towels in), cold water is fine. I don't think the maths is quite right - 250g does more like 45 loads if you use 6 berries per bag for 3 loads before you compost them, which is 50 cents ish per load, much better than the $1 per load for more expensive eco detergents. Leave berries in the bag in a jar of water between loads. You can do a no rinse cycle if your machine allows it because the berries are low residue, but they do leave a faint (not unpleasant) smell on your clothes if you have a decent sense of smell. It is recommended that you boil them up to make a liquid if you have a front loader, because of the amount of water used by front loaders. Have to consider the carbon footprint of importing them and the cartons will be sprayed by quarantine,obviously, although very little should get to the product itself. In general - awesome, we are converted!

By Kristen B. on 24 June 2016 :

Title : Success
Comment : Ordered these to try out the soapberries I've heard so much about, and I must say I'm very impressed. Did several washes with them over the weekend in an older machine and they worked a treat. Will definitely be reordering in future. Great alternative to commercial laundry products.

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