Organic Soapberries Natural Laundry Detergent 1kg

'That Red House' certified organic Soapberries are the natural alternative to traditional fabric softeners and laundry detergents. Can also be used as a concentrated all purpose liquid soap. Harvested from the Sapindus Mukorossi tree, the shell contains high levels of 'saponin' that create suds in your machine. 1kg = approx. 365 wash loads.

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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 nuts can be composted at the end of use.

The shell is exceptionally high in 'saponin' which is nature's soap. This saponin content reduces the surface tension of the water so it will remove dirt and leave fabrics, soft and clean.

Intructions for use:

  • Place the equivalent of five whole 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.
  • 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. Soapberries 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.
  • USDA and ECO CERT certified organic.
  • 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.


1kg (365+ washloads).  includes two small wash bags.

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  • Shop by your values Synthetic Fragrance Free, Petrochemical free, Toxin free, Plastic free, Certified Organic, Zero waste, Compostable
By Amy G. on 16 Apr. 2017 :

Title : Goodbye plastic bottles of laundry detergent
Comment : These are great! They are cheap and really work and don't make your clothes smell like detergent!
(Organic Soapberries Natural Laundry Detergent 1kg)

By Annie N. on 07 Apr. 2017 :

Title : Soapberries are amazing!!
Comment : We are a family for 4 and have been using these for a year. I love love love them. I have two messy boys and a hubby whose work is quiet hard on his clothes and these bring them up clean and fresh every time. On really tough grease from work I use a pre-treater as well and love the results. You can use them in your dishwasher and to make handwash, shampoo and heaps of other cleaners. I haven't tried yet - but as I use up my chemical filled cleaners I will be checking out each option.

By Katrina L. on 10 March 2017 :

Title : Very Happy
Comment : I have been using these for months now and there is hardly a dent in the bag so this will last a long time. They work really well and leave clothes smelling fresh without an over powering scent. We put 5 soapberries in the little bag provided and this lasts about 5 large loads of washing.

By Elizabeth S. on 11 Feb. 2017 :

Title : They do a really good job
Comment : Have been using these for the laundry and they work wonderfully. Really easy to use and great that they come with two calico bags- it lets me rotate them so they dry out between washes. I use with scented essential oil.

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