Organic Soap Berries (Soap Nuts) Natural Laundry Detergent 250g

Organic Soap Berries (Soap Nuts) Natural Laundry Detergent 250g
Organic Soap Berries (Soap Nuts) Natural Laundry Detergent 250g
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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.
  • 90+ washing loads!
  • 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.


100% Soap berries. Cotton bag.

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Bought long time ago

Was finishing up laundry powder before starting with these. Took forever so was excited to see whether any good.
Very good result..not excellent but then find that with most normal washing powders of an eco variety in particular but also with the normal stuff.
No white streaks on clothes. Also a little bag provided to put them in. Reuse advised forgot how many times but at least 3.
Had some really dirty cleaning cloths which still didn't look good but find that all the time with all of the other products. They warn you about this, so great to be forewarned.
The seed thingees can be composted or bokashied.
As I only wash every four weeks will take forever to use.
Really happy with this purchase but I do think I bought them nearly two years ago.
Now I only buy to stop this stuff throughout my home.
I don't use Facebook. Or that other one Instagram. But I do use Google reviews and I am an Amazon Prime member.

 – 12 Nov. 2021

Clean and clear

Another winner from my subscription box......clothes are clean and the berries are easy to use and dispose of after use.

 – 09 Nov. 2021

effective +++

ok, I'll admit I was sceptical - over the years I had read mixed reviews but it was always in the back of my mind to give them a try. Well, today was the big day and I am converted! I put through a load which included a very muddy pair of jeans and everything came out clean with just a short cycle. Better even - needed to only rinse once (twin tub allows me to choose rinse cycles). This not only saves time but more importantly - water. These will be on my regular shopping list from now on!

 – 30 July 2021

Work great

These are a great alternative to detergent. The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is that it's really annoying only having 1 little cotton bag that comes with it and not being able to buy them anywhere I can find anyway? So if you lose it you have to buy a new bag of Soapberries just to get a new little cotton bag which is rather irritating.! But the actual Soapberries are great!! :)

 – 12 July 2021

Love these

These work really well ! i wasn't sure how they'd go but I'm a convert to these. They last well and wash very well for 'normal' clothes. Love the no waste and composting ability.

 – 15 June 2021

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