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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Best enviro detergent yet

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!

 – 24 July 2016

Sceptic turned follower!

I had heard about these but wasn't sure how they were going to rate to conventional powders. We tried this and they have become our go to for washing. It has been cleaning our clothes well including the toddlers! Our other washing powders have been left on the shelf so we can use the soapberries plus we love the fact that the old shells go into the compost. A win on many levels!

 – 27 May 2017

Great stuff

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.

 – 27 Oct. 2016

Love it!

I love the smell of these and I've had years of allergy issues with all kinds of detergents and my skin and I've had no problems with these. I bought a 250g bag mid last year and it's still going.

 – 23 Jan. 2018

Love the environmental advantages to using these berries.

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.

 – 31 Oct. 2016

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