Organic Soap Berries (Soap Nuts) Natural Laundry Detergent 500g

Organic Soap Berries (Soap Nuts) Natural Laundry Detergent 500g

vegan palm oil free

ThatRedHouse Organic Soapberries or Soap Nuts are the natural alternative to traditional fabric softeners and laundry detergents. Harvested from the Sapindus Mukorossi tree, these fruits are a 100% natural way to wash your clothes. Can also be used as a concentrated all purpose liquid soap. 500g = approx. 180 washloads.

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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.

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.


  • The dried shell of the fruit of the Sapindus Mukorossi tree is exceptionally high in 'saponin' which is nature's soap.
  • 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.
  • 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.


500g (180+ washloads).  Includes two small wash bags.

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 on 07 May 2018 :
Title : So far so good
Comment : I have sensitive skin and have been using a store bought washing powder (1 of only 2 brands I can use). These are a great alternative. I put a few more berries in as I have a 16kg washing machine. Trialled them first on my husbands work clothes with the Laundry Tonic of the same brand. He is a 'tradie' and his clothes came out clean and smelling good, which is an improvement on the fragrance free washing powders I usually use. I haven't done enough washes yet to see how long they last in my big machine.
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By on 23 Apr. 2018 :
Title : So far, so good!
Comment : I bought some of these t try about a month ago, so haven’t been using them for very long and haven’t tried using them with anything especially mucky or mud covered yet. But so far they are working pretty well. They come with a couple of little draw string bags, which you pop in the wash with about 5 soap berries/soap nuts inside. So far, I have neede to replace the soap nuts about once per week, so they are probably quite cost effective. Might perhaps need more during winter when laundering more heavy clothing? I am using them with the ‘Clean Linen’ essential oil laundry fragrance.
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By on 09 Apr. 2018 :
Title : Great Product, Love it.
Comment : I've been using these for about 4 months now. I'm really pleased with them and will be ordering more. Washing comes out clean, and it's great to know you are not using all those chemicals on your clothes, underwear, sheets, towels, face washers, tea towels, etc. I was worried about the "rinse" cycle but I read on the companies website that the soap nuts do not leave any residue so its ok to leave in for the wash and rinse cycle. Clothing comes out fresh and clean and if you use the laundry oil then it comes out with a bonus lovely scent. I won't go back to supermarket laundry products EVER. PS I am a clean/neat freak so have high expectations. lol.
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By on 03 Apr. 2018 :
Title : The best!
Comment : I love these. I've been using them for the past 6+ months and they're awesome. I've also boiled them to make a multipurpose spray which also works well.
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By on 23 March 2018 :
Title : Great for clothes washing and amazing as shampoo
Comment : A very cost effective method of clothes washing without the impact on the earth. As a shampoo it works amazingly well. Make sure to massage the roots of your hair for quite some time, otherwise dandruff might become a problem. I soak the rest of my hair in this natural shampoo and it leaves it healthy, shiny and oh so soft!
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By on 21 March 2018 :
Title : Lasted ages!
Comment : These are a fan favourite for me and I will continue to purchase them. Easy to use, a good wash and great for my super sensitive skin.
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By on 14 Feb. 2018 :
Title : The gift that keeps giving
Comment : Bought as a gift for a nature-conscious brother in law. I think he is going to love them, and it makes both a practical and unique gift that will go on to save him plenty of money on natural laundry liquids.
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By on 26 Nov. 2017 :
Title : hesitant at first, but pleasantly surprised.
Comment : I was using an eco-friendly washing power purchased from a supermarket until now, but I found that with the "farm-water" our clothes were coming out very hard and rough. I looked online for other alternatives for eco-friendly laundry detergents. I spotted the soapberries and purchased them hesitantly. i have been so pleasantly surprised. They are FANTASTIC. I haven't been using them long, but they work very well. Our clothes are 50% softer than before (still not using a fabric softener) and smell clean and fresh after coming out of the wash. They are great and I will continue to support this company!!!
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By on 10 July 2017 :
Title : Meh
Comment : I bought these and used the whole bag because I refuse to waste things, but after the second round of laundry everything started taking on a very stale smell. They were not effective in cleaning my kitchen cloths that need a bit stronger of a clean. I cannot get the bad smell out now and had to stop using these.
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By on 20 June 2017 :
Title : Great alternative
Comment : Tried a sample and was really happy so bought a bag. Find with the farm water supply I'm on they don't last as long and don't always get rid of strong odours (I use a little natural scent with them) but still a good alternative to mainstream laundry products, particularly for soaking and for things like towels and sheets.
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By on 14 Jan. 2017 :
Title : If you're thinking about trying these soapberries- do it!
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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By on 10 July 2016 :
Title : Best ever alternative to detergent
Comment : These are amazing. Gentle on clothes and skin, no nasty artificial smell and super efficient at cleaning. Highly recommended
(Organic Soap Berries (Soap Nuts) Natural Laundry Detergent 500g)

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