Introducing an economical yet highly effective alternative to your laundry detergent. Soap nuts are a natural surfactant and have been around for thousands of years, also known as Soap Berries, which grow on the sapindus genus tree. A 1kg bag of Ecozone Soap Nuts will be enough for 330 wash cycles – that is 3p per wash! Soap Nuts will create a gentle foam in your wash and will be gentle on your clothes and ensuring your colours stay brighter for longer whilst still effectively removing dirt.
• Will work in all types of washing machines
• Completely biodegradable
• Vegan friendly
• Hypo-allergenic and organic
Product Ethics & Tags
The Ecozone Soap Nuts - 1kg product ethics are indicated below. To learn more about these product ethics and to see related products, follow the links below.
These magical little nuts are a real game changer for me! I first tried them a few years ago, where I put them straight into the washing machine in the little bag, and was a bit disappointed, they didn't get soapy because I use a cool wash on my machine, and for the soapy substance to be released they need hot water. SO....I went online recently, desperate to get these things to work for me as they are by FAR the most environmentally friendly way to wash your clothes, and found that in areas of hard water, and cool washes they soap nuts need a little more help. I therefore made a soap nut detergent by boiling up 20 soap nuts in about 3 cups of water for 30 minutes - (this is easier than it sounds, I just put it on when I was making my breakfast). The soapy brown liquid can then be sieved and decanted into a bottle or jar (I also added 20 drops of lavender essential oil here to make it smell nice) and can be kept in the fridge for about 2 weeks - it takes only 2-3 tablespoons in a large laundry load. Its been fantastic cleaning all colours! Very pleased!! Try this if you haven't had much luck with them in the past!!
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Great product. Do the job very well. One small minus PLEASE swap this plastic insert for something more environment friendly.It will last so long that counting bags and boxes I could use it is small minus.
I ordered these soap nuts believing I was helping to do my bit for the planet by reducing my reliance on plastic. Disappointingly, inside the lovely natural little bag - a plastic bag! Part of the ethics of Ecozone is apparently to reduce plastic? After giving feedback to the supplier of the product, Ecozone stated that the bag is a "minigrip biodegradable water clear polybag, which will biodegrade in less than a year." Sorry but polythene does not biodegrade and this information is misleading so I won't be buying from Ecozone again. I have since found a UK company who supplies them in a compostable bag :)
Trekkingandtradewinds asked this question on 28th Feb 2018
Q: How do you use this product?rnIn the draw/ in the drum?rnJust a few nuts in each wash, or do you fish them back out after use?
A: Hi, Thanks for the query. These soap nuts come with a pouch and what you do is fill the pouch up with however many you feel the wash needs (there's a dosage chart provided too), then place the pouch in the drum. Afterwards, take the pouch back out for reuse - the soap nuts should dissipate during the wash cycle, leaving the pouch empty. Hope this helps, Kind Regards
Katie asked this question on 21st Jun 2017
Q: Will soap nuts tackle tough stains and remove bacteria? I am wondering if I can use them to wash reusable nappies?
A: Hi there, Please see the response from the manufacturer below: 'Soap Nuts will be suitable to be used to wash re-usable nappies (and it is also recommended to use the Pure Oxygen tablets to pre-soak and Stain Remover if necessary).' I hope this helps.
Ecozone is a British company who believe it is possible for all of us to make small changes that will make a huge difference to now and the future.
They have a handy range of ecological, innovative and technologically advanced cleaning products such as washing balls, soap nuts and even lightbulbs. They do not use any animal ingredients, and are vegan and Certified Cruelty Free.
Ecozone was created to provide the consumer with a cleaner, healthier, toxin-free lifestyle and they continue to succeed in offering customers cleaner, sustainable ways of living. Their mission is to 'make your home an Ecozone' to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals in your home. They believe that homes should be safe and clean environments for all families, and fight to keep germs at bay, without compromise and without toxicity.
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