How to Make Homemade Soap Nuts Liquid Detergent

    September 23rd, 2011 3:43 AM | 3 Comments


    How to Make Liquid Detergent from your Soap Nuts

    how to make soap nuts liquid


    Eco Nuts Soap Nuts Liquid is easy to fix and use around your home. It’s strong enough for dishes and clothes, and gentle enough for you. Use it for bathing people and pets; cleaning fresh fruits and vegetables; washing linens and clothes; scrubbing countertops, glass and tile—even to repel insects from your garden!


    There are two easy methods to choose from!

    Stove Top:
    Bring 4 cups of water to a simmer. Add 1 cup of Eco Nuts Soap Nuts and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover the pan and allow the mixture to cool. The soap nuts will be soft.

    Crunch them with a potato masher or wooden spoon. Pour the mixture through a fine strainer or cheesecloth and save your soap nuts liquid!

    Overnight Soak:
    Soak 1 cup Eco Nuts Soap Nuts in 4 cups water overight. In the morning, liquefy the mixture in your blender (careful! it’ll get foamy).Strain the liquid into a bottle through a fine sieve, strainer, or chesecloth.

    Note: It’s best to make your soap nuts liquid in smaller batches, as it’s free of preservatives. To store home-made detergent longer than a week or two, keep it in the fridge, or freeze it into ice cubes. A few cubes can be used for each load of laundry.

    Now that you’ve got the liquid, here’s what you can do with it!

    Don’t feel like making it? Our award-winning liquid detergent is available for purchase! Click here for more information!

    Keep in mind, the liquid detergent that we sell can be up to 25 times stronger and more concentrated than what you can make yourself and has a shelf life of at least 2 years.


    • Sharon

      I love the stovetop version, I was having issues with the bag version/knowing exactly when they were done. I think I was over using them even when seeing a little suds which resulted in not so clean clothing. The second I tried the liquid I feel in love, it takes the guesswork out but still without the bad chemicals.I make half the suggested amount and it gives me enough detergent for a week. I love that I can see color, it makes me feel more like I’m using “something” plus it suds more than the bag version. My finances underarm area in shirts was still smelling but soon as I did the stovetop method over the muslin bag version the smell cleared right up and the clothing smells fresh. Thanks! I love soapnuts

    • Pat Muccigrosso

      Hey! I just purchased the soap nuts and will be making my own liquid but I have a question. I make laundry detergent using washing soda, borax and Fels Naptha bar soap (grated). Can I add soap nuts to the mix? Will it be synergistic or overkill??

      • EcoNuts

        Sure, you can add soap nuts to the mix and see how it works for you.