What are Soap Nuts?
Eco Nuts® Soap Nuts are a berry that grows in the Himalayas that naturally produces a soap. The soap is called saponin, a natural cleaner that works as a surfactant, breaking the surface tension of the water to penetrate the fibers of your clothing, lifting stains from the fabric and leaving dirt suspended in the water that is rinsed away.
Eco Nuts are gentle on both clothes and skin, making them ideal for those with sensitive skin, eczema, allergies and psoriasis. Because they are so mild, they are perfect for baby clothes and cloth diapers. All-Natural Eco Nuts are also great for septic and grey water systems. But don’t expect these shells to foam up like commercial soaps, which have artificial foaming agents. Foam simply does not represent cleaning power.
Eco Nuts are wild-harvested, meaning they are gathered from wild trees grown without any kind of chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides. The saponin actually tastes bad to insects so no pesticides are needed, and the trees naturally love poor uncultivated soil. They are organically grown by mother earth and certified USDA Organic by Oregon Tilth. Our soap nuts are both de-seeded and sterilized - the only soap nuts on the market that are both!
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Nut Allergy Safe!
Eco Nuts are actually a berry fruit related to the lychee and are not nuts at all. They are completely nut allergy safe and have been used successfully with no reactions by people with nut allergies. They earned the name “nuts” because they dry into hard shells like nuts instead of squishy fruit.
While Eco Nuts has been a terrific solution for many customers with skin allergies and other conditions, people who have many allergies or compromised immune systems should always take proper precautions and first wash one small item in a small container or sink OR do a patch test before washing an entire load in the washing machine.
Not just your everyday soap nut!
If you are familiar with soap nuts, our Eco Nuts have become a widely recognized brand name. Don’t settle for generic Soap Nuts. Our soap nuts are wild grown organically in the pristine Himalayan regions of Nepal. carefully sorted using our proprietary organic sterilization process before they are packaged. After all this sorting and care, those soap nuts become Eco Nuts. We are currently the only soap nut company that we know of to be utilizing these methods and technology both in the US and overseas. If you ever find that your package of Eco Nuts is unsatisfactory we will gladly refund your money or send you new soap nuts. Eco Nuts are high in quality and cleaning power because in addition to our proprietary sorting and handling process, we also only use a particular variety and size. Our proprietary sorting process also ensures a consistency in shape and texture that makes Eco Nuts pleasant and easy to use. Because we lovingly and carefully hand package in the USA, we can also eliminate individualized plastic wrapping otherwise required by customs.
College students, mothers, campers, techies, boarders, and eco-activists alike keep telling us that Eco Nuts work great! Try a sample size and you’ll become an Eco-Nut too!
Check out the difference in the towels!
The towels on the right have been washed for several loads with a regular chemical detergent, while the towels on the left were washed for several loads with Eco Nuts®
The Eco Nuts towels are noticeably fluffier (and MUCH softer) because of Eco Nuts’ ability to gently loosen fibers. Chemical detergents can beat and weaken fibers resulting in your clothes and towels “wearing out” much sooner. Try Eco Nuts and you’ll notice less pilling on your fabrics and extended overall life of textiles. Get softer fabrics AND save money, too!
During the rinse cycle a small amount of saponin (the soap) is released which acts as a natural fabric softener – opening up the fabric fibers instead of leaving a residue. No need to take out before the rinse- leave it in the whole time. Because it is a natural soap and not a synthetic chemical, it will not leave a grime on the fabrics as you would expect with regular detergent, making Eco Nuts a great choice for sensitive skin.
Don’t wash your baby’s clothes, bedding, stuffed animals and cloth diapers in anything else! Eco Nuts is 100% Non Toxic – your family deserves the best!