How to Make Liquid Detergent and Multipurpose Cleaner From Soap Nuts

A Natural, All-Purpose, Home-brew Cleaner. 

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 counter tops, 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 overnight. 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 cheesecloth.

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! 

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.

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