How To Tell When Your Soap Nuts Are Used Up

Ever wonder how to tell when your Eco Nuts soap nuts are done? Here’s a handy guide!

used up soap berries

There are a few ways to tell when the nuts are used up. A disintegrated soap nut won’t look like it did originally. It will be thin, light-colored and falling apart and will resemble floppy/broken peanut shells. The exact number of loads can vary based on water hardness, temperature, and machine type.

Here are some other ways to tell:

1. Smell the bag when wet.

Saponin has a fruity odor when wet. When you take the bag out of the machine, smell it. If there is a slight fruity smell, the nuts are still good for more loads.

2. Run the bag under a faucet and squeeze.

You’ll see little tiny suds if there is still soap.

3. Feel the nuts when wet. they will be slippery if there is still soap.

how to tell if your soap nuts are used up

Below is a video that was made independently by blogger Amanda Hearn from  Eco Friendly Family Blog  showing how many loads she got with her Eco Nuts:

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