Clearing up the Soap/Detergent Question

The naming of these berries we sell, and even some of the wording we’ve used in our own marketing materials can be c...

How To Use Soap Nuts For Laundry

Your guide to doing laundry with soap nuts in 3 easy steps.

What Are Soap Nuts?

Soap Nuts are actually a berry (a fruit!) related to the lychee and are not nuts at all. They earned the name “nuts” because of the way that they dry into hard shells resembling nuts, as opposed to squishy fruit. If you have heard of “Soap Berries” they are the same thing, and both terms are used interchangeably.

How To Tell When Your Soap Nuts Are Used Up

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.

Troubleshooting Your Eco Nuts - Secrets to a Perfect Soap Berry Experience

Eco Nuts Soap Berries not working right for you? Learn how to troubleshoot your laundry and keep your soap nuts working like a dream.

Are Your Soap Nuts Moldy?

No, that isn't mold growing on your Eco Nuts, it is a part of the living plant. Find out more here.

Soap Nuts: They should be called Detergent Berries instead!

Soap Nuts are a berry that grows on a tree and naturally contains a cleaning agent called saponin that acts as a detergent (though often referred to as a “soap” – it’s not a true soap which is made with lye and oils). The cleaning agent can be used as an excellent multipurpose cleaner, and indeed has been used as one for centuries around the world, particularly in areas of Asia and by Native Americans.

What Different Colors of Soap Nuts Mean

There's a lot of discussion on the internet about how to tell the quality of soap nuts and some sites claiming one color or shade is better than the other for cleaning. The color of soap nuts, while one of the factors in determining quality, is not an indicator of how much soap is present. 

11 Causes of Brown Spots In Laundry

People often wonder since the Soap Nuts are brown if that causes staining. The answer is no – the soap berry color does not cause brown marks on clothes.

Help! My Laundry Smells!

Mold and bad smells are a really common problem in high efficiency machines.  If your laundry is smelling not-so-fresh it is likely because something isn’t clean in your washing machine. Musty and sour smells have nothing to do with the type of detergent you use and have everything to do with the design of the machine. 

How To Remove Stains Naturally

It’s best to treat stains immediately. If you can't treat immediately or have a tricky stain, then you can try these other natural stain fighters. 

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