It takes only four easy steps for naturally clean laundry!
- Place 4-5 Eco Nuts in the reusable wash bag provided and tie it closed.
- Put it in with your laundry and wash as normal. We recommend following the instructions on your garment tags for the temperature and type of wash cycle that is best for the fabric.
- Remove the bag at the end of the wash and set aside to dry or do another load.
- Re-use up to 10 times* until they start to disintegrate and then they can be composted in your garden or simply add new Eco Nuts to the bag.
For a comprehensive look at how to tell exactly when your nuts are used up check here for a video and chart
Do not overfill your washing machine, the Eco Nuts work more efficiently with more agitation and room to work. There is no need to add fabric softener; your laundry will come out soft and fluffy without it. Make sure you store Eco Nuts in a cool, dry place.
Eco Nuts can be used in both standard and high-efficiency machines (HE). Eco Nuts work in all washing machines with any temperature water.
That's as simple as it gets! If you are washing clothes or items that are a little more soiled than usual, try these advanced methods:
Very Heavy Soils: Pre-soak 4-5 Eco Nuts in the sack in hot water for a few minutes and add the “tea” with the sack and put fewer clothes in the machine to provide the most agitation.
Separate whites by themselves and add some bleach according to bleach instructions (we recommend eco-friendly oxygen bleach, but any will work). A cup of lemon juice will also work naturally.
Soak 2 Eco Nuts in bag provided in hot water and add the “tea” to your cool water basin.
Like regular laundry detergent, Eco Nuts do not remove very greasy stains. Pre-treat grease stains with a stain remover prior to washing.
Wet Suit Wash:
We highly recommend our Liquid detergent for use with wetsuits and other outdoors equipment. However, the nuts will still work in a pinch.
Put 5 Eco Nuts in wash bag and toss in a glass of warm water and let soak for 5 minutes. Add the water and the bag to your washtub or bucket and agitate the suit. Rinsing is optional but recommended to remove sand. Dry normally by hanging. Alternately, you can place the bag in a bucket of water and leave it in the sun before you go surfing. the “tea” should be ready for washing when you get back.
*the number of washings you will receive depends on the number of Eco Nuts in the washbag, the amount of water, the water temperature, and whether or not you choose to leave the washbag in the machine for the rinse cycle as well as whether or not your machine does an extra rinse or steam sanitizing cycle. Experiences can vary widely depending upon those variables as well as types of machines and type of water. This can vary and lead to more or fewer washes depending.