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Imagine: You could dispense with chemicals for washing your laundry and use a 100% natural, sustainable product instead. This natural product would wash as effectively as a supermarket detergent and would furthermore save you a minimum 60% of the costs! ... Is it possible??! ..
YES!!! Of course! Yes, it is possible!!
Mother Nature offers you this exact product! It grows on a tree and is called
Soapnuts have clear advantages compared to conventional detergents. These unbeatable advantages at a glance:
Clearly Cheaper: There is a minimum 50% to 70% saving in quality-price ratio with respect to conventional washing detergents. SoapNuts are amazingly economical! Just 500g of SoapNuts (Soapnut shells) are enough for up to 180 to 300 loads of your normal laundry! (Figures based on using 4 to 8 half shells per washload for four loads washed on the same day).
A Real Alternative!: SoapNuts serve as a 100% substitute for conventional detergents, soap, shampoo and other cleaners. They are a 100% vegetable detergent with no additives and with a soft cleaning effect on fabric and skin. They are not manufactured nor tested on animals. They are scentless, sustainable and biodegradable, Mother Nature grows them naturally on a tree!
Effective: Sindhiya SoapNuts wash as effectively as conventional detergents, but without the harsh, damaging chemicals. You can even save money by not buying softener, as laundry washed with SoapNuts turn out surprisingly soft without this added chemical. SoapNuts give back a naturally soft linen without any softening agent added.
Color protection: SoapNuts preserve the color of your precious laundry better than chemical detergents. For centuries in south Asian countries, people have washed even the finest silks using SoapNuts.
Performance: You need only 4 to 6 whole SoapNut shells in the small washbag provided to do a load of laundry. And not just one load! You'll get between 2 and 6 wash loads depending on the temperature of the water you use and the degree of soilage of your washing. (The hotter the water, the more Saponin is extracted from the SoapNuts and the fewer effective washloads you will be able to do with one washbag of 4 to 6 SoapNut).
The perfect detergent for people with allergies and sensitive skin: People with sensitive skin and people suffering from neurodermatitis, people with allergy and skin disease, in fact all people (including children and babies) may use SoapNut liquid as a bathing liquid soap with out any problems or side effects. SoapNuts are gentle on even the most sensitive skin!
SoapNuts shampoo: SoapNuts have been used for centuries as a natural shampoo in Asian countries. They are effective in removing lice, controlling dandruff and give good results when used on hair. Natural shampoo made from SoapNuts is better than any other kind of chemical shampoo. Women throughout the entire world, especially of south Asian countries, have used SoapNuts as a natural shampoo for their hair for thousands of years. It is helpful in making hair strong, healthy, and silky, giving it a natural shine and preserving the bodies natural oils. That is why SoapNuts (commonly known as Reetha / Areetha in south Asian countries) are the favorite product for women of the world.
Eco-Friendly: SoapNuts do not pollute our environment. They are 100% vegetable matter. Furthermore, SoapNuts are considered renewable primary products. The SoapNut trees absorb carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen. Conventional detergents and other chemical agents pollute the earth's water ways. SoapNuts can be composted or placed into your worm farm, as they are 100% biodegradable. Your garden and plants will be grateful! (No harmful waste product from SoapNuts will pollute your environment).
100% Wild and Organic: SoapNuts are 100% Wild and Organic by nature. They grow in the Himalayan ranges, naturally and wild without the need for commercial farming of them. Sindhiya SoapNuts come from the Sapindus Mukorossi tree which grows predominantly on the hill tracks of Pakistan. People of the area only collect the 'berries' once they have fallen from the trees. They are wildharvested; collected off the ground. The villagers then remove the seeds of the SoapNut and that's it! Nothing added. Nothing processed. Just a natural gift from Mother Nature.
The Natural advantage of Soapnuts:
They are a 100% Natural detergent that effectively, but gently cleans and purifies:
On Wikipedia Soapnuts, especially Sapindus mukorossi used medically as an expectorant, emetic, contraceptive, and for treatment of excessive salivation, epilepsy, chlorosis, and migraines.. Saponin inhibits tumor cell growth. They are a popular ingredient in Ayurvedic shampoos and cleansers. They are used in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for eczema, psoriasis, and for removing freckles. Have gentle insecticidal properties and are traditionally used for removing lice from the scalp. Antimicrobial and beneficial for septic systems and grey water. Soapnuts are used in the remediation of contaminated soil. Soapnuts used by Asian jewelers to remove the tarnish from gold, silver, and other precious metals.
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The SoapNut Tree!
The Sapindus Mukorossi tree, also known as the Soapnut tree grows naturally in the Himalayan Ranges. There are over 2000 species of Soapnut tree. Soapnut trees grow 13 to 18 meters high, take 9 years to mature and then drop their berries (or SoapNuts) naturally for 90 years. Thus the Soapnut tree’s life cycle is extremely long, allowing a natural and sustainable cultivation. People of Asian countries refer to the fruit of these trees as Reetha, Areetha, Kala kamodi, Soapnuts and Soapberries. The fruit is wild harvested from September to February. The shell is then dried in the sun, the natural way, without adding/using any chemicals. In fact, the whole process uses no chemicals nor fossil fuels, except in the transportation of the product to the market or to the end user.
It is the outer shell – rich in natural saponins - which act as water surfactants (surface-active substance) – that the native families in south Asian countries have used for centuries to wash their clothes, hair and bodies. They toss 2-3 shells into a small burlap bag, an old sock, or in any other piece of cloth and work it in with their laundry. The SoapNuts, as they are now called, absorb water and release their saponins which circulate as a natural surfactant in the wash water, reducing the surface tension of the water and freeing dirt, grime and soil from the clothing.
When the clothes are rinsed the SoapNut's saponins together with the dirt are washed downstream where they remain harmless to the environment. No synthetic chemicals, no fragrance chemicals, no foaming agents, nor bleaching agents or other toxins. Just SoapNuts as grown by Mother Nature on trees!Soapnut trees have grown naturally, in the forest and hill track areas (particularly in the Himalayan ranges) for centuries. The Soapnut is used as a natural soap, detergent, and cleaner for all kinds of dirt removal. The Soapnut shells have also been used for cleaning gold and silver ornaments for centuries in the south and central Asian countries. Women throughout the entire world, especially in south Asian countries, have used Soapnuts as a natural shampoo for their hair for thousands of years as it helps to make hair strong, healthy and silky. Soapnuts are particularly effective in treating dandruff, head lice and many other diseases of the hair and scalp. The used shells of the Soapnuts are 100% biodegradable, so they reduce the amount of landfill as you just add them to your compost heap or worm farm and they will turn into a natural fertilizer for your garden and plants to enjoy.
The Soapnut trees are extremely beneficial to Humanity, Our Earth, Mother Nature and our total environment. You will hardly find another product which is roughly as Eco friendly as "the Soapnut trees".
washnuts, soapnuts, soapberry, soappods, reetha, areetha, laundrynuts etc. their scientific or botanical name is sapindus Mukorossi, sapindus Trifoliatus and sapindus rarak.
How do SoapNuts clean your laundry?
The process by which SoapNuts clean your clothes is naturally quite simple. The SoapNut shells contain natural saponin (natures own 100% natural detergent) that works as a surfactant, making the water "wetter" and allowing it to penetrate the fibers of your clothing, working away the dirt, keeping it in suspension in the water until it’s drained away, taking the dirt with it. SoapNut shells are natural, organic and environmentally friendly. They are a natural alternative to all kinds of detergents, soaps, cleaners and shampoos and are ideal as a chemical free natural detergent in washing machines.
Wash the clothes:
Just put 3 to 6 SoapNut shells (4 to 8 half shells) into an un-bleached cotton bag (provided free with each pack of "Sindhiya SoapNuts" ) or in a sock, tie it tightly and pop the bag in the washing machine with your clothes. The number of shells required depends on your wash load and whether you are using hot or cold water. They are suitable at any temperature, pre-wash or rinse cycles and on delicate fabrics, and can be used for more than one wash (up to 4 or more washes, according to your load. You will get more washes if using cold water. It is advisable to use more shells for a heavily soiled wash load). You don't need to add any other detergent or fabric softener! The smell of the clothes washed with SoapNuts is absolutely natural. However, if you prefer scented laundry, simply sprinkle a few drops of essential oil on the bag of SoapNuts: choose from lavender, rose, orange, lemongrass, eucalyptus or any other favorite essential oil – the variety of fragrances is nearly infinite.
If you are not using the SoapNut shells on the same day, keep them in the bag/sock in a jar of water until you have finished with them (after the fourth/sixth wash load), then discard any remains directly into your compost or wormfarm. What’s left is a load of clean clothes and nothing else! That’s the way laundry should be. Much like clean water, clean laundry should not contain toxic chemical residues.
Use as a bathing liquid soap and shampoo for allergic or sensitive skins:
SoapNuts are 100% natural and gentle on the skin, thus an excellent choice for those who have sensitive skin or suffer from neurodermatitis. People who suffer from skin allergies will benefit from using SoapNuts, as clothes which are cleaned with SoapNuts do not irritate the skin. The SoapNuts may be used for bathing instead of normal soap or medicated soap, which contain chemicals. To make bathing liquid, put 100 grams of Soapnut shells in a pot with at least 2 litres of water. Cover the pot and bring to the boil. REMOVE THE LID and simmer for at least 20 to 30 minutes. The boiling process extracts the saponins from the SoapNut shells and combines them with the water. Let the liquid cool until it is safe to handle, then strain into an appropriate container (glass is best as most plastics leach toxic chemicals into their contents). Now your liquid soap is ready for use and you can use it for bathing as well as shampoo or all cleaning purposes, including your pet’s washing soap.
Use as a shampoo:
SoapNut suds are used as shampoo which not only washes your hair, but also cares for it, treating dandruff and leaving your hair silky and healthy. People with a sensitive scalp and those who suffer from skin allergies especially benefit from the use of SoapNut suds to wash their hair because it is 100% natural and does not contain any kind of chemical additives. Therefore, it will not irritate the scalp! SoapNut shampoo is the perfect treatment for lice and other kinds of hair diseases. Women of south Asian countries have used this type of natural shampoo since the stone ages. SoapNuts shampoo will make your hair strong, silky and healthy. SoapNuts shampoo does not damage your hair or skin and can be used regularly.
SoapNuts are used medicinally as an expectorant, emetic, contraceptive and for treatment of excessive salivation, epilepsy, chlorosis and migraines. Studies show that saponin from SoapNuts inhibits tumor cell growth. SoapNuts are among the list of herbs and minerals in many Ayurvedic remedies. They are a popular ingredient in Ayurvedic shampoos and cleaners. They are used in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for eczema, psoriasis and for removing freckles. SoapNuts have gentle insecticidal properties and are traditionally used for removing lice from the scalp. SoapNuts are antimicrobial and are beneficial for septic systems and grey water systems. SoapNuts are used in the remediation of contaminated soil.
SoapNuts can heal cracked heels:
SoapNut liquid is fabulous for cracked heels. Just make a multipurpose liquid by boiling the SoapNuts as described above and wash your feet 2 or 3 times a day. Within 7 days you will notice a vast improvement. SoapNut liquid is naturally moisturising and gentle on your skin, so washing in the liquid regularly helps to soften your skin and prevent cracked heels and rough, dry hands.
Use as a liquid soap to wash your pets:
Wash your dog, cat, horse, rabbit, guinea pig, indeed any animals with SoapNut liquid and give them the benefit of a healthy coat free from the aggravation of chemicals. The SoapNut liquid is antifungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial so fleas and ticks will naturally be repelled, as will annoying mosquitoes! Your animals will love you for it!
All-purpose cleaning agent:
A SoapNut mulitpurpose liquid soap may also be used as your floor cleaner, for cleaning the stove and benches in your kitchen, in the bathroom for cleaning your bath and sink and also as a toilet cleaner. It is the best choice of cleaning agent in and around your home because it has the power to fight against germs naturally, without using damaging and harmful chemicals!
Squeeze the juice from half a lemon in your SoapNuts decoction, soak a toothbrush in this liquid and rub your jewelry. In South Asian countries, people have used SoapNuts to clean their Jewels, Precious stones and Gold and Precious ornaments for centuries.
Moisten or water your house plants and garden with the SoapNuts liquid and let them take advantage of the saponin to repel organisms such as aphids. No nasty chemical sprays to damage your plants or poison your food crop. SoapNuts are a 100% natural pesticide.
Wash or coat exposed parts of your body with the SoapNuts liquid mixed with a few drops of Citronella essential oil to ward off insects. Mosquitoes are repelled by the smell of saponin and will stay away. To try it is to adopt it! Your beloved children may sleep with a coating of SoapNut liquid that is harmless to their sensitive bodies. Now you can relax, knowing that they are protected naturally from mosquitoes.
Throw a few SoapNut shells in with your automatic dishwasher and clean your dishes without harmful chemicals!!
SoapNuts are successfully used in dishwashers. They do not, however, act as a scrubbing agent, so it is advisable to rinse your dishes of food particles first. The saponin has a repressive effect on fungal and bacterial growth, so your dishes and cutlery will be thoroughly cleaned without any chemical residue. Put 4 to 5 SoapNuts in the cutlery basket inside the dishwasher and then pour white vinegar into the rinse aid compartment.
How to perform a SoapNut decoction
What SoapNuts do NOT contain:
·Foaming agent chemicals that deceive consumers into thinking their clothes are cleaner because there are "suds" in the wash and they smell like perfume.TRUTH: Suds have nothing to do with cleaning. They are chemical additives used to create the illusion of cleaning action.
·Fragrance chemicals that make laundry "smell" clean. Most commercial laundry products use toxic, synthetic fragrances that are, in fact, well known to promote cancer and liver disorders. Laundry products are not really regulated by any single government agency, and there is currently no law banning the use of known cancer-causing chemicals in laundry products (much the same as with cosmetics).
·Filler ingredients. Nearly all commercial laundry products are made with at least 50% filler ingredients to "bulk them up" and make them appear to deliver more value for the price. Consumers are mostly just buying the illusion of detergent, made mostly with filler.
You won't find filler or toxic chemicals in SoapNuts. Just pure and natural saponins grow on a tree and engineered by Mother Nature. In our opinion, that's where more of our products should ultimately come from. Wouldn't it be great if shampoo also grew on trees?
An amazing Traditional use in Myanmar (Burma):
On the last day of the year in Myanmar, the people use SoapNuts to wash their houses, shops and offices to remove all dirt from the last year. They also wash and clean their hair with SoapNuts on the last day of the Myanmar year. They believe that if they wash and clean their hair, houses, offices and shops with SoapNuts, no dirt from the last year will come into their lives during the coming new year!!!
(Reference with lots of thanks by: Ms. Than Than Htut)
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