Soapberries … washing day has never been so exciting!
Soapberries are the fruit of the Sapindus Mukorossi tree. The fruit is picked, the seed removed and the shell dried. This dried shell is full of a substance called 'Saponins' which are a natural soap. Saponins reduce the surface tension of water, releasing dirt and grime from fabrics and surfaces. The tree grows in the Himalayan region and the berries are used for many different cleaning applications. They are naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal and hypoallergenic.
To use soapberries you simply pop 5-6 berries in the cotton wash bag provided and add to your washing machine. Each soapberry will last for 5 washes and then you can throw them in your compost or on the garden to break down naturally.
If you’re looking for a sustainable, hypoallergenic, biodegradable, vegan, chemical free, compostable, and waste-free way to do your laundry, then soapberries are the solution. The maker of soapberries, That Red House, is built on a foundation of striving for an organic, eco-conscious and healthy way of life for all and is a South Australian owned and run company.