organic all-purpose cleaner
USDA CERTIFIED • ORGANIC • ALLERGY-FREE
A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO CHEMICAL CLEANERS
Common laundry detergents contain phosphates, ammonia, phenol, brighteners, artificial fragrances, EDTA and SLS, all which can remain on your clothes after washing.
This residue can cause skin irritation (rashes, itching, allergic reactions) and sinus problems, as well as long-term toxic effects on the environment.
Kasia’s Organic ‘Berry-Fresh Soap Nuts’ are . . .
. . . perfect for sensitive skin (such as eczema, psoriasis and allergies) because they are naturally antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial. No added chemicals or perfumes are added. . . . more effective than toxic detergents. Your colors remain bright, fabric structure is maintained, odors are eliminated and static cling is reduced. Use on all fabrics — at all temperatures — in top or front loading machines. Tough on odors and stains; soft on delicates. . . . economical. Soap Nuts cost much less than chemical detergents — laundry is cleaned for less than 13 cents per load! Plus, no fabric softener is needed and they offer an unlimited shelf life. . . . multi-purpose. Use them to clean virtually in your home. . . . ecological. Soap Nuts do not pollute, are safe for septic systems, and are 100% biodegradable and compostable! . . . grown on Sapindus Mukrossi trees found in the Himalayans. (Beware of cheaper, smaller and darker soap nuts available on the internet. They contain lower levels of the active ingredient saponin, and therefore are less effective at cleaning.)
Basic Directions and Recipes ...so FRESH!
how to use for laundry
1. Put 5–6 Soap Nuts (about 1/2 oz.) into a ‘wash bag.’ If desired, add in your favorite Essential Oil for extra antimicrobial properties and scent. 2. Toss bag in washing machine with dirty laundry. 3. Reuse wash bag 4–7 times — or more. (Note: Number of loads vary due to water temperature, hardness, washer type, duration of cycles, etc.) how to use as a liquid detergent for everyday cleaning Soap Nuts also are a safe replacement for many chemical-based, multi-purpose cleaners. Liquify the Soap Nuts and use the solution to clean windows, bathrooms, kitchens and floors. It can also serve as liquid hand soap, laundry soap for ultra delicates and shampoo.
“Liquid Soap Nut Soak” Recipe
1. Bring four cups of water to a boil in a heavy sauce pan with a lid. 2. Turn off the heat and toss 6–8 Soap Nuts in the saucepan with the hot water. 3. Cover the sauce pan. Let it sit overnight. 4. In the morning, remove and discard the remaining shells. 5. Pour the cooled liquid into a container with a lid.
Give your Soap Nut Soak a scent of essential oils — lemon or tea tree oil for bathroom cleanser, lavender for cold water laundry loads, and sweet orange for dishwasher cleaning liquid. This batch of Soap Nut Soak will wash at least 8 loads of laundry use 1/4 to 1/2 cup for each load).