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Trial Size Eco Nuts Soap Nuts (10 loads)


Our Price: CAD $5.95

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Product Code: ENS-05


Trial Size Eco Nuts Soap Nuts (10 loads)

Eco Nuts™ are completely sustainable dried fruit shells that come from the Sapindus mukorossi tree (also called the Soap Berry or Soap Nut Tree) in Nepal, India and Indonesia. The ones we harvest come from high up in the Himalayas and are the highest quality "soap nut" on the market. These fruit shells have been used in India and China for centuries, and are now gaining popularity in America and Europe as a renewable, biodegradable and organic alternative to chemical detergents and expensive “Green” laundry soaps.

Eco Nuts™ \ contain saponin, a natural cleaner that works as a surfactant, breaking the surface tension of the water to penetrate the fibers of your clothing, lifting stains from the fabric and leaving dirt suspended in the water that is rinsed away.

Eco Nuts™ are gentle on both clothes and skin, making them ideal for those with sensitive skin, eczema, allergies and psoriasis. Because they are so mild, they are perfect for baby clothes and cloth diapers. All-Natural Eco Nuts™ are also great for septic and grey water systems. But don’t expect these shells to foam up like commercial soaps, which have artificial foaming agents. Foam simply does not represent cleaning power.

Eco Nuts™ are wild-harvested, meaning they are gathered from wild trees grown without any kind of chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides. The saponin actually tastes bad to insects so no pesticides are needed, and the trees naturally love poor uncultivated soil. They are organically grown by mother earth and certified USDA Organic by EcoCert at the source.

Nut Allergy Safe!

Eco Nuts™ are actually a berry fruit related to the lychee and are not nuts at all. They are completely nut allergy safe and have been used successfully with no reactions by people with nut allergies. They earned the name "nuts" because they dry into hard shells like nuts instead of squishy fruit.

While Eco Nuts™ has been a terrific solution for many customers with skin allergies and other conditions, people who have many allergies or compromised immune systems should always take proper precautions and first wash one small item in a small container or sink OR do a patch test before washing an entire load in the washing machine.


How To Use for 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, per manufacturer instructions.
  • Remove the bag at the end of the wash and set aside to dry or do another load.
  • Re-use at least 10 times until they start to disintegrate and then they can be composted in your gardenor simply add new Eco Nuts™ to the bag.

Do not overfill your laundry 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.

Thats 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.

Brighter Whites:

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.

Hand Wash:

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 wash tub 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.


Eco Nuts™ Are Better for Cloth Diapers

A common reason why Cloth Diapers leak is residue buildup. Even if you use free and clear or other so-called natural detergents, all of these leave a residue on your fabric which will cause the fabric to become less absorbent. Fabric softener will additionally make the diapers less absorbent. This residue can also cause diaper rash. Diapers are more prone to residue buildup because they are more absorbant than other fabrics.

Eco Nuts™ leaves very little residue, so you don't have to strip as often, and will remove any residue buildup left behind by other products.

Eco Nuts™ are great for cloth diapers because they do not contain any dyes, enzymes, softeners, or fragrances which contribute to the deterioration and excessive wear/tear on diapers.

Eco Nuts ™ very effectively remove all lingering smells.

The saponin in Eco Nuts™ actually helps to loosen fibers in the dryer instead of tighten them, keeping your diapers as absorbant as they were when you first bought them, even after many many washes. This loosening effect that saponin has on fibers is also why no fabric softener is needed for your diapers to be soft and fluffy.

We've been Loved and Approved by many WAHM and Cloth Diaper Maufactuers!

Eco Nuts™ have been used to naturally keep your diapers clean and soft, residue-free, and help diapers last longer!

How to wash your cloth diapers with Eco Nuts™

1. Flush any solid waste down the toilet.

2. Throw a batch of diapers (not more than 24 at a time to help with the agitation) and do a Cold-Cold prewash. Add about 1/2 a cup of Baking Soda or Washing Soda (optional)

2. When this wash cycle is done, Put 2-4 Eco Nuts™ in the cloth bag and put it in your laundry machine. If your washing machine runs very hot with the hot cycle, fewer Eco Nuts™ are recommended. If you are using Home Made Eco Nuts Liquid, use 1-2 tablespoons. If you are using Eco Nuts™ liquid Concentrate one 1 teaspoon is needed.

3. Set your machine to a Hot-Cold cycle and start.

4. Set the bag aside to dry and your diapers are ready for the clothesline or the dryer.

5. If your diapers aren't getting as white as you would like them, try leaving them in the sun for an effective natural white bleach! After drying in the sun, toss in the dryer for a few minutes to soften them up.

6. Eco Nuts leaves very little residue, but diapers should still be stripped once in a while for proper maintenence.

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