Most are you are going to think Soap nuts?? what the heck are them... Well some of my fluffy/cloth nappy user friends have mentioned it and being a nosey bugger. I googled it... Yes i google everything.. Hehe
As you all know Lexie has pretty sensitive skin and keeps flaring up for no reason at all. I honestly do think its the washing powder, i tend to buy what on offer. so I'm swapping around powders most of the time. When i worked my washing bill out i was shocked that we spend on average £22 per month. That is around £264 a year just on washing our clothes!! I'm one of these types of people that the bottle of comfort will last three washes. I'm awful for that.
Soap Nuts are a natural washing detergent that is literally grown on trees. The Soapnut shells contain Saponins which on contact with water release mild suds and can be used as an environmentally friendly alternative to Laundry detergent in washing machines. In India and Nepal the soap nuts have been used as a washing detergent for hundreds of years. Modern day thinking that we should consider the future of the planet we live in have made Soap Nuts popular. Not only are they effective but the Soap Nuts are also relatively cheap compared to supermarket bought washing powder.
So what are the benefits of using soapnuts?
- Pure and natural Eco-Friendly washing detergent that leaves your laundry fresh and clean
- Keeps your colours bright
- Allergy-free, good for your skin
- Acts as a Environmentally-friendly washing powder that is chemical free
- Cultivated through sustainable agriculture
- Ecological and economical compared to other brands of detergent.
- Around 1 Kg of soapnuts can be used for more than 100 loads of laundry.
- Works out cheaper than Washing Detergent
- Indian Soap Nuts are mild and soft cleansing
- Suitable for your washing machine
- Can also be used as an all-purpose cleaner in the house
A friend sent me a link for a trail pack off eBay, just incase i didn't get on with them. I was pretty surprised when they came they looked awful and didn't smell very nice either.The other half was certain that the washing was gonna smell disgusting.
So a very cautious mommy popped five nuts in the little bag and clocked watched for the next 30 minutes. I was certainly surprised when i opened the washing machine door, there is a defiantly a soft washing fragrance, the washing was a lot soft than usual too. Ive got to admit that for me i like the comfort smell on my washing,nothing beats popping on a hoody and you smelling that smell. I only used half a capful, instead of the 1/3 of the bottle now.
So i purchased a 1kg bag off eBay for £8.90, which I'm hoping with last me till November time. If it does it will be a massive saving in our household, just on changing one thing. In this day and age every penny counts!
So i thank my dear friend, that has got me using nuts.