(Update July 2020: At the time I originally wrote this post, I was using soap nuts for my laundry and found them to be simple to use. Since then, however, I’ve switched over to using a natural liquid laundry detergent after reading an article about why you should stop using homemade laundry detergent. While soap nuts aren’t really in the same category as homemade laundry detergent, since I wasn’t fully sure that the same principles didn’t apply I decided to switch to a liquid detergent just to be on the safe side. I’ve heard many positive things about soap nuts, and it always seemed like my clothes were clean after I used them, so they may work perfectly well. But since I am no longer using them myself, I wanted to update this post to reflect my current laundry practice. The rest of the information about soap nuts would still apply, though, if you decide to try them for your laundry.)
When I first heard about using soap nuts as a laundry detergent alternative, I liked the idea of using something that was natural and simple . . . but I was also pretty skeptical that they would actually work.
When I tried them, though, I was pleasantly surprised by how well they cleaned my clothes. They worked just as well as any homemade or store bought natural laundry detergents I had tried, only they’re even easier to use and much cheaper too.
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