Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Nuts

I came across some soapnuts the other day at the supermarket. Apparently you put 3 or four into a little bag and place it in the washing machine. When the nuts are warm they release the ‘soap’ that cleans and the final rinse is cold which releases softener properties of the nuts. The nuts can be used two or three times depending on the temperature of the wash and then they can go into the compost How convenient of nature to arrange things naturally for us.

They don’t smell, it says on the packet, so you can put some natural oils into the wash if you want to. I think that they might work out cheaper than the product I’m using at the moment. Has anyone used them?

10 comments:

Dru Marland said...

An old flatmate left behind a bunch of things including some of those; I keep intending to try them out just for the heck of it, but my cynical side says "if they were any good they'd be much more widely-used". Which is of course a totally bogus premise. Must have a go.

Dreamer13 said...

yep - I use them all the time! LOVE them!!

Anji said...

Dru: I have a theory about that. They aren't very aesthetic. People who make washing products think that they have to look pretty - and perhaps they are right.

Dreamer13: I was hoping that someone would recommend them. They will be on my shopping list next week!

Doris said...

I eagerly await further reviews!

Jan said...

This seems like something I have been waiting for. Thanks for the alert.

alady'slife said...

I never heard of them but I wash in cold wash so I don;t know if they will work for me.

Joanna said...

This is interesting. It isn't to be used in place of soap though right?

Keith said...

Whatever will they think of next?

Moi? Oh, I put a slice of Fairy soap and a capful of disinfectant in my Tefal Sinktop Washer. Well, what do you expect of an old man living alone.

Melissa said...

I have heard of them, but don't know where to get them, or if they work well (especially for baby's messy things) Let me know!

Jackie said...

Haven't heard of soap nuts before so they are probably unavailable here. They sound much more eco friendly than normal washing powder.

I have been using wash balls for years as they use no soap at all. A big plus as well is that they last for around two years and are great for kids who have allergies.