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#1 spinney

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:02 PM

http://www.inasoapnutshell.com/
these look good


#2 wolfjan1

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:22 PM

I have added this to my bookmarks for now. I wonder where those trees can grow here in the US. I am in Zone 8, here in North Texas. It would be interesting to have one here in my garden. The saponin has been used for thousands of years, and seems effective.
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#3 SapphireMoon

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 07:02 PM

I have heard of using the yucca root but not soap nut shells. will have to check this out.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 07:50 PM

I've used them and liked them. They do get surprisingly soapy and can be used more than once.

I think I got about 7 and put them inside an old sock then straight into the drum of the machine.

Edited by Rowan's Light, 29 May 2008 - 07:54 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2008 - 09:24 PM

I have heard of them but hadn't tried them so I've just ordered some and I'll give it a go....much cheaper than soap liquids/powders
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:04 AM

Very interesting. I like the idea of it being natural and cheaper.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:25 PM

I wrote about these in my eco book.
It's the actual whole soap nut. You use 2-3 for 3-4 washings, then put them in your composte when they are spent.
They work really nicely, their organic, and their priced resonable.
I get mine from Maggiespureland.com


#8 Lela

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 02:27 PM

Thanks for the link. I'm definitely going to give these a try. Seems like I'm becoming more sensitive to chemicals used in conventional products these days and often break out in rashes if the stuff doesn't get rinsed out well. These seem to be a great alternative especially since they are biodegradable, compostable, and cheaper than conventional detergents. Great find!

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 03:38 PM

I like the sound of this, I'm going to give them a try. :cheers:

Links;
http://perrone.blogs...nuts---an-.html

http://www.greenlivi...-detergent.html

Buy;
http://stores.hotter.../Categories.bok

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 06:53 PM

Soap nut Update

Soap Nuts are now available in liquid form, Yea....... I have ordered some to see how it stands up against the original nuts, and will keep you posted.

Below is the Amazon link;

http://www.amazon.co...35932893&sr=8-7

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