What the hell are they?
- Soapberries are a natural alternative to traditional laundry detergent and fabric softener.
- 'That Red House' soapberries are the only ones on the market that are 'Certified Organic'.
- They are often called 'soapnuts', but they are not nuts at all. They are in fact a fruit!
- The shell of the fruit is collected, dried and packed for use. The shell is exceptionally high in 'saponin' which is nature's soap. This saponin reduces the surface tension of the water to remove dirt and leave fabrics, soft and clean.
- Soapberries are the fruit of the Sapindus Mukorossi tree, which grow in several different regions of the world, but are most prevalent in the Himalayas, which is where ours are harvested by small local communities.
- By purchasing our soapberries, you are giving health care to the women of Nepal through 'Open Heart International' (OHI), an Australian based charity. TRH donate a portion of money from the sale of every soapberry bag to OHI. Read more...
- We are an 100% Australian owned company.
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Why do Soapberries rock...
- They're naturally hypo-allergenic. Perfect for those with allergies or sensitive skin.
- Money saving. Soapberries cost around 10c per wash load (for a 1kg bag). Approximately 1/3 of the cost of chemical detergent.
- They're RAW, VEGAN and PALEO
- 100% WASTE FREE
- Completely chemical free, grey water safe, septic safe and fully compostable.
- Soapberries eliminate the need for fabric softeners as they leave clothes feeling soft and fresh.
- Our 'That Red House' soapberries are certified organic by international certification body USDA.
- Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
- Not tested on animals.
- Perfect for babies and children as they are extremely gentle yet effective.
- Reduce pollution.
- No pesticides, fertilisers or chemical treatments have been used in the growing or storing process. This ensures that nothing but 100% natural organic products are used in your home.
- Traditional soaps and detergents contain a cocktail of chemicals, which reside in clothing fibres and can be absorbed into the skin.
- Soapberries can be used in any area of the home. They can be used as laundry detergent, shampoo, hand wash, household cleaner, body wash and have many more applications. See our recipes page for ideas.
- Soapberries are 100% sustainable and their use ensures that deforestation is reduced in the Himalayas.
How many washes...
- 250g Bag = 90+ washloads worth of Organic Soapberries
- 500g Bag = 180+ washloads worth of Organic Soapberries
NOTE: Includes one cotton wash bag.
So easy to use, even your teenager can do it.
- Simply Pop 5 berries in the cotton wash bag provided and double tie the top. If you like fragrance, add 4-5 drops of 100% pure Laundry Tonic and chuck it in the wash.
- Each set of shells will do approx 5 wash loads, depending on water temperature and wash cycle, etc.
- Soapberries perform well in cold water but if you have a particularly dirty load, turn up the temperature on your machine to draw more soap out of the berries.
- After around 5 loads of washing, the berries can be added to the compost or garden to break down naturally.