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Eco-friendly laundry soapnut shells 225g
Eco-friendly laundry soapnuts in muslin bag
Eco-friendly laundry soapnuts and stain remover
Eco-friendly laundry soapnut shells 500g
Eco-friendly laundry soapnut shells 1kg
Soapnut shells 500g in cotton bag

Soapnut shells

Living Naturally
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Living Naturally Soapnuts are the only organic detergent that grows on trees - it simply doesn't get greener than this! Living Naturally Soapnuts or Soapberries are actually dried fruit shells which contain real natural soap and are 100% completely natural. They are excellent value for money - the 500g bag does up to 240 washes and the 1kg bag up to a massive 480! You can also choose smaller options - a 250g paper tube that will wash up to 108 times or try them out first with our sample bag, which will wash up to 10 times and is also handy for travel.

All Living Naturally products are handmade in the UK, from natural, organic, vegan, sustainable, ethical and cruelty-free ingredients.

Soapnuts are highly-effective and gentle at the same time. They will leave your laundry fresh and clean and compared to other powder detergents, and their mildness will keep colours bright, maintaining fabric structure of your clothes for longer periods. They can be used on all fabrics and at all temperatures from 30c to 90c. Great for all washing machines especially energy efficient machines and great for all allergy sufferers.

Inside your pack there will be a mixed of whole and broken shells. This does not affect the efficacy of the soapnuts. There also may be variation of colours due to the time the soapnuts were harvested, which also doesn't affect their efficacy.

100% biodegradable and compostable - just dispose of them in your green recycling or foodwaste bins or pop in your compost heap.

Combine with Living Naturally's stain remover stick for a natural laundry.

Note that soapnuts can become a bit sticky in the cotton bag. This doesn't affect their use.


Place 5 shells into muslin washbag provided

Place washbag into drum of washing machine with clothes

Wash clothes as directed by fabric care instructions

Save used shells, and reuse up to four more times

Add fragrance if wished by adding 15-30 drops of essential oil into the muslin washbag before washing

Combine with Living Naturally's natural stain remover bar to treat stains before use

You can use the shells to make liquid detergent, handwash, or multipurpose cleaner. Your used shells can even make a foaming wash for washing dishes, pets, vegetables, surfaces, floors, or as a handwash or bodywash.

INGREDIENTS: Pure 100% Organic Sapindus Mukorossi (soapnut) dried fruit shells


Sample pack: c10 soapnuts in a small biodegradable muslin bag

250g/500g/1kg packs:

+ 250g/500g/1kg soapnuts in a paper tube or storage bag

+ a small biodegradable muslin bag for use in washing (spare muslin bags are also available).

+ full instruction leaflet on how to use for laundry

+ full instructions on how to make natural pesticide and a chemical free multi-purpose cleaner

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Does the job

I found good results with a selection of wash types. Delicates, Woolens, cottons. With good results. There are no harsh chemicals and no scents. I haven't tried them on heavily soiled items.

Hi Barbara, thanks for your feedback. We're so glad you find the soapnut shells work well!

Soapnut shells

They give a great wash and are brilliant for anyone with allergies and bonus they are eco friendly ☺

We're delighted you're so happy with the soapnuts Karen. They are a fantastic alternative for many reasons as you say! Thanks for your review.

Pleasantly surprised

To be completely honest, I wasn't expecting these to work.

I used 5 soapnuts in a wash with my (gross) gym clothes, a fragile white shirt, and a plethora of black clothes.

When I removed them from the wash I was genuinely shocked. Not only were they all fresh, clean, and intact but the whites and blacks were still completely separate.

Some people may be off put by the lack of lather or fragrance but as someone with very sensitive skin the lack of fragrence or chemicals made my clothes far more comfortable to wear.

I highly recommend!

Hi Daniel. Thanks so much for your really helpful review and feedback. We're delighted the soapnuts are working so well for you!

No lather - but rather happy with Soap Nutshell

Soap nutshell - they don’t make the lather I thought they would (any at all at 30 degrees) but they seem to be a good alternative to normal washing soap

Hi Valentine, thanks for your review. Glad you're liking the soapnuts!


Great service. Arrived very fast! Looking forward to using them. Thank you

Hi Clare, thanks for your soapnut shell review. We're glad you're happy they arrived so quickly and hope you love using them!