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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
Eco-friendly laundry soapnut shells 225g
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.

SPECIAL OFFER! Over time, soapnuts can become a bit sticky in the cotton bag. This doesn't affect their use but we are offering some of our older stock bags at a lower price for this reason. Grab them before they're gone!


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 17 reviews
No lather - but rather happy with Soap Nutshell
Hi Valentine, thanks for your review. Glad you're liking the soapnuts!
Hi Clare, thanks for your soapnut shell review. We're glad you're happy they arrived so quickly and hope you love using them!
Lovely Natural Alternative for Beautifully Clean Clothes
Hi Lesley, thanks for your great review of the laundry soapnuts. You seem to have it all down to a fine art and we're happy you're loving them!
Soap nuts
Thanks for your review Thirza! We're glad you're loving the soapnuts.
Soap nuts
Hi Kim, thanks for your great review. We’re glad you and your parents are happy with the soapnuts!