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Eco-friendly soapnut shells for laundry 500g
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Organic 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.


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 8 reviews
Soap Nuts

Received soap nuts really quickly, have used them 3 times since I have received them and they make the washing feel really soft. The only thing I miss is the smell of fabric softener but it did say for scent you can add oils but I haven't got any yet to try.

Have recommended them to my family and friends and will be placing a bigger order shortly.

Hi Tracy, we're delighted the soapnuts are working out well for you! We look forward to seeing you on the website again soon. Thanks for your review.

Didn’t like this product at all. Washed my teenage daughters dressing gown which had make up on it and reusable make up remover squares twice, didn’t budge the make up. Washed once with detergent and came out clean. So wouldn’t recommend.

Hi Karyn. Thanks for your review. We’re sorry you didn’t like the soapnuts. It is recommended that for stains you should double up the number of soapnuts used. Thanks.
Organic soapnut shells

Order was fulfilled quickly with a lovely note from the seller. Not tried yet as it is part of an Christmas Eco friendly hamper for my daughter:)

Hi Sarah. Thanks for your review. I’m glad the soapnuts arrived quickly and I’m sure the eco hamper will go down well with your daughter - what a lovely idea!
Fab service.

My order was delivered quickly and I was excited to try out the Organic soapnut shells. I loved this product so much that I placed an order, the same day as I tried this product, for a larger quantity. I had a lovely note from The Green Turtle plus a note on the product to let me know how to use the nuts. Not only was my washing lovely and clean, it was softer than using detergents. I have already recommended this site and product to many friends. Great for the environment which is a huge plus x

Hi Jacqui. Thanks so much for your lovely review. We’re really glad you liked your soapnuts so much and thank you for recommending us to your friends! Hope to be of service to you and them in future!
Soapnut shells and sandwich wrapper

Product received promptly. Bought as a gift so not yet been used but overall im happy with my purchase.

Hi Tanya. Thanks for taking the time to review your products. We’re glad they arrived promptly and hope the recipient loves them!

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