Soapnuts (Sapindus Mukorosse) are 100% natural and contain no chemical additives, which make them a great choice for anyone with sensitive skin. They work because their shell contains a substance called “saponins” which when added to water reacts like soap.
They will protect your coloured garments but as they contain no bleaching agents you may find, after repeated use, your whites may become greyish and will need a bleaching agent to put the whiteness back. I find Ecover laundry bleach great for this.
You will find them cheaper, saving at least 50% compared to normal detergent. There’s no need for fabric conditioner as garments remain remarkably soft saving you more money.
As soapnuts contain no perfume, you may prefer to add some essential oil such as Lavender, Tea Tree or any fragrance you like (if using on children or have sensitive skin please be aware some essential oils may not be suitable). ~ read more ~