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beccabadger
« on: March 16, 2009 07:55:41 AM »

I was wondering if anyone had ever used soap nuts? They can either be used alone, or made into a liquid soap, or many other things. They're actually the shell of a seed, and contain a natural soap. You can add fragrances and things to them apparently. I'm not a soap maker myself, but if anyone uses them in other ways apart from just putting them in the washing machine, I would love to hear them!
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009 08:54:08 AM »

I'd love to hear too..I have been hearing tons but nothing from someone that uses them..
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lavale
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009 01:18:26 PM »

Hello!
I've heard a lot about them, and also heard some enthusiastic review by people using them, but I also read a comparative test from a vegan Italian web page (it's www.promiseland.it, but I cannot find the link to the test), and it seems they don't work.
They tried 3 comparative laundries with only water, soap nuts, and washing powder, and soap nuts and just water had more or less the same effectiveness.
By the way, they tested it in a "real lab", and Fabrizio Zago, the man who tested it, is a chemist famous for his studies in ecological cleaning and cosmetics products.

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I found the thread, I will link it here, but it's in Italian
http://forum.promiseland.it/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1571&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
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beccabadger
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009 02:55:06 PM »

That's interesting. I've used them for normal laundry and as far as I can tell they work. In some cases, they seem to work better than normal detergent.
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