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« 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..

its ME!!
Soap licking is dangerous..please dont try it at home

will trade some soap for a superhero cape which will be used by the kid in my avatar ^^
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009 01:18:26 PM »

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.


I found the thread, I will link it here, but it's in Italian
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« 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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