This is a continuation of my Toxin-Free Living series where I share my experience from my attempts to live a toxins free life. Read Part 1 to know more about my motivation to do so.
I started using Soap Nut berries for Laundry and for the very first time I felt no residue in the clothes that came out of washer. The wet clothes reminded me of my Grandma’s hand wash in the 1980s in a South Indian village using a soap bar that never made soap bubbles. They were farmers, imagine how dirty their clothes got.
Would the soap nuts give me a clean wash? Even if they did not, I was ready to have a little dirt on the clothes rather than some toxic residue which the body cannot absorb. But I found out that the soap nut berries did do a clean wash. So far, I am happy with my experience using Soap Nut berries.
Some info on the soap nuts:
With Soap nuts no fabric softener is needed, as it softens the clothes. So we just need to throw 4 to 5 berries in a bag into the washer. That’s all. We can reuse the berries until it disintegrates. Organic Soap nut berries are available on Amazon for 10$ (claims 100 loads). They are also available in some other online stores.
I came across a blog that has good information on soap nuts. You can read it by clicking here. Here’s another great article by Tips Bulletin.
[Image Credits: Sastha Prakash]