...good for HE washers
Is it okay to use soapnuts in my high-efficiency (or front loading) washing machine?
Absolutely! In fact, because they don’t create many suds, soapnuts are great for high-efficiency (HE, or front-loading) washers!
A front-loading washing machine requires a special detergent, called HE detergent, to allow it to clean your laundry properly. HE detergent is unique because it doesn’t produce lots of suds like regular detergent does. Soapnuts are naturally a low-sudsing product — with no added fillers, dyes or chemicals to create bubbles in the wash.
But even without the bubbles, you will find that the soapnuts will thoroughly clean your laundry.
Why don’t I see suds in my washing machine when I use soapnuts?
Soapnuts are totally natural – which means that there are no commercial foaming agents or unnatural chemicals added.
Those chemicals, which are commonly used in commercial detergents, aren’t actually necessary. So while you’ll notice that the saponin released by the soapnuts only creates mild suds, you’ll also notice that your finished laundry will be clean!