How to use
Soapnut Soak can safely replace many household chemicals: window cleaner, bathroom cleaner, kitchen cleaner, floor cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, liquid hand soap, delicate laundry soap, and even shampoo.
Washing with cold water
To wash your laundry in cold water, use 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Soapnut Soak, depending on how soiled the load is. Add it directly in the washing machine. For heavily soiled laundry, more Soapnut Soak can be safely used.
Washing delicate fabrics
Add 2 tablespoons Soapnut Soak to warm water. Gently agitate laundry until clean. Rinse and hang or lay flat to dry.
Keep Soapnut Soak in a spray bottle, and use it to clean all around your house! Experiment with the concentration until you have a mixture you prefer. If you'd like, add a few drops of any of our essential oils to make your home smell wonderful. (We particularly love the clean, uplifting scent of our Energy blend).
Soak your jewelry in Soapnut Soak for 15-20 minutes. Use an old toothbrush to gently remove debris, then rinse with clean water and polish with a dry cloth.
Plant wash and pest repellant
It’s important to clean the leaves of your houseplants, because dust on their leaves blocks sunlight and reduces the plant’s ability to photosynthesize.
Mix 1 cup of water and 2 tablespoons Soapnut Soak in a clean spray bottle. To wash plants, spray the leaves and then wipe them clean.
This solution is also wonderful for repelling and even eliminating common houseplant pests. Simply spray plant thoroughly and generously, covering all surfaces (including the top of the soil) and allow to air dry.
In a bowl, add 1/2 cup of Soapnut Soak to 2 cups of water. To wash away chemical sprays and pesticides, soak your fruits and vegetables in the mix. (You can also pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray them instead). Always rinse food well before eating.
Dilute your favorite shampoo with Soapnut Soak and water. Use the mixed solution to wash your hair. If your hair feels slightly more stiff than normal once it’s dry, use less soapnut shampoo next time. In this case, less is more – and cheaper, too.
Window and glass cleaner
Fill a spray bottle with 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of Soapnut Soak. Spray and wipe windows or mirrors clean. Remove any streaks with a dry cloth or wadded-up sheet of newspaper.