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  • Salveo Organic Soap Nuts Natural Detergent - Ecocert - 250g

Organic Soap Nuts Natural Detergent 250g

Product Code: 17429

Quick Overview

100% Organic, natural and environmentally friendly alternative to laundry detergent

Availability: Out of stock


What Do They Do?

They are a natural laundry detergent that is literally grown on trees. The soapnut shells contain Saponins which on contact with water release mild suds and can be used as an environmentally friendly alternative to Laundry detergent in washing machines

Salveo Soap Nuts are certified Organic, FDA approved and unlike common washing powders and liquids, soap nuts contain NO chemicals, are environmentally friendly and gentle on the clothes and skin. The remains on the nuts can be composted after use.


  • USDA Organic
  • FDA
  • Vegetarian Society Approved


Soap nuts are sometimes known as soap berries and are members of the Sapindus genus. In India and Nepal they have been used as a washing detergent for hundreds of years. The species used is the Sapindus mukorossi. They are great for the modern day thinking person that considers the future of the planet. They are actually very effective and can save you money compared to supermarket bought washing powder.


  • Pure and natural Eco-Friendly laundry detergent 
  • Leaves your laundry fresh and clean
  • Keeps your colours of your clothes bright
  • Allergy-free, good for your skin 
  • Cultivated through sustainable agriculture
  • Acts as a Environmentally-friendly washing powder that is chemical free
  • Ecological and economical compared to other brands of detergent.
  • The 250g bag can be used for up to 75 loads of laundry.
  • Works out cheaper than Washing Detergent
  • Mild and soft cleansing
  • Suitable for your washing machine
  • Can also be used as a natural soap or all-purpose cleaner in the house

Why not give them a try and buy today. We hope you will be very satisfied with their quality and amazed how they are able to get clothes clean. If you still need convincing please feel free to look at the fantastic reviews for the product!


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Product Details

Where do Soap Nuts Come From?

Soap nuts are harvested in October and when removed from the tree the soap nuts are sticky and golden in colour. They are then dried where their colour becomes reddish-brown.

The nuts get cracked and the black kernel removed. It is the shell which contains the saponin (a natural detergent). The kernel cannot be eaten nor used for washing. The shells are then packed up in cotton bags and sent the UK. 

How do Soap Nuts work?

The saponin in the shells is sticky and acts similar to normal soap. When the shell gets in contact with water, the natural saponin soap is released and creates mild suds.

We recommend placing 4 to 5 half shells in one of the provided cotton bags and place with your laundry in the washing machine. You can start your machine as you normally would, with or without pre-wash.

Unlike common washing powders and liquids that contain significant levels of chemicals, the soap nuts are environmental friendly and gentle on the skin. The remains of the soap nuts can be composted or be disposed of through organic refuse.


Tips with using Soap Nuts:

  • There is not a need for fabric softeners
  • They work very well with delicate fabrics
  • If they are washed in cold to warm water, the soap nuts can be used for a second time the same day
  • We recommend adding one tablespoon of stain remover in the case of heavy stains! 
  • Why not add your favourite essential oil for a more fragrant wash.

Temperatures in °Celcius Dosage in Half Shells

Soft Water

Hard Water

30° to 40° 5 Half Shells 6 to 7 Half Shells
60° to 95° 3 Half Shells 4 to 5 Half Shells
Soap Nut water for cold and hand washing: Put 10-12 half shells in 1 litre of boiling water. Simmer for about 10 minutes, then cool and fill some bottles.

Lavender Essence 10ml-add a few drops to the washing machine drawer.

Tea Tree Essence 10ml-add a few drops to the washing machine drawer.

The species of Soap Nuts we use are "SAPINDUS MUKROSSI" & the Origin is Upper Himalayas, India.

Additional Information

Brand Salveo
Product Code 17429
Barcode 5060186252018
  1. Brilliant! review by Alix on 14/07/2014

    I have been really impressed with these. Was a bit sceptical as to whether they’d work but everything has come out beautifully clean.
    My hubby has sensitive skin & I always use Non Bio washing powder because of this. Because the soapnuts are completely natural he didn’t have any problems at all.
    I reckon we’re going to save a fortune by using these instead of our regular washing powder. A little bit goes a long way & if you do a second wash on the same day the soapnuts can be reused which is brilliant!

  2. Great alternative to chemical detergents review by Elisabeth on 12/07/2014

    My little one has pretty nasty eczema so when I saw this I figured I had nothing to lose. I'm so happy I found them. They clean everything and leave clothes smelling and feeling clean without the overpowering scents of chemical detergent. My little girls eczema has also improved since using it so I'm one happy mum

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