Soap Nuts

The Natural Alternative To Clean Hair Many people are looking for more environmentally friendly alternatives when it comes to their daily product selections. Soap Nuts are an all natural alternative shampoo for those individuals looking to make a large positive environmental impact. It can be a great option if people are even simply looking for only a natural hair cleaner. Soap nuts are gathered from wild trees that are never treated with any type of chemical, fertilizers, or harmful pesticides. This ensures customers only get an all naturally-harvest product.

What Is A Soap Nut?

Soap Nuts are nuts that grow on the Soap Berry tree, or the Sapindus mukorossi, in the Himalayas. These trees produce the soap nut which has a berry-type shell containing an all natural cleaning agent known as saponin. Because these soap nuts contain saponin, which works like surfactant, they are able to be utilized as laundry detergent and shampoos. Soap nuts come in the natural form, liquid, and even powered.

Types of Soap Nuts Shampoo

Powdered Soap Nuts

The powdered form is recommended for individuals looking for an natural shampoo alternative. Individuals will need to use 1 teaspoon of powdered (or 2 teaspoons for longer hair) and mix with a small amount of water. The mixture will turn into a paste like substance that can then be used to wash hair. The soap nut shampoo mixture will not lather like traditional manufactured shampoo but it will clean hair perfectly.

Raw Soap Nuts

If using in the raw form; individuals will need to add 3 to 4 soap nut shells to 500ml of water and simmer for 10 minutes. To thicken up the product use guar guar gum, yanthum gum, or even cornflour to thicken.

Liquid Soap Nuts

The last option would be to use soap nuts in liquid form. For this option, individuals simply use the liquid product as body wash or shampoo. Any type of fragrance may be easily added to the shampoos as well.

Benefits of Soap Nuts

Soap nuts are actually not a nut at all; they are a technically a berry fruit meaning all produces are safe for individuals that have nut allergies. They only reason they have a "nut" in the name is because when the berries dry they transform into a hard shell making them appear as a nut. The soap nuts are also equipped to fight off their own pests with the saponin that they naturally contain. The soap nuts are an ideal natural shampoo alternative for individuals that may have sensitive skin, eczema, or allergies because they are gentle on the hair and skin.