Soapberries are shells from fruit that grows on the Sapindus Mukorossi tree, and can be used as a replacement for regular laundry liquid or powder. When they come in contact with water, soapberries create a soapy lather due to their high saponin content - which also reduces the surface tension of water to clean fabrics and leave them feeling soft.
They’re an economical and eco-friendly was to wash your clothes - 5-6 soapberries is enough for about 5 loads of washing! A 1kg bag of soapberries will last for 365+ washes.
- Contains enough berries for 365+ loads
- Includes two cotton wash bags
- USDA certified organic
- Biodegradable and compostable
- Waste-free and plastic-free
- That Red House Australian is an Australian owned and run company
How to use Soapberries
- Place 5 - 6 soapberries in a cotton bag (included in your purchase)
- Place the bag inside the drum of your washing machine with your clothes. You can use this bag of berries to do about five loads of washing. They work fine in cold water but warm water draws more soap out of the berries, so turn up the temperature on your machine if you have a particularly dirty load.
- Once the cycle has finished, be sure to remove the wet bag of berries from the machine. Do not leave the bag in direct contact with fabrics (particularly light colours) for a prolonged period of time.
Once the berries have expired they will lose their structure and feel broken and brittle (like dried leaves). You can then throw them in your compost or on your garden to break down naturally.
That Red House Soapberries are USDA certified organic and grown and harvested by communities in the Himalayas. The income provided by the sale of the soapberries supports their way of life and promotes sustainable practices, and they are paid a fair wage with optimal working conditions.