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Laundry Soap Nuts
The soap that grows on trees!


Truly effective, 100% natural and safe for most sensitive skin. Soap Nuts are dried fruit from the Chinese Soapberry tree. They contain saponin, a natural cleaner used for thousands of years to clean clothes, just like the plants used by Native Americans.

Simply put a few Soap Nuts into the included cotton sack and drop it in your laundry. Your clothing comes out clean, vibrant and soft. Replace your laboratory detergents and softeners with the soap made by nature. Safe for your clothes, your skin, your family and the environment.

  •  100% biodegradable
  •  ideal for silk and wool
  •  hypoallergenic
  •  cleans and fresh smelling
  •  saves water and energy
  •  brightens colors
  •  natural fabric softener
  •  low sudsing
  •  no chemicals
  •  sustainably harvested.
  •  vegan

  • Effective: Come out very clean without chemical residues.
  • Naturally Soft: Clothes come out soft and fresh without using chemical fabric softeners.
  • All Washers: Use in regular or high-efficiency washers. Soap nuts are low sudsing and work in all washing machines with any temperature water.
  • All Fabrics: Perfect for cotton, wool, silk and synthetics. Clothes come out clean, vibrant and soft.
  • Safe & Healing: safe for sensitive skin. For thousands of years, soap nuts have been used in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to treat minor skin conditions.*
  • Reusable & Renewable: Use 5 soap nuts in the included cotton sack for up to 5 loads.

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease

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Soap Nuts W/ Cotton Sack

Soap Nuts
(up to 20 loads of laundry):

4.5 ounce box.

Price Each: $9.99

2 Boxes: $17.99

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*within the contiguous United States.


How To Use:

Put the Soap Nuts into the included, reusable cotton sack. Tie it closed.  Add the sack to your washing machine and follow clothing manufacturer instructions.  Return Soap Nuts to the earth by
adding them to your compost!  It’s that simple!

Warm/Hot Water
Use 2 Maggie’s Soap Nuts in the cotton sack.

Cold Water
Use 4 Soap Nuts and re-use them 2-3 times. OR pre-soak 2 Soap Nuts in the cotton sack in hot water for a few minutes.  Add the “tea” and sack to your cold wash load.

Heavy Soils
Pre-soak 4 Soap Nuts in the cotton sack in hot water for a few minutes. Add the “tea” and sack to your wash load. Add fewer clothes to your machine so the fabric has lots of room to agitate.

For Sparkling Whites
Always separate your colors.  For extra stain removal, add a scoop of oxygen bleach.

Fabric Softener
Maggie’s Soap Nuts naturally soften and add body to your clothes. You’ll love how your
clothes feel after washing with Maggie’s Soap Nuts.

Hand Washables
Soak 2 Soap Nuts in hot water for a few minutes.  Add the “tea” to your cool water basin. Alternatively, add a squirt of your homemade Maggie’s Soap Nuts liquid cleaner to the cool basin.




Soap Nuts liquid is great concentrated cleaner.  Use it for washing humans and pets, fruit and vegetables, spot treating laundry, hand washing delicates, cleaning kitchens and bathrooms, washing cars and plants, repelling pests, cleaning jewelry, even sparking windows!

Stove top method Simmer 1 cup Soap Nuts on the stove in 4 cups water for 10 minutes.  If the mixture suds and bubbles over, fear not!  When cool, simply wipe off and find your stovetop squeaky clean!  After 10 minutes, turn off heat, cover, and allow Maggie’s Soap Nuts liquid to cool.  When cool, mash the nuts with your hands. Strain the liquid into a bottle through a fine sieve or cheesecloth.

Soaking method Soak 1 cup Maggie’s Soap Nuts in 4 cups water overnight.  In the morning, liquefy the mixture in your blender.  Strain the liquid into a bottle through a very fine sieve or cheesecloth.


Keep Maggie’s Soap Nuts liquid in a squeeze bottle at every sink, in your shower, and in spray bottles for cleaning the kitchen and bath. If you plan to store Maggie’s Soap Nuts liquid longer than 3 weeks, keep it in the refrigerator.

Sparkling Windows   Fill a clean spray bottle with 10 parts water, 1 part Maggie’s Soap Nuts liquid, and a splash of vinegar. Shake well.  Spray and wipe windows clean.  Polish glass with a clean, dry towel or newspaper.

Jewelry   Soak your jewels (metal and stones) for a few minutes in a small amount of Maggie’s Soap Nuts liquid.  Use
a soft toothbrush to gently loosen any debris.  Rinse with clean water and polish with a soft, dry cloth.

Plant Wash and Pest Repellent   Add 10 parts water, 1 part Maggie’s Soap Nuts liquid, and 1 tablespoon Neem oil (optional) to a clean spray bottle.  Shake well.  For plant wash, spray leaves and wipe clean.  To repel pests, spray plant thoroughly, covering all surfaces, and allow to air dry.



  • "We all thought that we knew how to do laundry - until now. Place a few nuts (dried fruit of the Chinese soapberry tree) in a small cloth bag, cinch shut, and toss in the machine. No powders or goopy liquids? No toxic chemicals? That's right. Not only did it clean my clothes, it softened them, too." - Mothering Magazine


  • " A renewable, biodegradable, and hypoallergenic alternative to chemical-ridden detergents that goes beyond "earth friendly" - Common Ground Magazine


  • "It's real...I've never felt happier (or more environmentally conscious) about my laundry... vote for natural, tree-grown laundry products by switching to Soap Nuts! No other laundry product even comes close." - News Target
  • "Even my kids' muddy whites came out of the wash looking clean and fresh." - Pittsburgh Post- Gazette
  • "Everything came out clean and soft with no chemically odor." - The Indianapolis Star
  • I cannot believe how great it is.  I can't find the words to express my amazement.  My clothes are
    softer, brighter and fresh smelling…  Thanks so much.”  Tawny, Petaluma, CA
  • “… Everything comes out so clean and fresh… I love knowing that my
    new little guy is wrapped up in cloths that are truly clean.  No chemicals on my baby!
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”  Ashley, Costa Mesa, CA
  • “What I can’t believe is that I actually feel better after washing my clothes with Soap Nuts!”   Joe Tucson, AZ
  • “…I feel like I am actually in control of my laundry!  I choose whether to use more nuts or
    less, whiteners, fragrances… It’s a great feeling.”  Toshi, San Francisco, CA
  • “I have suffered from allergies all my life.  I heard about soap nuts and was excited to give them a try. Finally, a product that doesn’t irritate!  I am a believer and recommend Maggie’s Soap Nuts to everybody.”   Jeff, Chicago,IL       





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