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  Soapnut Shells Soapnut Waschnüsse Washnut Sapindus Mukorossi soapnuts
 

What is Soapnut ?
Soapnuts grow on  "soapnut trees", mainly in India and Nepal. The botanic family of the "soap tree plants" includes more than 2,000 species. Soapnut with its large leaves, is a handsome deciduous tree found in India. This tree belongs to the main plant order Sapindaceae and family Sapindeae

The dried fruit of Soapnut is most valuable part of the plant. Its fleshy portion contains saponin, which is a good substitute for washing soap. The soapnut which is mainly used for washing purposes can be divided into two different types: The most widespread one is the "Sapindus Mukorossi" which is grown in North India and Nepal ("soapnut tree of North India"). The "Mukorossi" is also known as "big soapnut". Waschnüsse

The "Sapindus Trifoliatus" however is the "small soapnut" . "Trifoliatus" is widespread in South India ("soapnut tree of South India") where the climate is warmer and milder. You can clearly see the difference between the two soapnuts
The name "Sapindus" speaks for itself and reveals the soapnuts' main characteristic: It contains saponins which have the ability to clean and wash. The fruit of the soapnut tree produces saponins in order to repel varmints, fungus and bacteria. Approximately 15% of the soapnut's shell consists of highly concentrated saponins (= 10% of the whole nut). Saponins has got excellent cleaning capabilities:
It removes dirt from clothing - not only highly-effective but also gentle. Because of its mildness, it preserves the colours and the structure of your valuable clothing longer than normal detergents. It's so gentle that it's even not necessary to add a softener: The laundry turns out amazingly soft! Because of these characteristics, soapnuts are the perfect detergent
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Soapnuts remnants can be deposited on a compost heap (No harmful waste for environment) Waschnüsse

What are other types of soapnuts ?
The soapnut which is mainly used for washing purposes can be divided into two different types: The most widespread one is the "Sapindus Mukorossi" which is grown in North India and Nepal ("soapnut tree of North India"). The "Mukorossi" is also known as "big soapnut"

The "Sapindus Trifoliatus" however is the "small soapnut" . "Trifoliatus" is widespread in South India ("soapnut tree of South India") where the climate is warmer and milder

Which is the best soapnut ?
Sapindus Mukorossi

Why to use soapnuts?
Its Totally Natural, Gentle to Human hands & body no chemicals involved /Grown wildly/help underprivileged to earn livelihood. It removes dirt from clothing - not only highly-effective but also gentle. Because of its mildness, it preserves the colours and the structure of your valuable clothing longer than normal detergents. It's so gentle that it's even not necessary to add a softener: The laundry turns out amazingly soft! Because of these characteristics, soapnuts are the perfect detergent.

How to use soapnuts ?

Most people use soapnuts as a natural laundry detergent. However, there are myriad uses for soapnuts.

Natural Laundry Detergent
As harvested, soapnuts are a small, round, waxy ball. As they are introduced to water, they release saponin, a natural cleanser. To wash your clothes, simply place 7-8 soapnuts in a small muslin bag , and drop it in the washer. Your clothes will come out clean, with a fresh, natural scent. If you wish to change the scent of your clean laundry, you can add a few drops of essential oils to the wash.

Shampoo
Crumble seven or eight soapnuts into a small saucepan, and add four cups of water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then let simmer for 5-10 minutes. Pour the liquid into a container (an empty shampoo bottle is great), then discard the used soapnuts. By default, soapnut shampoo does not contain many suds. This is not a problem, but a new user may have a tendency to use to much at once. If you want to make your shampoo more 'foamy' (like store-bought shampoo), you can place it in a pump bottle. This shampoo will leave your hair feeling soft and clean. If it feels slightly stiffer than normal when dry, too much shampoo may have been applied. Using less next time will correct the problem.

Powder, Shampoo and Skin Cleaner
Soapnut powder will leave your skin and hair feeling soft and clean. Apply soapnut powder directly while you bathe, or mix it with a little water and put it in a bottle for ease of use.Waschnüsse

Pesticide-Buster

Add a teaspoon of soapnut powder to a bowl of water, and soak your fruits and vegetables. Chemical spray and pesticide residue will be washed away, leaving clean, wholesome food. Be sure to rinse the food before eating.

General Purpose Cleaner
Soapnut can be used to clean almost anything. A little soapnut powder and water goes a long way. Windows, carpets, even the pets can be cleaned using soapnut. PureIndia sells soapnut in its harvested form, but it can be powderized easily using a coffee grinder or a simple pestle and mortar.


Where to buy soapnuts ?
Pure India has large experience of collecting, deseeding and exports of Soapnuts. Our workers work tirelessly round the year to meet out the export obligations and currently our processing facility can produce 40 ft container in record  8 days time. PureIndia is located in the Middle Himalayan region where Sapindus Mukorossi is Actually grown and collected. This insures the better quality and price advantage. For years Pureindia is exporting large quantities of soapnuts to many countries in Europe, Australia and Canada. If you find information on this website interesting and find philosophy of our company fascinating you can write to us at office@pureindia.com &  join us happily.


 
 
   

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