Can't believe all the negative comments about soapnuts!!
Of course I don't have babies so I'm not washing dirty nappies.
I'm lucky then because they do just fine for me and my family. And you really can't beat the smell of clothes that have dried outside on the line. Having said that though - I live in a country where you can line dry clothes 340 days of the year.
ellie12022 - you should place the soapnuts in something - not just chuck them in the machine. I used and old sock with a knot tied in the top, (ignore me if i got the wrong impression).
Oooh and both manufacturer's I have used recommend using 8 soapnuts for a heavy load. All of you who weren't impressed with them did you try adding more soapnuts to the wash?