Soap Nuts

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Soap Nuts

Post: #273229 paganpeace
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:18 pm

Hello all :)

Just wondered if anyone here uses soap nuts for washing clothes? If so, what's your opinion? Any good?

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Re: Soap Nuts

Post: #273232 wabbit955
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:19 pm

love them
not to good on badly stains whites but do a good job other wise
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Post: #273236 niknik
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:46 am

just bought some yesterday, for first time ever! not had a chance to try them yet though!

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Post: #273245 Helsbells
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:15 pm

Maybe my family is dirtier than most but I found they didn;t clean things at all, there was still a sweaty smell after being washed. I was disappointed.

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Post: #273253 paganpeace
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:06 pm

Thanks :)

Well the soap nuts arrived today. I really hope they work because they sound fabulous.
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Re: Soap Nuts

Post: #273377 becks77
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:39 pm

I ove mine and ny skin is nearly clear of eczema since using them, but I agree on whites not brilliant but I try to remember to put a scoop of wash crystals in too just to help thins along a bit
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Post: #273421 matowakan
Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:48 pm

I have used them for a while but find they dont get stained clothes clean but on clothes that are not dirty!!! they are fine.
Also once used several times to wash clothes I keep them and when I have a reasonable amount I boil them up with water to make a liquid soap shampoo which works fine.

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Re: Soap Nuts

Post: #276747 kingclumsy
Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:07 pm

My fiance has bought some soap nuts on a bit of a whim. I'll update you when we've tried them. The big challenge is our smelly rollerskating gear!

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Re: Soap Nuts

Post: #277188 paganpeace
Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:20 am

Well, I've been using soap nuts for a good 6 months now, and on the whole I am pretty impressed. What's more, I've been cutting down on our household chemical use and saved a lot of cash. I've got a large family and the financial impact has been rather nice.

Sometimes, on heavily soiled washes, I do have put in a bit of bicarb of soda, or soda crystals..and it seems to do the job.
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