Nature’s Magical Soap Berries


Soap Berries for Laundry: Truly Natural Clean

Includes 1 Organic Cotton Muslin Bag

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What are soap berries?

Sapindus mukorossi is a species of tree in the Sapindaceae family. The whole key is that the family of sapindus plants produce fruits containing saponins (natural surfactants / i.e., soap) in high enough concentrations that they are being recognized as a marketable commodity of significant value. Many plants contain saponin (such as agave, yucca, soapwort, etc.), but only soapberries contain enough of the precious saponins to make them a practical, sustainable, and economically viable source of it.


How do soap berries work?

The sun-dried berries used for detergent contains saponin, which works as a natural surfactant. Surfactants reduce the surface tension of the water, essentially making it wetter and easier to penetrate into soiled fabrics. This combined with the agitation of your machine or handwashing removes the dirt or particles, then keeps them away from your clothing until rinsing occurs.

Most commercial detergents contain chemical surfactants, some of which (such as 1,2-Dioxane) have been shown to be carcinogenic and volatile. But soap berries are all-natural and have been used for centuries around the world.


It’s the combination of the tree’s prolific fruit bearing capacity, and its hardy nature that make annual harvesting possible. One tree can produce 60 – 80 pounds of fruit per year.  Other known saponin producing plants don’t produce enough saponin to make them viable or sustainable as a resource.

Additional information


USDA Certified Organic Soap Berries (Sapindus mukorossi)


. Place 9-10 soap berries in the reusable wash bag provided and tie it closed. 2. Put it in with your laundry and wash as normal. We recommend following the instructions on your garment tags for the temperature and type of wash cycle that is best for the fabric. 3. Remove the bag at the end of the wash and set aside to dry or do another load. 4. Re-use up to 10 times until they start to disintegrate. Then they can be composted in your garden.


Do not ingest.


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