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Soap Nuts: an Ecofriendly Laundry Detergent Alternative

What Are Soap Nuts? Soap Nuts are the fruit of a small tree called the Sapindus Mukorossi tree, which is native to the Himalayas and the mountainous region between India and Nepal. Also known as the soapberry nut husks, they are the husks or shell from the soapberry nut. Once picked and left to dry in the sun, these amazing little berries contain a natural cleaning agent that produces an effect comparable to soap. It takes about 9 years for this tree to begin yielding fruit. But once it starts producing, it can be harvested for 90 years! With 6 months per year of harvest time, that's a lot of soap nuts! Although these nuts have received a lot of attention...

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