Soap nuts: 100% ecological detergent
The soap or walnut walnuts or soap nuts are the Green alternative to classic detergent.
Detergents are full of chemicals, which pollute the environment and irritate the skin, with soap walnuts can easily wash your heads, hair and skin knowing how to use a 100% biodegradable product because soap nuts are born In nature and, when they have exhausted their detergent power, they are disposed of in the workforce.
The Soap Nuttree (Sapindus Mukorossi) is also called soap tree and is a sort of plant of the Sapindacee family. The fruit known as "soap walnut" is traditionally used in India to wash cloths and hair, and is considered a remedy in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. The mixture of boiled soap walnuts in water can be used as a soap for shower, shampoo or multi-purpose detergent for the home.
The soap walnut for laundry
For washing, walnuts are broken and the shells are placed in a cotton bag in the washing machine basket for washing. Depending on the washing temperature and water hardness, the required quantity varies from three to seven halves for a washing machine load. Soap walnuts can be used for two washings at 40 ° C temperatures. up to 60 ° C.
The saponine contained in soap walnuts is considered respectful of the environment and therefore does not pollute the wastewater. It is therefore possible to dispose of nuts used in normal household waste or even compost them because they degradable. Furthermore, soap walnuts do not cause allergic reactions, as can be the case of detergent residues in tissues.
Saponine is less aggressive towards fibers as they are not added whitening or plasticizing agents. However, soap walnut has an effect similar to a softener. After washing, garments are elastic and at all hard. Unlike conventional detergents, soap nuts have no fabric softening or whitening effect and do not release odorous substances in laundry.
The soap walnut for hair cleaning
To do almost a liter of decoction, you need to use 20 grams of walnuts (from 10 to 12 pieces). The soap walnut preparation can be stored for 10-12 days in the refrigerator and 3-4 shampoos are possible with this quantity.
Time: less than 15 minutes.
a 1 liter glass bottle,
20 grams of soap walnuts (10-12 pieces),
A mortar (optional)
Break the soap nuts.
Put the pieces of walnuts into a liter of water and bring to a boil.
Cook over a low heat for ten minutes, the preparation will become slightly gelatinous.
Turn off the heat and leave to infuse and leave to cool.
Place a filter in the funnel and pour the liquid into the bottle. As you pour the liquid will present foam. Wrink the soap walnuts well to extract the foamed jelly before throwing them away. Being completely biodegradable, soap walnuts can be disposed of in compost. The compound thus obtained can be stored in the refrigerator for about 12 days.
The saponine contained in soap walnuts is considered respectful of the environment because it does not pollute wastewater. It is in fact possible to dispose of nuts used in normal household waste or even compost them because they degradable. Furthermore, soap walnuts do not cause allergic reactions, as can be the case of detergent residues in tissues.
Opt for soap walnuts so it is also a way to take care of nature