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What Are Eco Nuts Soap Nuts?

Example of a Soap Nut

Eco Nuts™  Soap Nuts are a berry that grows in the Himalayas that naturally produces a soap.  The soap is called saponin, a natural cleaner that works as a surfactant, breaking the surface tension of the water to penetrate the fibers of your clothing, lifting stains from the fabric and leaving dirt suspended in the water that is rinsed away.

Eco Nuts™ are gentle on both clothes and skin, making them ideal for those with sensitive skin, eczema, allergies and psoriasis. Because they are so mild, they are perfect for baby clothes and cloth diapers. All-Natural Eco Nuts™ are also great for septic and grey water systems. But don’t expect these shells to foam up like commercial soaps, which have artificial foaming agents. Foam simply does not represent cleaning power.

Eco Nuts™ are wild-harvested, meaning they are gathered from wild trees grown without any kind of chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides. The saponin actually tastes bad to insects so no pesticides are needed, and the trees naturally love poor uncultivated soil. They are organically grown by mother earth and certified USDA Organic by Oregon Tilth.


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Nut Allergy Safe!

Eco Nuts™ are actually a berry fruit related to the lychee and are not nuts at all. They are completely nut allergy safe and have been used successfully with no reactions by people with nut allergies. They earned the name “nuts” because they dry into hard shells like nuts instead of squishy fruit.

While Eco Nuts™ has been a terrific solution for many customers with skin allergies and other conditions, people who have many allergies or compromised immune systems should always take proper precautions and first wash one small item in a small container or sink OR do a patch test before washing an entire load in the washing machine.

Not just your everyday soap nut!

Parent Tested Parent Approved Winner

If you are familiar with soap nuts, our Eco Nuts™ have become a widely recognized brand name. Don’t settle for generic soap nuts. Eco Nuts™ are higher in quality and cleaning power because in addition to our proprietary sorting and handling process, we also only use a particular variety and size. We have found this quality control translates into more re-uses than many other generic soap nuts. Our proprietary sorting process also ensures a consistency in shape and texture that makes Eco Nuts™ pleasant and easy to use. Because we lovingly and carefully hand package in the USA, we can also eliminate individualized plastic wrapping otherwise required by customs.

In addition, many regular soap nuts are harvested, sorted and prepared in the outdoors, and dried on a rooftoop. This exposes them to the elements and birds or other animals! We take great care to ensure our soap nuts are carefully prepared and stored indoors in a clean facility where they are safe from birds and rats. Our soap nuts are carefully sorted using our proprietary process to ensure they are free from contaminants before they are packaged! After all this sorting and care, those soap nuts become Eco NutsTM! We are currently the only soap nut company that we know of to be utilizing these methods and technology both in the US and overseas to make these soap nuts safer. If you ever find that your package of Eco NutsTM is unsatisfactory we will gladly refund your money or send you a new one.

College students, mothers, campers, techies, boarders, and eco-activists alike keep telling us that Eco Nuts™work great! 

Check out the difference in the towels!

Towel Comparison with Eco Nuts

The towels on the right have been washed for several loads with All® Free and Clear, while the towels on the left were washed for several loads with Eco Nuts™.

The Eco Nuts™ towels are noticeably fluffier (and MUCH softer) because of Eco Nuts’™ ability to gently loosen fibers. Chemical detergents can beat and weaken fibers resulting in your clothes and towels “wearing out” much sooner. Try Eco Nuts™ and you’ll notice less pilling on your fabrics and extended overall life of textiles. Get softer fabrics AND save money, too!

Don’t wash your baby’s clothes, bedding, stuffed animals and cloth diapers in anything else! Eco Nuts™ is 100% Non Toxic – your family deserves the best!