Cut out the chemicals and opt for this impressively effective and natural way of cleaning your clothes! Soap nuts contain saponin, a natural detergent. The soap nut shell absorbs water and releases the saponins which circulate as a natural surfactant in the wash water, freeing dirt, grime, and oils from clothing. They are naturally antibacterial and can be reused up to 10 times. Add 4-6 in your wash. Wash at 40 degrees to ensure the saponin is released, or you can boil them to extract the saponin and free into an icecube tray to add to your washing machine, dishwasher or add vinegar and bicarb to make a cleaning spray. I like to add a few drops of essential oil to fragrance. 80g of Soap nuts (should last at least 26 washes, based on using the same nuts 4 times) Sisal bag A few nuts heated in a pan of water will produce approx 300ml of cleaning solution to add to a spray bottle, or to be used as shampoo etc. Sisal bag can be used as a soap saver or for any other number of uses.