Have you heard of Soap Berries?

Warning, do not take internally!

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

Soap Berries contain saponin which are a class of chemical compounds found in particular abundance in various plant species. More specifically, they are amphipathic glycosides grouped phenomenologically by the soap-like foaming they produce when shaken in aqueous solutions, and structurally by having one or more hydrophilic glycoside moieties combined with a lipophilic triterpene derivative.[1][2].  (Courtesy of Wikipedia) 

You can dry out the soap berries place six of them in a muslin bag and toss in washer.( It can be reused approx six times.

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You can also crush  the dried Soap Berries into a fine powder and mix with water. Use this to replace all your store bought detergents, shampoos, soaps and scouring powders which are toxic.

How to Grow Soap Berries:

The soap nut tree (Sapindus Mukorossi) gets very large.

 

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and must be grown in frost free climates. It takes about ten years for it to produce fruit from seed. An alternative would be to buy  online or your local health store. You would be surprised how much money you would save verse store bought cleaners.

Hope this helps. Thanks for visiting. Until Later your friend Bill

 

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Bill Silbaugh

I have always used alternative medicines and have recently started learning and using essential oils. I am trying to change the health of the world one person at a time.

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