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Organic Soap Berries (Soap Nuts) Natural Laundry Detergent 250g

Organic Soap Berries (Soap Nuts) Natural Laundry Detergent 250g

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Regular price $11.00
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  • Palm Oil Free
  • Plastic Free
  • Vegan

Organic Soap Berries (Soap Nuts) Natural Laundry Detergent 250g. 90+ washloads. That Red House certified organic Soapberries (also called Soap Nuts) are the natural alternative to traditional fabric softeners and laundry detergents. Can also be used as a concentrated all purpose liquid soap. The dried shell of the fruit of the Sapindus Mukorossi tree is exceptionally high in 'saponin' which is nature's soap.  Straight from nature to your home!


You are making a difference:

  • Supporting the 'Grow Nepal' initiative which creates a future for the Nepalese people, and protecting the trees helps reduce deforestation in the Himalayas.
  • Reducing pollution by using a raw plant product with almost no processing or packaging and that is fully compostable.
  • Completely chemical free, grey water safe, septic safe.
  • No plastic bottle - calico bag can be reused and soap nuts can be composted at the end of use.

Intructions for use:

  • Place the equivalent of five whole soap berry shells in the small cotton bag provided.
  • Add bag to normal washload and remove when finished.
  • Use warmer water for heavily soiled loads (40-60 degrees).
  • Re-use the same shells for approx. four more loads.
  • If you prefer a scent on your laundry, pop a few drops of your favourite essential oil on the wash bag (such as lavender or eucalyptus).
  • When finished, shells are thin and brittle, at which point they can be added to your compost to break down naturally.
  • You can also make a multi-purpose liquid by boiling the berries for 15 minutes, and use the liquid for anything, from shampoo to a cleaner.


  • Money saving. Soap nuts cost around 10c per wash load for a 1kg bag. Compared to conventional washing powders, they can save you a great deal over the course of a year. Data supplied by That Red House.
  • 90+ washing loads!
  • Hypo-allergenic. Perfect for those with sensitive skin or allergies.
  • Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and odorless.
  • Packaged in resuable draw string bag with small wash bag.
  • Not tested on animals.
  • Safe for babies and children.


250g (90+ washloads).

100% Australian owned company.

USDA and ECO CERT certified organic.

Made from

100% Soap berries. Cotton bag.

Brand story

After some serious health scares, the couple behind That Red House decided it was time for a change. Selling their house in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide, they moved out to the hills, where they started a chemical free life.

During this period of adaptation, they realised they could find no detergents without hidden chemicals. Intending to use the washing greywater on their veggies, they really needed a solution that was completely free of toxins.

Enter soapberries. After a little while keeping them a secret, they decided the world needed to know about this life changing little nut. In 2013 they imported around 600kgs of soapberries, and That Red House as we know it was born.

Shipping & Returns

We are shipping orders in 3 to 4 working days.  Express orders placed by 1pm AEST Mon-Fri are sent same day. 

45 day returns: If you are not satisfied with a product that you ordered online (*exceptions below), you are welcome to return it to us within 45 days, unused, unworn, and in a pristine saleable condition with the original labels attached, packaging and we will refund your cost of goods. Items marked 'Final Sale' can not be returned unless faulty. *except skin and body care, makeup, food, underwear, earrings, and custom order items, which can not be returned for change of mind.

See our full returns policy here.

Standard: Once the order has shipped, it will arrive in 2 to 7 days depending on your destination. 

Express: only for orders up to 4kg and excludes bulky/heavy items.

Heavy/Overwight Orders: Order overs 5kg in weight will attract a $5 extra weight surcharge.

Click & Collect: choose your local store at checkout and your order to be there within 2 to 4 working days (1 working day for Milton warehouse). Please wait until you receive an email or text to advise that your goods are ready to be collect.

International: Flat rate shipping for orders up to 2kg. International orders are not subject to sales tax, so most prices are less 10% when purchased from overseas. 

See full details on shipping here

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 days ago
    These are great!

    I love the way these clean my clothes. No soap residue or powder stains even on my dark clothes. Would recommend these if you have sensitive skin.

    Sharon D.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    The best green clean!

    Been using for two years now and would never go back! Great clean even for cloth nappies!! ????

    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Soapberries Vs Supermarket Washing Powders

    I thought I'd give the soapberries a go as I am really keen to try a natural alternative to supermarket washing powder and purchased a 250gm bag. A few weeks in and I am not disappointed. Clothes have been coming out clean so am very happy with the results. Once the 5 washes are done, the soapberries just get added to the compost. My kids have been complaining that their washing doesn't smell so I've added a few drops of a supermarket blended pure essential oil to homemade fabric softener and have had no complaints since. I've worked out for a family of 4, with about 8 - 9 washes a week, a kg of the berries should last 6 weeks. Unfortunately, not a cheap option to supermarket powders but am prepared to pay for something I believe in.

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