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Organic Soap Berries (Soap Nuts) Natural Laundry Detergent 500g

Organic Soap Berries (Soap Nuts) Natural Laundry Detergent 500g

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  • Palm Oil Free
  • Plastic Free
  • Vegan

Organic Soap Berries (Soap Nuts) Natural Laundry Detergent 500g. ThatRedHouse Organic Soapberries or Soap Nuts are the natural alternative to traditional fabric softeners and laundry detergents. Harvested from the Sapindus Mukorossi tree, these fruits are a 100% natural way to wash your clothes. Can also be used as a concentrated all purpose liquid soap. 500g = approx. 180 washloads.


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 nuts can be composted at the end of use.

Intructions for use:

  • Place the equivalent of five whole 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.
  • 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.


  • The dried shell of the fruit of the Sapindus Mukorossi tree is exceptionally high in 'saponin' which is nature's soap.
  • Money saving. Soapberries 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.
  • 180+ 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.


500g (180+ washloads). Includes two small wash bags.

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
    3 months ago
    I have been using this for years

    I have been using soap nuts for years. Natural, safe, Eco, love how they clean the clothes. Great product.

    Fiona W.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    Organic Soap Berries

    These are by far the best soap berries I have ever used. You can get good use out of them and then just empty them into the compost or straight onto the garden.

    Sophie B.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    9 months ago
    Is There Anything Soap Nuts CANNOT Do!!??

    Two years ago we bought a 1kg bag of Soap Nuts...it is only now getting ready to run out so we grabbed a 500g this time to keep us topped up. We use it for all of our clothes washing, for dish washing, window washing, washing the pets, spot cleaning furniture and stains, general household cleaning, even washing the car. We boil some soap nuts in water for around an hour which makes up a 'soap liquid' which we put into bottles for all the above... and generally the soap nuts you have just boiled have enough in them for a second boiling! We originally bought them as we were having allergic reactions to everyday soap powder/liquids for clothes washing, and after trying the soap nuts for our clothes and loving it, the different uses just expanded from there!

    Glenn H.
    Verified Buyer
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