The other day I was searching for other ways to use soap nuts. We have been using them for our laundry for some time now, but I knew they could be used in other ways as well. I came across a genius idea. Which is still laundry-related :) I’ll explore other uses soon enough.
Check out this original post on how to make a liquid soap using soap nuts.
I followed the laundry soap directions…mostly.
I boiled 12 nuts instead of 8. After I boiled the 8 nuts in the 8 cups. I then boiled the same nuts in 4 more cups. By doing this I made 12 soap nuts into 12 cups of liquid soap. I use 2 tablespoons per load.
The original directions for using soap nuts in laundry is to put 8 nuts in a bag to toss into the laundry. I usuallly reuse the bag 5 or so times.
Making the liquid has a two-fold benefit.
1. 12 cups will last at least a month but I’m thinking two (instead of 5-7 loads) which makes this super cheap laundry soap even cheaper!
2. The liquid soap provides an equally strong amount of washing quality vs. each load having less and less soap in it.
So there it is. The absolutely least expensive laundry detergent ever. The fact that it’s completely organic makes soap nuts a perfect fit for this frugal family.