Nittany Valley Organics sells only the highest quality Sapindus Mukorossi Soap Nuts. Soap Nuts are the only laundry soap in the world that grows on trees. They are the fruit of the Chinese Soap Berry Tree. NVO Soap Nuts are harvested, dried in the sun, and then deseeded. No chemicals are added. They are 100% natural, organically grown, and will not harm the environment or your health like chemical laundry soaps do. Soap Nuts have been used for thousands of years in Asian cultures. They work incredibly well, and your wash will be amazingly fresh smelling, soft and fluffy - NO dryer sheets or fabric softener required so they save you money also. Your towels will also be more absorbent. They are really good at removing odors. Smelly clothes from fishing, body odor smell from sports, etc will all be removed better than they would with chemical detergents. Soap Nut laundry soap is the new hot thing and getting hotter. Order a bag today.
What is a soap nut?
Soap Nuts are the fruit of the Sapindus Tree. These amazing berries are harvested and then dried in the sun. They have been used for thousands of years, yet only recently have they become rediscovered and recognized for their amazing potentia in this emerging greener age. They release a 100% natural alternative to harsh synthetic chemical detergents and cleaners. They produce saponin, a truly natural surfactant (soap). Saponon is a compltely green alternative to the harmful sulfates and toxins that plaque our homes and planet. Soap Nuts are eco-friendly, biodegradable, hypoallergenic, unscented and highly effective. They may also be use for a plethora of other household cleaning solutions - all totally chemical free.
There are two primary species of Soap Nuts - Mukarossi and Trifoliatus. Mukarossi is a larger tree with larger nuts that consistenly produces fruits of the highest quality and highest saponin content. NVO only uses the premier soap nut from the Mukorossi tree, The nuts are properly de-seeded, hand sorted and packaged in the USA.
No chemicals of any kind are added to our soap nuts. Laundry detergent with heavy chemicals is replaced with something all natural and totally organic. The soap nut contains a natural soap called saponin. Saponin has cleaning abilities equal to toxic chemical detergents. Soap Nuts are extremely hypo-allergenic and can be used by people who are allergic to all other detergents. They are completely green and don't pollute our planet.
Do they cost extra, like most green products?
Most non-toxic cleaning products cost more than the products they replace. Soap nuts cost much less than toxic chemical detergents. Add in the cost of fabric softener or dryer sheets and soap nuts cost two and a half times less.
How do I use them?
Just place 3 to 5 whole soap nuts in the included drawstring wash bag and toss it into the washer with your clothes. Don't use any detergent, fabric softener or dryer sheets. The 16 oz. bag includes 3 draw string wash bags. Even after shipping almost all of your soap nuts will be whole when you receive them. We recommend breaking them in half before you put them in the draw string wash bag so water can circulate freely through the inside of the shell so they can release their saponin easier. Soap nuts work equally well in top loaders or the newer HE front loaders. With a top loader expect about 4-6 wash loads using the same soap nuts. With a front loader HE machine you can expect about 7-9 wash loads. The best way to tell if your soap nuts are used up is to put your used soap nuts in a jar with a lid with a few ounces of water and shake them up. If you get suds, you can get another load out of them. Pour the sudsy water in the washer and put the soap nuts back in the wash bag and toss them in for another load. Remember that the hardness of water has an effect on all cleaning products. Water hardness and other factors are different all across the country. So start with our recommendations and then experiment. Try using fewer soap nuts, then more and see what works best in your area. Even if you get it wrong they still work great. Your just trying to optimize your consumption of soap nuts. Your clothes will come out smelling amazingly fresh like you hung them outside on a clear spring day. Plus, your clothes will be softer and more absorbent than ever, which is amazing because you never use fabric softener or dryer sheets with Soap Nuts. Soap Nuts are equal to Tide in cleaning ability. So if you used bleach for your whites before, you can still use bleach for whites and pre spotters for tough stains.
What is the quality of Nittany Valley Organics Soap Nuts?
NVO's Soap Nut products are sealed in a biodegradable plastic bag inside the cloth bag to keep them fresh. We sell only the highest quality Sapindus Mukorossi soap nuts available in the world. We import our nuts from the best growers in Northern India, high in the Himalayan Mountains. Labor is far less expensive in India so our soap nuts are harvested, dried, hand sorted, cleaned 100% debris free, deseeded, packaged and labeled there. That's why we can boast the highest quality and the lowest price. You might be able to find soap nuts as good as ours, but better soap nuts are not available at any price, period.
What health hazards can I help avoid by using Soap Nut laundry soap?
Chemical laundry detergents, fabric softeners and dryer sheets should be avoided at all cost. These products contain chemicals classified under federal law as carcinogens, toxic and hazardous. Some are on the EPA hazardous waste list. The list of health hazards associated with the chemicals in laundry products is staggering and extremely serious. The list includes cancer, central nervous system depressant, kidney damage, headache, nausea, dizziness, confusion, twitching muscles, convulsions, fatigue, liver damage, birth defects, Alzheimer's disease, sudden infant death syndrome, reproductive problems and many more. For proof of this, just Google "laundry detergent health hazards". This is not a myth, it's a fact. There are known carcinogens in nationally advertised brands of laundry detergents, fabric softener and dryer sheets. Did you know that the European version of the EPA has banned about 1000 chemicals? The EPA in America has banned a total of 8 chemicals and has not banned a single chemical since 1976. It is illegal to sell American laundry detergents and fabric softeners in Europe, because they contain many banned chemicals. Yet Americans buy and use these toxic products every day. The big soap companies make billions of dollars a year while Americans are slowly being poisoned, along with our rivers, lakes and coastal waters. For a happy healthy family, buy NVO Soap Nuts and use our non toxic cleaning products.
Buy Our Soap Nut products and you will:
1. Save a lot of money. In today's economy saving money is always a good thing. Buy the 16 oz. bag and save over $50.00 compared to Tide and fabric softener or dryer sheets.
2. Take a small step toward helping to save our planet. Soap nuts do not pollute.
3. Your clothes will last longer and colors will stay brighter longer.
4. You and your family will feel better and be healthier. You will eliminate a major source of toxic chemicals and carcinogens from your clothes. We are exposed to our washing machine residue almost 24 hours a day between clothes and sheets & pillow cases.
The time to act is now. Order some NVO Soap Nuts right now. They come with a 30 day money back guarantee. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Is water pollution really a problem?
Did you know that 40% of American rivers and 46% of America's lakes are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life? In any given year, about 25% of the beaches in the USA are under advisories or are closed at least one time because of water pollution. There is a dead zone, where nothing is alive, in the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of the Mississippi River the size of Massachusetts. We can help reverse this trend by using green products, including NVO Soap Nuts. Chemical laundry detergents such as Tide, Arm & Hammer Etc. contain chemicals that are classified by the US Government as Toxic, Hazardous and known Carcinogens. Amazingly, the big soap companies don't even have to list these extremely toxic, dangerous and even deadly chemicals on their packaging. The list of chemicals and their health hazards in scented laundry detergents, fabric softeners, and dryer sheets will certainly frighten you, and it should. Many articles can be found by Googling "laundry detergent health hazards".
Children deserve better
Purchase NVO Soap Nuts to do your laundry because children deserve a healthy life. Although the effects of toxic chemicals on adults can be devastating, infants and children are especially susceptible. Don't play Russian Roulette with your health or your families health. Soap Nuts grow on trees. They are totally natural, are chemical free, hypoallergenic and will save you a lot of money and won't harm the environment. For a healthy happy family use Soap Nuts. They are a far better choice than chemical detergents.
Highly recommended for cloth diapers as Soap uts regular use will improve absorbency.