What’s the best laundry detergent for eczema?
Meet soap nuts.
The cleanest laundry detergents you’ll ever come across.
So, what’s a soap nut?
Soap nuts aren’t really nuts (surprisingly!). In fact, they’re fruit, taken from the soapberry tree (Sapindus mukorrosi). Thanks to the outer shell of the soap nut, which contains saponin, they are known for being cleaning agents throughout the world.
Harvested in India and Nepal, soap nuts have been used for centuries in Southeast Asia and for decades in Europe. In the past decade, it has made its way to North America, where it has been recognized as a natural, potent cleaning alternative to the harsh chemicals often used in detergents and household cleaners.
What’s wrong with current synthetic laundry detergent?
Here’s a scary stat from mainstream branded laundry detergents:
“7,669 kids aged 5 and younger were exposed to single-load laundry packets from Jan. 1, 2013, to September 30, 2013” (source: American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) website)
Mainstream synthetic laundry detergents often contain carcinogens and neurotoxins, which are known to cause eczema, psoriasis, allergies, acne, cancer (melanomas), and rashes.
In fact, The Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia (EHANS) reports that “Petroleum-based detergents cause more childhood poisonings than any other household product.”
Synthetic laundry detergents (both pod and non pod products) are also associated with allergies, contact dermatitis (eczema), skin irritations, rashes, premature skin aging, and neurotoxicity. If you’re looking for a laundry detergent for eczema, make sure it’s made with clean ingredients.
What’s so special about Soap Nuts?
What’s great about Sapindus Mukorossi (Soap Nuts) are that they’re not just a natural cleaning agent, but they’re also a medicinal plant. If you’re looking for a home remedy for eczema, not only can you use soap nuts for laundry, cleaning your home, and bathing – but it also has a long history in traditional medicine.
It has been validated by numerous scientific studies to relieve the symptoms that treat:
- Cancerous Tumors
- Head Lice
- Is an Antibacterial agent
- Panic and/or Anxiety Disorders
- Skin Rashes
Soap Nuts are a wonderful all-natural, organic household cleaner, body wash and hypoallergenic laundry detergent for eczema that has a long history in Ayurvedic Medicine (both orally and topically) to treat eczema, psoriasis, and other symptoms listed above.
Intro video on Soap Nuts
Here’s a 10 minute video if you want to find out how soap nuts are made.
Where can the item be purchased?
Online at Sinfully Wholesome’s website.
How do you use the product?
Step 1: Put 6 soap nuts in the supplied washer bag that comes with your kit.
Step 2: Pull the bag closed. If you desire scent, add a few drops of essential oil to the outside of the bag.
Step 3: Pop it in the washing machine and leave it in for all cycles including rinse and spin dry.
When I first used it, I was surprised at how easy it was to use!
NOTE: Each soap nut can be used 3 to 4 times, and then tossed in your compost pile or organic-waste bin. Or, instead of tossing them away, after a few washes, you can put them in a spray bottle with water and use them for household cleaning.
The great thing is that you don’t need to spend a cent on fabric softeners or dryer sheets because Sinfully Wholesome’s Wildcrafted Nepalese Soap Nuts have anti-static properties, and they’re a natural fabric softener too!
What a great hypoallergenic alternative and a safe home remedy for eczema 🙂
Soap Nuts are also highly economical
You can do a load of laundry for about 10 – 13 cents, or about 1/3 of the cost of using a brand name commercial detergent.
They can also be used in top loaders, front loaders and High Efficiency (HE) washing machines.
You can use either the Soap Nut “shells” (which are the skin of the Soap Berry fruit) or you can use a liquid made from Soap Nuts.
Other great features about the product:
- organically grown
- 100% biodegradable
- naturally anti-microbial
- packaging is made from Lokta paper – which is made from the bark of a species of laurel bush indigenous to Nepal called Daphne Papyrus.
- There is no fragrance — great for babies and those sensitive to fragrance
No industrial equipment or chemicals have ever touched Sinfully Wholesome’s Wildcrafted Certified Organic Nepalese Soap Nuts and they’re perfect for people with allergies to fragrances or irritants.
For more tips and tricks on how to use Soap Nuts as shampoo, body wash, and an all-purpose cleaner, click here for more info.
If you’re looking for a home remedy safe for eczema – this is it!
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Abby is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who helps clients achieve optimal health. She is passionate about seeing people use health and nutrition to transform lives. She hopes that her experiences and knowledge can help educate others on natural remedies that will help eczema. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube for more updates!