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Old 04-08-2013, 07:04 AM   #1
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How do soap nuts rinse when used in laundry?

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I read that you can leave them in and don't have to remove them. There's no harm in letting them go through, effectively, two cycles with no clean water rinse. I've also read that some people reach into the machine and remove the bag of nuts before the rinse.

I've been keeping mine in a mason jar that I fill with water. I give it a good shake and if the water is still sudsy, I pour some into the washing machine. When I first put new nuts into the jar, it turns yellow and very sudsy, and I only pour off a small amount. Then I refill with water., after a few loads the water doesn't seem as sudsy, so I pour more off. I'm able to get maybe 8-10 loads this way with 5 soap nuts, and I don't have to worry about leaving the nuts themselves in the washing machine for the rinse. Hope that all makes sense.
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Thanks for sharing! I always wondered how to check soap nuts for suds
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Re: Soap nuts

I haven't used them, but I would like to try them. Im interested in hearing more experiences with them!
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Re: Soap nuts

If you start with boiling water, you can make a liquid out of your nuts and use them that way, like Elizabeth said. There are guidelines online. The nuts release soap when hot, so your cold rinse shouldn't release any soap... I think?!
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Re: Soap nuts

I always feel the need to let people know: don't pay for pretty packaging! You can buy soap nuts in bulk from Mountain Rose for $6 a pound, that's pretty darn cheap and even more incentive to try them!
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I always feel the need to let people know: don't pay for pretty packaging! You can buy soap nuts in bulk from Mountain Rose for $6 a pound, that's pretty darn cheap and even more incentive to try them!
Thank you for the info!!

I may need to consider trying these.
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Yes, thats great info!
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Re: Soap nuts

Yea they don't really did up the water in a cold rinse never had a problem I too have bought them cheap and I love them as much as the fancy packaged ones... They're just the same, the liquid you can make is great because you can use it in cold loads and I live that but you need to keep it in the refrigerator. You can get a lot if use out of just a few berries
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I always feel the need to let people know: don't pay for pretty packaging! You can buy soap nuts in bulk from Mountain Rose for $6 a pound, that's pretty darn cheap and even more incentive to try them!
That is a better price than I bought them for off Amazon. Not by ALOT, but I bought like 5 lbs. Buying a small amount, that is definitely a much better price. Thanks for sharing. I love my soap nuts . I bought them a year ago and still have oodles of them, they last forever it seems.
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