Basic Soap Nut All-Purpose Liquid

This liquid can be used as all-purpose cleaner for laundry, floors and even as a base for a shampoo. This is perfect for those who are allergic to common cosmetic and cleaning products.

Total cost of recipe (excluding bottle):


What you will need

Organic Soap nuts

500ml of water

A pot (Remember to get a big enough pot as the boiling will create suds and you want to prevent an overflow!)

One 500ml bottle (glass if possible)

A funnel (for transferring the liquid into the bottle) 

The Making

1) Add the nuts into the pot and bring the water to a boil.

2) Turn the heat down once the water starts to boil and let it simmer for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

3) Strain the liquid (put the soap nuts to dry as they can be used again once more to make more soap liquid) and leave to cool

This recipe makes 500ml of cleaning liquid and can be kept for 1 week. Store in the fridge if you wish to store it for longer, or freeze them into ice cubes and use whenever you need them! 

You can also extract by soaking:

6 nuts with 500ml water

Soak overnight or at least 8 hours

Strain the liquid and pour into a clean bottle. 

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The ingredient

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Organic Soap nuts