Sapindus is a genus of about five to twelve species of shrubs and small trees in the Lychee family, Sapindaceae, native to warm temperate to tropical regions in both the Old World and New World. The genus includes both deciduous and evergreen species. Members of the genus are commonly known as soapberries or soapnuts.
Soap nuts are berries from the soap nuts tree in Nepal or India. People use it as detergents for washing clothes; it is also famous as a medicinal ingredient and had a long successful track record for treating several skin conditions effectively. Soap nuts are wonderful for the skin and don’t cause any side effects when used to treat skin ailments.
Soap Nuts are wild-harvested, meaning they are gathered from wild trees grown without any kind of chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides. The saponin actually tastes bad to insects so no pesticides are needed, and the trees naturally love poor uncultivated soil. They are organically grown by mother earth .
I am very impressed by the soap nuts. I have eczema and allergic to many normal laundry detergent, I constantly have itchy skin. I have just started using the soap nuts shell as my laundry detergent and so far so good. It works very well to me. You know what? I tell all my friends to try soap nuts. Easy to use and chemical free. Love it.