I started using soap nuts a few years ago when my mom bought me a huge bag of soap nuts for Christmas. It took me a while to really commit to using them on a daily basis, not because they didn’t work, but because I was lazy (this is a reoccurring theme in my life). It wasn’t until I started really learning about what they are and how soap nuts work that I realized what amazing little berries these are!
A few weeks ago I talked about how soap nuts are not actually nuts, but actually a berry that is grown on trees all over the world. And they are grown and harvested to be used by locals, but also be sold as an income source for families around the world. Although I find knowing exactly what they are and where they come from rather interesting, I was even more curious about how soap nuts work. Upon research I learned two main things, they having Saponins that foam and clean and they act as a surfactant. All I could think was, “what the hell does that even mean?”.
Don’t worry, bear with me, I figured it all out for you!