NaturOli™ | Soap Nuts Quality & Variations
Not all soap nuts are alike.

A little insight that may prove helpful.

If you are like most, you are probably a little confused about what to expect from using soap nuts. Discovery is part of the experience (and for many, the joy). We continually get feedback that varies widely from customer to customer. The great thing is that they work for virtually everyone. Finding your own personal best method is part of the journey into changing to natural products. To live green, one must think green. Mother Nature does not follow laboratory rules and procedures. To fully embrace her gifts, flexibility is part of the way.

We frequently hear of seemingly definitive answers given to questions that have no single simple answer. How many loads will five soap nuts yield? What color of soap nuts is best? Is a large soap nut better than a small one? Are whole nuts better than pieces? Are sticky soap nuts better? How long will they last? How long do I boil them when making liquid? And on, and on, and on... Not one of these questions has a single definitive answer. You may have an answer that is specific to the soap nuts you are using and your specific washing conditions, but your answer will be only that - your answer. Even our answers in our FAQs are only guidelines and recommendations. They will not be the exact answer for everybody, but they will provide direction.

Soap nuts are a 100% natural resource and there are different species. Not all apples are the same, right? This is no different. It is a fruit, hence there are many factors (aside from species) that affect its appearance, condition, effectiveness, and how it works for individual users. Consumers also vary greatly in their washing conditions and habits. Hard water, soft water, water temperature, large loads, small loads, amount of water used, efficiency, type and age of washer, packed loads, loose loads, etc., etc. all are user variables. We provide good guidelines for use., but when used in their traditional and most common shell form, there will be an element of experimentation. We do greatly reduce the inherent variables of soap nuts via our strict importation criteria, species selection, and own in-house hand sorting procedures. You are assured of consistency in quality.

NaturOli imports only high quality soap nuts of the Mukorossi variety that grow primarily in the northern region of India and Nepal. We do this for only one reason. The Mukorossi tree tends to produce fruits of consistently high saponin content. That is what is most important. However, as with any crop of nature, growing seasons can vary each year based on climate and specific weather conditions. In addition, the fruit is harvested after falling from the tree. The seeds are removed by hand. They are sun dried in the open air. There will be various sizes, colors and conditions of the shells harvested from the exact same tree and harvest. Just as not all apples, oranges, grapes, etc. from the same harvest have the exact same color, size and taste, not all soap nuts from the same growing area will look and feel exactly the same.

We are confident you will find that soap nuts work - and work very well. Use our basic guidelines, have fun and enjoy the learning experience. You will quickly realize just how simple they are to use. You will also find what methods are best for you and your lifestyle. Soap nuts make for another very simple transition to a healthier and greener way of life.










Not all soap nuts are alike.

A little insight that may prove helpful.

If you are like most, you are probably a little confused about what to expect from using soap nuts. Discovery is part of the experience (and for many, the joy). We continually get feedback that varies widely from customer to customer. The great thing is that they work for virtually everyone. Finding your own personal best method is part of the journey into changing to natural products. To live green, one must think green. Mother Nature does not follow laboratory rules and procedures. To fully embrace her gifts, flexibility is part of the way.

We frequently hear of seemingly definitive answers given to questions that have no single simple answer. How many loads will five soap nuts yield? What color of soap nuts is best? Is a large soap nut better than a small one? Are whole nuts better than pieces? Are sticky soap nuts better? How long will they last? How long do I boil them when making liquid? And on, and on, and on... Not one of these questions has a single definitive answer. You may have an answer that is specific to the soap nuts you are using and your specific washing conditions, but your answer will be only that - your answer. Even our answers in our FAQs are only guidelines and recommendations. They will not be the exact answer for everybody, but they will provide direction.

Soap nuts are a 100% natural resource and there are different species. Not all apples are the same, right? This is no different. It is a fruit, hence there are many factors (aside from species) that affect its appearance, condition, effectiveness, and how it works for individual users. Consumers also vary greatly in their washing conditions and habits. Hard water, soft water, water temperature, large loads, small loads, amount of water used, efficiency, type and age of washer, packed loads, loose loads, etc., etc. all are user variables. We provide good guidelines for use., but when used in their traditional and most common shell form, there will be an element of experimentation. We do greatly reduce the inherent variables of soap nuts via our strict importation criteria, species selection, and own in-house hand sorting procedures. You are assured of consistency in quality.

NaturOli imports only high quality soap nuts of the Mukorossi variety that grow primarily in the northern region of India and Nepal. We do this for only one reason. The Mukorossi tree tends to produce fruits of consistently high saponin content. That is what is most important. However, as with any crop of nature, growing seasons can vary each year based on climate and specific weather conditions. In addition, the fruit is harvested after falling from the tree. The seeds are removed by hand. They are sun dried in the open air. There will be various sizes, colors and conditions of the shells harvested from the exact same tree and harvest. Just as not all apples, oranges, grapes, etc. from the same harvest have the exact same color, size and taste, not all soap nuts from the same growing area will look and feel exactly the same.

We are confident you will find that soap nuts work - and work very well. Use our basic guidelines, have fun and enjoy the learning experience. You will quickly realize just how simple they are to use. You will also find what methods are best for you and your lifestyle. Soap nuts make for another very simple transition to a healthier and greener way of life.