Washing instructions for soapberries
- Add the equivalent to 4-5 whole soapberry shells (adjust after laundry quantity and amount of dirtiness) in a cotton bag and bind it.
- (Optional) In case of a short wash or a wash at low temperature, we recommend placing the bag with soapberry shells in a glass with lukewarm water for a couple of minutes before washing.
- Fill your washing machine with dirty laundry and place the cotton bag with soapberry shells together with the laundry. If you have soaked the bag beforehand, you can then pour the water onto the clothes when adding the soaked bag too.
- Once finished, place the cotton bag with the soapberry shells to the side, thereby having them ready for the next wash.
- The soapberries can be reused 4 times when washing at under 60 degrees. If you wash at over 60 degrees we would recommend to dispose the soapberries.
Homemade liquid soap from soapberries
- Add the equivalent to 15-20 whole soapberry shells (approx. 50 grams) in a pot with 2 litres of water. Bring it to a boil.
- Boil the berry for 10-15 min at low temperature.
- Remove the pot from the heat, cover the pot and let cool.
- Once the liquid has cooled off, sieve the shells and add the liquid in a bottle or jar with a lid. The soap should be kept in a refrigerator for maximum durability.
Hereafter, the used soapberries can be reused up to 3 times in 2 litres of water, or until the berries become bleached and soft. This should produce 7-8 litres of liquid soapberry soap.