无患子,別名很多,有木患子、洗手果、肥珠子。來源爲無患子科植物無患子等.简单说,无患子就是无患子果实晒干的壳.这些果子是从一种特别的树上摘去的.壳内含有一种叫皂苷的物质,起肥皂的效果.皂苷是一种可以取代化工洗涤产品的百分百天然清洁剂.可以取代很多含Sodium Laureth Sulfate（或简称SLS）的物质的化工洗涤产品, 众所周知Sodium Laureth Sulfate（或简称SLS）的物质刺激皮肤,对身体有害.
Soap nuts are known worldwide by many names such as soapnuts, soapberry, washing nuts, soap nut shells, wash shells, soapberry nut husk, Ritha (Hindi) nut shell, Chinese soapberry and many more. Very simply, soap nuts are the dried shells (or husks) from the soapberry (or soap berry nut). These berries are the fruit from a quite unique tree species. These shells contain a substance called saponin that produces a soaping effect. Saponin is a 100% natural alternative to chemical laundry detergent and cleansers. It can replace many chemical detergents such as those containing sodium laureth sulphate (SLS) that are becoming well known by consumers for being a skin irritant and health hazard.
It’s TRUE! Soapnuts are the fruit of a tree (Sapindus Mukorossi), found primarily in China, India, Indonesia, etc and they are an EXCELLENT alternative to traditional, chemical-laden detergents. How are soapnuts prepared for use in your wash? They are simply harvested, de-seeded, and then dried in the sun. That’s it! No chemicals or unnatural substances are involved! And they WORK — they really, really work!
Soap nuts fit our mission of providing safe, non-toxic, natural alternatives to harmful synthetic chemicals. Soap nuts release an extremely effective, hypoallergenic, biodegradable cleaning agent with no added synthetics, chemicals, toxins or artificial perfumes. Your clothing is in contact with your skin all day. Your body lies in bed linens all night. Whether you are an allergy sufferer, have sensitive skin, use cloth diapers, or just want to do your part for a greener earth, soap nuts are a dream come true. This natural laundry detergent leaves laundry amazingly clean, fresh, and soft, plus provides a plethora of other truly green household cleaning uses. Welcome to a better natural way to clean your laundry and your home.
There are a ton of amazing things about soap nuts
They are 100%, totally natural. They are organically grown and are chemical-free, and they are incredibly gentle on clothes AND skin. They are especially great for those with sensitive skin — including babies and those that suffer from allergies, eczema, and psoriasis!
They are totally biodegradeable, so they are better for the environment than regular detergent,and they are antimicrobial, so they are even good for septic and greywater systems!
无患子無患子是幾千年來人类常用的洗滌植物。可用于个人清洁,和其他很多清洁用途.在印度、中国南方和欧洲部分地区及东部很多国家都很常见.南美还还有一个品种, Quillaja Saponaria(叫肥皂树).然后,只有近些年由于无患子的诸多优点使得它进入美国的很多商店.
Soap nuts have been used for centuries throughout the world as a laundry detergent, as soap for personal hygiene, and as a cleanser with a plethora of other uses. It is most commonly used in India, China, parts of Europe and numerous countries in the eastern hemisphere. There is even a species, Quillaja Saponaria (called a soap bark tree) that grows in South America. However, only in recent years has the soap nut and its many benefits made its way to the shores of the U.S.
Soap nut is used in Cleansing Lotion, Protein Shampoo, Protein Shampoo with Conditioner. Soap nut contains a high level of saponins. Antibacterial mild foaming agent, cleanser, exfoliant. Soap nut Powder is used to cleanse hair, skin and laundry. Helpful in removing stains from hands. May soothe the eczema, psoriasis, itchy skin, sensitive skin . Soapnut is an excellent hair tonic. Soap Nut extract comes from the fruit of the Soapnut tree. The pulp of the fruit contains a high level of natural foaming agents. This extract can be used to wash skin and hair. Soap nut when added to a facial mix of milk powder and clay to provide delicate cleansing of the skin, it is added to salt scrubs to add cleansing action. As a hair and body wash, add 1 teaspoon of Soap nut extract to a cup of water. Use this as a hair wash or mild cleanser. Soap nut can also be combined with Amla, Neem & Shikakai extract for a more nutritive hair wash. Mix all of the herbs in water and let sit till thoroughly dissolved. The wash should be kept refrigerated and used within 4 days or preserved with an anti bacterial preservative.
The outer shell of the soapnut contains saponin, a natural substance known for its ability to cleanse and wash. (That is what makes them so GREAT for cleaning your laundry!) And here is a cool fact: soapnuts are not a new concept! They have been used for centuries in China. Doctor Li Shen Zhen wrote in Compendium of Materia Medica centruies ago that: use soap nut to wash hair, hair debris will be less; use it to wash eyes, eyes will be brighter; use it to wash face, face will be with less flecks. While since chemical detergents enter China, Chinese people forget it step by step. Now the soap nuts are coming back, a lot of Twain people are using them widely. While they are only now gaining popularity in the Americas and Europe as a powerful, yet natural alternative to modern chemical detergents.
The soapnuts shell contains a moderate sticky substance called
saponine which reacts like a natural soap.
As the soapnuts shell is in hot water, saponine dissolves and
produces a soft soapy solution.
Saponine is a natural detergent scouring, cleaning and purifying.
Credits of saponine :皂苷优点
does not damage linen fibres.
enables washing delicate cloth like wool and silk.
gives a naturally clean linen.
linen is softened naturally.
Saponine is a glucoside (sugar associated) totally biodegradable!
Soapnuts remnants can be deposited on a compost heap (No harmful waste for environment).
Soapnuts shells already used in a washing machine or a dishwasher, can be recycled by making a decoction.
Soapnuts decoction usage field
Shampoo : a soapnuts decoction is an efficient anti-dandruff shampoo during a long term. It gives hair brilliance and vitality. This shampoo is recommended for people having allergies and / or sensitive scalp.
Liquid detergent for pets : wash your pet with such a decoction free of chemicals ! It is highly efficient against lice, fleas and ticks.
Liquid soap : a highly concentrated soapnuts decoction produces a liquid soap that regenerates the skin. You can also refill your soap dispenser.
Delicate linen : use this decoction to wash delicate linen such as wool and silk.
All-purpose cleaning agent : better use such a decoction instead of usual chemical cleaning agents for your kitchen and bath room.
Jewellery cleaning : press half a lemon in some soapnuts decoction, soak in it a toothbrush and rub your jewellery.
Pesticides : moisten or water your house and garden plants with the already mentioned decoction and take advantage of the saponine agent to fight against harmful organisms such as aphids, without damaging your plant or poisoning your garden.
Mosquitoes repellent : wash or coat exposed parts of your body with the mentioned decoction, mosquitoes are repelled by the smell of saponine and will move away. Try it is to adopt it !
The powdered seeds are said to possess insecticide properties. They are emplyed in the treatment of dental caries. It cleanses the skin of oily secretion, its a hair tonic, and forms a rich, natural lather. Its detergent action, which cleanses the hair and removes, accumulated debris and a sebaceous material further more imparting speculiar reflection and hair luster.