Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Soapnuts

Yesterday's mail brought a nice little treat. Laundrytree's soapnuts sent to me by Smellyann. I haven't tried them yet because I only do one load a week of my clothes (the dog's get their own load). I can't wait to try them, but I wonder if I can still do the vinegar? I love the idea of not producing any waste and being able to compost the nuts after using them. So stayed tuned, and I'll let y'all know how I like them.

Thanks Smellyann!!!

5 comments:

Smellyann said...

One load a week?!! OMG, the holy grail!!

You're quite welcome! I stil put a little vinegar in mine, too. Go right ahead!

Momma Val said...

Ooh! I saw these at Fruitful Yield and couldn't imagine how they would possibly work out. Interested to see how it goes. Thought that the shells or kernel-like things would get all over your clothes? Do you stick them in a bag first or something? Having a child in the house we do at least one load a day. If he stays clean then he gets food or poop on me, or my husband or my clothes get all trashed from the yard work. You must have a lot of clothes.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

We usually wash once a week, too, but then we do 2-3 loads. I used to do a lot more when I had young children, but piano boy likes to wear his clothes until they rot off him.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Let me know how they work. And if you like them.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soapwort

common local week with lots of saponin