|general information||SOAPNUT = 100% NATURAL SOAP|
|Soapnut trees grow in Himalaya and mountains in India bear
fruit which looks like nut and is used as soap.
We import natural soapnut shells and other
liquid products made of soapnut extract and
Himalayan spring water.
Soapnut shells and laundry liquid are fine for
washing delicate wool and silk materials.
Downy finish without softener.
If you have time, how about to make your original
soapnut liquid for use to clean anything.
Small package of 250g soapnut shells
for trial use is available through our online stores.
|see how our
products made and
|let us introduce
maker of our
sprouts and grows
growing in Japan
|Click hereand see young soapnuts are
maturing and their color changes to brown.
|TIPS FOR USE
soapnut shells (natural type)
|how about your original hand-mademultiuse liquid|
|meal it for handy use|
MUKUROJI in Kasuga-taisha shrine in Nara city
|In Japan, from ancient times, soapnut has been known as
MUKUROJI (means non-illness) and used to cure diseases and wash clothes.
The tree bears fruit which looks like nuts in brown in autumn. Its leaves pop
up in late spring, change color from green to yellow in autumn and fall in winter.
Please find photos of big MUKUROJI trees grow in Japan.
They are designated as natural monuments and regional monuments.
Click here to see photos.
fruit of MUKUROJI
brown part is skin and flesh.
black small ball is seed.
|Our soapnuts are from
in the northern India
around the frontier
with Nepal and Tibet.
Himalayan plants boom in summer.
Snow covers in winter and
makes it unapproachable.
Our products are manufactured
on plateau deep in mountain.
１．Gathered soapnuts are separated from unnecessary objects and
brought into workshop.
|２．They are sorted in workshop
a. to drying chamber to
be finished as products
b. to extracting process
to be used for production
of liquid items.
３．Finished products are forwarded to
quality control section.
are sent to
Put around 30g of soapnut
and 6 cups of water into pot.
|Boil for around hald an hour.
||Cut shells into small pieces
to reduce boiling time to 15 - 20 minutes.
|Watch not to let it boil over.
Approx. 4 cups of soapnut liquild will be ready
if no water is added while boiling.
Add some water to make more liquid.
Thicker liquid works better, so, if you
want to make it thicker, put more volume
of soapnut to start boiling. Adjust volume
of soapnuts and water to find your favorite.
|Take out nuts as well as let liquid cool down before
pouring it into preservation bottle or container.
(Bottles shown below are those with snap-caps, of
which two kinds of capacity, 220ml and 300ml are
available in our online stores.)
It is recommended :
- to subdevide liquid into bottols or containers and use
one by one to prevent contamination.
- to keep them in dark cool space and consume soon.
Freeze it for long-term preservation using ice cube
tray. Frozen cubes of soapnut liquid are handy as well.
60 to 100 ml of soapnut liquid may be required for one
time of machine washing. The volume to consume
depends on its thickness and conditions of laundry.
One of our customers taught us that to grind soapnuts into meal is goodfor using them handy in various way,
laundry, cleaning of juerlies, spectacles, cars and so on.
Put some pieces of soapnut shells in electrical coffee grinder, shut lid and switch on to grind for some seconds.
(White substances are rich with saponin, browny substances are ground skin.)
Soapnut shells are actually a flesh of fruit in which sometimes remains a seed, a black ball with diameter of around 1cm.
It must be removed before starting grinding as it is hard and strong enoughto damage grinder while grinding.
Put meal in wash bag
and tie up with drawstrings.
Wash bag with meal can
be dropped in laundry
Wet it to use for washing
and cleaning things.
While washing saponin
flows out from wash bag,
leaving skin fragments in it.
Make sure to close opening
of wash bag until non-saponin
substances does not go out.
|Clean grinder after use.
If chips of soapnut shells stay in it,
they absorb moisture and adhere to
surfaces and gaps inside grinder
and that may cause some failure.
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