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NaturOli 18X Liquid Laundry Soap Nuts Detergent
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Congratulations! You have just discovered a TRULY green, safe, natural laundry detergent and household cleaning product that is totally toxin-free (and what a search it was—we know!)

This liquid detergent, made from soap nuts (which are actually berries), is ultra concentrated! We tested the 96 load claim and actually achieved 110 high efficiency (HE) loads from one 8 ounce bottle! It works in standard washing machines, too. And Extreme 18X can be used for a multitude of other household uses as well.

Keep reading for some examples. And watch our video on the video tab above where I prove the power of liquid soap nuts laundry detergent for you. It successfully cleaned 6 months of dirt from my ivory white bath rugs (I prepared them just for you)
. It's easy to doubt the power of a natural product, which is why I wanted to prove to you and to myself that this product really works while saving you at least 30 percent compared to buying the familar brands of detergent that harm the environment greatly.
With this detergent there is NO mess and NO waste. It includes a handy micro dose pump so you don't even have to pour! Just 1 squirt in your HE washing machine or 2 in your standard machine and you're ready to go.

There's more great news—you don't need to use a liquid fabric softener or dryer sheets with this detergent! It leaves your clothing squeezably soft and fresh smelling—like Mother Nature intended.

And there's even more (we can't stop talking about it)—it's made from 100% USDA certified organic soap nuts! What more could you ask for? Oh yes, it's made in the USA, too.

It's not too good to be true—it's real!

Only 8-OUNCES replaces 17-POUNDS of conventional laundry products.

Who said using natural products is more expensive?

We did a price comparison for you.

One load of laundry cleaned with liquid soap nuts costs only 18.8 cents compared to more than 27 cents when using conventional brands (that's a full 30% savings)! 

If you use fabric softener along with your traditional detergent, your cost per load averages 37 cents (you save 49% with liquid soap nuts instead)! In other words, your cost is double if you use regular off-the-shelf laundry detergent plus fabric softener. No fabric softener is needed with soap nuts, which leaves your clothes really soft. 

What About Stains?

To remove stains from your clothing, simpy wet the stain with water and rub a squirt or two of soap nuts in until the stain disappears (rub two sections of the cloth together between your hands). You may need to take further steps to remove some types of stains, but many tough stains, and certainly caked-on dirt and grime (like that found on rugs) can be removed successfully in this manner. Now we also offer

Special tip: For ink stains, pour regular milk or hairspray on them and rub
watch the ink disappear like magic (I don't know if skim or low-fat milk work but whole milk does)!

(Haven't heard of soap nuts yet? Scroll down to "What in the World is a Soap Nut" and let us introduce you. Your life will never be the same again!)   

Read this glowing recommendation for Extreme 18X from the Green Dot Awards, which Honors Excellence in innovative environmental projects, products and services. The Green Dot Awards strive to reward and promote forward-thinking businesses that create environmentally sustainable products or services and to reward revolutionary green business plans and proposals.

"...possibly the most significant green innovation in history for everyday household cleaning needs."

Ultra-concentrated 18X potency
  • Use only one tiny (2 ml) squirt per medium HE load (1/2 teaspoon), 2 squirts per medium standard load (1 teaspoon)—No kidding.
  • Dilute as desired for a plethora of household cleaning purposes. It's possibly the best glass cleaner you'll ever use! Keep reading to discover even more uses.
  • 8 ounces yields 110 high efficiency (HE) loads or 52 standard loads—Amazing! (the bottle says 96 loads, but we kept track and we got 110 loads out of two separate bottles).
  • Convenient, lightweight bottle that's easy to store and handle (not like those giant containers we're used to lugging around).
It's good for us and for the environment!
  • Dye and fragrance free.
  • Perfect for sensitive skin and noses, eczema, psoriasis and allergies!
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • Ultra concentrated.
  • Anti-fungal, anti-microbial, 99 plus percent botanical.
  • Removes odors.
  • Nut allergy safe.
  • Sulfate-free, Nonylphenol Ethoxylate (NPE)-free* and phosphate-free.
  • Formaldehyde-free.
  • Petro-chemical-free.
  • Chlorine-free.
  • pH neutral (6).
  • Vegan.
  • No animal testing.
  • Ideal to replace conventional commercial detergents and toxic household cleaners which cause skin irritations and more.
  • No need for rubber gloves when cleaning! Skin will actually look and feel soft and conditioned!
  • Biodegradable.
  • Has the lowest carbon footprint of any detergent or cleaner on the planet!
* Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs) are the most widely used, comprising 80% of the APE (nonionic) surfactants used worldwide for more than 40 years. They have many uses, but they are primarily used as surfactants in cleaning chemical formulations (laundry detergents and hard-surface cleaners), as wetting agents (emulsifiers) and as dispersants or emulsifiers in some pesticide formulations. NPEs are nonionic surfactants of the alkylphenol ethoxylate type in which the alkyl unit has nine carbon atoms. They are bad for humans, animals and the environment. They are not fully biodegradable. Human issues: Endocrine disrupters; reproductive disorders; decreased sperm count; learning disabilities; birth defects; suspected cancer. Animal issues: Similar to humans plus significantly reduced populations. Most APEs enter and damage the aquatic environment from wastewater treatment plant discharges. They are a real problem and they are non-existent in Naturoli Extreme 18X Liquid Soap Nuts. 

Examples of additional uses (you can come up with even more):

Dilute with purified or tap water as desired for a multitude of household cleaning purposes. Dilution ratio varies with purpose. Five or six ounces of water to one ounce Extreme 18X is a good ratio to start with. Adjust ratio as desired.

  • Excellent for baby clothes and cotton cloth diapers. No oils added that will "wick" diaper fabric fibers and reduce absorbency.
  • Absolutely PHENOMENAL, 100% green glass cleaner (windows and mirrors)—virtually eliminates streaks and haze.
  • Superb for granite and tile counter tops and surfaces—especially polished surfaces.
  • Great for chrome and stainless steel surfaces.
  • A superb car wash. Minimizes spotting—won't remove your wax job.
  • Great jewelry cleaner.
  • Leaves carpets wonderfully clean, fresh and soft.

This is one thing in the world that sounds too good to be true, but it's not. If you try it, you will love it like we do.

  • Produced from natural, cosmetic-grade pure soap nuts (saponin) liquid extract to ensure maximum quality and effectiveness.
  • Derived from premium Sapindus Mukorossi soap nuts.
Ideal for High Efficiency (HE) and standard washers.
  • Eliminates need for chemical-laden fabric softeners AND dryer sheets. No rinsing agent or softener required--clothes come out squeezably soft.
  • Made using a pure, safe, proprietary, water-based soap nut saponin extraction process. No chemical solvents involved.
  • Made entirely in the USA.
  • No animal testing.
  • Certified USDA organic soap nuts.

What in the World is a Soap Nut?

Far away in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, Mother Nature has provided us with a great treasure.

Soap nuts are known worldwide by many names such as soapberries, washing nuts, soap nut shells, wash shells, soapberry nut husks, Ritha (Hindi) nut shells, Chinese soapberries 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 unique tree species. The shells contain a substance called saponin that produces a soaping effect. Saponin is a 100 percent 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 a serious health hazard.

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 other 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.

The Trees and the Soapberry Nuts

Wingleaf Soapberry (Sapindus Saponaria)

Sapindus (the genus name) is a sustainable agriculture and forest product. In many ways it is similar to an olive tree. There are several common varieties of the soapberry tree. Sapindus mukorossi and Sapindus trifoliatus are the primary sources for the soapberry that has become know as the soap nut. Both are members of the family Sapindaceae, and the genus Sapindus. The botanical name is derived from the Latin words, sapo (soap) and indicus (Indian).

Based upon its high amount of 'soap' content and consistency, the highest quality soap nut is Sapindus mukorossi, which grows primarily in northern India and Nepal. It grows uncultivated in poor quality ground and helps fight erosion, particularly in the Himalayan foothills. It also provides needed income to the local population. It is a relatively hardy tree, resistant to diseases and insects.

The tree grows 10 to 20 meters high and begins flowering and bearing fruit after about 9 years.It blooms with small, white-grouped flowers in spring and early summer and is harvested annually during the fall season. The soapberry fruits (the soap nut) are round, yellow berries that become gummy, reddish tan and wrinkled as they ripen. They look similar to a date. The tree synthesizes its own natural saponins (soap), which coat the shell of the fruit. The tree has great longevity and will produce fruit (soap nuts) for about 90 years.

Soap Nut Tree Species

The Sapindus mukorossi variety produces the most consistent quality of soap nuts with high saponin content. Sapindus trifoliatus, which grows primarily in southern India, Indonesia and Pakistan, is a smaller tree producing smaller fruit that lacks consistency and saponin content compared to Sapindus mukorossi. The soap nuts from the mukorossi tree are larger, brighter in color and gloss and are more effective in producing the soapy effect. These soap nuts are typically exported from New Delhi (closer to their growth areas in the Himalayans). Soap nuts from the trifoliatus tree are less desirable, of lower cost and are often exported from Indonesia. All soap nuts marketed throughout the world contain the all-important saponins. Consistently high saponin content is the primary measure of quality. In this regard,Sapindus mukorossi reigns supreme.

Many other varieties of this remarkable tree grow around the world, including the U.S. (one notably called the Florida Soap Berry Tree). The data regarding the effectiveness of their fruit used as laundry detergent is limited and often conflicting. However, data consistently indicates that the Sapindus mukorossi is the premier variety and its fruit is the most cherished. To date, NaturOli has no knowledge of successful growth and harvests of mukorossi outside its Asian origins. Albeit, there is no evidence that it cannot be cultivated elsewhere.

Harvesting Soap Nuts

Local farmers and families harvest the prized soapberry fruit after it falls from the tree. The seed is removed from the shell (or husk), and the shells are dried in the sun using absolutely no chemical processing. No commercial manufacturing processes are required in any way for the soap nut to be effective. The soap nut shell is not altered in any way. Hence, soap nuts are absolutely 100% natural, unmodified dried fruit shells. 

The actual nut (or better yet, seed) does not release saponin; hence, it has no cleaning properties. It is used for planting new trees and is sometimes used to make necklaces and other jewelry.

About The Suds

EXTREME 18X is very low sudsing, yet powerful natural surfactant. Don't expect a lot of suds. Suds are not a good barometer to evaluate cleaning power. You'll get used to this with natural products once you've used them and you see that they work well without the suds. Lots of suds indicates the product contains chemicals.

Let the end result speak for itself. If you mix a small amount of 18X with a couple ounces of water and shake it up, then you'll see some suds!

Ensuring the Best Results

If the end result is clean, fresh and soft, then you are using an adequate amount of soap nuts detergent. Increase the amount used if necessary. Water hardness is an important variable. The harder your water, the more you should use. 

Avoid over-stuffing loads which produces less than desirable results regardless of the detergent you use. Allow adequate water flow and room for laundry to intermix. An initial pre-soak is always a good for optimal results. Experiment a bit. There's no substitute for good judgment. Enjoy! Know that you really can't do anything wrong—you're using a totally safe, environmentally-friendly laundry soap.

NaturOli has roots in ultra-high quality natural skin care formulations and a unique perspective regarding natural laundry detergents and household cleaners. They included vegetable glycerin and olive leaf extract in their cleaning soap—great ingredients for nourishing skin care! With a soap nut (saponin) base, EXTREME 18X is even great for personal cleaning needs. There is no need to use gloves with this cleaner!

As a signer of the Environmental Working Group’s "Safety in Cosmetics Compact," NaturOli abides by very strict policies in product development. Rest assured that all NaturOli green laundry soaps, detergents, and household cleansers meet or exceed the strict requirements of EWG’s Safety in Cosmetics" campaign. They also voluntarily assure 100 percent complete disclosure of all product ingredients.

Important Notes:
  • Because US law does not require "Full Disclosure" in the cosmetic or detergent industries, don't assume an ingredient list complies with true full disclosure. Neither the FDA nor EPA has provided effective legislation to help and protect consumers from erroneous or misleading claims. Hence, it's very important to study the ingredients for yourself.
  • All water-based botanical liquids (unless they are chemically extracted) absolutely require sufficient preservatives for your protection. Botanical liquids are subject to becoming rancid due to fungal and microbial development. Although saponin is naturally anti-fungal and anti-microbial, once it is water-extracted it becomes subject to such contamination.
  • There are very safe, benign preservatives with very low hazard ratings—such as a number 2 rating by the EWG "Safety in Cosmetics" database. For your protection, NaturOli uses such safe and well-studied ingredients. Citric Acid is totally insufficient as an adequate preservative to ensure a two-year shelf life, which is the standard required shelf life for a NaturOli liquid soap and detergent.
  • Because it is totally free of fragrance, your laundry will smell amazingly clean and fresh—like "line-dried" on a clear spring day! There's no hint of an added scent. If you desire a scent, we suggest placing a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a clean rag and tossing it in your dryer.
The information on this site is not meant to substitute for the advice of a qualified health care provider or medical professional. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please contact your health care provider or medical professional immediately if you have or suspect that you have a medical problem. Actual results of product use may vary among users.