How can you get your clothes clean and do it with zero waste? Sounds like a pipe dream, right? Every bottle or box of laundry detergent you use just creates waste that may or may not be able to be recycled. Even if you make your laundry detergent, the products that you use create waste in their production processes and your use of them. It seems like it would be impossible to get your clothes clean without the help of some kind of detergent that is man-made and that uses some kind of plastic or cardboard packaging.
Well, put simply, it’s not, and that is great news since we want to do our laundry in the most eco-friendly way possible. Soap nuts (also called soapberries) are the answer because they clean clothes and are compostable. When you’re done using them, just put them in your compost pile, and grab a few more for the next few rounds of laundry. I put together this tutorial for you so that you can see how simple it is to get your clothes clean without creating any extra waste. They provide a very affordable way to do your laundry in an eco-friendly way, and they are great for your skin because they are very gentle in how they clean your clothes.