Manataka™ American Indian Council
THE SOAP THAT GROWS ON TREESTM
THE SOAP THAT GROWS ON TREES!TM
Maggie's Soap Nuts are the only laundry soap that grows on trees! Truly effective, 100% natural and safe for your most sensitive skin. Soap Nuts are the dried fruit of the Chinese Soapberry tree. They contain saponin, a natural cleaner used for thousands of years to clean clothes, just like the plants used by American Indians for washing.
Put a few Soap Nuts into a small cotton sack (included) and drop it in your washing machine. Your clothes will come out clean, vibrant, and soft. Replace your laboratory detergents and softeners with the soap made from nature. Your skin, clothes, family and your planet will thank you.
IDEAL FOR SILK AND WOOL
SAVE WATER! SAVE ENERGY
NATURAL FABRIC SOFTENER
YOU’LL LOVE MAGGIE’S SOAP NUTS
What's a Soap Nut?
Soap Nuts are the dried fruit of the Chinese Soapberry tree (Sapindus mukorrosi), similar to the lychee. A long time ago, local folks in the South East Asia figured out that when the nuts get wet, they release saponin, a natural cleaner, making them great for washing clothes! Maggie's Soap Nuts are the only household cleaner made exclusively from Nature, by Nature.
THE ONLY THING BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR CLOTHES IS
WHAT DO OTHERS THINK ABOUT SOAP NUTS?
Mothering Magazine - "We all thought we knew how to do laundry, until now. Place two nuts (dried fruit of the Chinese Soap Berry Tree) in a small cloth bag, cinch shut, and toss in the machine. No powders or goopy liquids? No toxic chemicals? That's right. Not only did it clean my clothes, it softened them too."
Domino Magazine - '...my clothes were spotless and fresh! All I can say is, bye-bye Tide! "
Natural Home Magazine - "Maggie's Soap Nuts soften and freshen clothes naturally."
Real Simple Magazine
- "Money doesn't grow on trees, but sometimes soap does. Maggie's Soap Nuts,
the dried fruit of the Chinese Soap Berry tree (really) cleans laundry
Magazine - "Viable alternative to commercial laundry detergents."
Magazine - "...biologically compatible, more sustainable toxin-free
alternative...Not only kind to humans, animals, fish and birds, they also
encourage recovery of the planet...they leave clothes clean, unscented and
Association Journal - "Maggie's Soap Nuts really are amazing! I washed some
sheets and some athletic socks with them and they got the stains out of the
socks that regular detergent never could. They left the sheets soft and fresh! "
Common Ground Magazine - “…a renewable, biodegradable and hypoallergenic alternative to chemical-ridden detergents… that goes beyond the earth-friendly ones in the supermarkets.”
Natural Home Magazine - Emperors New Suds, " We've been convinced we need Lemon-Freshened, Static-Removing Spot be gone. Do we? Many conventional laundry products are not biodegradable and, being made from nonrenewable petroleum products and harsh chemicals, negatively affect local waterways. Unfortunately, these super soaps don't really work any better than simpler, more natural products.
"...I felt like a "nut" as I dropped soap nuts for the first time into my washing machine full of old clothes -- after all, I did not want to ruin good clothes... I was surprised to find my old clothes were in better condition! Cleaner, brighter and softer... Can you believe it! Becky, Hot Springs, AR
“… Everything comes out so clean and fresh… I
love knowing that my new little guy is wrapped up in cloths that are truly
clean. No chemicals on my baby! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” Ashley,
Costa Mesa, CA
“What I can’t believe is that I actually feel better after washing my clothes with Soap Nuts!” Joe Tucson, AZ
“I cannot believe how great it is. I can't find the words to express my amazement. My clothes are softer, brighter and fresh smelling…
Thanks so much.” Tawny, Petaluma, CA
“…I feel like I am actually in control of my laundry! I choose whether to use more nuts or less, whiteners, fragrances… It’s a great feeling.” Toshi, San Francisco, CA
“My colors are so happy they’re jumping up and down!” Cynthia, Manhattan, NY
“I love the way my sweaters and t-shirts feel – soft
and full of body.”– Deborah, Santa Maria, CA
A single soapberry tree produces hundreds of kilos of nuts per year! Maggie's Soap Nuts fall to the ground in Indian and Indonesian forests where they are collected by folks who have used the nuts for centuries. We take pride that our all-natural soap GROWS ON TREES!
YOU'LL LOVE MAGGIE'S SOAP NUTS!
HOW TO USE SOAP NUTS
Put Maggie’s Soap Nuts into the included, reusable cotton sack. Tie it closed. Add the sack to your washing machine and follow clothing manufacturer instructions. Return Soap Nuts to the earth by adding them to your compost! It’s that simple!
Use 2 Maggie’s Soap Nuts in the cotton sack per medium load.
Use 4 Soap Nuts and re-use them 2-3 times. OR pre-soak 2 Soap Nuts in the cotton sack in hot water for a few minutes. Add the “tea” and sack to your cold wash load.
Pre-soak 4 Soap Nuts in the cotton sack in hot water for a few minutes. Add the “tea” and sack to your wash load. Add fewer clothes to your machine so the fabric has lots of room to agitate.
For Sparkling Whites
Always separate your colors. For extra stain removal, add a scoop of oxygen bleach.
Maggie’s Soap Nuts naturally soften and add body to your clothes. You’ll love how your
clothes feel after washing with Maggie’s Soap Nuts.
Soak 2 Soap Nuts in hot water for a few minutes. Add the “tea” to your cool water basin. Alternatively, add a squirt of your homemade Maggie’s Soap Nuts liquid cleaner to the cool basin.
Maggie's Lavender Laundry Liquid is also made from Soapberries. And, it also has organic lavender (antibacterial), lemongrass (antifungal), citric acid (water softener), essential oils and Love.
Our soap is 100% natural and safe for you and the earth. It penetrates deeply and gently into your clothes of lift away grime, odors, soap scum, chemical residue, and hard water deposits. There is not another laundry liquid that can make all this claims.
We know you'll love washing with Maggie's Soap Nuts, the Soap that Grows on Trees.
All sales are final. Thanks for shopping with us at Maggie's Pure Land.
We wish you happy washing! Maggie's Pure Land Products, Inc. Copyright 2008
How To Make Maggie's Soap Nuts
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