Those are two different things, right? Not necessarily!
Soapberries live on a tree in the Lychee family and happen to contain a natural surfectant called saponin in their husks. A surfactant is a compound that allows water to demolish dirt and grime - or typically what we'd refer to as a detergent or soap.
While most detergents on the market use surfactants to make their products work well - most of them are derived from synthetic or toxic chemicals.
Laundry products like detergents, fabric softener and dryer sheets are full of carcinogens in the form of synthetic fragrance, optical brighteners and cleaning solutions. Even worse, these chemicals are designed to stay in your clothes, they are sit on the skin and you breathe them in as you wear your freshly laundered garments.
In that video, I presented a few better laundry detergents, there was still a popular, ultra natural detergent that I had never tried. Until Now.
Enter the Soapberries.
Buckaroo Organics' Soapberry Suds Organic Laundry Detergent has the most simple, natural ingredients as seen here:
Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Percarbonate, Sapindus Murkorossi (organic soapberry), Sodium Bicarbonate
The formula is a powder detergent. I'd never used a powder detergent before and was skeptical of how well it would work. I was surprised when I pulled my clothes out of the washer and dryer that they were amazingly clean, didn't have any scent and there was nothing noticeably different about them compared to when I used another non-toxic liquid detergent.
The soapberries are imported from the Himalayas and are USDA Certified Organic. The formula is gentle enough to use on delicates, but still remove dirt and grease really well.
Buckaroo Organics Soapberry Suds not only cleans, but it naturally softens fabric (so you can ditch your chemical fabric softeners) and it won't pollute the water supply like toxic detergents do. The ingredients are so simple and hypoallergenic, so it won't bother sensitive skin or sniffers.
To compliment the Soapberries Suds, Buckaroo Organics also has wool dryer balls. You already know how much I love me some wool dryer balls!
Wool dryer balls are great to help dry your clothes faster and naturally soften them. If you like a gentle, non-toxic fragrance on your clothes, you can add a few drops of one of their organic essential oils to either the washing machine or directly on to the dryer balls.
Pick up just the detergent, a starter kit, or a bundle on their website. Take 20% off your order using the code laura20 through November 8th.
I am also giving away a laundry starter kit from Buckaroo Organics over on my instagram (@laurasnaturallife), be sure to enter over there if you are interested.