"Going nuts for Soap"

By KBJR News 1

August 4, 2010 Updated Aug 4, 2010 at 3:16 PM CDT

Posted by Jeff Edmondson

We all know that money does not grow on trees, but what about soap?

In this weeks "Your Green Life" Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson a look at soap nuts.

Imagine being able to wash your hair and dishes with the same soap, while not damaging the environment.

"Cleaning your kitchen, washing your windows, in your dishwasher, washing dishes in your sink by hand. You can use it for pet shampoo", says Melonie Turnboon.

Soap nuts are actually a fruit. They grow from the Mukorossi tree from Northern India and Nepal, and the soap is called sapinan. The Northland's climate is too harsh for these
These soap nuts are just like other organic matter; they will break down in the environment and cause no–ill effects to plants or animals. In addition, they are also very economical.

"The large bag size is $20 and they will do 200 loads of laundry, that breaks down to ten cents a load", said Melonie.

And if you want to compare that to traditional powder or liquid detergents, you will spend less than half as much for each load of laundry.

"I have been using them for four months and in the four months I have been using them, I have told everybody that I have been using them, and my husband tells them. My wife has gone nuts!", said Melonie.

And once you try them, you may find yourself going nuts for soap nuts. In Meadowlands, I'm Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson, The Northlands NewsCenter

To purchase Soap Nuts you can visit the closest vendor's website at www.superiorsoapnuts.com

They are located near Thunder Bay Ontario, CA.