Cheap Alternatives to Laundry Detergent | Sapling
Soap nuts contain saponin, which, according to Cornell University, are glycosides that lather like soap when agitated by water. Soap nuts can eliminate tough odors and keep your clothing soft. Tough stains such as blood may require a stain remover. Lemon juice or vinegar can be added to the wash, along with soap nuts, to keep colors bright.