Soap Nuts Processing in a glance


De-seeding of Soap Nuts


Packing of Soap Nuts

Lets put it simple. Soap Nuts are soaps that grow on trees.
Soap nuts are fruits that grow on trees. They are not 'nuts' actually. God knows why they are called Soap Nuts. They are found primarily in Nepal and some parts of India and China. We Nepalese, call it Reetha/Ritha. One thing you would want to note is that soap nuts from Nepal are the best ones. We are not saying this. Clients who've purchased soap nuts from us say this. Soap Nuts from Nepal are of Sapindus Mukorossi species and those from India are of Sapindus Trifoliatus species.


Ritha has been long used in Nepal and India for laundry purposes when chemical detergents did not exist. With the english name Soap Nuts / Soap Berries & or Wash nuts these fruits are gaining popularity in the European and American market.


Sapindus Mukorossi soap nuts are the best species available. The other one is Trifoliatus(Indian Soap Nuts) which does not contain Saponin as much as the Mukorossi ones. We are the leading export house from Nepal exporting Soap Nuts Shells to the international market. Our clients are mainy from: USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Greece, Latvia, Turkey and Israel.


Our Soap Nuts come from the Western Region of Nepal. Districts like Dang & Salyan are the major producers of Soap Nuts. We have collectors who are trained and approved for sustainable collection. There are pickers "the actual collectors" who collect (actually pick) the soap nuts from the trees and from the ground beneath the soap nut trees that falls when they are ripe. The collectors collect the soap nuts from the pickers on behalf of our company. The pickers are fairly paid for their hard work. After collection, the soap nuts are transported to our warehouse in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.


The soap nuts after its arival to our warehouse in Kathmandu undergous rigorous processing. All the processing however is manual and no chemicals are used. The soap nuts are first sorted out. The black ones, the small pieces and the soil (soil are stuck on the shells while they fall from the trees.) from the shells are removed. They are then sun dried to make sure that they are moist free. Then they are de-seeded using light wooden hammers as shown in the picture. After de-seeding, the soap nuts are again graded (sorted) to make sure only the best of shells are packaged. The black ones, small pieces and debris are removed so that you just get the shells. You don't want to pay for the debris, would you?


We pack the soap nuts according to your requirements. We pack them in 250g, 500g and 1 kg bags usually. We also package the soap nuts in Cotton Bags with your business information printed. We have private lableing service which will allow you to sell our soap nuts under your brand name. Please make sure you do let us know your packing requirements in detail because this is how your soap nuts will finally look like in the market. To know more about the packaging we offer, please get in touch with us.