• Liquid Soapnuts

  • This is a revised recipe from the "open kettle" method to make soapnuts liquid.  If you are experienced with home canning it will be easy.  If not,  follow the directions carefully and you should have success.  It is easy to do.

  • 7-10 soapnuts broken into a clean sterile resealable jar.

  • Fill a quart jar with boiling water and place the lid on it.

  • A pickle or jam jar with a resealable lid works fine or if you have canning jars use those

  • Place the jar in the canner and process according to manufacturers instructions for 15 minutes at 10 pounds of pressure. **Use only canning jars if you use this method**
  • or.... 

  • Place the filled jar in a large pot filled with boiling water.  Make sure the jar is covered with water.   Bring it to a full boil and boil for 30 minutes.  Remove jar from boiling water and let cool.
  • or.....
  • Place 7-10 soapnuts in a clean glass quart jar with a resealable lid.  Fill with boiling water.  Place lid on securely.  Place in an oven preheated to 250*  Watch until the liquid starts to bubble and then time it for half an hour. Turn off oven and let cool a little.  Remove from oven.  
  • The  jars should seal and will keep indefinitely until you need to use it.

  • I make a canner load each time I make it and keep the jars with my canned goods.  When you open the jar you can strain out the soapnuts if you want to,  but I just leave them in the jar until the liquid is gone and then throw them in the compost or make them into paste.  

  • This is my favorite and most economical  way to use soapnuts!  Works out to about 10 cents to wash a load of laundry!  (purchased in the 100g size bag)
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