WashChestnut dried chestnut crumbs 600g


Estonian horsechestnut dried crumbs for laundry. Lower your ecological footprint with a 100% natural alternative to remotely exported soap nuts and laundry detergents.

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Product description

  • Free of parabens and fragrances
  • Made only with organic ingredients – chestnuts are not sprayed with pesticides or toxins.
  • Suitable for people with delicate and sensitive skin.
  • Suitable for all fabric types, ideal for washing wool and silk.
  • Proper for both manual and machine washing.
  • Suitable for washing white and colored laundry.
  • It is not necessary to use a laundry detergent when washing with chestnuts.  
  • Your clean laundry will be soft and fluffy and smells like “nature”.
  • Picked by hand from the pure Estonian nature.


Horsechestnut as a laundry detergent

Horse chestnuts belong to the same family as soap nuts and about 2,000 other species. Horse chestnuts, like soap nuts, contain saponins, that begin to be released at about 30 degrees.  
Saponin is a eco laundry detergent that does not cause irritation and works just as effectively as chemical-filled washing powders. The WashChestnut team has grated the chestnuts very small, which means that the maximum amount of saponins is released from the chestnuts during the washing of the laundry. Horse chestnuts are picked by hand from Estonia, crushed and dried under controlled conditions. It is a handicraft product.

600 g – for about 20 washes

European horsechestnut

The package contains two cotton wash bags.

Handmade in Estonia.

• Put 30 g (one handful) of chestnut crumbs in a sachet – suitable for light washing of 8 kg of clothes, for more soiled clothes use more crumbs (60 g).
• Tie a strong knot to the sachet.
• Keep the sachet in hot water for 10 minutes.
• Put the sachet with water in the washing machine on clothes. Soaking water can be added on top of the laundry or in the detergent drawer.
• The product comes with a reusable sachet to be used when washing with chestnuts.
• You can use essential oils for perfuming. Just one drop is enough.
• For white clothes, use natural bleach in addition from time to time.
• Suitable for washing at 30° – 60°.
• We recommend to dry your laundry outdoors and in the sun.
• After use, compost the chestnut crumbs and dry the sachet

The crumbs are for single use and are not intended for stubborn stains.

Tip! You can turn the crumbs into a detergent. Pour 400 ml of hot water into the sachet, soak for 30 minutes and drain. Use 200 ml at a time, store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

The DIY detergent from chestnut crumbs can be used for washing your body, hair, pets, dishes but also in the dishwasher and to clean gold and silver jewellery.

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