Monday, September 1


My dear friend Bug has convinced me to buy some soapnuts. I've been tempted by them before, but regular laundry has been working for us. However our towels have been getting some lingering mildew, even after they're washed in hot water... a common problem in Vancouver, where there is so much rain. Apparently this may be partly because of detergent buildup, which the soapnuts may clear away. Here's hoping! In any case, you can also use soap nuts to make a very mild shampoo... and apparently there are myriad other uses. I'll report back with my experiences when they arrive.