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Why people think I'm nuts. (Hint: It's because I wash my clothes with them!)

So here's a thing: I've not washed my clothes with laundry detergent for over a year. Are you shocked? disgusted? I know Andy was when I first suggested the idea, but I ploughed ahead anyway (a bit of a trend, you will find!) and have not looked back. I originally found out about Tiger nuts - or soap nuts as they are typically called - through good old Pinterest (want to follow me? click here!) - a place I tend to find lots of my 'good ideas'. Intrigued by the idea that nuts could clean clothes, I began researching, and discovered lots of interesting facts! They have been used for a variety of cleaning throughout history, due to their soapy residue that forms when they get damp and rub toget