Throwback Thursday

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I’m sure by now y’all know how enamored I am with soapberries. They’re like the more well-known soapnuts, but grown right here in the U.S. I’ve read that many native Americans and later European settlers used these soapberries as, well, SOAP.

But a couple of years ago I became aware that you could infuse water with these soapberries and make shampoo. Wait, SHAMPOO??

I’ve been using my own homemade soapberry shampoo ever since. It’s does a great job of cleaning, is gentle, natural, and leaves my hair feeling great. Plus there’s no plastic waste like there was when I was buying and using commercial shampoo. You know that makes my crunchy-green heart happy, y’all!

So to celebrate Throwback Thursday I’m sharing my soapberry success story. Check it out.

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2 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday

  1. Kathleen

    Do you grow them yourself or buy them? I’m trying to grow loofah and love the idea of growing my own “sponges” and soap!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      We have soapberry trees in a remote pasture where there used to be an old homestead decades ago. I harvest mine from there, but I understand you can buy them online as well? (I may even be offering them in my online store after harvest & drying them this year). I also purchased and planted a soapberry tree at our own homestead last fall, but they don’t produce until they’re 10 years old. So until then I’ll be traveling to the remote pasture to harvest. ~TxH~


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