I am wondering if anyone on here uses soap nuts. If you do, what do you think of them? We're getting closer to the end of our big jug of Gain we got a year ago at Costco, and I'd like to get using something with less chemicals and still inexpensive. Apparently the soap nuts can be used not only for laundry but made into dish soap, shampoo and other cleaners which would be handy. There is a market around here where someone sells them. I haven't been, but I stumbled upon their website yesterday. They offer wholesale deals, the smallest deal of which is 5kg (up to 20kg or contact them for more). Their 250g bag does about 120 loads, so about 2400 loads with the 5 kilos. 5 kilos is $115. They are supposed to have an "endless" shelf-life, you just want to keep moisture out of them. It seems like a good deal for what we want. Anyone tried 'em?