I ordered Soap Nuts. Laugh if you will, but my arms and legs are all broken out and itchy from my damn detergent. I usually use All Free, but I ran out, so I used a TINY bit of regular All, and now my arms and legs are a total mess. I have contact dermatitis everywhere.
I'm beginning to think that maybe All Free isn't exactly "free" either because when I did use it, I still couldn't get rid of this dermatitis. It was much, much better but it still didn't clear up completely. Hopefully getting away from soap all together will be good. I can't even use soap on my body because it burns like hell. Plus the soap dries the skin out, making it even itchiER. Ugh. I've tried EVERYTHING with my skin, so I think it best to eliminate the soap. Calomine lotion seems to be the only thing I can use that doesn't irritate the veins in my legs. I guess anything like cortisone is just too harsh.
Unfortunately the Soapberry seems to grow best in California, otherwise I'd plant my own doggone tree.