What are Soapnuts?
Soapnuts are berries that grow on trees, after they ripen and dry up, the berries creates soap naturally when mixed with water.
Soapnuts, known as reetha in India, have been used for centuries by Indians to wash their hair, to strengthen their hair and prevent dandruff. In Indonesia, soapnuts are known as Lerak Klerek, and is used for washing their clothes, especially batik clothing as it helps preserve the colours of clothing. In Chinese traditional medicine, it is use to treat dry skin and other skin allergies, including eczema.
At Soapnut Republic, we have taken this wonderful berry that creates soap naturally and is absolutely safe for the skin to produce a range of personal care and home cleaning products that is extremely effective and safe for you.
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About Soapnut Republic
Soapnut Republic home care products are non-toxic, allergen free and biodegradable. They are completely safe to use, and they enable outstanding cleaning results that other brands only achieve with toxic chemicals.
Our unique formulations blend natural Sapindus mukorossi (soapnut berry) extract with high quality plant and mineral ingredients, and pure essential oils. Soapnut berries grow organically on trees in remote China, Nepal, India and South America where have been used for centuries for cleaning and in natural skin remedies.
Soapnut Republic is proudly owned and operated by New Zealander Bobby Mitchell and Australian Kim Gilliland. Every product we produce is designed and extensively tested with the safety of our own three young daughters in mind.