Soapnuts: A Safer And Sustainable Soap
Soapnuts are the dried skin of a berry.
It naturally produce soap when mixed with water.
It is a safe and sustainable soap.
Watch how soap (or suds) are produced, simply by mixing soapnuts and water.
Soapnuts are the fruit pulp of the Sapindaceae family of trees, the same family as maple and lychee. This species includes Sapindus Mukorossi, Sapindus Rarak, etc. It grows natively and abundantly in China, India and Nepal. It is also commonly known as soap berry, wash nut or wash berry.
Image: Soapnuts as a fruit
Image: Soapnuts - dried fruit pulp
Soapnuts have traditionally been used for centuries by the Indians, the Indonesians and the Chinese.
Soapnuts used as anti-dandruff shampoo
In India, soapnuts are called ritha or reetha, and it is used to produced soap to be use as shampoo. This natural shampoo is gentle on the scalp and helps to remove dandruff.
Soapnuts used as laundry detergent
In Indonesia, soapnuts are known as lerak or klerek, and is used as a laundry detergent. It preserves colours of batik and also retains texture of clothing.
Soapnuts used as a natural remedy for skin conditions
In traditional Chinese medicine, soapnuts are known as wu huan zi 无患子, and is used as remedy for common skin conditions, like pimples, dry skin and even eczema.
Soapnuts are a safe and sustainable soap.
At Soapnut Republic, we use soapnuts to power all our personal care and home cleaning products. Soapnut berry extract is blended with plant based ingredients and essential oils, to create a safer, natural range of cleaning products.
NO to chemical alternatives
With the power of natural soapnuts, we can say no to harmful ingredients
NO SLS Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
NO SLES Sodium Laureth Sulphate
NO Artificial Colour
NO Artificial Fragrance
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