• Nature's Soap
  • Used as natural anti-dandruff shampoo in India
  • Used as natural laundry detergent in Indonesia
  • Used as natural skin remedy in Chinese medicine

What are soapnuts?

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 nature's soap is produced

Just mix soapnuts with water, and SHAKE!

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.

Soapnut fruit

Image: Soapnuts as a fruit

Soapnuts by Soapnut Republic

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 Parabens
  • NO Phthalates
  • NO Ammonia
  • NO Chlorine
  • NO Triclosan
  • NO Formaldehyde
  • NO Artificial Colour
  • NO Artificial Fragrance
  • NO Palm Oil or Derivatives

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February 23, 2020 — Fionna Lee