Would you eat off your home floor?

Would you eat off your home floor?

soapnut floor cleaner
Let me let you in on how we keep our home floor clean and safe, safe enough that even if food gets on the floor, it would be safe enough for you or your kids to eat it anyway.
An essential part of a clean home is to have a clean floor, whether it is the kitchen/toilet tiles or the wooden flooring in the rooms, the floor kinds of form the backbone of the home. Whether it is clean makes a huge difference in whether your home will feel inviting or not.
Soapnut Republic floor cleaner is made from natural soapnut berries extract to make cleaning safe, so no toxic fumes from chemicals in "pine scented floor cleaners". Eucalyptus essential oils are blended in not just for the refreshing smell, but also for the anti-insect properties. Tea tree oil is also included for antiseptic purposes to keep the home naturally clean and safe.
Before you actually wet wipe your floor, it is still important that you use a broom or a vacuum to thoroughly remove the dust, crumbs, or pieces of dirt. Only after doing so, should you whip out your mop or cloth to wet wipe the floor. Soapnut Republic floor cleaner is a concentrated liquid, so you only need a little mix into a pail of water for it to work its magic. (~10 ml to 5L or water)
Now that the floor is clean enough to eat off, lazing around on the floor would be just as natural. 
October 13, 2017
Spider-Man approved Glass Cleaner (Soapnut Republic)

Spider-Man approved Glass Cleaner (Soapnut Republic)

soapnut glass cleaner
Most of us would have grown up having watch our parents or helper use a bottle of blue liquid to clean the toilet mirror and the glass windows. Well, in case you did not know, Mr Blue contained a boat load of chemicals that are absolutely bad for your health, especially the chemical fumes that diffuses into the air whilst you clean. These chemicals include Sodium Hydroxide, and bleach. 
So, let’s not poison Mr Spidey with toxic chemicals as he swings from building to building’s glass facade, saving the world. 
Soapnut Republic Glass Cleaner is an effective natural glass cleaner. With a unique formulation that includes natural soapnut berry extract (plain old soap) and some tea tree oil, it provides a squeaky clean treatment to glass surfaces, absolutely streak free. Works on all glass surfaces including mirrors, windows, shower screens, table tops and cabinetry, and chrome finishes such as tap ware.
To clean, spray glass cleaner onto surface, and use a lint-free cloth to wipe clean. (To go traditional, a piece of old newspaper can also be used to wipe the surface clean). 
Remember that effective cleaning does not require strong chemicals (typically harmful) and there are natural and safe alternatives you can use. 
October 06, 2017
Cleaning your home as simple as having tequila shots

Cleaning your home as simple as having tequila shots

soapnut home cleaning breeze
Most of us would admit that cleaning is hard work, and on a beautiful, bright Saturday morning, the idea of spending hours at home cleaning up definitely doesn't stack up to a nice brunch with coffee.
So, then begs the question of how can we escape the mundane, tiresome chore of cleaning?
Well, the best thing we can do it to slice up cleaning into iteratively small (bite-size) actions that can be done as we go about our every day life. Just like having a vodka shot (or tequila, if that suits your taste more). 
Quick and simple.
Here's some tips ...
Wipe off surfaces immediately ... this applies to all situations at home and all scenarios.
While you prepare ingredients for meals, wipe off any dirt immediately after
While you cook, wipe off any spills immediately after
After a meal, wipe off the table and chairs immediately after
Soap & clean stains immediately ...
Spilled a glass of wine on your carpet or sofa? Apply Soapnut Republic natural stain remover and run gently with a damp cloth
Your kids left a marker stain on your blouse? Spray a natural stain remover and rub gently, finish off with a little liquid laundry on the stubborn spot. Wash.
Breakfast in bed, and the coffee spilt? Stain remover to the rescue again. Spray, rub and soak. Wash.
Don’t pile, wash the laundry … 
Don’t let dirty clothes pile up for days and weeks (?!),  every time you get a full load, start washing. Then you will never be overwhelmed by a full day of laundry.
Once a day trick for some places …
Coffee machine, wipe down and dry after use
Fruit juicer, wash and rinse and dry after use
Toilet wash basin, wipe and dry after use
Bath tub, rinse and wash after a shower
Car, wipe or clean your window after a rain shower
You’re getting the drill!
The idea is not to let dirt build up over time making it more difficult to clean or remove a stain. Break down cleaning into little steps and weave them into your every day life. It will make your home cleaner and you a happier (possibly, more sane) person too.
About Soapnut Republic
Soap that grows on trees, Soapnut Berries (Sapindus), are finally in a convenient and ready to use format in Soapnut Republic Personal and Home Care products, which are extremely effective, completely safe, non-toxic, allergen free and biodegradable. Our key surfactant ingredient is natural soapnut berry extract, which we blend with the finest selection of essential oils, and plant and mineral ingredients from around the world.
September 29, 2017
What if Snow White had use Soapnut Republic Fruit & Vegetable Wash on that fateful apple?

What if Snow White had use Soapnut Republic Fruit & Vegetable Wash on that fateful apple?

soapnut fruit vegetable wash apple
Yes, we know our fairy tales 😃
Undoubtedly, Soapnut Republic Fruit & Vegetable wash would not have any impact on that apple, which had been magically infused with poison by the evil stepmom / Queen. 
But, I digress … 
Let’s get back to the main topic at hand: Why do we need a fruit & vegetable wash?
Agriculture (i.e. farming) has come a long long way from the old kampong (country side) days where mostly natural fertilisers (i.e. farm animals’ poo poo) are used to provide nutrients to the fruits and vegetables. Additionally, farmers then were more hands on in bending over to manually prune the leaves, and remove the pests and weeds. These days, in the name of industrialisation and mass production, many farms use commercial fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides, and these chemicals are harmful. (Stop for a minute to think about how these are used to kill insects and weeds, in small amounts they might not matter, but the chemicals add up in your body as you consumer over the years.)
These chemicals are typically oil based and linger on the surfaces fruits and vegetables. Certain fruits (the pretty and delicate ones) are the kinds that require the most pesticides to grow and also have the most chemicals lingering on them. These include my daughters favourite fruit - strawberries - and others like grapes, cherries, etc. Leaves of vegetables are also sprayed on to prevent the worms from having their feast, so be sure not to have your feast of vege and chemicals at the same time. Special mention also for broccoli here a pesticide/preservative is sprayed on to the flower, and simple boiling does not remove the chemical. A decent fruit and vegetable wash, that is able to dissolve oil based pesticides, etc is required to thoroughly clean a broccoli. 
(Go ahead and try it yourself: drip water onto the flower head of a broccoli and watch the water droplets flow off the broccoli without even making it damp. Then, spray some Soapnut Republic Fruit & Vegetable wash on the flower head and gently run with your hands. Rinse off, and this time you will notice that the water seeps into the broccoli. The oil based pesticide/preservative have been effectively washed off)
How do I wash my fruits and vegetables properly?
For fruits, place in basin and first rinse with water, then spray some Soapnut Republic Fruit & Vegetable wash, and add some water to cover the surfaces of the fruit. Soak for about a minute then gently rub the surfaces of the fruit. You may use a soft brush for apples, pears to also remove the wax on the skin. For strawberries, cherries, etc, simply swirl the basin gently and wash off. Make a final rinse and you are done.
For vegetables, peel/pluck your vegetables and place in a basin. Do 1 round of rinse, then spray on Soapnut Republic Fruit & Vegetable wash and add water to soak for a minute. Next pour away the water and soap, and make 1 final rinse. Done.
I buy organic vegetables, do I still need a fruit and vegetable wash?
Organic is typically refers only to the process of growing the fruit/vegetables with natural ingredients. No chemicals should have been used in the process. However, during the packaging and the transportation, it is very difficult to provide a truly “pure” environment where there are no contaminants. Think about the exhaust fumes that settles on the fruit during transportation. To be on the safe side, I clean my fruits and vegetables even when I buy organic, but its entirely your choice. 😃
Shop Soapnut republic Fruit & Vegetable wash
About Soapnut Republic
Soap that grows on trees, Soapnut Berries (Sapindus), are finally in a convenient and ready to use format in Soapnut Republic Personal and Home Care products, which are extremely effective, completely safe, non-toxic, allergen free and biodegradable. Our key surfactant ingredient is natural soapnut berry extract, which we blend with the finest selection of essential oils, and plant and mineral ingredients from around the world.
September 22, 2017
Cream Cleanser: The Iron Man of Home Cleaning

Cream Cleanser: The Iron Man of Home Cleaning

soapnut cream cleanser hob
Grimy kitchen tops, sooty kettles and pots, greying white tiles, and all sorts of really tough and tricky surfaces can be a nightmare to clean. We asked home cleaning experts how they typically go about attacking these and they almost unanimously agree that the cream cleanser will do the job.
Tough on grime and oil this little milky wonder is indeed the Iron Man of Home Cleaning.
In your kitchen,
Use it on kitchen stoves, the hobs and nobs, the sink and even pots and pans, etc.
In your bathroom, 
Use it on the taps, the shower hose, the bath tub, the edges of the bathtub, and even your shower curtain, etc.
In your living room,
Use it on the light switches, vases, the floor tiles, marble tables, etc.
In your garage/balcony,
Use it on the clothes rack, the window seals, the floor tiles, etc.
The list goes on for how you can effectively clean with this creamy wonder.
Want to know the secret sauce for Soapnut Republic Cream Cleanser?
A high concentration of Soapnut Berry extract, which is a natural surfactant that is tough on stains. 
Calcium Carbonate, a natural mineral to give it its soft abrasive cleaning effect.
Tea tree essential oil that it antiseptic helping you to clean and disinfect.
Sweet orange essential oil that leaves that lingering fresh aroma that is uplifting and a reminder that your home is sparkling, naturally clean.
So, don't wait to get your Iron Man of Home Cleaning here: Cream Cleanser
September 08, 2017
Benefits of lemongrass in your laundry

Benefits of lemongrass in your laundry

soapnut liquid laundry lemongrass

Lemongrass is very popular in South East Asia, typically used as an essential oil to diffuse around the home to give a sense of peace, balance and harmony. Also used as a massage oil to soothe those aching muscles.

Do you know that lemongrass has much more benefits?
Let me share with you & also let you in on why lemongrass essential oil has been infused into Soapnut Republic Liquid Laundry.

Benefits of lemongrass

  1. Large source of vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C) and minerals (potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, zinc, and iron), hence, has high nutritional value
  2. Contains antioxidants - you know what that means :)
  3. Possesses anti-hyperlipidemic and anti-hypercholesterolemic properties, which means its great for reducing cholesterol.
  4. Has anti-inflammatory properties which helps in stomach disorders
  5. Great for flu and nasal blockages, since it is rich with Vit C (proven, my Husband takes lemongrass tea whenever a cold strikes)
  6. Main component is lemonal or citrate which has anti-fungal and antimicrobial qualities, so great for treating infections (yeast, athlete's foot, etc)

The list actually goes on, but let's turn our attention to why lemongrass is suitable and is great in laundry cleaning?

Antimicrobial
Gets rid of bacteria naturally, yes, naturally. Don't use chemical anti-septic as these are harmful to your body.

Antifungal
Singapore is hot, but it is also damp and humid, so clothing is also prone to mould and fungus. Lemongrass is anti fungal and will keep your clothing fresh.

Calming effect
Fresh scent of lemonal (lemongrass) on your clothing can lift spirits and calm nerves. Feel good every time you put on your clothes. :)

Finally, we all wear clothes all (most) of the time, so we cannot stress the importance of not using harmful chemicals on our clothes as it is in constant contact with our skin. Traditional laundry liquid are filled with chemicals that are harmful to breathe in and also harmful to the skin. Soapnut Republic Laundry Liquid is made of 100% natural soapnut berry extracts, infused with pure lemongrass essential oil. It is as natural as it gets, non toxic, allergen free and biodegradable.

Shop Soapnut Republic Liquid Laundry here.

July 27, 2017
10 ways to use a Multi Purpose Spray

10 ways to use a Multi Purpose Spray

soapnut multi-purpose spray

A multi purpose spray is the most versatile cleaning agent for your home. Tough on stains, yet soft on your skin. It is suitable for a wide variety of cleaning. In this post, we share the top 10 ways to clean with a multi purpose spray.

  1. Clean hard surfaces throughout the home, such as living room furniture, kitchen tables and bench tops, and bathroom surfaces. Spray on surface and wipe clean with damp cloth
  2. Get rid of dirty marks off walls. Spray on wall, wipe away with damp cloth
  3. Remove mould. Spray onto surface and wipe
  4. Clean fabric furniture. Removes surface marks such as food & drink stains, including wine and crayons. Spray onto surface, blot out mark with wet cloth.
  5. Clean carpets. Removes food & drink stains. Spray onto carpet, blot out mark with wet cloth.
  6. Clean children's toys. Spray on cloth and wipe toys down. Non toxic and allergen free keeps childrens safe.
  7. Clean air conditioning unit. Wash out the dust, then spray on filter and wipe.
  8. Clean pet equipment. Wash and spray on surfaces and wipe clean. Vegan and cruelty free by PETA to keep furry friends safe.
  9. Clean shoes and sandals (mainly water proof materials, i.e. crocs, or cloth material, i.e. canvas). Spray on surface and wipe with wet cloth.
  10. Clean door knobs and handles. Spray and wipe with damp cloth. (We touch these so often, but fail to clean it often enough.)

Shop Soapnut Republic Multi Purpose Spray now.

July 20, 2017