Soapnut Republic won two prestigious consumer-choice awards at Eco Design Fair 2018 in Shanghai

Soapnut Republic won two prestigious consumer-choice awards at Eco Design Fair 2018 in Shanghai

Natural home care brand Soapnut Republic won two prestigious consumer-choice awards at Eco Design Fair 2018 in Shanghai on October 21.

Eco Design Fair 2018

Soapnut Republic's founders, Australian Kim Gilliland and New Zealander Bobby Mitchell, were presented with the top prize for the event: The Shining Star Award for Most Outstanding Eco Impact.

Soapnut Republic Shining Star Award - Eco design fair

They also received the Eco Product Trailblazer Award for Best Eco Product / Innovation.

Soapnut Republic Eco Product Trailblazer - Eco Design Fair 2018

“We are thrilled and extremely proud to have been recognised by our industry peers and consumers as a company leading the field in the development of innovative natural products,” Kim said.

Kim Gilliland - Soapnut Republic Founder

Soapnut Republic products are powered by 100% natural soapnut berry extract, blended with the finest selection of essential oils, and plant and mineral ingredients from around the world.

“We're all about making products that are as safe, natural and effective as possible using the highest quality ingredients,” Kim explained.

“We have three young children, and we make every product with the safety of our own family in mind.”

Soapnut Republic Refill Programme - Eco Design Fair

 

Soapnut berry extract is 100% natural, non-toxic, biodegradable, allergen free, and extremely gentle on skin, fabrics and household surfaces. Its powerful cleaning properties enable outstanding results that other products can only achieve using toxic chemicals.

 

October 26, 2018
5 Tips to Wash and Clean Your Activewear for your Healthy Lifestyle

5 Tips to Wash and Clean Your Activewear for your Healthy Lifestyle

5 Tips to Wash and Clean Your Activewear for your Healthy Lifestyle

Here we offer five tips to keep your activewear looking and smelling great, and keeping up with your performance.

August 25, 2018
How to Save Dry Cleaning Money and Wash Silk Clothing At Home?

How to Save Dry Cleaning Money and Wash Silk Clothing At Home?

We all love wearing luxurious silks and other cool fabrics due to hot weather in Singapore and South East Asia, but washing silk clothing has always involved more than just the washing machine (!!).

how to wash silk properly 

Not knowing how to wash silk can result in far too many trips to the dry cleaners. This can be costly, but it is also important to be aware that traditional dry cleaners use Perchloroethylene (also known as PERC) which is recognised globally as toxic to human health and the environment.

Handwashing is by far the safest method for cleaning silk and most delicate fabrics. Here’s how to do it the non-toxic way with Soapnut Republic Wool, Cashmere and Silk Shampoo.

Hand wash with Soapnut Republic Delicate Wool and Silk Shampoo

Start by performing a water test on an inconspicuous area of your silk. Take a white cloth and wet the area. Gently press the area with the wet towel to see if any colour runs from the silk.

If the colour-fastness test was successful, the next step is to treat stains with Soapnut Republic Natural Stain Remover.

Remove visible stains with natural stain remover 

Then pour 50ml of Soapnut Republic Delicates Shampoo into a basin of cold water, and agitate the water with your hands to mix in the detergent.

Prepare wool cashmere and silk shampoo soak 

Submerge the fabric and give the garment a gentle stir before leaving it to soak for no more than five minutes.

Soak silk in wool cashmere silk shampoo solution 

Drain the water from the bowl, replace with clean water and rinse.

Once you have rinsed the silk, remove the silk from the bowl and lay flat on a towel. Roll the silk in the towel and gently press on the towel to absorb the water from the silk. Lay the silk out on a fresh towel and leave to dry flat.

Roll silk out on a dry towel 

If you choose to wash silk in a washing machine, make sure you do so on the “Delicates” setting. Also, place the item in a mesh washing bag to avoid snags and tears. 

Finally, when cleaning silk, always handle the material with care and avoid applying too much pressure as this can damage the silk.

Shop Soapnut Republic Wool, Cashmere and Silk Shampoo

Soapnut Republic Wool, Cashmere and Silk Shampoo is naturally gentle and softening on fabric. Our unique blend of pure soapnut extract combined with plant and mineral ingredients is perfect for cleaning and protecting silk, cashmere, wool and other delicate fabrics. Subtly fragranced with lemongrass and Australian Tea Tree essential oils, our non-toxic formula will help to prolong the life of your most delicate items.

July 28, 2018
Eat Safe with Soapnut Republic Fruit & Vegetable Wash

Eat Safe with Soapnut Republic Fruit & Vegetable Wash

Kim Gilliland, our Australian founder gets into the details of cleaning fruits and vegetables. Find out how she does it ... 
July 28, 2018
Children playing with bleach is not safe!

Children playing with bleach is not safe!

We don’t want our kids to accidentally chance upon that bottle of toxic liquid and end up hurting themselves, either by pouring it over themselves or (!!) drinking a gulp of the liquid. 
April 14, 2018
Can’t stand the smell of bleach? We too!

Can’t stand the smell of bleach? We too!

Cleaning your home does not require you to use bleach or chlorine which smells really bad and is also harmful to your health. Use a natural cleaning product that smells better and is non-toxic, to keep you and your family safe.
March 19, 2018
Smells Good, Feels Good Home Cleaning

Smells Good, Feels Good Home Cleaning

You had enough of bad smelling, chemical smelling cleaning products? Filled with artificial fragrances, the overpowering scent in these cleaning products are really harmful for you. So, why not switch to a natural cleaner that smells good and is safer for you.
March 19, 2018
The Safer Baby Bottle Washing Liquid

The Safer Baby Bottle Washing Liquid

Natural dish soap that do not contain chemicals are a safer alternative to well known brands of baby bottle washing liquid. Go natural, no SLS, no artificial fragrances, to keep your little one safer.
March 14, 2018
No Gloves Required for Dish Washing

No Gloves Required for Dish Washing

No gloves required, bare hands dish washing is possible if you use a natural and safe dish washing liquid, like Soapnut Republic Dish Soap, that does not cause dryness, redness and peeling of skin.
March 03, 2018
Pet Friendly Cleaning For Your Home

Pet Friendly Cleaning For Your Home

Keep your pets safe at home by avoiding bleach and harmful disinfectants. Switch to using natural and safe cleaning products that are not a skin irritant and do not cause allergies for your pets.
February 27, 2018