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SOAPNUTS

Soapnuts are called Indian Soap Berries. Soapnuts are natural detergents. Soapnuts have been known and used for centuries. Soapnuts are the fruits of a small tree called Sapindus Mukorossi, native of the Himalayas and the mountainous region between India and Nepal. Soapnuts are the husk from soapberry nuts. Soapnut shells contain a natural cleaning agent called saponin far superior and environment friendly.

Saponin in soapnuts is a 100% organic substitute to chemically made laundry and cleaning products. The best thing is that it can be a substitute for many synthetic cleaning products made with Sodium Laureth Sulphates. Sapindus Mukorossi tree grows in a wild environment, mainly in the Himalayan foothills between India and Nepal. It doesn’t need fertile soil to flourish, and as it grows in hard environmental conditions it also protects its native areas from the risk of erosion. It is resilient to diseases and doesn’t need any fertilizer or chemical pesticides. Soapberry nuts, are harvested by local populations and they provide a great source of financial sustainment for local communities, that pick up the berries after they ripen and fall to the ground. The seed is removed from the shell and dried in the sun without any chemical or synthetic agents. The soapnuts are not treated in any way and what you get is a 100% natural, un-modified product.

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