Soapnuts – Our Everyday Hero
Catching up on the 'Newest-Oldest'cleaning method in the Eco-friendly world, is the hero of all our products – Soapnuts / Indian Soap Berries. Grown from what is conventionally known as the 'Ritha Tree', it takes nine years for the first fruit to come through and then onwards yields nuts for the next ninety years. Surprisingly, we have been unaware that soapnuts is and was many household's favourite cleaning agent; both rural and urban, for many years. Be it laundry or cleaning with Soapnuts, Indians have always used them. Unfortunately, commercialization has fogged the presence of these magic nuts and their powers from us, and here we are unveiling the hero of all our products to you
Soapnut does not shy away from cleaning any surface. There is no secret, but it is truly a 'marvel of nature. It can only boast of its high quality and multiple and useful characteristics yet a humble and gentle nut on a tree. Inside the fruit's shell are extracts known as saponin, a natural and effective surfactant that rapidly reduces the surface tension of liquids and allows for easy flow throughout the water and the release of dirt, oils, and grime.
How are Soapnuts Harvested?
The golden-brown fluid extracted from soapnuts are harvested from trees that grow wild on the Himalayan slopes and deep forests in peninsular India. These locations are literally untouched by modern developments and inhabited by indigenous tribes with primordial lifestyles. Wild harvested soapnuts from these locations are free from chemical fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides and other synthetic agriculture inputs. BubbleNut Wash works directly with these women from the tribes and trains them ins sustainably harvesting, sorting, grading, drying and storing soapnuts in their habitat. BubbleNut Wash subsequently procures soapnuts from these women at 400-500 percent market prices, thus doubling their income and helping them fight malnutrition and starvation.
What can I do with Soapnuts?
Well soapnuts are a hundred per cent natural , organic and effective multi-purpose cleaner used for cleaning anything. It washes clothes, dishes, delicate fabrics, ornaments, works as household cleaner, and the list can go on.
Just because it is natural doesn't mean its weak, soapnuts can be powerful. Well, with great powers comes greater responsibility. The 'Nut' in Soapnut is allergen-free. Unlike other nuts that may cause allergies, Soapnut is actually a berry that is hypoallergenic and hence perfect people with sensitive skin, families with babies and pets.
With so many unbelievable benefits, we need to remind you that soap nuts are only useful if you start adopting them in your lifestyle. At BubbleNut Wash our endeavour has been to enable mindful consumers of the 21st century to adopt the ageless soapnut cleaning recipes into their lifesetyles in the most convenient ways.
Make sure you check our range of soapnut-based cleaning products here.
Even the most prominent villains, the most dangerous threats, have been defeated and put away for good but has chemicals and artificial agents', mother natures biggest threat, been abolished? Our earth provides us with soapnuts, her agents waiting for you to call upon them to defeat the long rand toxic rule of chemicals in our lives.
Finding a washing machine that automatically folds clothes may seem nearly impossible, but being aware of what you put inside the washing machine is definitely possible, and it starts with you.