"After working for 5 years as an investment analyst in Delhi and Mumbai, I felt stifled by the typical urban lifestyle - food laden with chemicals, toxic air and environment. I quit my job to work as a full-time volunteer at an NGO, managing rural development projects in remote, untouched forest areas of India. It is in these villages that I saw how nature has given us all the means to take care of our needs. From food, to medicines to doing laundry, families in forest areas used local herbs, fruits and flowers to meet their needs, living in sync with nature.
I was particularly fascinated by one such fruit called 'Soapnut' which the tribal families used for their cleaning needs. I would watch the tribal children pluck a few fresh soapnuts from the trees, crush them with stone and add some water to create rich foam. They would then use them for washing their clothes, utensils and also getting a nice body-wash by the river stream.
As I moved to the UK to pursue my MBA at the University of Oxford, I decided to focus my energy on building a plan to create natural and safe detergents from soapnuts. Along with my batch mates and faculty at Oxford, I was able to create the blueprint for what is now BubbleNut Wash. We procure soapnuts or 'BubbleNuts' from over 100 tribal families in Karnataka, Odisha and the Himalayas at 4-5 time the market prices providing them with much-needed livelihood. I welcome you to join us in our mission.