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5 Reasons Why You Should Switch out Commercial Soap for Soapberry

by Michael Koh

Commercial shampoo and body wash are essentially detergents created with harsh synthetics, and we expose ourselves to these chemicals everyday when we shower, bathe, and wash our hands.


For thousands of years, people of India, Nepal, and Taiwan have been using a single berry to cleanse. Called the soapberry or soapnut, the name takes after its function as nature’s soap. The fruit that this tree bears is the Holy Grail all natural soap. The soapberry releases saponin (natural soap) after a little rub with water.

Here are 5 reasons why making the switch from regular chemical ridden soaps to soapberry should be a no-brainer.

1. 100% Natural.
We are talking unprocessed and unaltered - soap fallen straight from a tree. In this modern day, who would have thought that nature could provide soap? Rub a single berry between your hands, and feel the natural lather form in your palms.

2. Earth friendly.
Artificial bubbles are washed down through our drainpipes and enter our eco-system. However, these berries are 100% biodegradable, so no soapsuds swamping and upsetting our home planet.

3. Multi-functional soap.
Soapberry is a multi-use all natural soap that seems to have an endless number of uses from hair and skin remedies, face wash, and even as a laundry detergent. With its natural antibacterial properties, it’s great for removing odors while simultaneously providing a gentle, chemical-free cleanse.

4. Gentle on skin and hair.
Soapberries are hypoallergenic meaning it’s safe for your sensitive skin. Contrary to its alternative name, “soap nut” it is actually a fruit so it’s nut-allergy safe. With a pH-balance of 5.5, it is the same as your skin and will protect your skin’s natural oils. No dryness, and many even opt out lotion and conditioners, leaving skin and hair smooth and soft.

5. No Animal Testing.
As nature’s plant-based soap without the chemical additives, no animal exploitation is involved to test whether it is safe for humans.


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