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How are your Tree To Tub products made?

by Michael Koh

Have you ever wondered how your products are made?

 

Just like you, I am curious, and I want to take responsibility for the products I buy and use. It's true...you can change the world one purchase at a time!

 

Here, let me show you how your Tree To Tub products are made... 

 

 

1. Eco-Friendly Harvesting


soapberry, soap nut, harvest, farming


As a native species, the Soapberry tree can be found in many regions of southern, tropical Taiwan. Every fall, we partner with local farmers and harvest wild Soapberries in the eco-reserves and mountains. These Soapberries are essentially wild, so we never had to cut a single tree to crop out farm lands. And of course, no fertilizers or pesticides are needed.


Not only the Soapberry trees don't do any damage, they actually protect the environment! We work with the government environmental protection agency to plant Soapberry trees along the river banks to protect the areas from flooding. The deep roots of the Soapberry trees are also great at protecting precious soil against brutal typhoons. Planting Soapberry trees is a win-win!


2. Hand-Processing


soapberry, soap nut, harvest


After harvesting the soapberries we dry them under southern sun. To get them ready for extraction we must separate dark black seeds from brown fruit shells. While we use the saponin-rich shells for juicing, we make these beautiful meditation bracelets with the seeds. Yep, the only byproduct is sacred.


This entire process is supported by the ladies of the village, usually the wives of the farmers. To them, this is a great part-time gig where they get to make side income and hang out with friends at the same time!


3. Environmental Juicing


soapberry, soap nut, harvest


How do Soapberries turn into your shampoo, body wash, facial cleanser?

 

It's through a rather simple process.


Imagine this...you boil a pot of the Soapberries, then you use a strainer to filter out the organic debris. It's exactly that, but with a much bigger pot, a lot more Soapberries, and you repeat that for 8 times. 


Obviously, this juicing process produces zero toxins and pollutants. The best part is, the organic debris we filtered out are then donated to local farmers as organic fertilizer!


Fun Facts

  • There's only 1 harvest a year
  • A Soapberry tree takes 7 years to mature
  • A 250ml Soapberry product requires about 15 Soapberries

 

Unscented Ultra Gentle Body Wash pump bottle in front of its kraft box, with Soapberry nut, Aloe Vera, and Cucumber around it

If you want to learn more about our ingredients, products and company policies, check out our FAQ. We're also featured regularly in articles about the best sensitive skin and natural products. If you've already tried Tree to Tub, we'd love to hear your opinion, plus you'll receive a 15% shop wide discount code when you complete our survey! Better yet, why not join our ambassador program (aka the Free-Stuff-And-Exclusive-Offers-All-Year-Long Program) to take advantage of our biggest and best giveaways & promotions.

Comments

very interesting process to extract juice and unique product. Never heard of soapberries. excited to try a product.

JANET NEW

I absolutely LOVE your products!! The shower gel helps me with my skin condition issues. The only reason why I haven’t gotten a subscription yet is because I’m trying various products to see which ones I like the best. But you’ve got a customer for life!!

Carol Michelle Crisafi

I really like your products, but wish more were made without lavender essential oil. I am very sensitive to that particular scent.

Toni Hawkins

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