It get its name because the fruit pulp is used to make soap. Soapnut berries have been used to make natural hair and body care products for centuries. The berries are rich in natural saponin (a safe and natural alternative to conventional soap), and they effectively cleanse and moisturise without disrupting the natural pH and oil balance of your skin.In India, they are known as reetha or ritha and used as a shampoo to prevent dandruff. In Indonesia, they are known as lerak klerek and used as a laundry wash to preserve the beautiful colours of batik clothing. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is used as a remedy for dry skin.
Soapnut Republic is made from all natural, 100% plant based ingredients that are safe on your skin, safe for your family and gentle on the environment. Here is a list of commonly found harmful chemicals which should be avoided in our daily life:BHA, BHT, Coal tar dyes: p-phenylenediamine, DEA-related ingredients, Dibutyl phthalate, Formaldehyde, Parabens, Parfum (a.k.a. fragrance), PEG compounds, Petrolatum, Siloxanes, Sodium laureth sulfate, Triclosan
All Soapnut Republic products, except Fruit & Vegetable wash, also contains Tea Tree Essential oil, which is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-virus.Feel free to search and read about multiple scholarly articles about Soapnut Berries in the web.