It's always great to hear your feedback when it comes to natural products. The response we have received from customers using their That Red House Organic Soapberries in particular has been amazing! It seems that everyone is loving this cost-effective, natural and easy to use alternative to mainstream laundry detergents! These Soapberries are actually harvested from the Sapindus Mukorossi tree native to Nepal. They are characterised by their shell which contains a high concentration of saponin. It's this saponin that gives Soapberries their incredible cleansing properties!
Still needing more reasons to try out these natural alternatives? Here are the top 10 reasons to use Soapberries!
1. They're Certified Organic!
That Red House Organic Soapberries are grown and harvested by local communities in the Himalayas. They are grown in an environment completely free of any nasty pesticides or fertilisers!
2. They're hypoallergenic!
If you or your kids have sensitive skin, then you will love these hypoallergenic Soapberries. Perfect for those with dry skin conditions, these berries clean without leaving a residue on your fabric so there is nothing left over to irritate the skin. According to That Red House, "dermatologists are recommending the use of soapberries as the first step in a treatment plan for patients suffering from a range of skin complaints".
3. They'll save you money!
Soapberries are seriously cost effective! They can be as little as Third of the price of mainstream detergents! Based on a 1kg bag, the cost per load is 11 cents, compared to the average supermarket laundry detergent which is approximately 52 cents. How amazing is that!
4. They're antibacterial and antifungal!
Soapberries are quite potent which gives them the ability to eliminate both bacteria and fungus from your general washing. It's also these antibacterial and antifungal properties that makes these berries such a versatile product. They can even be used to make a natural general household and multi-purpose cleaner.
5. You can say goodbye to fabric softeners!
Fabric softeners may sound good in theory, but they're actually a chemical mix that attaches to fabric to cover up residue left by mainstream detergents. These chemicals can then irritate the skin as they come into contact with the body. As Soapberries leave no residue, there's no need for fabric softeners at all! For a beautiful fragrance, add a few drops of one of the That Red House Laundry Tonics $19.95, to the small cotton wash bag.
6. They're grey water safe and compostable!
As Soapberries are all natural, the leftover water can be pumped straight into your garden! Soapberries are also 100% compostable, which is great news for avid gardeners. After your 5th load simple place them in your compost to break down naturally!
7. They're multi purpose!
Soapberries aren't just for cleaning clothes! To use your berries for other cleaning purposes, boil them in a pot of water. You can then use this water for any cleaning application! They're fantastic for use as a kitchen bench spray, bathroom cleaner of glass cleaner! The Soapberries liquid can even be used in your garden or to wash your pets.
8. They're ideal for cloth nappies!
As Soapberries leave no residue on nappies, they are gentle and non irritating on your baby's sensitive skin. You will also be able to reuse the nappies for longer without any build up of chemicals on the fabric!
9. They're truly raw and natural!
Soapberries disclose all of their ingredients and are completely raw and organic. Formulated without any harmful chemicals or additives, Soapberries are only made with one ingredient after all... berries! After being dried in the sun and de-seeded, these berries are all natural and ready to go.
10. They're fair trade!
That Red House Soapberries are fair trade approved! These berries are harvested by small himalayan communities that are some of the most remote and disadvantaged in the world. The working conditions, wellbeing and income involved in the Soapberries production is of high importance. The sale of these Soapberries also financially contribute to a charity producing food, health care, facilities and education to those working on the harvest and packing of the product.