Soapnut Republic manufactures a range of natural home cleaning products under the brand name Home Tonics. The company proudly is owned and operated by New Zealander Bobby Mitchell and Australian Kim Gilliland who are based in Shanghai with their young daughter Tara.
The key ingredient in all of our Home Tonics formulations is the traditional Chinese Soapnut Berry (无患子 WuHuanZi), which was used by the Chinese for thousands of years to wash silk and heal skin ailments. Some of the benefits of using soapnuts include:
· They are 100% natural and biodegradable – no harmful ingredients
· They are a renewable resource and organically grown
· They are 100% non-toxic and naturally hypoallergenic
· They are extremely gentle – their mild nature won’t damage skin, household surfaces or delicate clothing
· They naturally soften fabric – no fabric softener required!
· Soapnuts don’t produce suds – less rinsing required, saving water and energy
· They are dishwasher and washing machine friendly – no suds are perfect for both traditional and high-efficiency machines
· They are antimicrobial, which means they actually clean our septic and grey-water systems
· They are not actually nuts (they are berries) – totally safe for people with nut allergies
We’ve combined the natural surfactant properties of the Chinese Soapnut Berry with many imported natural ingredients that were used by our grandmothers and their mothers in the West for safe and effective home cleaning (including vinegars, baking soda, washing soda and natural essential oils).
You’ll often read about companies whose products are “naturally derived”, “plant based” or “sourced from nature”. At Soapnut Republic we’ve taken it a step further and we can guarantee that our main surfactant ingredient is ENTIRELY natural, and not just synthesized from something that was once natural. We can guarantee the quality of our surfactant ingredient because we’ve extracted the liquid from Soapnut Berries ourselves here in China.
At Soapnut Republic, we’re truly committed to ensuring that we are making THE MOST NATURAL home cleaning products available, and that our Home Tonics range is the number one choice for consumers who are serious about using the most safe, natural and effective products in their homes.