Sometimes fate leads you on an unintended path. Such is the case with Nature First founders Justine Potashnik and Noel Graupner who discovered the soap berry in India while dying fabrics. They were looking for a detergent that wouldn’t harm the dye or the fabric they were using and discovered the local tradition of using soap berries from the Sapindus mukorossi tree which are used in India, Nepal, China, Japan and by Native Americans to clean homes, fabric, bodies and hair for thousands of years. They are hypoallergenic, pH balanced and all natural.
In 2008 a German study found soap berries to be as effective as chemical surfactants (soaping agents) in detergent applications. In fact, less soap berry saponins were needed to achieve the same level of clean – just 1.5% of the formula compared to 14.7% of synthetic surfactants! You can use it on any kind of fabric: cotton, silk, wool, linen, cashmere, and technical fabrics.
And the packaging is completely biodegradable after 89 days and will leave your laundry water safe to water your plants with so there is no chemical fun off.