Our most important contribution to our products is the selection of raw materials of the highest quality, and through certifications secure materials which combined can create an organic product to you.
Organic soapberries are a natural, 100% vegan product and is created as a tribute to natures unused and often forgotten resources, but also as an uproar against current use of present-day chemical-based laundry detergents.
One of our core responsibilities at Cocoon Company is to secure a socially responsible and sustainable production with a responsible use of available resources, all the way from harvesting the berries to your washing machine.
ORGANIC SOAPBERRIES 500 GRAM – NATURE’S OWN LAUNDRY DETERGENT
Organic soapberries from Cocoon Company is the most natural alternative compared to regular chemical-based laundry detergents, thereby also being incredibly gentle towards nature and your economy. Soapberries are an organic, vegan, allergy friendly and 100% natural washing detergent, which are usable from laundry, dish washing and cleaning, to shampoo, hand soap and barber foam – and naturally, is biologically degradable. Soapberries are incredibly effective and highly gentle. With soapberries will you be certain that your laundry is fresh and clean and the mildness in the soap will make sure to maintain the colours and structure in your clothes for longer time. The soapberries can be used to all piece goods like silk, wool and kapok among others. Hence, if you are looking for a natural, environmentally friendly and coincidentally cheap laundry detergent – then the soapberries are exactly what you have been waiting for. This bag contains 500 grams and are for those who wants to change their regular laundry detergent with soapberries. Soapberries are also available in 250 gram bags and 1 kg bags. The perfect size in case you already have tried it before and want to have for a longer time!
BERRIES WITH SOAP IN THEM … HOW DOES THAT WORK?
The soapberry from Sapindus Mukorossi contains from nature an organic substance called Saponin, which is a natural antibacterial substance with the capability to dissolve and remove dirt on surfaces. Saponin is available in many fruits and vegetables (e.g. chickpeas) and protects the fruit from being eaten by insects. Regular laundry detergent also contains surface substances or surfactants. However, these are often synthetically produced and contains environmental-damaging and non-biodegradable chemicals in order to effectively removes stains from textiles and surfaces.
Consumer council TÆNK has written an article regarding the allergy causing and environmentally damaging chemicals, which regular chemical-based laundry detergents contain. They point at preservatives, colours and calcium binding agents (e.g. phosphate), which is problematic for the environment when they are being disposed as sewage. They also point at modern laundry detergents use of optical bleaches or bleaches, which cleanses the clothing and makes it look cleaner. However, these are also damaging chemicals for the environment, are difficult to decompose and may give skin irritation for some.
Then what about soapberries?
In these natural laundry detergents inhibits Saponin the surface tension in the water. Thereby releasing the dirt on the surface and let the water clean the surface in a natural and environmentally-friendly way. The soap is released from the berry when soften in water. Opposite to regular laundry detergents, which are also rougher on clothes, it is not necessary to add softener. Not only do you avoid the chemicals, but you also completely avoid environmentally-damaging products such as softeners.
The soapberries do not add a scent to your laundry but will have a scent of cleanliness. If it is desired to add a scent to the laundry, then it is completely optimal to add essential oil extracts. Choose among our Eucalyptus oil, which adds your laundry a fresh scent of Eucalyptus, and our Citronella oil, which adds your laundry a nice scent of citrus. Just add a couple of drops in the bag with soapberries, or a little water, which is added in the tray for laundry detergents.