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Change The Way We Clean With Nature's Soap - The Soapberry


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Voyager

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$10,000.0

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USA

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Why Use Chemicals When You Can Use The Soapberry?

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Why use harmful chemicals, when we can use soap straight from nature?

For thousands of years, indigenous peoples of India and Taiwan didn’t clean with Pantene or Windex. They used nature’s purest soap, a little fruit called the Soapberry. With just a rub, it lathers up like regular soap, without the harsh chemicals that damage our health and the environment.

By the repeat process of boiling and filtering the soapberry, one can make a natural and effective extract that works just as good as any cleaning product, if not better.

The soapberry extract has a natural pH of 5.5, the same as your skin. So it doesn’t strip away your natural oils and dry up your skin like harsh commercial synthetics.

It can completely replace both personal and household cleaning products like soaps, shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergent, and etc. It's naturalness makes it a greener, safer, and more sustainable alternative for everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q315kdYxr9MThere are many wild soapberry trees and unused soapberries in Taiwan, India, and China. Our plan is to research soapberry rich regions and partner with local communities to harvest these soapberries in the fall. This way we create a healthy local economy that can sustainably supply the soapberries without needing to cut down forests or crop out farmlands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IITOW0qKGvY

These soapberries then can be transported to centralized processing center for extraction. We then use this extraction to make different commercialized natural products, turning everything into a self-sustainable and ever-growing cycle, eventually changing the way we clean!

Comments and Reply (25)


Guest

That will be a noble gesture Michael, to help young Kristeena out with a scholarship offering.

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Michael

To admin, If we win, we want to donate $1000 to Kristeena as scholarship, the little girl that also submitted a project!

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Corey

that is so kind of you!

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Michael

Hi there, thanks for liking the idea! The natural beauty market has been growing 20% year over year for the past 5 years following the footstep of the organic food market. It'd be an inevitable trend for people to seek truly quality and natural products, not just the ones they put in their mouth, but also the ones they use on their body. 99% of the surfactants (foaming agents) in cleansing products are synthetics, and Soapberry would be a very ideal way to replace them. Essentially, we won't force people to switch from liquid shampoo to raw Soapberries. Instead, we'll extract the Saponin (Soapberry's natural surfactant) from the Soapberries, and make natural products with it - a safe, gentle, and eco-friendly solution!

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Guest

I think your innovation has a broader implication with not just soaps but extracting the natural surfactant in its natural form and apply that into toothpaste and other consumer products with synthetic foaming agents will go a long way. Way to go Michael!

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Guest

Michael, great idea you’ve got over there. How do you plan on convincing people to transition from traditional soaps/cosmetics to your all natural form of soap?

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