When the founders of Soapnut Republic, Bobby Mitchell and Kim Gilliland, were expecting their first child, they were concerned about the environment in which their child was going to grow up in, including their home environment.
Bobby had accidentally swallowed household cleaner when he was a child in New Zealand, so he wanted a chemical-free home for their baby.
He set to work inventing a modern home cleaning range using 100% natural Sapindus Mukorossi (soapnut berry) extract blended with the finest selection of pure essential oils, and plant and mineral ingredients. Soapnuts have been used for cleaning textiles and hair as well as treating skin conditions by Chinese, Indian and Native American societies for centuries. Their signature soapnut berry extract is non-toxic, biodegradable, allergen free and extremely gentle on skin, clothing and household surfaces. Its powerful cleaning properties enable outstanding results that other products achieve by using toxic chemicals.
The business has grown since Soapnut Republic’s humble beginnings, and so has the Mitchell family, with three young daughters who’s health and safety provides constant inspiration.
“ We all want clean homes, but it’s important to consider the possible compromise on your health if you are using toxic chemical products. Our bodies absorb toxic chemicals like a sponge. I think it’s important to know exactly what’s in the products you are using, and to be confident that there are no possible health risks.
With Soapnut Republic, there is no compromise. Our products clean exceptionally well, yet they are completely safe for the people using them and the environment too. ”
Bobby Mitchell & Kim Gilliland, Co-founders