Laundry detergent is one of those products that you don’t really realize can harm the environment. And then Seepje comes along and changes the laundry detergent business forever. Seepje uses the peel of the Sapindus mukorossi fruit. Excuse me, rossi what? Yes, you heard right. Fruit peel in your washing machine. The peel comes from the ‘soapnuts’ that grow on the Sapindus tree (or washnut tree) and contain a natural soap that cleans well and has antibacterial properties. The locals in Nepal use the peel of this fruit for a long time already to wash their clothes. Here are all the advantages in a neat list (who doesn’t love lists, right?):
- Seepje is 100% plant-based, ergo good for the environment but also for your skin and clothes.
- Seepje is a fair trade product so it supports the Nepalese washnut tree farmers and the workers that process the peels.
- On top of all that goodness, Seepje is hand-packaged by people with mental or physical challenges.
If you think you need some time getting used to the idea of fruit peels in your washing machine, there is also a liquid version.