Natural- soapnut with bioenzyme, uses and process of making
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Bring into mainstream use of natural and indigenous traditional products
Choose 'Cradle to Cradle' product life cycle and alter End of life > nothing goes to landfill -> Switch our
living and Consumption patterns to work with Earth's cycle.
To this day ONLY natural resins and natural soaps such as Soapnuts and Shikakai are used in rituals and
ceremonies. Have you ever wondered why? If they are sacred, what stops us from treating our Bodies
the same using natural things to enhance life-force in our lives rather than depleting it and then
struggling with other practices to increase our lifeforce or Praana?
PraanaPoorna natural products include natural cleaners, shampoo, laundry wash, chimney n oven
cleaner and wood ash for ceramic and steel surfaces.
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Skin butter made with beeswax, coconut oil and Frankincense. Sacred healing anti-ageing traditional
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PraanaPoorna Natural cleaners
Natural cleaners work with the Earth's regeneration process thus reducing conflict with Earth and
other living beings co-habiting this ecosystem and bringing abundance of life-force into our lives.
Using combination of soapnut, shikakai with bioenzyme and woodash we can replace all the chemical
cleaners used at home. These natural cleaners are so full of life we can feel them interacting with our
● Bio-enzyme breaks down the grime rather than burning it like chemical cleaners do.
● The wastewater that leaves our home and joins water bodies will add to the food pyramid because
of live microorganisms present in it. It does not deplete oxygen in water bodies.
● washing with soapnuts consumes lesser water.
● Lakes and streams need not froth and choke as these cleaners work with Earth’s natural
Uses of bioenzyme
1. Accelerator in composting or bio-digestor process.
2. Ceramic, steel surface grease and grime remover (bathroom or Chimney cleaning)
3. Toilet cleaner
Uses of soapnut liquid
1. Filter and use the liquid directly as shampoo or handwash. The first filter is very strong and works well to
wash off grease or oil.
2. Use 100 ml for 5 kg load in the washing machine. Use depending on the volume of soiled clothes. This works
best with hot water.
3. Dilute and use as required as floor cleaner to replace all the other chemical soap needs.
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4. Apply on cuffs and collars after wetting clothes in hot water, scrub within 5 minutes. Do not let it dry, it could
5. Use directly to clean all plastic food containers including Tupperware.
Refill the container with water and use the water solution within 3 days. The soapnut can be reused until it
stops lathering, then composted. The seeds can be made into seedlings.
Some other uses of Soapnut bio enzyme cleaners
Dish washing: Use soapnut liquid for washing your glasses, dishes, cutlery and pans. The lack of bubbles is not a statement
of the effectiveness of the cleaning. There are no artificial foaming agents so there will be very few, if any, lasting bubbles.
Cleaning and detoxifying food: Soak your fruit and vegetables for approximately 10-15 minutes in the soapnut liquid. Rinse
off and enjoy this food free from harmful chemicals and residue. This soap nut solution can then be reused for household
Cleaning jewellery: Soap nuts are commonly used in Indian households for cleaning and shining jewelry. Jewelry is soaked
in soap nut liquid and then rubbed with a cloth to give it a shine.
Natural pesticide: Using soap nuts is an effective and natural alternative to repel insects off your plants and around the
house. This easily replaces chemicals. This is a great use for leftover soap nut liquid from washing or laundry.
Shampoo: Simply use soapnut liquid in place of your regular shampoo! Since soapnut liquid does not foam like regular
shampoo it’s easy to use too much liquid. If you find your hair is feeling dry or greasy, you probably used too much. For
best results, reuse a shampoo bottle with a pump to help determine how much you need. It will naturally help prevent
dandruff and keep your hair soft and strong. When using to treat dandruff, apply the liquid soap nut on your scalp and
leave on for 5-10 minutes. Make sure the liquid does not get into the eye as it will burn. Rinse hair with water. Also works
well as a body wash! Traditionally it is used for removing lice from the scalp.
Process of making citrus peel bioenzyme
Proportion is 1:3:10
100 gms jaggery + 300 gms only citrus peels (orange, sweet lime, lime, pineapple no need to cut) +1 lt water
Mix all three in 2 lt PET bottle or any plastic container with lid. (Lid is required to keep insects out)
Keep in cool dark place. Stir everyday as this is an aerobic process and release the gas.
In 3 mths it is ready.
Add pinch of yeast and it will be ready in 2 weeks.
It is ready when it stops releasing gas and you can see the peel would have turned to pulp. Let it settle and
separate clear liquid for mopping and pulp for vessel or toilet cleaning.
Process of making Soapnut liquid
Soak 250 gms of soapnut in 1 lt water for a day. Pressure cook it if very dry. Mix into pulp. Filter and use liquid
for shampoo or handwash or in washing machine. Reuse pulp with more water
First filter is very strong so works well to wash off grease or oil.
To store for longer than a week, use Bio-enzyme to soak Soapnut and keep in dark bottles away from sunlight.
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- Date: 15-Jan-2017
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