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Replace harmful chemicals with nature's purest soap, the Soapberry, a berry that naturally creates a gentle and antibacterial lather.
Replace harmful chemicals with nature's most gentle soap, the Soapberry. Missed it? This is the last chance for the special price.
Replace harmful chemicals with nature's most gentle soap, the Soapberry. Missed it? This is the last chance for the special price.
805 backers pledged $41,917 to help bring this project to life.

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Soapberri — World's 1st Soap Grown from Trees

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Thank YOU!

You and the other 8,00+ backers made Soapberri a reality, and helped us reach 420% of our original fundraising goal. All the funding will go straight into building our shared vision — change the way we clean with nature’s purest soap, the soapberry.

Missed it? You can still PRE-ORDER for a little while.

You can still get Soapberri from this page and get on some pre-order only perks. If you do it soon enough, you’d receive your shipment the same time as our backers.

You can find us at our...

Website: soapberri.com

Instagram (hot): instagram.com/soapberrico

Twitter: twitter.com/soapberrico

Facebook: facebook.com/soapberri

Media or other inquiries? Hit us up!

brian AT soapberri.com 

michael AT soapberri.com

Soapberry 1st-Timers (FUNNY)

Our Rewards

Soapberri E-Book - a 40+ page crash course on the soapberry

A photobook on Nature's Cleansing Gift - Soapberry
A photobook on Nature's Cleansing Gift - Soapberry

Our designer and writer, Hilary, and Joan have collaborated on creating a beautiful book about the soapberry, combining its history, botany, and household uses with 40+ pages of stunning natural photography, plus the scoop behind the team!

Soapberri Bag - use as botanical hand soap or toss in the laundry!

Nature's Cleansing Berries
Nature's Cleansing Berries

A bag of soapberries, wrapped in our custom muslin cloth. It’s never been so easy to experience nature’s lather in your palms. Or, toss it in the laundry – it’s good for 5+ loads!

Soapberri Mala - what better way to connect with nature than to wear it?

Mala (bracelet) of the soapberry seeds
Mala (bracelet) of the soapberry seeds

A special meditation bracelet of fresh, polished soapberry seeds handmade by the wife of the Soapberri farm owner. In Buddhist tradition, the seeds protects one’s spirit, and is the original way of staying zen.

Soapberri Hair Lather & Body Lather

Shampoo and body wash (10.8oz/320ml) made straight from the soapberry
Shampoo and body wash (10.8oz/320ml) made straight from the soapberry

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 and hair like harsh commercial synthetics. Many people say they don’t need conditioners or lotions afterwards. It’s perfectly gentle for babies and those with sensitive skin.

Comes in

  • Raw Unscented 
  • Relaxing Lavender
  • Awakening Peppermint 

Travel Set - perfect when you're on the go, or as a gift!

Treat yourself on the go, gym, vacation, business trips
Treat yourself on the go, gym, vacation, business trips

The Journey

Can you name just 2 ingredients in the shampoo you use every day? 

We couldn't either. So we went on a mission to change the way we clean by replacing harmful chemicals with nature's purest form of soap, the Soapberry.

This is the Soapberry, the berry we will change the way we clean with
This is the Soapberry, the berry we will change the way we clean with

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 Head & Shoulders. They used nature’s purest soap, a little fruit called the Soapberry. With just a rub, you can feel its cleansing lather that is naturally gentle and anti-bacterial.

We decided to revive nature’s cleansing gift...

In our hometown Taiwan, the roots of native soapberry trees protect eco-reserves from typhoons, but no one uses the fruits nowadays. So we've partnered with the local communities to harvest these wild berries.

Our community harvesting wild soapberries in the eco-reserves
Our community harvesting wild soapberries in the eco-reserves

To make the berries easy for you to use... 

...we’ve combined ancient traditions, and modern technologies.
...we’ve combined ancient traditions, and modern technologies.

And created...

Shampoo & body wash made straight from soapberries
Shampoo & body wash made straight from soapberries

It protects your natural oils and leaves your skin and hair smooth and soft. 

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 and hair like harsh commercial synthetics. Many people say they don’t need conditioners or lotions afterwards. It’s perfectly gentle for babies and those with sensitive skin.

 It is not only natural, but also...

  • Organic - it doesn't get more organic than wild
  • Cruelty Free - no ingredients have been animal tested
  • Eco-Friendly - no more chemical run off or micro beads
  • Fair trade - we add supplemental business to local communities
  • Sustainable - our extraction process is zero waste, zero emission
  • Vegan - because using tallow soap is like rubbing a cheeseburger on your face
  • Hypoallergenic - perfect for those with skin allergies and sensitivities

Other botanical treasures in our Soapberri Hair Lather and Body Lather

  • Aloe Vera Juice
  • Chamomile Extract
  • Olive Leaf Extract
  • Gotu Kola Extract
  • Shea Butter
  • Cucumber Extract

To make this happen, we need your support

By using Soapberri, you are supporting our beautiful eco-reserves and farming communities in Taiwan!
By using Soapberri, you are supporting our beautiful eco-reserves and farming communities in Taiwan!
 

If you like our movement of connecting with nature, you friends would too!

Risks and challenges

Just like nature, our process is simple and balanced. With support from our eco-reserves, local farmers, and zero-waste facilities, we have already secured every single step of the process, including: berry supply and extraction, formula stabilization and testing, manufacturing, label printing, bottling, packaging, and shipping. All we need is you.

However, just like nature, sometimes things get unpredictable: a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost. They could cause a small delay, but nothing can stop Soapberri from arriving your doorstep.

Any pledge amount brings us one step closer back to nature. Help spread the word by sharing this page.

Thank you for your help!

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FAQ

  • Glad you asked about the ingredients! It shows that you care, and we do too! In short, it's SLS, Paraben, Silicon, DEA/MEA, and all that nasty stuff free! I encourage you to do research on individual ingredient to learn more =)

    The ingredients list of the "Body Lather":

    ORGANIC SAPINDUS MUKOROSSI (Soapberry) JUICE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF (Aloe Vera) JUICE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKIi (Shea Butter), ORGANIC CHAMOMILE EXTRACT, CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT (Cucumber) EXTRACT, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (From Coconut),DECYL GLUCOSIDE (From Coconut), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL (From Coconut),SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATE (From Coconut), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL & DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL & GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, CITRIC ACID

    The ingredients list of the "Hair Lather":

    ORGANIC SAPINDUS MUKOROSSI (Soapberry) JUICE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF (Aloe Vera) JUICE, ORGANIC OLEA EUROPAEA (Olive) LEAF EXTRACT, ORGANIC CHAMOMILE EXTRACT, CENTELLA ASIATICA (Gotu Kola) LEAF EXTRACT, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (Lavender) OIL, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (from Coconut), DECYL GLUCOSIDE (from Coconut), SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATE (from Coconut), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL & DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL & GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, CITRIC ACID

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  • It wouldn't hurt you, but they are very very bitter, we tried...

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  • The berries are sun-dried, so they pretty much last forever. Remember to soften it by leaving it in boiling water for 5-10mins before you use them. Tips: the water could be used as natural cleaner.

    The bottles last for about 3 years. We use toxic-free and eco-friendly preservatives to keep the soapberry juice fresh.

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  • We're coordinating with our manufacturer, and we plan to ship out all the products in early May.

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    Thank You + The Soapberri Book "Reviving Nature's Gift" (Digital Copy)

    Thanks for the love! You’ll get to snag a copy of our beautiful Soapberri Book just by sharing us with your social network.

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    The Soapberri Book "Reviving Nature's Gift" (Digital Copy)

    It’s a beautiful 40+ page photobook on the soapberry made by us. It combines soapberry's history, botany, functional benefits, and practical uses with stunning natural photography. And plus, you’ll get the scoop behind the team!

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    Bag of Soapberries

    A bag of nature's cleansing gift, wrapped in our custom muslin cloth. It’s never been so easy to experience nature’s lather in your palms. Or, toss it in the laundry – it’s good for 5+ loads!

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    Unearth Soapberri Box | EARLY BIRD OFFER

    A bottle of shampoo, body wash, a bag of soapberries, and a digital copy of the Soapberri Book (total retail $80) - all for the price of a single bottle, shipped to your door in our Soapberri care box. It may seem like a bad deal for us, but it's our way of saying thank you.

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    Unearth Soapberri Box | GRATITUDE SPECIAL

    Since we hit our minimum goal in 15 hrs, this is our time to give back, a special price for you, so we can make "Relaxing Lavender" available to you.

    A bottle of shampoo, body wash, a bag of soapberries, and a digital copy of the Soapberri Book (total retail $80) - shipped to your door in our Soapberri care box with our sincere gratitude.

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    Unearth Soapberri Box | INTERNATIONAL (Incl. Canada)

    Since so many of you asked, we decided to open Soapberri to supporters all over the world.

    It's illegal to ship the berries overseas. To make that up for you, we are subsidizing your international shipping cost!

    A bottle of shampoo, body wash, and a digital copy of the Soapberri Book (total retail $80) - shipped to your door in our beautiful Soapberri box with our sincere gratitude.

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    Soapberri Mala | Kickstarter ONLY

    A special meditation bracelet of fresh, polished soapberry seeds handmade by the wife of the Soapberri farm owner. In Buddhist tradition, the seeds protects one’s spirit, and is the original way of staying zen.

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    Unearth Soapberri Box | Kickstarter ONLY

    You get Shampoo (Retail $30), Body Wash (Retail $30), Bag of Soapberries (Retail $10), and the Soapberri Book (Digital Copy)

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    Unearth Soapberri Box | Unlimited

    You get Shampoo (Retail $30), Body Wash (Retail $30), Bag of Soapberries (Retail $10), and the Soapberri Book (Digital Copy)

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    Complete Nature's Gift Set | Kickstarter ONLY

    EVERYTHING in the Unearth Nature's Lather Box plus:
    Travel Size Shampoo, Travel Size Body Wash, 2 extra bags of soapberries, and the Soapberri Mala

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    4X Unearth Soapberri Box | GRATITUDE SPECIAL

    We've got a lot of requests for bigger gift sets, so here it is! 4 boxes for the same special deal as the original Gratitude Special!

    4 bottles of shampoo, 4 body washes, 4 bags of soapberries, and a digital copy of the Soapberri Book (total retail $320) - shipped to your door in our Soapberri care boxes with our sincere gratitude.

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    Retailer Special | Kickstarter ONLY

    15 sets of the Standard Boxes, the most special surprise for your friends or customers

    Shipping cost depends on destination. If you are in the SF Bay Area, we could hand deliver to you, or you could pick up from us. We'll refund your shipping costs this way. =)

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    Soapberri Immersive Tour

    We will fly you over to southern Taiwan, where everything happens, and we (co-founders Michael and Brian) will show you an amazing time for four days! You'll get to check out the soapberry trees, hang out with the locals, and eat a lot of delicious home cooking!

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