Natural- soapnut with bioenzyme, uses and process of making

Natural- soapnut with bioenzyme, uses and process of making


 Revive Ancient wisdom for Abundance  :

 Come together in Co-Creation Community centres to create for our needs 


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.

Healing skin butter 

If any group is keen to start their own enterprise, we can help setup. The idea is to promote local

production and consumption. 

PraanaPoorna skin butter

Skin butter made with beeswax, coconut oil and Frankincense. Sacred healing anti-ageing traditional

butter for moisturising and healing ourselves at all levels through our skin

For everyday use as Natural moisturiser.

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

regeneration process. 

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. 

Smitha Kamath, Spiritual Ecologist



Revive Ancient wisdom for Abundance  :

    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.

To share your experience and to know more about the benefits of natural cleaners and learn how to make them.

Visit page  

Smitha Kamath, Spiritual Ecologist


  • Author: Smitha Kamath
  • Date: 15-Jan-2017
  • Comments: 2

Leave A Comment

Enter minimum 25 Characters

Note: HTML is not translated!
    Bad           Good