Today is World Environment Day.
For some time, I have been thinking about alternatives to chemical based detergents for clothes and utensils. My grandma used to talk about some 'Soap Kaai' (means Soap-Fruit in Tamil) used during her childhood, but I never managed to get sufficient information about it then. My eco-responsibility-instinct being a bit high today(for obvious reasons), my optimistic googling revealed it to me !
You will not believe it. Soap-Nuts(as they are called) grow in trees in the wild, in India. And there is an Australian Company that imports it and makes cleaning products based on it. The company is called 'Soap in a nutshell' ! FAQ from their its website.
Now, if any of you know where I can find these trees, please tell me !
Here is another link about making your daily routine greener.