Everyone who has ordered a DIY set from Bara Studio in the past few weeks also included a small gift. They were testers from the company Seepje - a company from the Netherlands that has set itself the task of cleaning the world more beautifully and cleaner. You either had a bottle of liquid detergent or a bag of soap nuts in your box. I hope you enjoyed the little present! :) Today I would like to tell you more about this great, unique company.
Who is behind Seepje?
The company was founded in 2013 by Jasper and Melvin, who saw a woman from Nepal using the peel of a fruit to wash their clothes on television. They then ask themselves "Why do we use so much synthetic stuff here when washing can also be done naturally?" They scraped together their BafÖG and imported the first batch of these nuts to Rotterdam.
What is the Seepje detergent made of?
The peel of the fruit of the Sapindus mukorossi tree, known in Germany as the soap nut, contains a natural soap that is released on contact with water and washes the laundry naturally. The liquid extract of these so-called "super bowls" serve as the basis for the liquid products. You can also buy the super shells as a whole nut and put them in the washing machine in a small bag.
Does this really work?
Yes! Of course, I tried it myself before I sent the product testers to you and I'm thrilled! If you wash with the super bowls, the laundry smells very natural and quite neutral. Personally, I like that a lot, because I generally don't like heavily perfumed detergents or fabric softeners. Those who like it with a light scent are well advised to use liquid detergents. These smell pleasant and not intrusive.
Why is Seepje sustainable?
Seepje is in close contact with the Word Fairtrade organization to improve working and living conditions in Nepal and India through fair wages. There the super bowls grow wild and are harvested, dried and pitted by the farmers.
Since the super shells have come a long way, Seepje compensates for the CO2 created with the " GoodShipping Program ". This program provides the shipping industry with recycled biofuels, such as old frying fat, and thus enables CO2-neutral super-bowl shipping.
Seepje is also B-Corp certified, which means that this company has its sustainability and impact checked comprehensively and independently.
The super shells are packed in conveyor workshops in the Netherlands.
The bag made of PLA, in which the super shells are protected from moisture, is 100% biodegradable
The bottle for the liquid products is made from 97% recycled HDPE plastic.
All essential oils contained are certified organic.