What's Saponin? Emulsification Education

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Meet your plant’s new best friend, Soapnut. Part of the lychee family, soapnut berries grow on small trees and shrubs in tropical regions around the world. Perhaps best known as nature's soap, humans have used soapnut aka soapberries for thousands of years as an emulsifying agent for its high level of saponins.

What's a saponin? And why does my plant want it?

Saponins are organic chemical compounds found inside a few key ingredients of our tonics including soapnut berries, aloe vera and alfalfa. These plant medicines are steeped in saponins! They’re responsible for triggering your plant's natural pest resistance. We refer to this as Systemic Acquired Resistance or SAR. Saponins naturally boost the overall immune system and health of the entire plant! Saponins also increase soil absorbency and increase the uptake of nutrients. This in turn nourishes y

our plant more efficiently.  Feeding your plants with our tonics helps them grow more resistant and stronger with each application and you'll begin to notice the radiant health beaming from the inside out!

What's more, saponins naturally increase pest mortality levels by acting as an appetite suppressant while decreasing reproduction rates to slow the invasion and destruction of unwanted insects. We want your beloved green babies to be free of those little buggers too! 

Our solution for natural pest treatment

Saponins help naturally boost your plant's overall health and resistance to pests, just like our other favorite key ingredients - neem. Neem is a highly effective solution to a myriad of plant issues like soil borne pests like fungus gnats as well as fungal infections. To create a Sacred Soil Bath for your plants and enjoy this sensory ritual, click here for a step by step guide.

Inside our tonics goes an abundant amount of fresh soapnut berries infused into a base of organic vegetable glycerin to slowly cold extract and preserve the natural plant produced compounds and minerals from the soapnut berries. 

*Bonus: Glycerin itself is beneficial for plants and soil too because it’s a carbon source for microbes in the soil. And that’s a good thing? Yes, it becomes food for microbes! And microbe (poop for lack of a better word) becomes fertilizer for your soil. Win win!

We're thrilled to offer organic, earth friendly tonics to you and your green babies! We highly suggest using both Sacred Leaf and Sacred Soil Tonic as a (w)holistic treatment for your houseplants and garden. with up to 96 applications of concentrated goodness in each 4 ounce bottle and almost 200 applications for our 8oz size

Want to learn even more about what makes these tonics so special? Have a seat with Karina and Ian, maker of our beautiful tonics in this 15 minute youtube video.

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